South Africa is one of the most physically stunning, varied, culturally fascinating countries on the planet – there can be few better places in which to celebrate Christmas. Not to mention the fact that the sun will be shining and the temperatures balmy.
Firstly, there's the sociable flight times and minimal time
difference which are ideal if you're travelling en famille. And
then there's the fact that much of it is malaria-free - a major
bonus compared with many other African destinations. But aside from
that what really makes South Africa so special is the old (but very
true) precept that it contains the world in one country, from
buzzing cities to epic wildlife, beautiful coastlines to looming
One thing most people don't want to compromise on at Christmas
is food (who can deny the glory of a turkey-centric feast?) and you
can rest assured that the trousers will definitely be feeling a
little tighter on the return journey because the quality of food in
South Africa doesn't disappoint. Cape Town itself has one of
the best city food scenes in the world while if you head into the
Winelands you'll find some excellent restaurants in impossibly
pretty settings, and that's before we've even mentioned the
Why not take a walk on the wild side over Christmas and go on
safari? South Africa is home to some of the best game reserves in
Africa and we have the inside track on where best to go to avoid
the crowds and maximise the game viewing experience, as well as the
best luxury camps to ensure your stay is a truly spoiling one.
And finally, the very best hotels book up very quickly for
Christmas in South Africa so it pays to book well in advance...
which is where we come in.