South Africa is a world in one country. This country truly has something to offer for everyone, even for returning clients. From wildlife safaris in the world-famous Kruger National Park, to city escapes in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town, to world-class diving, South Africa is able to offer a breadth of sights and experiences that are hard to beat. Where else will you be able to see lions and penguins in the same country, in the space of a week? And we mustn't forget about the tremendous history and culture in the country which has 11 official languages.
Once the pariah of the world for its policies of apartheid, today South Africa is easily accessible with direct flights from many European countries, America and Australia. There are 3 international airports, the main hub being Johannesburg and then Cape Town and Durban on the East Coast, plus many domestic airport to which you can connect to, if you do not wish to drive. Due to its weak local currency, South Africa also offers exceptional value for money for most overseas visitors. For any first-time visitors to Africa, South Africa is the ideal country to begin your love affair with this continent.
With so much to offer, it can be difficult to know where to start, which is why we have narrowed it down for you. Below, you will find links to the most popular destinations in South Africa, where you can learn more about what is on offer, including itinerary suggestions. If you are still unsure, or want to combine more than one destination, get in touch with one of our safari experts who will be able to show you how to get the best out of South Africa.
South African destinations
The destinations to choose for safari are Kruger, Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Madikwe. For diving it will be the Kwazulu Natal and the Eastern Cape for the Sardine Run, plus Cape Town for the great white shark cage and kelp forest dives. The Garden Route offers fantastic scenic routes for self-drivers and is easy to combine with Cape Town and also with the Eastern Cape for a safari add-on.