South Africa

Welcome to the southern tip of Africa. Here, two great oceans meet, warm weather lasts most of the year and big game roams just beyond the city lights. South Africa’s extraordinary mix of races and cultures together with its outstandingly beautiful scenery, spectacular wildlife and excellent entertainment makes it one of the world’s most intriguing holiday destinations.

Sightseeing Situated amidst some of the world’s most outstanding coastal scenery, sheltered by mighty mountains and surrounded by fertile farmlands and extensive vineyards, Cape Town’s location is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the world.
Dominating the landscape is Table Mountain. A must for visitors is a ride to the summit by cable car for unparalleled views of the city and coast. Also high on most travellers’ list is Cape Peninsula, with the shoreline between Clifton and Kommetjie being particularly dramatic.

Nearby are the Cape Winelands. A journey along the Wine Route takes you through country that not only produces exceptional wines and offers opportunities to sample them but also possesses outstandingly beautiful pastoral landscapes.

The Garden Route, stretching from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth, is one of the world’s most scenic journeys, taking you through amazingly varied landscapes of soaring cliffs, spectacular beaches, rocky coves, thick forests, tranquil lakes and rugged mountains. Nearly 300 species of birds are to be found in a variety of habitats along the route, whilst nature reserves embrace the varied ecosystems of the area.

Marine reserves provide a protected habitat for soft coral reefs, dolphins, seals and other marine life, including the endangered Southern Right Whale which come to calve in the winter and spring.

Kruger National Park is home to an unrivalled range of animals, including lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros, hippopotamus and antelope. Although the largest game reserve in South Africa, it is easy to explore – there are restaurants, petrol stations, shops and rest camps.

Sun City, less than two hours’ drive from Johannesburg, is one of the world’s truly great resorts. Fine hotels, excellent sports facilities, the wildlife of Pilansberg National Park, a casino and superb entertainment at the Superbowl combine to make this a complete holiday destination. For sports enthusiasts, there is tennis, squash, bowling, swimming, a host of water activities at Waterworld and two Gary Player-designed golf courses, one with live crocodiles as a permanent hazard.