EXPLORE SOUTH AFRICA

Explore South Africa

Cape Town

Described by Sir Francis Drake in 1580 as ‘the fairest cape in all the world’, the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The oldest city in the country, nestled in the shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town is a vibrant and colourful city. Often described as ‘’One City, Many Cultures’’ Cape Town, with it’s cultural diversity, epitomises South Africa’s Rainbow Nation tag.

The Cape Winelands & Overberg

Just a 45-minute drive from Cape Town and you’re in the scenic mountains and valleys of the Winelands – gracious gabled Cape Dutch homesteads, cask-lined cellars, oak-treed towns, historical monuments and fine restaurants.The charming towns and wine routes of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington are there to be explored and savoured, like good wine ! Stellenbosch & Franschhoek are packed with cafes, galleries and restaurants.

The Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is a popular province for tourists to visit, with a great range of both activities and fine accommodation. Due to its location at the tail end of the Garden Route and with the National Parks as one of the main attractions of the Eastern Cape, it is not surprising that many people choose to ‘tag on’ a safari or game viewing experience before or after their Garden Route itinerary.

The Garden Route

The Garden Route, stretching ostensibly from the Cape Winelands to Port Elizabeth, is one of the most popular tourist routes in South Africa. It is best known for its abundance of blue skies, white sand beaches, rolling oceans, dramatic mountain scenery, indigenous fynbos, ostrich antics and local hospitality.

Kwazulu Natal & Swaziland

Blessed by a sunny year-round climate KwaZulu-Natal, known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, offers travellers diverse attractions. Landscapes range from mountains and forests to wetlands, while activities include deep-sea diving, white-water rafting, hiking, historical & battlefield tours, horse riding, trout fishing, safari, golf and much more. Zulu, Indian and European influences have created a cultural mosaic.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks along with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld Kruger National Park is nearly 2 million hectares in size (21 000 sq km), which is roughly the size of Wales!

Limpopo & The Panorama Route

Named after the great Limpopo River that flows along its northern border the northern most province in South Africa is rich in wildlife, spectacular scenery and a wealth of historical and cultural treasures. This uncrowded and natural province boasts wildlife safaris and nature trails – untamed Africa at its finest.

North West Province

Madikwe game reserve is the North West’s best kept secret, a great choice for visitors wanting a different ‘Big 5’ malaria-free game viewing. The North West also boasts the famous resort of Sun City, within easy reach of the Pilanesberg National Park, and a golfers paradise.

Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail has earned a reputation for classic journeys lasting 24 hours to a fortnight, linking some of Africa's greatest destinations - Cape Town and Dar-es-Salaam, game reserves and Victoria Falls, Namibia and the Karoo, the Garden Route and Swaziland.

The Blue Train

Since its inception the Blue Train has been synonymous with elegance and luxury – its name has become associated with the ultimate in comfort and personal service. The suites on the Blue Train live up to its reputation, and each coach has a butler on call to attend to your needs and ensure that your experience is as memorable and comfortable as possible.

We have had some good holidays but that was the best ever! No hitches, everything went smoothly, your organisation was superb. Sheer heaven, all the accommodation was excellent and the safari lodges were to die for, unadulterated luxury.The World's Best Places to Stay - South Africa Gold List

south africa - september 2013