The rumours are true… South Africa really is one of the most,
(bold statement alert) if not the most stunning and varied
countries on the planet. It is a country to suit all luxury
There are few better places to see Africa's wildlife or enjoy
excellent restaurants and local wine, beaches, sports of all
descriptions, whale-watching, flowers, diamonds, train journeys...
the list goes on.
The team at Original Travel has travelled the length and breadth
of South Africa in search of luxury holiday perfection, staying at
the best lodges and trying out the best activities (and wines). Our
favourites include the Kruger Park and adjoining private game
reserves, which are easily combined with those in KwaZulu-Natal, the kingdom of the Zulus, where
some of the fiercest battles of both the Anglo Zulu and the Boer
Wars took place under the peaks of the dramatic Drakensberg
Cape Province, stretching the length of the
southern coast, has a marvellous Mediterranean climate at is most
agreeable for luxury holidays between December and April. Its
capital, Cape Town, is the ideal place from which to
begin an exploration of the south starting with its own attractions
of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Robben Island, then
along the Wine Route and further still into the Great Karoo or east
via the Garden Route.
South Africa is a great destination for couples, solo travellers
or families (owing to the fact that many parts are malaria free).
The safari experiences, which are somewhat overlooked compared to
other African counterparts, exhibit wide varieties of wild game and
stunning landscapes, especially in the likes of the Eastern Cape and Sabi Sands game reserve. However if you are
short on time and fancy a quick getaway, Cape Town and the
Winelands are ideal for a long weekend of wine, walking and whales.
At risk of sounding like a broken record, South Africa can cater
for all, making it a perfect destination for a tailor made