Hermanus, on the Western Cape, is recognised as one the world’s best whale watching destinations. Wander along the cliff path and you may not even need to board a boat to spot them.
A cosmopolitan city in the shade of the stunning table mountain, Cape Town combines beaches, harbours and botanical gardens within a breathtaking setting.
Not only can you see the Big 5 in South Africa’s game reserves, but many of them, such as Shamwari, are malaria free and have fantastic facilities for children making it a perfect family adventure.
The Garden Route is an incredible coastal drive that meanders through forests and national parks, alongside picturesque beaches and lagoons. And to make it an easier driving experience, in South Africa you drive on the left!
Being that it’s 8000 miles away in another hemisphere, you’d think that there would be a huge time difference. But South Africa is just 2 hours ahead of GMT, which means it's only an hour ahead during our summer.
South Africa has many beach spots, but the warm waters, golden sand, and over 300 days of sun in Durban make it worthy of it’s Miami Beach comparisons.
The awe-inspiring Victoria Falls is the world’s largest waterfall and is easily reached by a short flight from Johannesburg. It’s known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya - “The smoke which thunders”.
You need only drive 30 minutes out of Cape Town and you’ll be amongst some outstanding vineyards. Known for the dark and bold red Pinotage, the country has been producing wine for over 350 years.
Sometimes known as the Las Vegas of Africa, Sun City offers casinos, golf courses, concerts and shopping. For those thrill seekers out there, it’s also home to the world famous Valley of Waves waterpark.
The Born Free Foundation operates two sanctuaries in South Africa. They care for lions and leopards that have been rescued from captivity, as well as offering education about animal conservation.