From wildlife safaris to luxurious coastal resorts, South Africa is an extraordinary holiday destination.

South Africa is a country rich in natural beauty, full of breathtaking scenery, game-rich savannahs and spectacular coastlines. Table Mountain, Cape Town's most iconic landmark, stands watch over the city and its cable car and hiking trails provide incredible views of the city centre. Explore South Africa's sprawling vineyards. Tours offer an opportunity to learn about the wine making process and taste the vast range of vintages on offer. Head off on safari and enjoy the chance to spot the Big Five. A close up view of lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros from your game vehicle is a truly unforgettable experience. If you prefer something more leisurely, South Africa's winding coastline offers powder white beaches where you can simply chill out on the edge of the Atlantic or Indian Ocean.

South Africa Hotel and Flight Offers

OceanTerrace

South Africa

The Oyster Box

Durban
Beach and Safari Escape
5
6 Nights from £2,385pp
Full Board
Valid 13th Mar 2017 - 15th Dec 2017
IvorySuiteBedroom

South Africa

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Kruger Park
Fly in safari to Sabi Sabi Selati
5
3 Nights from £1,920pp
All Inclusive
Valid 1st Apr 2017 - 19th Dec 2017
RoomMountainView

South Africa

One and Only Cape Town

Cape Town
15% off Suite sale at One&Only
5
1 Night from £760pp
Bed and Breakfast
Valid 21st Apr 2017 - 24th Sep 2017
IvorySuiteBedroom

South Africa

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Kruger Park
HONEYMOON OFFERS 2017 - see below lodge description
5
3 Nights from £1,930pp
All Inclusive
Valid 28th Feb 2017 - 18th Dec 2017

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South Africa Travel Information

Direct flights from the UK to a number of South African airports. 

  • Currency: Rand 
  • Time difference: (GMT +2) 
  • Flight from UK: 12 hours 
  • Visa: Not required 
  • Language: English, Afrikaans 
  • National drink: Beer 
  • National dish: Bobotie
The international airport O. R. Tambo is outside Johannesburg. Transfers by bus or taxi.
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Travel Tips & Advice for South Africa

Activities in South Africa


The number one holiday activity in South Africa is going on safari to view the world-renowned Big Five animals - leopard, lion, rhino, buffalo and elephant. On the coast, take a boat to see whales and great white sharks or take diving lessons to get close to marine life. Water sports are extremely popular and there are many opportunities to jet-ski, parasail and water-ski as well as to enjoy more leisurely water-based activities, such as sunset sailing and catamaran cruises.

Food and Drink in South Africa


While beer is the national drink, South African wines are world-famous. With a great climate for plenty of grapes, the country is most known for its Pinotage wines. Try some local specialties while you're here, such as Babotie (an upmarket Shepherd's Pie) and Boerewors, a farm sausage cooked on a South African braai (woold-fire barbeque). If you're feeling adventurous, try some game meats, such as kudu or ostrich, and dare to taste some Mopani worms, an unusual African delicacy. 

Attractions in South Africa


Cape Town has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Spend time exploring the beautiful coastline in Cape Point Nature Reserve, go whale watching along the Garden Route and experience the panoramic views in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers. Game reserves are aplenty in South Africa where you can enjoy self-drive game holidays in Kruger National Park or head into the Sabi Sands to follow big cats off-road.

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