South Africa… the coveted destination soaked in sun, sea and sensational scenery. South Africa offers visitors some of the best opportunities for safaris, without having to trek out into deepest, darkest, wildest Africa. The Kruger National park in the northern region of South Africa is the biggest and oldest wildlife park in the country, and home to the big 5 and many other fascinating African animals. But, there is so much more to this incredible part of the world than just wildlife safaris that could take you a virtual lifetime to explore.
The Migration of the Whales
Along the east coast of the Western Cape, you will find the holiday town of Hermanus, and during season, the best place in Southern Africa to experience the migration of whales. During the summer months from November to March, visitors flock to this region, which is considered to be one of the world’s premier land based whale watching areas.
Wining and Dining
South African wines have become revered as world class, and Cape Town is home to some of the finest wineries. Wine country in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschoek and Tulbagh produce the majority of the country’s award winning wines. With rolling vineyards, incredible restaurants, wine tours, wine tasting and century old wineries handed down from generation to generation, wine country in the Western Cape is a glorious combination of wining and dining in some of the most resplendent valleys in the world.
The Garden Route
Going further up the eastern coast of the Western Cape, you will travel to what is considered to be one of the most picturesque regions of the world, the famous Garden Route. Stretching all the way along the coastline of the Indian Ocean, it starts in the province of the Western Cape and crosses right over to the Eastern Cape.
With a huge variety of vegetation and diverse ecosystems, the route is full of some of the most tranquil lakes and hundreds of lagoons along the way. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma forests are jam packed full of indigenous vegetation such as Cape Fynbos and many temperate plants.
With more than ten nature reserves, visitors have a chance to experience an abundance of marine life, including seals, dolphins, coral reefs and the endangered Southern Right Whale which arrives in the early winter, July, to calve.
If you are looking for the ultimate experience, look no further than South Africa, rich in culture, incredible people, resplendent and breathtaking surroundings, incredible beaches, award winning wines, fine dining, and the best all year round weather will make your holiday one that you will never forget.