City and bush safari holidays in South Africa

City and bush safari holidays in South Africa_Cape Town Cape Town by night | Credit: SA Visas

No other country matches South Africa when it comes to offering a world-class city and bush holiday. Cape Town is quite simply the most beautiful city in Africa, and also arguably the best equipped when it comes to urban attractions such as museums, live music, restaurants and wine-tasting venues. Cape Town also offers access to some fabulous beaches and the incomparable Table Mountain.

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Giraffe in the Kruger National Park

It can be twinned with the Kruger National Park (and/or associated private reserves) for a Big Five safari to match anything else Africa has to offer (though those seeking a malaria-free safari experience might prefer Madikwe and Pilanesberg Game Reserves northwest of Johannesburg.


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South Africa in November

You can expect thundershows in the Kruger during November Johannesburg and the Highveld is hot by day, cool at night and receives regular rainfall often in the form of afternoon thunderstorms. Cape Town and the Western Cape is hot by day, cooler at night, and dry. The Kruger Park and surrounds is hot by day, warm at night, and dry. November is an ideal time for beach holidays…

The Panorama Route

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Birding safari holidays in South Africa

The narina trogon in iSimangaliso Wetland Park South Africa is a superb bird watching destination. The national checklist comprises around 840 species, and includes the world’s largest bird (ostrich) and what is reputedly its bulkiest flying species (kori bustard) along with a dazzling variety of birds of prey, ranging from the largely terrestrial secretary-bird to the charismatic…

South Africa in January

January is all about going to the beach in South Africa | Credit: Buzz South Africa Johannesburg and the Highveld is hot by day, warm at night and receives regular rainfall often in the form of afternoon thunderstorms. Cape Town and the Western Cape is hot and dry, cooling down at night. The Kruger Park and surrounds is very hot by day, warm at night and receives occasional…

Packing list for a South Africa holiday

Aside from checking any relevant vaccinations and seeking advice about anti-malaria drugs, no special preparations are required for a trip to South Africa. All over-the-counter medications are widely available at pharmacies, but you might want to buy essentials such as sunblock and insect repellent before you travel. Travellers who wear contact lenses might find that their eyes are more…

Honeymoon safari South Africa

You can expect an intimate and luxurious retreat on a romantic vacation in the bush | Credit: Singita Ebony Lodge Lodge, Kruger National Park South Africa is a wonderful destination for honeymoons and romantic holidays, especially for those who want to mix up the romance with outdoor pursuits such as game viewing and walking. If it’s bush luxury you are after, look no further than a…

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