If you yearn to expand your horizons and get in touch with your inner self through nature, adventure, leisure and culture, then South Africa should be at the top of your bucket list. A world of experiences in one magnificent country, this vibrant melting pot at the southern tip of the African continent will satisfy all your desires... and deliver even more than you could imagine.
For hundreds of years people have travelled to this natural wonderland in search of thrills and opportunity. A stimulating, abundant place full of unexpected delights and unique discoveries, South Africa offers something for everyone: from the young, to the young at heart, from pure pleasure seekers, to adrenaline junkies.
Well-known around the world for its historical and political legacy of reconciliation after apartheid, the country's nickname of the 'Rainbow Nation' is well deserved. The South African experience makes for a heady mix, with influences ranging from Africa, Europe and the East. Its rich cultural make-up is set against the inspiring backdrop of its freedom struggle, and is infused with a spirit of 'Ubuntu', an ancient African word meaning 'human kindness', personified by national heroes such as the beloved Nelson Mandela.
This spirit is reflected in South Africa's friendly, resourceful people, who will welcome you in 11 different official languages and many more besides. Its dynamic, modern urban centres pulse with life and reflect a diverse blend of cultures and people from all over Africa, and further afield.
A proud custodian of no less than eight World Heritage sites such as the original, ancient birthplace of humans, the 'Cradle of Mankind' South Africa has also been declared one of the planet's 18 mega-diverse destinations.
With its temperate, sunny climate, widely varying geography and moody vistas, South Africa is an outdoor lover's paradise. Wide-open savannah spaces become majestic mountain ranges. Arid deserts contrast with lush forests. Swimming-friendly beaches meet rugged shorelines. Oceans teeming with life vie for your attention alongside bushveld retreats boasting the Big Five... remember to pack your camera!
South Africa offers it all: from eco-friendly wildlife safaris to international sporting events; luxury honeymoon getaways to high-level global summits. Here you'll find your niche, whether you're a history buff, or like to sunbathe in the buff! Shop until you drop, then savour a feast of fine food and wine, along with a wide variety of entertainment. Or enjoy more sensual pursuits instead: stargaze at Sutherland; white-water raft along the Orange River; or treat yourself to some relaxing spa downtime.
South Africa is easy to reach, offering three international airports and once you're here, getting around, being comfortable and staying in touch with the world are no problem, thanks to its convenient, world-class infrastructure, accommodation and technology. No matter if you're a backpacker on a shoestring budget; a family looking for value for money; or a high-end globetrotter seeking indulgence, your choices are unlimited in this highly affordable travellers' playground.
South Africa is a place that will speak to your soul. You'll want to return, because it will feel like home!
The name "Bayete" is a Zulu royal greeting dating back from the days of the Zulu leader, Shaka, & as such you will find hospitality second to none at Bayete, where your hosts aim to please. At Bayete you will find tasteful ethnic decor.
Approximately 90 minutes drive from Cape Town on the open West Coast road, Britannia Bay is only a heart throb away. Watch the sun rise over the calm, clear waters of the bay or sip a sun downer at sunset after a delightful day
Welcome to Old Halliwell Country Inn, set in the peace and quite of the Midlands just outside the historic hamlet of Currys Post, this stone house dates back to the 1830's and captures the traditions and charm of a more gracious age.
Luxurious self-catering apartment situated right on the coast of Ballito in the heart of the Dolphin Coast, with direct access to the beach. The apartment is spacious and open-plan, with a large balcony for entertaining and dolphin viewing.
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Station House is conveniently located close to shops, banks and petrol stations, yet far enough away from development to hear no sound other than that of nature.
The exotic atmosphere of Thai island living experienced on the pristine sands of Umdloti Beach. A place to relax in traditional Thai surrounds in the award winning Thai beach house 'Mei-Pen-Lai '.
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Keble Estate is a self Catering Chalet we offer five double bedrooms - one of which has a bathroom en suite - in our original 1872 sandstone manor house, located- at Clocolan in a scenic and still undiscovered part of the eastern Free State
Sleep peacefully and safely in the neat one-bedroom/single bathroom thatched stone house (sleeps 4), which has a lounge and a fully fitted kitchen or in one of two thatched cottages (sleep 2 per cottage), each with their own bathroom. All accomm...
We offer fully equipped private apartments, situated in a tranquil environment with a meticulous garden. We have a outdoor swimming pool & thatched barbecue area with a dining room and lounge to relax in.
Enjoy this unique French style B&B, with hints of lavender, colors, and hospitality typical of Provence in the South of France, and year-round African sunshine.Our 4 charming rooms, are set in a peacefull garden with pool, only 300m from the beac
Shearwater is a new double story beach home that sleeps 12 comfortably. It has unobstructed sea and lighthouse views from the upper floor and large deck. Beautiful views of the nature reserve can be enjoyed from the back of the home
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Cabanas Del Mar 17 is a self-catering holiday flat on the main Winklespruit Beachfront. It is situated +/-70 minutes from New Durban International Airport and 5km from Amanzimtoti. Unit 17 is in a fully enclosed complex with 24 hour security which of
202 Laguna La Crete self-catering unit is fully furnished and equipped with the basic day-to-day amenities. This comfortable accommodation can sleep 4 people.