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Holidays to South Africa

South Africa is a dynamic and exciting destination and offers visitors a myriad of delights, from its spectacular landscapes and wildlife to the cosmopolitan vibe of its cities and the fascinating history of its people.

Comprising the southern tip of Africa and surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, South Africa offers a range of luxury hotels, wonderful food and pristine beaches. Have breakfast in a New York-style deli, lunch in an African shebeen, cocktails on a sunset cruise, and dinner in a world-class restaurant.

Tourists are flocking to sunny South Africa in droves, particularly to the Western Cape with its magnificent scenery, beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and verdant Winelands. Johannesburg remains the commercial capital of the nation and is also the gateway to the Kruger National Park and other major game reserves.

Top 5 Things To Do

Kruger National Park - Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos.
Table Mountain - Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top.
Cape of Good Hope - The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. A common misconception is that the Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa.
Boulders Beach - Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon's Town towards Cape Point, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
V&A Waterfront - The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is situated on the Atlantic shore, Table Bay Harbour, the City of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Adrian van der Vyver designed the complex.

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Detailed South Africa Overview

South Africa in detail

Visitors instantly fall in love with South Africa's many cultures, people and landscapes. This wonderous destination offers all the pleasures of a world-class holiday experience, with luxury hotels, sophisticated shopping opportunities, theme parks and clean shorelines. You can breakfast in a New York-style deli, lunch in an African eaterie, sip cocktails on a sunset cruise, or finish the day off with a dinner in a fine-dining establishment. However, it is not only cultural diversity that makes South Africa so magical.

The country has a wealth of animal and plant life scattered across its varied climatic zones, including deserts, snow-covered mountains, forests, grasslands, and mangrove swamps. South Africa continues to welcome travellers with open arms.

South Africa Attractions

South Africa is a sightseer's paradise, with plenty to see and do no matter what your interests, time frame, age, or inclination.

There is natural splendour in abundance, including the beautiful beaches and iconic Table Mountain of Cape Town, the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains, the Blyde River Canyon, the stunning scenery of the coastal Garden Route, the pristine coastline of the Transkei, and the sweeping vistas of the Highveld. Of course, the animals of South Africa, especially the Big Five, are a big draw for tourists and game safaris are a very popular diversion; The Kruger National Park is the country's most famous wildlife reserve and a must for many visitors.

South Africa has many quaint historical towns, like Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, and Grahamstown in the 'frontier country' of the Eastern Cape. South Africa also has its share of museums and galleries, and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is particularly noteworthy.

South Africa is one of the few global destinations that can offer the complete holiday experience, with a huge variety of world-class attractions and compelling experiences, and incredible value for money.

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  • Currency South African Rand
  • Flying time from the UK London to South Africa takes around 11 to 12 hours.
  • Primary Language The official languages are Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans & English
  • Passport & Visas British nationals need a passport valid for 30 days beyond the date of intended travel, but no visa is needed for stays of up to 90 days if passport is endorsed British Citizen or British Overseas Territories Citizen. Those whose passports state British National (Overseas) may stay up to 30 days without a visa.