Where to go in South Africa

A tailor made trip to South Africa has all the ingredients of a recipe for a thoroughly enjoyable trip. The diverse landscapes mean that no two places you visit will ever feel the same, so if you don't get round to all the regions on your first trip, it is a great excuse to come back. Popular Western Cape and Cape Town are particularly enticing with Table Mountain, Robben Island and gourmet delights - oh and several wine cellars. Cape Town and the Winelands are also pretty great for a long weekend. For a change of scenery, literally, the Garden Route boasts pristine beaches, lush flora and fauna and copious wildlife. As for the seeing the big five, Kruger National Park and private reserves in the Eastern Cape are where to go. For a city experience the capital Pretoria and Johanesburg can provide a cultural scene in between bush and beach experiences. Lastly KwaZulu Natal, often overlooked, offers a fascinating combination of game reserves, mountains, coastline and Zulu heritage - so a real winner basically. Our Africa team have travelled width and breadth of the country to scout out the best of what South Africa has to offer and here our suggestions of where to go:

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The Winelands and Cape

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Sample the many delights accessible via scenic drives from Cape Town, from wine tasting to whale watching, and countryside retreats. Read more

Cape Town

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Surely the ultimate 'winter sun' city break from the UK; endless appeal, and minimal time difference. Read more

Eastern Cape

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The second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces is a region of exceptional natural beauty and has so much to offer, particularly for families. Read more


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Often overlooked but offering a fascinating combination of game reserves, mountains, coastline and Zulu heritage. Read more

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

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The Kruger is South Africa’s oldest and largest nature reserve, covering an area of 7,700 square miles, roughly the same size as Wales. Read more

Madikwe & The Waterberg

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There are many fantastic safari options throughout Africa, but South Africa's Madikwe and Waterberg region has the added advantage of being malaria free. Read more

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