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The varied landscapes of South Africa will give an amazing backdrop to your holiday. From the Limpopo River to Table Mountain and Kruger National Park, this is scenery that you'll never forget. We recommend a choosing a multi-centre trip if you want to see it all.

Cape Town is the number one city in South Africa for heritage and culture. It's a genuine melting pot of cultures, with a huge assortment of landmarks and historical sights. Modern city living stands side-by-side with glamorous hotels and jaw-dropping natural scenery.

Durban is home to a strong British colonial past. Its subtropical climate and endless beaches also make it a place you have to visit. Located in KwaZulu-Natal, this is a region that also has a colourful and fascinating history to explore. It's also a great base for a safari adventure.

Sun City is the flagship South African resort. Famous around the world for its luxurious accommodation, it was once dubbed Africa's 'Kingdom of Pleasure'. For couples looking for a relaxing getaway or adventure seekers looking for a thrill, Sun City is a one-stop holiday experience in itself.

The oldest game reserve in the country, the Elephant Coast and the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park are all located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, also known as the historic Kingdom of the Zulu. Set off on an unforgettable safari across the eco-tourism preserve known as Maputaland.

Across South Africa you're spoiled for choice of memorable places to visit. Build your own South African holiday experience with the help of our knowledgeable travel advisers.

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A safari adventure

Home to exceptional national parks and reserves, a trip to South Africa is your chance to see the Big Five in their natural habitat. Use Durban as a base to explore the KwaZulu-Natal province and the famous Elephant Coast. Head to the private Kariega Game Reserve to enjoy the luxury of a family-run eco-lodge offering daily safari tours across a vast nature reserve. A guided boat cruise down the Kariega River is also a great place to spot hippos and abundant river birdlife.

Romantic getaways

The luxury resort of Sun City is a place where couples can relax and enjoy a bit of pampering. The beaches of the Western Cape are also exquisite and within striking distance from the cultural hub of Cape Town. Fall deeper in love on a peaceful beach as the warm waters lap your toes.

Cultural experiences

Africa is the cradle of civilisation and with a complex and fascinating past, history lovers have plenty to see and do. South Africa is also home to a huge variety of tribal and ethnic culture, much of which is represented in the streets and galleries of cities like Cape Town and Durban.

Family fun

Take the family on a safari and give the kids something to remember in KwaZulu-Natal or at the Kariega Game Reserve. Enjoy a beautiful beach break on the Western Cape or choose an all inclusive family experience in one of the many great beach resorts. Families are never short of an adventure in South Africa.


South Africa may not be famous for its beaches but that is only by virtue of everything else being so dramatic. Beach fanatics' dreams come true at some of the incredible unspoiled beaches found along the 3,000 mile coast line. Start in Cape Town and head west to find the quietest beaches.

Wine tours

South Africa is one of the emerging wine powers in the world. Take a trip to Cape Winelands to find out how the beautiful climate produces South Africa's world famous wines. You might even fancy tasting a few yourself. The South African wine experience is a must for connoisseurs and beginners alike. On some of our South Africa tours we include a wine-tasting experience at Cape Winelands, so if you're a wine lover, we can easily add it to your holiday package or you can choose from one of our ready-made tours to South Africa with the wine experience already built-in.

For a multi-centre holiday that takes in one or more of these captivating destinations in South Africa, talk to our advisers about creating your own personalised trip. Or you might fancy combining South Africa with a Middle Eastern experience in Dubai. We're here to create a memorable experience to suit you and your budget, whatever type of experience you have in mind.

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Places of interest in South Africa

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

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