South Africa - Cape Winelands and Big 5 safaris

South Africa should be on everyone's bucket list. It is one of the most diverse holiday destinations on the planet; offering Big 5 safaris, jaw-dropping scenery, modern African cities and endless adventure activities.

Paarl south africa south africa game drive The view of Table Mountain at dusk from the VA Waterfront

South Africa Highlights

  • A Rainbow Nation of diverse cultures and landscapes
  • Spectacular wildlife and scenery
  • Year round warm weather
  • Child friendly
  • World class hotels and facilities
  • Value for Money Destination
  • Abundance of adventure activities
  • Malaria-free game reserves on offer
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Refundable deposit
  • 100% financial Protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

With cosmopolitan Cape Town, Big 5 safari in Kruger National Park, picturesque winelands scenery, adventure on the Garden Route and sun-drenched beaches, we are thoroughly enticed by South Africa's variety.

South Africa, fondly known as the 'Rainbow Nation' offers a melting pot of cultures and a rich history. For the most authentic interaction with modern African culture, don't miss out on the urban vibes of Johannesburg, or 'Jozi' for short.

What would a holiday be without food? South Africa's rainbow of cultures ensures that its food scene offers a fascinating variety of delicious dishes blending tantalizing European cuisine, the sweet-sour tastes of the Malays and the spicy curries from India alongside the indigenous cooking of the African people. We will expertly plan your gastronomic journey with personal restaurant recommendations allowing opportunities to taste South Africa's internationally renowned wines.

Did we mention the climate? South Africa averages up to 9 hours of sunshine a day, regardless of season!

Whether you are posing for photos at the top of Cape Town's Table Mountain, soaking up the sun on Durban's beaches or toasting the African sunset on safari, the country's first world facilities and excellent infrastructure make South Africa surprisingly stress-free to travel around, despite its size.

For our honeymooners wishing to experience a range of experiences, holidays to South Africa present one of the few places able to offer a safari, a city break and a beach holiday in one trip. Fabulous settings, luxury accommodation and high class service complete the package.

Forget Disneyland and take your children on a South African family safari. Our specially designed children's programmes bring the magic of a safari to life. Days will be filled with fun-filled and educational game drives and activities like collecting bugs, pods and feathers and learning how to identify game and animal tracks.

The South Africa adventure is diverse, from safari exploits deep in the wilderness to climbing the snow-capped peaks of the Drakensberg mountain range. Watch whales breach the waves from golden beaches or plunge below the water to cage-dive with sharks.

South Africa never fails to exceed our expectations. Start your planning today and contact one of our South Africa holiday specialists.

  • Arrival airports: Cape Town & Johannesburg
  • Time difference: EST +6 hours
  • Travel time: approx. 19 hours from New York
  • Visas: None required for United States citizens

When to visit South Africa?

When to visit South Africa?
Month Rating
Jan Best 'Summer in Cape Town and Garden Route. Turtles hatching in KwaZulu Natal
Feb Best Summer in Cape Town and Garden Route
Mar Best End of the summer but still warm. Whale shark sightings in KwaZulu Natal coast
Apr Best Light rains. Lush greenery and clear skies
May Best Day temperatures from 77F/25c to 82F/27c
Jun Best Very little rain and great game viewing
Jul Best Very little rain and great game viewing
Aug Best Very little rain and great game viewing
Sep Best Very little rain and great game viewing
Oct Best More clear skies in Cape Town and good game viewing in Eastern Cape
Nov Best Warm, sunfilled days in Cape Town and Garden Route
Dec Best Warm, sunfilled Summer days in Cape Town and Garden Route
Best Good Mixed

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Family Holiday to South Africa

Corina Caplan

We were very impressed with South Africa

04/01/2021 Read full trip review

Honeymoon to Mozambique & South Africa

Beatriz Dal Poz

We hired Mahlatini to plan our dream honeymoon and they really delivered. We were impressed by their professionalism and dedication to us as clients. Donna really understood what we wanted from our trip and worked to achieve it. We were extremely excited with the bespoke itinerary she created for us however unfortunately our honeymoon was cancelled due to Covid-19.

12/11/2020 Read full trip review

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