South Africa is huge and diverse, and quite different from the other African countries we travel to. It offers world-class cities, outstanding wildlife safaris, breath-taking landscapes and activities, friendly hospitality - and sophisticated restaurants and bars serving some of the very best food and wine to be found anywhere in Africa. The best of South Africa can easily be combined into a two-week trip incorporating Cape Town and the neighbouring winelands, a safari in one of the private game reserves adjoining Kruger National Park, and a self-drive trip along the famous Garden Route. As an added bonus, much of the country is malaria-free. South Africa holidays are ideal for families with children of any ages.
South Africa Holidays: 5 top reasons to go
1. The wildlife! South Africa’s wildlife parks have a fabulous variety and density of African big game, and the safari experiences on offer are well-managed - some are even malaria free.
2. For outdoorsy people like us, South Africa’s mountains, seas, rivers and bush combine to offer a mouth-watering multi-activity holiday the like of which we haven’t found anywhere else.
3. South Africa’s infrastructure is advanced, making it a very easy place to get around – the internal flight network is good and self-drive is also a viable option. There is a vast range of accommodation at every level, from simple guesthouses and B&Bs right up to super-expensive world-class luxury suitable for the most discerning traveller. South Africa is therefore a fantastic introduction to Africa for first-time visitors.
5. The great value that the Rand is currently offering: you can get more holiday and more luxury now for your money than you could get a few years ago. What's not to like about that!