South Africa has something to offer everyone; from spotting the Big 5 on a safari; cosmopolitan cities; picturesque drive along the Garden Route; world-class food and wine; and a great variety of accommodation.
On a tailor-made itinerary to South Africa, we would recommend a self-drive. For first-time visitors, drive along the Garden Coast from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth through the wine lands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and spot humpback whales from Hermanus.
Alternatively, for those who are visiting South Africa for a second or third time, explore the northern cape from Johannesburg to Cape Town and journey through the Orange river valley, canyons at Nieuwoudtville and stop at unique rock formations in the Cederberg Wilderness Area.
A highlight of a trip to South Africa is most certainly going on a safari. There are many nature reserves and national parks to choose from. Kruger National Park is by far the biggest with some of the country’s best wildlife viewing. Madikwe and Pilansberg Game Reserves border Botswana and is one of the best places to see wild dogs in South Africa. For an alternative wildlife experience, the Kalahari Desert is home to a range of native flora and fauna and also offers the chance to see brown hyena, meerkat and lions. It has a strong emphasis on conservation, therefore only thirty guests can stay here at a time.