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South Africa also officially called the Republic of South Africa or RSA is located at the tip of the African continent with a long coastline that shares its border with the Indian Ocean and the South Atlantic Sea. Touted as a great tourist destination RSA has some stunning landscape locations owed to its natural physical geography and location. At the same time, the diverse range of topography, vegetation and climate has been responsible for sustaining splendid wildlife and biodiversity that finds itself silhouetted against the panoramic scenic views of South Africa’s savannahs, desert, coastal and mountain landscapes.
Apart from its physical splendour and wildlife wonders, RSA also has important urban centers, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. All of these cities have their own natural setting and charm, their commercial centers, historical and culturally significant destinations and monuments that reflect on the long and arduous history of South Africa. Cape Town, for example, is surrounded by natural landscapes that give the city a beautiful touch. A hike to the Table Mountain, Liona’s Head, Champmana’s Peak or a visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or watching penguins along the False Bay are as attractive as taking a stroll along the Victoria and Albert Waterfront or paying a visit to Robben Island an important landmark in the apartheid struggle. The Johannesburg side is famous for Sun City, Cradle of Humankind and the world famous Kruger national park. Do consult our destination experts to co-create your bespoke trip to South Africa.
Traditionally South Africa has two distinct tourist circuits – one is the Cape Town circuit another is the Johannesburg circuit, most guests usually do the best of both. If you are more adventurous, then there are more regions to explore as well such as Kgalagadi transfrontier park and many private game reserves. Another experience worth doing in South Africa is getting onboard one of its luxury trains, they are truly an affair to remember for lifetime.
Cape Town is a prominent city of South Africa and on the checklist of all of the South Africa tours. It offers visitors a variety of experiences that include historic museums, cuisine exploration, nature and ecological experience and urban city entertainment. Some of the famous things to see are Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and Robben Island.
Garden Route National Park
The Garden Route National Park is a must include in your South Africa holiday packages if you would like to see the natural flora and fauna along coastal South Africa.Along the route one can see whale migration, do cage diving to see great white sharks and pass through some of the most breath-taking landscapes.
It is one of the biggest cities in South Africa and a must-include in your holiday packages in South Africa to experience the happening urban life here. The city is famous for its art scene, historical monuments, museums and cultural centers.Nearby is Sun City which is a luxury resort and casino, and often a must see place for most visitors. Cradle of humankind, 50km apart, is said to have artefacts from the origin of human civilisation and is a recommended place to visit.
Kruger National Park
A part of all South Africa wildlife tours, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest game reserves that is famous for its high density of wild animals including the Big 5 – elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, and buffalos. It is also home to many bird species like storks, vultures, and eagles. The park is uniquely favoured by Nature to have a variety of landscape like Bush plains, mountains, and forests. Safari trips in South Africa are incomplete without a visit to this Mecca of wildlife. It is definitely recommended for discerning guests looking for a touch of luxury.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Adjoining Kruger is Sabi Sands game reserve, a private reserve with limited luxury accommodation options, giving a more private and exclusive experience on game drives. It is famous for its frequent Leopard sightings, though all African big Cats and and most African mammals can be found here. Sabi Sands is definitely a must-visit place in all luxurious South Africa vacation packages.