Perhaps one of the best known ‘ jewels’ of the African continent, South Africa offers a plethora of experiences.
Safaris are obviously front and centre with the Kruger/Sabi Sands/Timbivati/Manyaleti areas being the most sought after. Safaris to South Africa are sometimes undertaken as part of a wider safari throughout the region for example, to Botswana. On other occasions we have designed multi-destination safaris within South Africa itself. It all depends upon the time of year and your expectations and possibly previous experiences.
The inclusion of Cape Town, set against the backdrop of Table Mountain and its environs, is a must for any visit to South Africa. In our experience, an absolute minimum of 3 nights is needed. Ideally you should allow 5 nights and you may even consider dividing your stay between Cape Town itself and the winelands, with the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek nestled amongst rolling vineyards and picturesque mountains. The distinctive Cape Dutch architecture, oak-shaded streets lined with cafes, boutiques and art galleries, make them a popular destination with locals and tourists alike.