The country is situated on the Southern tip of Africa and bordering countries are Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. Lesotho, which is surrounded by South Africa, is an enclave. South Africa is the most popular tourist destinations on the African continent, as it offers amazing views and a vast variety of activities to enjoy.
South Africa is definitely one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries in the world to explore. With every South African having a unique heritage, culture and story to tell, this Southern African country is rich with culture and traditions and the 11 official languages are influenced by this fascinating mix of cultures. A trip through this stunning country will show you just how far it’s come since the days of Apartheid. Experience the diversity and freedom which makes South Africa a pleasure to visit today.
Places of interest include Johannesburg (The City of Gold), Durban (a surfer’s paradise), the verdant Garden Route, the famous Kruger National Park. Not forgetting Cape Town, previously voted by the New York Times as the best city in the world to visit, boasting gourmet restaurants, an impressive art scene a vibrant nightlife and white-sand beaches like Camps Bay. The Mother City is also known to be home to Africa’s premier shopping destination, the V&A Waterfront. Not far from Cape Town you can sample some of the world’s finest wines at one of the many distinguished wine routes with beautiful wine farms dotting the picturesque Cape-Winelands. Visit historical places like the Zululand battlefields in KwaZulu-Natal, Robben Island in Cape Town or the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.
Above all else, topping the list of the many attractions is South Africa’s magnificent wildlife and natural landscape. Spend your days on safari in one of the many game reserves or the famous Kruger National Park. Here you can witness the ‘Big 5’ - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo as well as other fascinating species in their natural habitat. This is where you will immerse yourself on safari and come close to some of the fantastical beasts that roam the African continent.
Spring: September - October
Summer: November - March
Autumn: April - May
Winter: June – August
For Safaris: June to September (dry season)
For Cape Town: November to March (summer)
For Whale Watching: June to December