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Best Things To Do in South Africa

South Africa travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

South Africa - A Family adventure through legendary Kruger
A Family adventure through legendary Kruger
Krueger National Park is home to the more species of mammals than any African game reserve, and it allows visitors to self-drive through the park. Enjoy unparalleled up-close experiences with Africa's Big 5. This national park is perfect for couples, families, as well as large groups. See More >
South Africa - Drive the iconic and Scenic Chapman's Peak route
Drive the iconic and Scenic Chapman's Peak route
Drive round Chapman’s Peak and experience the most panoramic of road trips, rated as one of the best in the world. Be blown away by spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean between Hout Bay and Noordhoek on Cape Town's western coast. Image Copyrights See More >
South Africa - Sail through the beautiful reserves of Featherbed National Park
Sail through the beautiful reserves of Featherbed National Park
Enjoy a boat cruise across the picturesque Knysna Lagoon to visit the privately owned Featherbed Nature Reserve. This utterly unique Natural Heritage Site is solely accessible by ferry and is most definitely worth a visit.  Image Copyrights See More >
South Africa - Traditional craftsmanship at the Zulu Cultural Village
Traditional craftsmanship at the Zulu Cultural Village
You can't leave South Africa without some traditional and exquisite Zulu crafts. Take a trip to one of the many Zulu Cultural Villages, and stroll through the craft shops for excellent Zulu baskets and beadwork. See More >
South Africa - Boulder's Bay: Home To The African Penguin
Boulder's Bay: Home To The African Penguin
Visit Boulders Bay, the only place in all of South Africa that is home to large colonies of the fluffy African Penguin. A treat for the whole family! See More >
South Africa - Experience a thrilling cage-diving adventure in Gaansbai
Experience a thrilling cage-diving adventure in Gaansbai
A fishing town and popular tourist destination, Gaansbai is the perfect place for this uniquely South African experience. Take a whirl and knock it off your bucket-list. See More >
South Africa - Explore South Africa's Wild Coast: A grand tour of the Eastern Cape
Explore South Africa's Wild Coast: A grand tour of the Eastern Cape
Be driven or do a self-drive tour of South Africa's Wild Coast; trek the enchanting trails or lie on the beaches of this 350 kilometres stretch of the Eastern Cape. The Wild Coast is home to some Africa's most beautiful scenery, wildlife and quaint little restaurants serving mouth-watering seafood paired by local delicious wines. See More >
South Africa - An exclusive Wine 'n Dine experience in the Drakensberg range
An exclusive Wine 'n Dine experience in the Drakensberg range
Have our experts set up an exclusive and scrumptious meal paired with the best of South African wines, in the shadow of the Drakensberg Mountains, as you soak in the mesmerizing views. See More >
South Africa - Walk the streets of Bo Kaap - cape Town's enchanting Malay Quarter
Walk the streets of Bo Kaap - cape Town's enchanting Malay Quarter
Visit the historic, picturesque and magical Malay quarter of Bo Kaap, a slice of Cape Town from over 200 years ago which still retains all it original grandeur. Image Copyrights See More >
South Africa - A date with the cheetahs of Cango Wildlife Ranch
A date with the cheetahs of Cango Wildlife Ranch
An endangered species breeding facility, Cango Wildlife Ranch allows its visitors the chance to interact with hand reared cheetahs - a truly unique experience. Visit the Cango Caves and witness these magestic and mysterious big cats firsthand. See More >
South Africa - Table Mountain: Bird's Eye Views Of Cape Town
Table Mountain: Bird's Eye Views Of Cape Town
Experience one-of-a-kind bird's eye views of Cape Town, Robben Island, and the South Atlantic Sea from stunning Table Mountain. Hike to the peak if you are feeling energetic, or take the scenic cableway gondola system to the top. Image Copyrights See More >
South Africa - A romantic wine 'n dine tour of the winelands
A romantic wine 'n dine tour of the winelands
Experience South Africa's finest wine-producing region with an extensive tour of its vineyards, sampling delicious local produce paired with award-winning local wines. See More >
South Africa - Stunning views, roaring waterfalls and hippos: The Blyde River Canyon
Stunning views, roaring waterfalls and hippos: The Blyde River Canyon
Marvel at Africa's lush subtropical foliage as you travel through Blyde River Canyon! Enjoy hikes filled with diverse flora and fauna, marvel at roaring waterfalls, and encounter hippos near the Swadini Dam. See More >
South Africa - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi: Africa's Oldest Game Reserve
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi: Africa's Oldest Game Reserve
Africa's oldest game reserve, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is THE place to go for anyone looking to experience the African Big 5 up close–: lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and rhinoceros. Enjoy guided tours, self-guided drives, or boating along the Hluhluwe dam. See More >

Best time to go to South Africa

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Peak ( Dec - Mar )

Right through the festive season of Christmas and New Year and all the way to Easter, the weather is picture perfect (with an occasional summer shower). From beaches to game parks, vineyard visits and marine adventures, book 6-8 months in advance to avoid disappointment.

Shoulder ( Apr - May , Sep - Nov )

Temperatures start to dip and tourist crowds are marginally less; an exceptional time for safaris and game viewing. September – November (springtime) sees a profusion of wildflowers; game animals are out in force for birthing season, and whale watching is at an all-time high.

Low ( Jun - Aug )

Although technically winter (going into spring), days are warm and crisp and nights chilly. Whales come close to shore to give berth. Safaris are still on as game congregate around diminishing waterholes. The cable car to Table Mountain shuts in early August for maintenance, but the arrival of spring is still a beautiful time to visit.

Meet your South Africa Experts

Experience South Africa with a true insider. Get expert advice and on-the-ground support.

Led by two intrepid sisters, these committed professionals have been showcasing Southern Africa for over 20 years now, matching travelers with unique tailor-made experiences in Namibia & South Africa. Backed by a solid team of 17 travel veterans, with a 24/7 emergency contact number, they know how to make your Africa holiday the best and safest it could possibly be, whether it's a safari, a scuba-diving experience or a self-drive holiday through the gorgeous terrain of Southern Africa.

Almost 20 years in South Africa's Big Game business, this team leader is one of the few field guides with the country's highest qualification: Level 3, SKS Dangerous Game. The rest of the team are all certified and qualified bush rangers who have been in horse-saddles since childhood. 350 sq km of prime private game reserve, superbly trained horses, and the whole show supervised by these dedicated ground experts who are hardy, rugged and reliable. South Africa, delivered to you the way you will like it, raw, wild, luscious, and above all, safe as your backyard back home.

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Adventure Trip to South Africa - Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls