South Africa is located in the southern point of Africa and its splendour is evident in its contrasting environments: the Western Cape and Garden Route have spectacular mountains, a prodigious floral kingdom and endless white beaches. Dominating the northern end of the Cape Peninsula is Table Mountain, landmark of Cape Town. Near Johannesburg lie the Sterkfontein Caves, a site of international palaeoanthropological renown, and the Kruger National Park. Namaqualand is splendid when the semi-desert is transformed into a blaze of colourful daisies. Kwazulu Natal is famous for its beaches, the Greater St Lucia wetland, the Drakensberg mountain range and the Zulu and Indian cultures.
Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, while Cape Town is the legislative capital. English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa are widely spoken. Cultures include Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Sotho, Indian and Malay. The currency is the South African Rand.
Wildlife viewing on a safari in SOuth Africa is exceptional all year round. The northern regions (Kruger Park, Gauteng, Limpopo) are best enjoyed during winter (May to September). The temperatures are mild, the bush is dry and less dense and the widllife viewing superb. The southern parts (Cape Town, Garden Route and Eastern Cape) are most pleasant during summer (October to March). Days are hot and sunny. The best time to see the flowers of the Cape is in Spring. Whales arrive along the Cape Town coast from July onwards. See below for superb South African safari holidays and accommodation options.
Balule Private Nature Reserve is part of the Greater Kruger Park. See Balule Private Nature Reserve safaris in South Africa....more
Cape Town is a melting pot of culture, located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. There is plenty to see and do...more
The Cape Winelands is made up by various towns and is located in the Boland region of the Western Province, South Africa. The towns of the Cape Winelands...more
Durban is a coastal city located in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, and is the largest city in the province....more
Hermanus is situated on the southern coast of the Western Cape in South Africa, and is renowned for its spectacular whale watching...more
Kapama Private Game Reserve is in the Limpopo Province of South Africa and gives guests quick access to the Greater Kruger Park...more
Klaserie Private Game Reserve is located west of the Timbavati Game Reserve and adjacent Kruger National Park, in the Limpopo Province of South Africa...more
Kruger National Park is the premier South African safari destination and is not only one of the most famous wildlife parks in the world...more
Madikwe Game Reserve is situated in the North West Province of South Africa and borders Botswana. This African Big Five reserve...more
Manyeleti Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the renowned Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Game Reserve in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa...more
Pilanesberg National Park is located in the North West Province of South Africa, and can be accessed by air and road safaris....more
Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa, is one of the largest and oldest proclaimed reserves, having been established in 1950 as the Sabi Sand Wildtuin...more
Singita Game Reserve is located within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent Kruger National Park. The reserve is completely unfenced...more
Thornybush Game Reserve is located in the lowveld region, adjacent to and comprising of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa....more
Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa is located north of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and lies adjacent to the western region of the Kruger National Park....more
White River is a quaint little holiday town located north of Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa....more