Combine the wonders of nature with urban chic
See why Archbishop Desmond Tutu dubbed South Africa ‘the rainbow nation’ with a landscape as diverse as its culture and peoples. Sleep under a blanket of stars in the desert or hike your way up a snow-capped mountain. The hills of the Wild Coast make a pleasing contrast to the bustle of cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town, while wildlife opportunities range from ticking off the Big Five in remote game reserves to watching waddling penguins up-close.
Cape Town, with its beaches and Table Mountain, will enthral you before you taste your way through the photogenic Cape Winelands. Kruger National Park is one of the world’s great wildernesses, while the Drakensberg offers up awe-inspiring peaks and Zulu villages. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of the best places to spot big cats, while the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park contains five distinct ecosystems providing a habitat for hundreds of hippos and Nile crocodiles.
The Blyde River Canyon is the world’s third largest and ranks as one of the country’s must-see sights, while the knotted and twisted rocky terrain of the Mapungubwe National Park also cries out to be explored. The Addo Elephant National Park is home to more than 600 African elephants and you can witness a spectacular sunset in the walkable Golden Gate National Highlands Park.
The incredibly scenic Garden Route is manna for outdoor adventure seekers with ample hiking, surfing and canoeing. For creature comforts in the bush swing by the exclusive yet all-inclusive Madikwe Game Reserve or visit the lush Venda region with a seasoned guide to immerse yourself in mystical indigenous culture. Book your flights to South Africa today and let your adventure begin.