Situated between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is fortunate to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.
Kruger National Park
The world-famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest game reserve and one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries on the planet. The park has nearly two million hectares of unfenced African wilderness, in which more mammal species roam free than in any other game reserve.
At the top of the must-see lists of most visitors to South Africa is the Garden Route. This 200km stretch of coast connecting Mossel Bay to the Storms River Mouth is dotted with excellent beaches, while inland you will find picturesque lagoons and lakes, rolling hills and eventually the mountains of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma ranges that divide the verdant Garden Route from the arid Little Karoo.
A paradise of warm waters, sun-drenched beaches and eco-wonderlands, KwaZulu-Natal is steeped in history and adventure. From Durban’s bustling gateway of ports, fine dining and first-class shopping outlets to big 5 game reserves, rare marine species and the historic battlefields where strategists Shaka and Winston Churchill showed their might; this sunny region is fantastic for adventure seekers and discerning travellers.
Johannesburg is one of Africa’s largest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. This bustling city offers a wide range of activities, attractions and plenty to do in and around the city including nearby Pretoria. Downtown is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.
Madikwe Game Reserve
Bordering Botswana in South Africa’s North West Province, the lesser-known Madikwe Game Reserve is the fifth-largest reserve in South Africa. It is home to a wild dog reserve and abundant wildlife including the world-renowned Big Five and over 300 bird species such as vulture, ostrich and the large kori bustard. The landscape is characterised by vast grasslands, woodlands, and the rugged Tshwene-Tshwene Hills sheltering a host of wildlife. Visitors can look forward to sunset drinks overlooking the Madikwe Dam, ample game viewing opportunities and a variety of accommodation; options ranging from community lodges to luxury safari lodges in a malaria-free zone.