Explore this extraordinary and diverse land on your South Africa holiday

A holiday to South Africa is unforgettable – breathtakingly diverse in landscape and visitor experiences. Many first-time visitors make a beeline for the Cape, the Garden Route and Kruger National Park, and with good reason, but this amazing land rewards a longer-than-usual stay, giving you a chance to enjoy less well-known adventures such as the scenery and battlefields of KwaZulu Natal and the fascinating blend of cultures in Gauteng.

Popular Regions in South Africa

Lion's head

Cape Town

12 hotels from £1,159

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +2 hours

Capital:

South Africa has 3 capitals: Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial) and Cape Town (legislative).

Currency:

South African Rand

Flying time to destination:

Johannesburg 11½ hours; Cape Town 13¾ hours.

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