Why travel to South Africa?
South Africa is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan country of enormous diversity and endless tourism attractions. The ‘Rainbow Nation’ offers a unique brand of safari – where else could you tick off the Big Seven (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, great white shark and southern right whale), as you enjoy internationally acclaimed gourmet food before ending the day sipping award winning local wines on a sunny beach?
The range of accommodations in South Africa is as varied as the landscapes, from remote bush lodges to boutique city hotels, rambling country guesthouses to authentic old wine estates, and everything in-between. Getting around is easy and affordable, as South Africa has a sophisticated transport infrastructure, with good quality roads and clear signage. South Africa really is an eclectic blend of bush, beach and fine dining and should be on the top of any travel bucket list.
We focus our South African travels on the coastal jewels of Cape Town and the Garden Route and the inland bush safari meccas of Kruger National Park, Madikwe Game Reserve and Tswalu Kalahari.
When to go to South Africa?
The range of experiences on offer means that South Africa offers a great holiday throughout the year. That said, the coastal areas of Cape Town and the Garden Route are arguably best during the warm summer months of September to March whereas the inland bushveld destinations (Kruger, Madikwe and Tswalu) offer the best safari game viewing opportunities during the dry winter and early summer months of April to October, when visibility in the bush is at its best and animals gather predictably near scarce water sources.
For those seeking a blend of wildlife, food, wine and beach we advise the summer months of November to March at the coastal areas (which have nearby wildlife reserves) and for the more serious bush lover we suggest going on a South African safari inland during the winter and early summer months of April to October.
That said, both the coastal and inland bush areas offer attractive ‘green season’ rates for those seeking a good deal.Safaris in the area