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Classic South Africa…

There really is nothing like a classic and South Africa is no exception. It is a destination that offers a range of accommodation options, an abundance of activities and experiences that are quintessentially South African. Our African Travel Specialists share their recommendations on experiencing Classic South Africa…

Table Mountain

This iconic natural spectacle is a must-do for those visiting Cape Town. The mountain offers stunning views and a rich array of flora and fauna. Take a cable car to the top and enjoy the 360° panoramic views, or explore the area on foot along one of the hiking trails. At the top enjoy a picnic, peruse the souvenir shop or indulge in a delicious high tea with incredible views…

V&A Waterfront

Offering a range of diverse and interesting activities, it is no wonder that the V&A Waterfront is a much-loved hotspot! Delve into the rich history of the area with a walking tour or enjoy a gastronomic adventure; explore the V&A Food Market, Fish Market as well as hundreds of restaurants. The Waterfront is home to many museums that host diverse collections such as incredible artwork, gems and even archaeological ruins. There’s no better way to end the day here than enjoying the view from high up on the Cape Wheel as the sun sets…

Boulders Penguin Colony

Situated in Simon’s Town, this is the best place to see African penguins in South Africa. Unfortunately now endangered, don’t miss seeing these unique creatures, found only on the coast of South Africa and Namibia. Follow the boardwalks down to Foxy Beach to get the best view of these little guys. If you’re interested in seeing some baby penguins (and who wouldn’t be!) make sure you visit in January for the best chance. Afterwards, make the most of your time here by enjoying a swim at the beautiful Boulders Beach.

Cape Winelands

Leave Cape Town and head north for the Winelands, a historic area producing some of the finest wine in the world. Set against an incredible mountainous backdrop, explore the lush vineyards of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. In terms of accommodation, our African Travel Specialists recommend the Babylonstoren Farm, offering luxury suites and a farm-to-table ethos. For those looking to relax, the Cape Winelands is the perfect escape. There’s nothing better than a day of exceptional South African wine and gourmet food…

Garden Route

Stretching approximately 200km along the coast of South Africa, drive along this route to see the breathtaking scenery between Port Elizabeth and Mossel Bay. Spend as long or as little as you want exploring this incredible coastline; discover stunning beaches, lagoons as well as native forests. Along the way, enjoy whale watching, bird watching, and canoeing. For the more adventurous, there are caves to explore and even bungee jumping!

Safari in Kruger National Park

The largest game reserve in South Africa, Kruger National Park boasts a diverse ecosystem and is home to the iconic Big 5. Explore the area on game drives, enjoy the many wilderness trails as well as bird watching. Kruger offers a host of luxury safari accommodation. Our African Travel Specialists recommend Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, Dulini Lodge and Singita Boulders Lodge.

The Three Rondavels

Also known as “The Chief and Three Wives”, these three red sandstone towers are said to represent Mapjaneng, a celebrated chief and his three troublesome wives. Covered in lush greenery, each stands approximately 700 metres tall and rises high above the valley below– the Three Rondavels are a sight you simply can’t miss. Ensure you make time to stop and enjoy the sight of this ancient geological phenomenon; it truly is an incomparable vision.

South Africa has something for everyone– whether your idea of heaven is lounging in the sun surrounded by vineyards or in the heart of the action on safari! Offering stunning scenery, fantastic shopping and gourmet cuisine, there’s a unique experience to be had around every corner…

References:  Thank you Lonely Planet, Beautiful World, CN Traveler, Bookmundi.com, Fodors, Thewholeworldisaplayground.com, SA Venues, Rhino Africa, Go 2 Africa, Cape Town, Traveller 24, The Culture Trip, Table Mountain, Getaway, Inside Guide, San Parks and Capetown Travel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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