A Sanctuary of Natural Beauty
Spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and a pristine environment that will take your breath away, South Africa is a land of breathtaking diversity, wildlife, warm-hearted and friendly people, cosmopolitan cities and towns and a very good infrastructure. Furthermore, one of Africa's top safari destinations and the flagship of the South African national parks, the Kruger National Park offers visitors a breathtaking African safari experience - rich in lion prides, elephant herds and thousands of other animals, against shifting backdrops of savannah, forest, river and mountains.
In addition to the vibrant Cape Town with its stunning beaches, the magnificent Table Mountain and the scenic beauty of Garden Route, some of the other highlights you can look forward to include: the beautiful valleys and mountains of Cape Winelands where some of the best wines in the world is produced, wildlife-safari, amazing rich cultural experience in particular the Zulu Kingdom, timeless and fascinating history, varying spectacular and stunning landscape including the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, the scenic panoramic Blyde River Canyon and the lesser known flowery regions of the western cape. Experience all that South Africa has to offer in a special way and at your own pace.
Regarded among the most magnificent cities in the world, Cape Town with a unique mix of vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, rich history, world-class shopping facilities, and friendly citizens. Enjoy a tour of Cape Town and the stunning Cape Peninsula, visit Robben Island to see the prison where Nelson Mandela was held captive in, watch the world stroll by at the buzzing Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take the cable car up Table Mountain and explore Table Mountain National Park, visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens, hike up to the top of Lion Head and enjoy the amazing views or – during summer – simply relax at the beautiful beach of Camps Bay.
Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town lies the striking beautiful Cape Winelands where some of the best wines in the world is produced. Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are two of the best preserved towns from the founding days of the Cape Colony and great bases for exploring the Winelands.
The region is also well known for its excellent restaurants and the variety of possible activities, from hikes through idyllic landscapes to balloon flights, these make for a fascinating tour of this incredible region when you are traveling along the Western Cape.
The little Karoo is one of the most diverse regions in South Africa, with gigantic cliffs, desert-like landscapes, crystal clear streams, fertile vineyards and full of delightful scenery waiting to be discovered. In addition to the unique landscape of the Little Karoo.
Nestled in the area is the hidden gem that is Sanbona Wildlife Reserve where you can intimately experience the raw beauty of the landscape of rolling hills and boundless plains and the Big 5 roaming freely in the vast reserve.
With stunning mountain and coastal scenery, white sandy beaches and stunningly beautiful lagoons, the Garden Route is the most internationally renowned South African destination after Cape Town and the Kruger National Park. It roughly encompasses the coastline from Mossel Bay in the west to just beyond Plettenberg Bay in the east and caters to all kinds of travellers.
Eastern Cape Game Parks
The Eastern Cape Game Parks are malaria-free safari destinations offering the possibility to see the Big 5. The diverse landscape ranges from the dry, desolate Great Karoo to the lush Wild Coast and offers an abundance of activities. The most popular game reserve in this region is the Addo Elephant National Park, with the elephants drawn to watering holes at certain times and sightings are virtually guaranteed all year round. There are other animals in the park too, including lions, leopards, black rhinos, buffalos, zebras, several types of antelopes among other wildlife. In addition to Addo, there are a number of excellent private game reserves in the area including Kariega, where you can enjoy very exclusive safari experiences.
Johannesburg or short Jo’burg is a fascinating city, where all the ups and downs of 21st-century South Africa can be witnessed. Discover the energy of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, feel the spirit of its people in powerful monuments, echoing with the past, hear the rhythm of its music, from sophisticated jazz to urban kwaito, see its beauty – from its unmistakable skyline to the unspoilt splendour of the untamed bush and feast on a fusion of flavours in the shebeens of Soweto and the upmarket bistros of Rosebank and Sandton.
Blyde River Canyon
At 700m in depth, the Blyde River Canyon is ranked as the 3rd deepest canyon in the world. Millions of years of erosion have carved out dramatic rock formations, such as the Three Rondavels, the Pinnacle, and Bourke's Luck Potholes. Possibly the best view in the whole of the Blyde River Canyon is of the "Three Rondavels", huge, round rocks, thought to be reminiscent of the houses or huts of the indigenous people, known as rondavels. This canyon is part of the famous Panorama route which starts at the town of Graskop and includes God's Window, the Pinnacle and Bourke's Luck Potholes.
Kruger National Park
Huge, wild and full of wildlife, the Kruger National Park is one of Africa's top safari destinations and offers visitors a classic African safari experience - rich in lion prides, elephant herds and thousands of other animals, against shifting backdrops of savannah, forest, river and mountains.
At over 53,000 hectares and with just 12 safari lodges in the reserve, Timbavati offers a very exclusive game experience. The reserve shares a long, unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, and is home to the Big Five as well as a wide array of other game including cheetah and occasional wild dog packs from the Kruger Park. The landscape has a wild and rugged feel to it and the game viewing in Timbavati is excellent.