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Home to Cape Town – the world’s must-see city – as well as the Big Five, whales and winelands, South Africa is a natural choice for travellers seeking diversity, comfort and experience.

A South Africa holiday can be a simple week in Cape Town, taking advantage of the Mother City’s fine offerings – Table Mountain, Cape Point, and the penguins of Boulders Beach. Adding on the Whale Coast and Winelands is easy and we recommended doing it yourself on a self-drive tour. Continue the self-drive adventure along the Cape coast and have a Garden Route holiday, complete with Knysna oysters and Plettenberg Bay cocktails. More tropical coastlines wait in KwaZulu Natal, a province where you can also tour excellent game reserves as well as haunting colonial battlefield sites.

Adding a Big Five safari to your South Africa holiday is a choice between different destinations. The malaria-free destinations of a Garden Route safari and the Madikwe Private Game Reserve are popular with honeymooners and families with children. But South Africa’s heavyweight game viewing is in the Kruger and Sabi Sands. And it’s in the private Sabi Sands Reserve that you’ll find Africa’s best Big Five safaris balanced by some of its most sophisticated safari lodges.

And with Johannesburg as the travel hub, South Africa combines easily with Botswana, Victoria Falls and Mozambique’s Indian Ocean islands to make an epic holiday. Browse our recommended South Africa holidays below – all are tried-and-tested itineraries ready to go – or simply contact us and we’ll create an itinerary based on your needs and budget.

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1. Visit the Mother City

Whether you hike or take the cable car up, the best view of Cape Town is from the top of Table Mountain but leave time for Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront and Kirstenbosch Gardens.

2. Catch the View at the Cape

Cape Point is often wild & windy but you can’t get further south-west in Africa. Dramatic views, baboons & antelope plus penguins at nearby Boulders Beach – a great day out.

3. Go on a Big 5 Safari

The very best Big 5 game viewing is at the Sabi Sand but there are other great Big 5 destinations, many of which are malaria-free & perfect for families.

4. Sip a Sauvignon

Or a Shiraz … South Africa has been producing wine for 350 years & you’ll be spoilt for choice in the majestic mountains of the Cape Winelands. Expect stunning views & heavenly food too.

5. Watch Whales … or Sharks

The Whale Coast’s seasonal whale watching is famously land-based but you’ll need to get onto a boat – or even better, into a cage – to see great white sharks.

6. Luxury Train Travel

Luxury train travel takes on a new dimension with five star luxury hotels on rails. Multi-day train journeys take in South Africa but also go as far as Dar es Salaam.

7. Hit the Beach

Cape Town has the most fashionable beaches but if it’s a proper beach holiday you want, head for the Garden Route or KwaZulu Natal for warm water, easy swimming & safari add-ons.

8. Bring the Kids

Safari camps designed for families, malaria-free game reserves, sunny holiday resorts, sandy beaches & easy logistics … South Africa was made for family holidays.


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