This is a destination where culture meets beautiful landscapes and wildlife. South Africa has 11 different languages. Filled with history and a seven wonder of the world, Table Mountain in Cape Town, this country should be on your bucket list.
South Africans are warm and full of hospitality, we have beautiful award-winning hotels, special hidden gems and glorious world-class foods and wine. Johannesburg being the capital, is where the hub of all the travel starts. You would fly into O.R Tambo International and from there you would move to your next destination. To visit South Africa without learning about its tumultuous history, would be to miss a crucial part of the country's identity. Museums from Johannesburg to Robben Island, many including exhibits on the apartheid era, might not be light-hearted but will help you to understand the fabric of South African society and appreciate how far the country has come.
Continue your history lesson with a township visit to the likes of Soweto Johannesburg or Langa Township (Cape Town), chatting to locals and learning that, despite the heart-wrenching past, there is great pride here and an immense sense of promise for the future. The history of South Africa is made with heroes such as Nelson Mandela, where you will see how much we loved him as he is everywhere you go. Not only in museums but big murals of him in the city, roads named after him making sure we never forget our Madiba.
South Africa's landscapes are stunning, from the burning Karoo and Kalahari semideserts to the misty heights of the Drakensberg range and the massive Blyde River Canyon.
Even in urban Cape Town, you need only look up to see the beautiful fynbos (indigenous flora) climbing the slopes of Table Mountain, while nearby, two of the world's most dramatic coastal roads lead to Cape Point and Hermanus. Add the vineyards carpeting the Cape Winelands, old-growth forests along the Garden Route, wrinkly mountain ranges from the Cederberg to the Swartberg mountain range, and Indian Ocean beaches, the coastline of Durban that is untouched yet magnificent, here you can take part in the Sardine Run, where the waters are warm and inviting. Making this the perfect holiday to tick all your boxes.
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