From thrilling safari adventures to a stretching, sun-soaked coastline or bustling city scene, South Africa
promises wonder, excitement and bliss - all in one incredible getaway! South Africa is called 'the world in one country' and is loved by visitors. With such a range of scenery and experiences, it's also a popular choice for a multi-centre stay.
Discover more about South Africa's diverse destinations below!
South Africa has famous cities
scattered all across the country, making it a surprising but great option for a city break.
The 'Mother City' of Cape Town
is probably your first thought when it comes to South African city break destinations, and rightly so as it's the most awarded city in Africa. Its multicultural energy makes it such a wonder to explore, and its bars, restaurants and nightlife spots all benefit from the incredible backdrop of Table Mountain.
Meanwhile, charming villages like Franschhoek are just a short drive away. And don't forget the bustling urban city of Johannesburg!
This city has a lot of history, earning the nickname 'City of Gold' because of its gold mining past. Visiting Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum also gives a better understanding of South Africa's history with a powerful experience.
South Africa has some of the finest beaches in the world, with more than 2,850km of dramatic coastline, including 51 Blue Flag beaches. A beach holiday to South Africa will leave you spoilt for choice! You'll find long stretches of unspoilt, soft sandy beaches all the way from the Atlantic Seaboard on the west, along the Garden Route and to KwaZulu-Natal's
Indian Ocean coastline, plus the water becomes warmer the further north you go!
Which beach is best will depend on why you're heading to the coast, as there are some incredible experiences on offer. Along these golden coasts and among beachfront hotels you'll find everything from sunbathing, surfing, whale watching or even diving around tropical coral reefs.
South Africa is one of the world's top game viewing
destinations, and with bushlands that are inhabited by the wonderous Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and Cape buffalo), it has become renowned as the safari holiday destination.
Kruger and Greater Kruger have vast bush plains where you can see the Big Five and many other types of wildlife in their natural habitat on safari tours. Spread across 180,000 hectares, the Greater Kruger National Park is a safari destination that promises an unforgettable experience, as the borders between this park and the Kruger National Park remain unfenced, meaning free movement for all game.
As well as being home to the Big Five, Kwa-Zulu Natal is known for the conservation of white and black rhino, whilst the wide plains, woodlands and Kalahari grasslands of the Madikwe Private Game Reserve are a haven for the endangered wild dog. But if you are looking to travel along the scenic Garden Route through South Africa and end on an incredible safari experience, the Eastern Cape is the perfect choice.
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