South Africa very easily offers the most well rounded vacation experience in the Southern African region. It is by far the most developed and “First World” of the Southern African nations, with an excellent infrastructure that enables easy access to any tourist destination by road or air.
First class cuisine, spa facilities and a well-equipped gym are typical lodge features at South African luxury lodges.
South Africa’s wilderness reserves are absolutely world class. The Greater Kruger National Park is definitely the country’s flagship game reserve; however the private reserves around Kruger in particular, offer an unprecedented opportunity to observe the “Big five” (Lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo). South Africa is also unique in the range of game reserves that exist in malaria free zones.
Other tourist attractions in South Africa are as diverse as they are amazing and all are easily accessible. Whether visiting the beautiful city of Cape Town and its wide variety of hotel accommodations, the scenic splendor of the Drakensberg Mountains or cage diving with sharks, the country seems to have something for everyone, and all within easy reach. With a vast range of scenic beauty, amazing and abundant wildlife and diverse regional wonders to explore, as well as easy access, makes holidays in South Africa an excellent choice.
We’ve done our best to put together South Africa tour packages that offer the best value for money and include excellent accommodation, activities and game viewing experiences based on our own personal encounters. If however, you’d like to travel for a longer or shorter period of time, or visit specific safari camps, hotels or game reserves, we’d be delighted to tailor a customized Safari package to your specific requirements.
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Their proud assertion that they are the “Rainbow Nation” is a reflection of South Africa’s cultural diversity and history. From modern Johannesburg to rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africans are proud to invite you to experience their culture.
South Africa as a whole receives the majority of its rainfall in the hot summer months from December to March. As the rain slackens off in the spring, it gives way to increasingly sunny skies through the winter months of June to August. The daytime temperature in South Africa is generally very comfortable, however nights can definitely have a distinct chill with safari goers needing to be prepared to bundle up for early morning game drives. Winter is peak season particularly for the safari areas. September through November are increasingly hot with the break in the dry cycle gradually commencing again anytime from October through November.
The exception to this is the southern Cape (including the city of Cape Town) which has a weather pattern distinct from the rest of the country. Here the rainfall cycle is reversed with the rains occurring in the winter months, generally commencing in May and running through August. Weather can be extremely changeable and quite cool overall. The summer months from November to March are the driest and generally considered the most beautiful time to visit this gorgeous area.
Johannesburg’s International Airport (O. R. Tambo International Airport) and Cape Town International Airport are the two main airports in the country for international flights with hundreds of flights connecting the dots to the smaller areas around the country – an ideal start for any safari holiday.