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!
Atlantic Holidays serves well as a central base from which to explore Cape Town. The spacious double-storey house and flat is built on a slope in a well-established, classy neighbourhood with trees and flowers in abundance. Its elevated location...
Fall asleep to the echo of the ocean. Wake up to the most breath taking, majestic views any time of the year, that allows you to feel as thou you are floating on the ocean bed. Oceans Echo is a 2min away from the 'Jagger walk' which leads onto one...
Hornbill Private Lodge is a discreet private lodge situated within the 12,500 hectare big 5 game Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. The lodge caters for families and is situated 26 kilometers from Bela Bela (Warm baths).
Makarios, which means "Blessed" is a lovely 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house situated in Vermont, Hermanus. All the bedrooms have crisp white linen and all bath towels are provided. There are a lovely indoor braai which connect the house in the middle.
Eden Palms Penthouse is an upmarket and modern self-catering apartment in a secure complex. It is suitable for 4 people (no children under 12. Both bedrooms have Queen beds and en-suite bathrooms.
Four rustic furnished tents provide a relaxed nature experience. Each tent sleeps two people and has a braai unit, fridge, table and two chairs. Bedding and towels are provided. There is a communal kitchen equipped with stove plates, cooking and eating ut
Deja Vu self catering Cottage (sleeps 4) which is an independent free standing property is situated in the beautiful Village neighbourhood of Sedgefield, only 300 metres from the lagoon, and is designed to cater for all your needs.
Beachfront apartment in secure gated complex. 3 bedrooms all en-suite. Open plan kitchen / dining / sitting room. Excellent sea views . Double automated garage.
Bay Splendour, nestles in a quiet cul-de-sac only ten minutes walk from the old world charm of Simon's Town, South Africa's premier naval station. A coastal gem of peace and tranquillity, Bay Splendour has a spacious open-plan lounge and kitchen...
Typically colonial, the large gracious Karoo House is elegantly furnished, with five double bedrooms, five bathrooms - some en-suite - a fireside lounge, a DStv equipped TV Lounge, the Saddlebum Pub, 14 seater dining room and comfortable porches...
The property in Stillbay consists of two living units: the main house (Opstêrs) on the beachfront and a luxurious flat behind the main house.
A gracious Cape-Dutch styled home nestled in the cosmopolitan suburb of Morningside, Durban. The Neuk Guest House is conveniently situated for both the discerning businessman and tourist. The rooms are beautifully decorated and have their own ...
Loerie Cottage is a quaint and private little cottage on a smallholding nestled in the beautiful Colleen Glen Valley. This spacious and tranquil cottage is perfect for a relaxing and stress-free overnight stopover as it is only a few kilometres from the N
Discover and enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the Eastern Free State Mountains, close to the Lesotho border. Mont Plaisir offers luxurious self-catering accommodation...
Merlon offers self catering accommodation for 10 people, in 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms. Bedrooms 1 and 5 have King Sized beds, bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 single beds. The beds in bedrooms 2 and 3 can be converted to King sized if required...
Luxurious Self Catering 3 Bedroom Apartment with panoramic sea views situated right on the beach between Umhlanga and Ballito in La Mercy.
The lodge has been sensitively built into pristine African sandforest, carefully preserving this fragile ecology. The focus is on conservation through education and environmental awareness.