Be it a relaxing getaway, an adventurous expedition into the wild or a curious discovery of forgotten civilisations and customs, a tailor-made holiday is the perfect choice when the sleet, snow and drizzle of winter have become unbearable. Enter South Africa. The southernmost country in the continent of Africa offers all of this and more, with an intriguing multi-ethnic society made up of various cultures, plus spectacular landscapes. South Africa truly is a ‘world in one country’.
Revelling in the South Africa
winter sun, the multicultural Cape Town is waiting to be
explored and discovered. See the Cape Dutch-style buildings, listen
to some Cape Jazz in one of the many cool and alluring bars, or
just take an evening ride on the Cape Wheel for great sights of the
marina. Visit the Robben Island Museum to learn about the life of
Nelson Mandela, try to spot Antarctica from the promontory at Cape
Point, or take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for
wondrous views over this vibrant city.
For a foodie break, look no further than the Western Cape. Just
an hour's drive from Cape Town, this picturesque area is home to
the old town of Stellenbosch, known as the food and wine capital of
South Africa. Stroll through the slow food village market for some
treats or meander through cafes, boutiques and art galleries. In
Franschhoek, or 'French Corner', hop on the Wine Tram to learn
about (and, more importantly, taste) a couple or more of the best
wines in the region.
Head off the beaten track and explore the eclectic KwaZulu Natal region; hike
in the Drakensberg Mountains for picture-perfect views or go on
luxury safaris in the Phinda Game Reserve to spot the 'Big Five',
catch a glimpse of a black rhino and sleep under the stars. For
even more wonderful wildlife, make a trip to the World Heritage
site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a diverse region that protects
five different ecosystems. From offshore reefs great for diving to
woodlands and coastal forests for serene walks; and hippo and
crocodile spotting in the St Lucia Lake to dolphin and whale sights
in the Indian Ocean, South Africa has is all.