Holidays to South Africa

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Multicentre Holidays to South Africa

A week-long safari or extended beach break? With a South Africa multi-centre holiday you don’t have to decide – you can do both! Spend time in the malaria-free game reserves of South Africa heading out on game drives before kicking back on the white sand beaches of Mauritius soaking up the sunshine and relaxing after the thrills of spotting the Big Five. Fancy a few days of Duty Free shopping? Break up your journey with a stopover in Dubai and live the life of luxury in this cosmopolitan Middle Eastern destination.

Or choose to stay in South Africa and explore two or more of the country’s hot spots. Climb Table Mountain, get friendly with penguins or dine along the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, then head to the coast to look out for the marine Big Five, go whale watching and take guided walks through a private nature reserve. No matter what you decide to do or where you decide to go, our Travel Specialists can help plan your South Africa multi-centre holiday.

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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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