Whether you prefer an “every minute filled with adventure” type of holiday or a “relax by the beach with good food & wine” type of holiday, South Africa is the perfect destination for you! With direct flights to Johannesburg and the Aussie Dollar strong against the South Africa Rand, this stunning country is a must-visit for Australians looking for a relatively affordable holiday of a lifetime!
Here are our top 5 reasons why you should visit South Africa:
1: Fantastic safari
When most people think of safari, the first place that pops into their heads is Kruger National Park which is probably the most famous Big 5 safari destination. But a safari in South Africa has the option of visiting other superb game parks, many of which are private reserves offering an exclusive and luxurious safari experience. South Africa is also the only country to have game parks with great wildlife viewing located within malaria-free areas – perfect for families with young children!
2: Beautiful beaches
Along South Africa’s dramatic and beautiful coastline you can find perfect spots for soaking up the sun, long coastal walks, surfing and other water sports, or simply enjoying the views from a quaint coastal town. From Cape Town with its penguins and trendy urban beaches, to the more tropical beaches north of Durban, you can find anything you’re looking for!
3: Food & wine
No visit to South Africa is complete without a stay in Cape Town, Africa’s gastronomy capital, and the surrounding Cape Winelands. Sample award-winning wines grown on beautiful estates around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, and enjoy some of the world’s best cuisine in decadent restaurants. The Kwa-Zulu Natal Drakensberg is also filled with lovely luxury lodges dedicated to sumptuous food, wine, and enjoying the beauty of the area on walks and hikes.
4: Activities galore
For those who never want a dull moment, South Africa can provide you with endless activities: game drives and walking safaris in Kruger, horse riding in the Drakensberg, hiking up Table Mountain in Cape Town, whale watching in Hermanus, self-driving along the Garden Route, visiting an ostrich farm, township tours, surfing.... the list goes on and on!
5: History & culture
South Africa is a melting pot of many rich cultures forming one nation with a fascinating history. The people are very friendly and passionate about their country, loving to share their stories and recommendations with visitors. For those interested in history, the Kwa-Zulu Natal Battlefields offer an excellent insight into the bloody battles of the Boer wars, and Robben Island allows visitors to get a glimpse of Nelson Mandela’s lengthy incarceration during the Apartheid Regime.
For more information or to enquire about a South Africa holiday, please contact our Africa experts.