The Cape is among the most sublime and favourite destinations in the world – fine food, wineries, breath-taking scenery, beaches and various fascinating cultures. It’s one of the planet’s most beautiful and festive cities. Explore the towns and scenery of the famous Garden Route and perhaps end up at a child-friendly and malaria-free game reserve for a few nights. Beautiful luxury hotels or superb more cost-effective options abound.
South Africa’s most popular coastal province for beautiful beaches and the sunshine to match. For beaches (and surfing), a superb array of hotels, entertainment and restaurants the Indian Ocean port city of Durban and surrounds (such as the ever-popular Umhlanga) is the signature. In the north-east is the safari destination of the Hluhuwe-iMfolozi national park, home to black and white rhinos, lions and giraffe.
The nation’s largest city, capital of Gauteng province and primary international gateway to all of southern Africa. Johannesburg began life as a gold mining centre. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to icons like Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu and is a fascinating place to visit. Places of interest include the Cradle of Humankind, Gold Reef City and the bustling shopping area of Sandton.
The Garden Route
This awe-inspiring and famous stretch lies between the coast of the warm Indian Ocean and rugged mountain ranges of the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua. . Along the journey there are numerous cosy hideaways and also luxury hotels dotted on the beaches, in the alluring towns and in the lush forests. This route stretches from Mossel Bay to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Take a trip from Cape Town, but don’t rush….just relish exploring this gem.