South Africa allows the visitor to luxuriate in its
glorious landscapes, cultural diversity and amazing wildlife. Cape
Town is the ultimate travel destination surrounded by sandy beaches
and set against the canvas of Table Mountain.
Table Mountain is reached by cable car giving you an aerial
panoramic view of the city. The National park of Table Mountain is
of remarkable natural beauty encapsulating rugged cliffs, diverse
fauna and flora, rich bio-diversity and lush vegetation. Known as
the "Mother City" it offers a cosmopolitan experience of top class
restaurants and louche cocktail bars.
Close to Cape Town is Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was
imprisoned for 27 years and now acts as a museum which offers a
cultural and historical insight into the lives of the freedom
fighters who were incarcerated there. A two hour drive from Cape
Town offers the opportunity to see The Great White Shark from the
safety of a cage.
Constantia Valley is Cape Town's vineyard and leading attraction
for the oenophiles among you. These top drawer vineyards are the
oldest in the Southern Hemisphere and make up an astonishing wine
route which has been showered with international awards.This
relaxing sojourn is best accompanied with a chilled glass of
Sauvignon Blanc. Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl Valley also
provide a picturesque backdrop to sample the fine wines of this
One of the treasures of South Africa is the Garden Route from
Cape Town to Tsitsikamma where you can marvel at the lush splendour
of its mysterious forests, dramatic coastline and tranquil lakes.
Hermanus that lies at the heart of the route is the premier
location for whale-watching.
The Sardine Run off Cape Point occurs annually where millions of
silvery sardines hug the coastline in masses stretching over ten
miles long. This incredible spectacle rivals the more famous
wildebeest migration and allows the bonus of viewing the feeding
frenzy for the birds, sharks, dolphins and whales as they jostle
for the tasty sardines.
The Kruger National Park is home to an amazing multitude of
species in the form of game and birdlife. This country's largest
park boasts the highest concentration of wildlife species including
cheetahs, lions, antelope, wildebeest, elephants, rhino and
In the north-east of the Kalahari Desert is the Tswalu Game
Reserve where one of the highlights of the trip is to view meerkats
up close. This park provides the excellent opportunity to see a
variety of endangered species including African Buffalo, Black
Rhino and Kalahari Lion. Walking safaris, sleeping under the stars
and horse trails are all catered for.
And lets not forget that South Africa is an obsessive sporting
nation. In the Republic you have some of the finest golf courses,
amazing surf breaks, stunning cricket grounds, a vibrant football
culture. And, apparently, they have a decent rugby team. It's a
sports lover's paradise.