South Africa is renowned for being a stunningly vibrant country due to its wide variety of cultures. Its incredible wildlife, scenic landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and a burgeoning food & wine scene also make the country a favourite among a diverse range of travellers.
Cape Town offers a great introduction to South Africa. The city’s most iconic landmark, Table Mountain, towers over the city and offers incredible coastline views once you get to the top via the cable car or a self-guided hike.
The historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are located outside the city, and are home to some of South Africa’s best wineries. Walk-in tastings and exciting food & wine pairings are offered by many wine estates and Franschhoek is also best-known for being South Africa’s culinary capital.
South Africa’s Garden Route is often described as one of the most scenic routes in the world due to its beauty and the variety of flora & fauna on offer. A few of its highlights include the coastal towns of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna and the arid Little Karoo region, which are best explored over a few days. Many trips down the Garden Route end with a Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) safari at one of the Eastern Cape’s private game reserves. This malaria-free area of South Africa is perfect for younger families. The Kruger National Park in the north of the country is South Africa’s largest national park and offers anything from rustically tented to luxury lodge accommodation.