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What to do in South Africa

Safari adventures: The Kruger National park should be top of your list if you plan to take a safari in South Africa. One of the most spectacular regions in the country, it’s also home to the most accessible wildlife. Alternatively, the Kariega Game Reserve is another great place for a safari and provides a unique eco-lodge experience in the midst of a verdant wildlife reserve with added luxury and comfort.

Culture: Home to many different tribes and cultures, South Africa is perhaps the world’s most authentic cultural mosaic. With its difficult past now firmly behind it, the country revels in and celebrates its many different sides. Explore all of them or cram in just a few, whichever side of South Africa you want to see, we can show it to you.

Nightlife: It may not be top of your list of reasons for going, but there is still plenty happening at night in lively South Africa. The urban centres of Cape Town and Durban are full of bars and clubs and the bigger resorts, like Sun City, know how to put on a show when the sun goes down.

Beaches: The quiet beaches of the Western Cape are stunning and often deserted. The more popular beaches around Cape Town are busier, and particularly great for watersports. Try the quieter but equally beautiful coast to the east of False Bay for some less crowded beaches nearer the city.

Wine tasting: With some of the best wine in the world coming from South Africa, it’s hard to resist the temptation to head to Cape Winelands and sample for yourself. Ranging from vast vineyards to small-scale producers, there are plenty of cellar doors open for you to try a tipple or two.

Once in a lifetime activities: Take a balloon ride over the savannah plain as the sun comes up. Ride an elephant along the trail, or dodge crocodiles as you play on some of the world’s most spectacular golf courses. South Africa is home to beguiling landscapes that offer amazing possibilities for activities that exceed your wildest dreams.

Excursions and Attractions

Discover Cape Town, City tour

Discover Cape Town, City Tour

A city tour of Cape Town is a must during your holiday in South Africa because it has so much to offer. This bustling capital boasts a wealth of historic landmarks, gardens and markets, which are a delight to explore, as well as numerous alfresco...

Great White Shark Cage Dive

Great White Shark Cage Dive

If you want to do something brave and adventurous whilst on holiday in Cape Town, it would be difficult to find something more exhilarating that a Great White Shark Cage Dive. This tour will enable you get into the water and meet these fascinating wild...

Table Mountain Abseil

Table Mountain Abseil

If you are looking for action and adventure during your holiday in Cape Town, abseiling off the magnificent Table Mountain will be hard to beat. After a thrilling ascent to the top, you can enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town before repelling yourself...

"The Point" Helicopter Flight Tour

"The Point" Helicopter Flight Tour

What better a way to explore the beauty of South Africa’s coastline during your holiday in Cape Town than a scenic helicopter flight? This premier tour combines the highlights of the Three Bays helicopter tour with an extended flight over...

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