Rich in amazing diversity, South Africa is often called ‘a world in one country’. From its array of fauna and flora to its deserts and mountains, this is the fabled end of a continent were two oceans meet. From the sand-dune wilderness of the Kalahari to Namaqualand’s springtime pageant of wildflowers, from iconic Table Mountain and the Drakensberg range to some of the world’s greatest game reserves, South Africa is a destination that has it all.
Made up of nine provinces and eleven official languages, South Africans are some of the most upbeat and welcoming people you’ll encounter. Each region has its own particular culture and customs. You’ll find rural scenes with mud huts and cosmopolitan cities such as Cape Town with all the sophistication of Europe side by side with vibrant township life. Travel the southern coast’s lush Garden Route with its forests, game reserves, spectacular beaches and elusive elephants. Visit the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal and the Big Five game reserves of the north. Dine out on Malay cuisine in the Cape, hot curries in Durban’s or a traditional South African braai (barbecue) in the wilderness, washed down with a glass or two of local Pinotage, produced by the oldest wine industry outside Europe.