What is your idea of a memorable holiday? Maybe you are looking to spending time with friends and family exploring new places or perhaps you are wanting to meet interesting people or try exciting activities like shark cage diving, game drives and indulging in a new culture.
Welcome to South Africa – where we can honestly say that you can have it all. Here are our Top 10 reasons to visit this phenomenal place:
Wildlife – Warning! Watching wildlife is addictive! Witness the Big 5 on a safari in the Kruger National Park, the most famous Big 5 destination in South Africa or search for the Big 7 at Addo Elephant Park in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, the only reserve in the world where you can see the Big 7 in one game park.
Friendly people and local cultures – South African’s enjoy meeting new people and recommending their favourite places for you to go. The country is made up of a melting pot of many fascinating and interesting cultures, the Rainbow Nation celebrates all its African and immigrant cultures. Find out how friendly we are whilst you try your tongue at one of our 11 official languages. If you looking to meet some of Southern Africa’s many vibrant cultures, ancient rituals and sacred secrets then the Cultural Routes experiences are for you!
Favourable Weather – Did you know that Durban, Ballito and the beaches of the KwaZulu -Natal Coast average over 300 days of sunshine a year? The sunny days in South Africa invite you to enjoy the outdoors, play golf year-round and explore the nearly 3000km of coastline.
Diverse Experiences – You are spoilt for choice throughout South Africa with the opportunity to experience the ultimate combo of nature, wildlife, culture, adventure, heritage and vibe. Add an Eat, Stay, Explore immersive experience to your bucket list, step out of your comfort zone, create holiday memories that will last and gain a new perspective of life in South Africa!
Adventure Activities – South Africa is the adventure capital of the world. With an abundance of activities for adrenalin junkies from shark cage diving, 4×4 routes, abseiling, hiking and wildlife viewing, to relaxed walks on the beach and family safaris, there really is something for everyone.
Natural beauty and plenty of outdoor activities – From Table Mountain to God’s Window, South Africa’s forests, mountains, coasts, rivers and deserts are a feast for your eyes and will lift your spirits. Explore some of South Africa’s most scenic spots while you horse ride in the Drakensberg, whale watching in Hermanus, paraglide over Cape Town’s beaches, safari in the Kruger National Park and take a canopy tour in the beautiful Tsitsikamma rainforest.
Delicious food & wine – Sample award-winning wines in cool cellars, explore the beautiful estates and taste superb cuisine in the Cape Winelands region in the Western Cape. If you visiting KwaZulu-Natal, enjoy a hike in the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and indulge in a gourmet getaway in the lush hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Explore craft beer, great coffee, inspiring restaurants and markets in Johannesburg. If you staying in Cape Town and are looking for restaurants that locals like to eat at, check out our Local Favourites listing for Cape Town’s favourite eateries.
Family-friendly destination – South Africa has plenty of child-friendly accommodation and loads of great options for a family holiday. The Garden Route in Cape Town is particularly popular for families looking to have a breach break. For loud, unrestrained whoops of joy, visit Sun City, children will love the Valley of Waves water park with a lazy river & thrill slides, plus a wave pool and children’s area with lifeguards. Kwa-Zulu Natal is the perfect holiday destination for a multi-cultural experience steeped in sensational beaches, soaring peaks, and everything in between!
Rich history – The Cradle of Humankind is where the 2.3-million-year-old fossil nicknamed Mrs Ples was found? More recent history includes the Battlefields in KwaZulu-Natal, where guides bring to life the world of 1875, when bravery, victory and defeat played out the bloody battles between British soldiers, Boer commandos and Zulu warriors. Discover South Africa’s modern history and a nation’s struggle for freedom whilst following in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, Hector Pieterson and other celebrated revolutionaries.
Value for money – Who doesn’t want an affordable holiday? Easily find a cosy guesthouse or family-run lodge that offers extra value for money. Eating out is generally affordable so you can enjoy a great meal and have spending money for shopping and other treats!
If you looking at soaking up the sunshine, meeting vibrant new cultures, enjoying delicious food, creating lasting holiday memories and more, South Africa has it all on offer for you!