Cape Town & Surrounds
Cape Town is a modern, cosmopolitan city surrounded by nature. Famed for its flat-topped mountain (one of the New 7 Wonders of the world), sandy white beaches, award-winning food and wine, waddling penguins, a bustling waterfront, and sheer variety of experiences on offer it’s not hard to see why the Mother City is repeatedly ranked among the best cities in the world.
The Western Cape’s allure is not merely its expansive beaches, fashionable vineyards and effortless mountains. Its lesser-known regions like the valleys of the Klein Karoo, its untamed wilderness areas and numerous nature reserves are what draws those who want to explore the province’s finer moments.
Cape Winelands & Garden Route
About 40 km to the east of Cape Town, lying in the shadow of a continuous belt of Cape fold mountains, lies a series of generous valleys known as the Cape Winelands – a collection of historic towns, little hamlets, and Cape Dutch farmsteads that provide well-regarded South African wines to the world. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Tulbagh, and Wellington form the backbone of the Cape Winelands.
The Garden Route is dotted with ancient forests, secluded artists’ communities, mountain hideaways, and glorious beaches. The route begins about 4 hours outside Cape Town, and includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline, winding its way for some 200 km via Wilderness, Knysna, and Plettenberg Bay. Step off the beaten path and into a diverse South African experience.
Kruger National Park & Surrounds
The Kruger National Park is an iconic stronghold of Africa’s Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino), and offers great opportunities to tick these incredible sightings off your bucket-list. Situated a 5 hour drive or 1 hour flight from Johannesburg.
Apart from the various game reserves within the national park, Mapumalunga is home to dozens more private reserves. These private game reserves and fine game lodges are perched along the western border of the Kruger National Park, which means that they share many of the exciting species found in the world-renowned park without the public crowds.
Gauteng, North West & Waterberg
Gauteng‘s main attraction is big business, but there is so much more … museums, galleries, and historical battlefields to name a few. Johannesburg serves as the ‘gateway to Africa’, with flights departing to all corners of the continent and beyond.
The North West has enormous expanses of land for game reserves, nature reserves, and national parks. Some of the best-known game reserves in the North West Province are the Madikwe Game Reserve and the Pilanesberg National Park (near Sun City).
Situated in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range of Limpopo, the Waterberg District is the ideal getaway where the weary traveller can relax and revel in the great natural beauty of the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife heritage.
Kwa-Zulu Natal & Free State
Sun-drenched beaches, eco-wonderlands and cosmopolitan people, Kwa-Zulu Natal is steeped in history, hospitality, and adventure. Kwa-Zulu Natal has effectively combined a world-class stay in a game lodge, with excellent SCUBA diving, snorkelling, and deep-sea fishing in the Indian Ocean. The range of habitats – from dense bushveld to idyllic coastal dune forests – supports a wide array of wildlife, which only adds to the irresistible allure of South Africa. The most popular reserves include the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park, and Phinda Private Game Reserve. All are acclaimed by the world for their beautiful landscapes, and abundant fauna.
No visit to the Free State is complete without following the renowned Highlands Route. Starting at Harrismith and ending at Zastron, the route is particularly notable for the Golden Gate National Park, beautiful mountain scenery and charming country towns, Clarens being the most popular and a regular weekend destinations for locals from all over the country. Situated in a region of undulating hills in the Free State, the Northern Free State is blessed with fertile soil and good rainfall, creating excellent conditions for maize, wheat, sunflowers and cattle and game farming. Many farmers throughout the region open their doors to visitors, providing excellent opportunities to enjoy their friendly hospitality and experience the daily routine of a Free State farm.
South African Tour Packages
- 6 nights of pure luxury. Spend 3 nights at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel and 3 nights at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge or Narina Lodge
- Consider this is the Rolls Royce of safari lodges, the creme de la creme. This will truly be one to remember staying in some of Southern Africa’s most luxurious accommodation.