South Africa – the world in one country
The Rainbow Nation had “the world in one country” as its marketing byline for many years. Indeed it is a country like no other in Africa. The sheer beauty of the landscape, the unsurpassed flora and fauna and the diversity of its people and culture is bewitching. It’s no wonder that so many of our clients tell us that their South Africa safari holiday has been their ‘best trip ever’!
Though the image of vast open African plains scattered with baobab and fever trees fits the north of South Africa, the rest of the country offers a unique diversity of captivating landscapes.
Combine game-rich Kruger Park & its private game reserves with cosmopolitan Cape Town. Enjoy the soaring mountains & vineyards of the Winelands, the family-friendly Garden Route & malaria-free game reserves of the Eastern Cape or Madikwe. If you want to venture further afield, head to the wetlands & pristine Indian Ocean beaches of northern KwaZulu Natal, the majestic Drakensberg mountains or the vast Kalahari desert…
This website has loads of sample South African safaris and holidays to give you ideas and a sense of prices, but we focus on tailormade trips – tailored to suit your specific interests. South Africa has so much on offer to suit all tastes from walking trails to culinary tours, history to scuba diving, active family holidays to romantic honeymoons.
Why you may love it:
- Stunning diversity of landscapes
- Some of the best national and private game reserves in Africa
- Fantastic destination for lovers of good food and wine, especially in the Cape
- Varied climate so that it is perfect holiday weather somewhere in South Africa at any time of the year.
- Only country in Africa offering malaria-free game-viewing (perhaps for families with young children or honeymooners thinking of a family)
- Marginal difference in time zones for Europeans ensuring little down-time at the start of your safari, and making a short week away a distinct possibility
- South Africa’s cultural diversity makes for some thought-provoking cultural tours in both urban and rural areas