South Africa

Commonly referred to as ‘The Rainbow Nation’, South Africa complements its hallowed nickname with the promise of vibrant cultures, extraordinary natural beauty and a significant dose of the African spirit you won’t find on any other continent.​

Africa’s most developed nation, South Africa presents the ideal introduction to this astonishing continent, offering a tempting blend of untamed and wild natural splendour with contemporary and exciting urban settings.

Come to South Africa to discover Cape Town’s laidback lifestyle, chase the notorious ‘Big 5’ on an unforgettable game drive through a game reserve, feel soft sands between your toes in Durban and trace spectacular vineyards and valleys on the picturesque Garden Route.

Visit Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa and a fantastic spot for shopping. It was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, with Mandela’s former residence now a museum.

South Africa has a subtropical climate with average summer temperatures of around 30°C. Being in the Southern Hemisphere seasons are reversed.

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Top 10 things to do in South Africa:

  • Take the cable car up Table Mountain.

  • Visit Robben Island and relive history at the site of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment.

  • Enjoy dramatic mountain scenery and taste world class wines as you visit tranquil Cape vineyards and pretty towns.

  • Stay on a game reserve with a chance of seeing the Big Five.

  • Visit the Anglo-Zulu battlefields where famous battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift took place.

  • Ride the luxurious Blue Train.

  • Visit Soweto, South Africa’s largest township.

  • Go hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains.

  • Play golf at a top resort.
  • Dive with Great White sharks.