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South Africa Holidays

A diverse and stunning location

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Few destinations are quite as diverse as South Africa - from penguins in the Cape to exotic safaris; BBQs in the wilderness and whale watching on the coast. And then there are the people – friendly, warm and welcoming. Read more...

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Explore the Beauty of South Africa

This astonishing country is home to a great array of landscapes, including the luscious winelands, rugged mountain ranges and sensational beaches that fringe the coast. The culture here is fantastic, from the traditional African influences to the contemporary cities that offer galleries, gourmet dining and stunning architecture. South Africa holidays positively overwhelm the senses – a breath-taking destination with a range of experiences to choose between.

The epitome of diversity, holidays in South Africa take you on an exciting journey through its many guises. If you think you know this amazing destination, think again. Home to Cape-bound penguins and gurgling hippo pools to vast plains roamed by lions and cosmopolitan cities, this is a country to be explored – you won’t be disappointed.

No matter where you journey to here, there’s a treasure to be found. The picturesque seaside city of Durban offers up buttery coastlines and classic Art Deco buildings. Cape Town remains a contemporary haven of galleries, gourmet cuisine and style. And the world-renowned Garden Route provides swathes of luscious vegetation and charming coastal bays.

There’s a raw beauty to South Africa that contrasts to the elegant cityscapes. KwaZulu-Natal, with its semi-desert and subtropical climate, is wholly African in both scenery and culture. This lesser explored area is compact but spectacular – a must-see. Go whale watching in Hermanus for an unforgettable experience.  And the Drakensberg region, with its waterfalls and ancient cave art, is like take a step back in time to South Africa’s former self. This isn’t a country that you’ll forget in a hurry. The further you delve, the more wonders you discover.

Why visit South Africa?

  • South Africa is famous for its wine, the result of the many sun-kissed vineyards that line the winelands region. Wine tasting trips here are unlike any other.
  • Safari holidays don’t have to be forgotten, with the famous Kruger National Park home to numerous species of wildlife, birds and much more. For more information on South African safaris, visit Africa Sky where you will discover recommended private game reserves to experience and luxurious lodge accommodation.
  • A gateway to a number of neighbouring countries, this is a superb destination for multi-centre holidays where you can combine a longer stay with a few other locations.
  • If you want to combine a city trip with a beach escape, the coastline fringing Cape Town is truly stunning.
  • The landscape in South Africa is a dream for those seeking active pursuits. Go diving in the warm waters, hiking through the mountain ranges or taking guided walks through the national parks.

South Africa Information

There are a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in South Africa. Check out our travel guides for some of the highlights, top tips and travel inspiration from our Tropical Sky Experts, along with some essential information you may need for your holiday.

The ultimate guide to getting around South Africa The ultimate guide to getting around South Africa
South Africa is ‘a world in one country’, offering a huge variety of destinations and some of the best natural entertainment on earth. But how do you get to each location? Our guide has all the information you need to ensure you reach each destination safely and hassle-free.
A beginner's guide to South Africa A beginner's guide to South Africa
South Africa is abundant in rich culture, sumptuous food and exciting excursions - we've bundled it all together into one great travel guide for beginners -from what delicious foods to try and scenic destinations to visit, to which wildlife you may spot and the culture you'll be immersing yourself in.
Top 10 photographic highlights in South Africa Top 10 photographic highlights in South Africa
The southernmost country on the African continent, South Africa has always amazed photographers with its mega-diverse landscape; think epic coastlines, misty mountains, rolling grasslands, grassy savannahs, and extraordinary deserts.

A true taste of South Africa A true taste of South Africa
The finest of wines, an abundance of traditional dishes, and a huge, cultural history to go with it - South Africa is a country of fascinating cuisine. Find out more about what dishes to try and where to find the most decadent wines with our foodie guide.
Families Families
If you're travelling to South Africa as a family, check out our advice section for the documents and information you'll need to take with you.

A luxurious trip to South Africa, by Cheryl A luxurious trip to South Africa, by Cheryl
From enjoying luxurious accommodation in Kapama Private Game Reserve, to spotting curious lion cubs in the plains, our travel expert Cheryl had an amazing time on her recent trip to South Africa. Read on to find out more about Cheryl's epic adventure from Johannesburg to Greater Kruger.

South Africa Customer Stories

Still deciding on things to see and do in South Africa? Our customer's holiday stories will be sure to give you inspiration. Come and find out what our customers thought of this fantastic destination.

A relaxing trip through South Africa with Jennie Bond A relaxing trip through South Africa with Jennie Bond
Having been to South Africa with the Queen and falling in love with the destination, Jennie couldn’t wait to show her husband the country’s beauty. Opting for a relaxing journey through the Cape region, Franschhoek Valley, and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Jennie’s trip was luxurious and tranquil.
A luxury South Africa holiday with Chris & Allyson A luxury South Africa holiday with Chris & Allyson
A trip on board the luxury Blue Train, sumptuous tours around Stellenbosch, epic game drives in Kruger and Mkkuze, a ride in a Vietnam war helicopter…Chris and Allyson certainly packed a lot in during their adventure through South Africa.
An adrenalin fuelled South African holiday with Janet & Ash An adrenalin fuelled South African holiday with Janet & Ash
Janet and Ash’s South Africa adventure was certainly full of pinch me moments. Paragliding off Signal Hill, meeting cheeky free-roaming monkeys in Plettenburg Bay, even bungee jumping off Bloukran’s Bridge…this crazy pair will inspire other adrenaline junkies out there.

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