Regions in South Africa
Where to go in South Africa, from Cape Town to Kruger National Park
There are few places on earth as diverse as South Africa. Self-drives are a popular way of getting around because the roads are easy to navigate and South Africans also drive on the left – the go-to itinerary is the Garden Route which follows the coast from the Western Cape past stunning coastal scenery and tourist-friendly towns.
Most visitors begin in Cape Town to scale its unusual, flat-topped mountain and enjoy the refinement this world-class city lavishes on its guests. This followed by a couple of nights sipping your way around the Cape Winelands’ award-winning vineyards is a foolproof combination for an introduction to the Western Cape. A safari is the fitting finale to a South Africa holiday. Internal flights take you from city to safari sundowner within a day, with Kruger National Park being the country’s most famous game reserve. South Africa is especially appealing for a safari because of its malaria-free options in the Eastern Cape and reserves in the north-west like Madikwe.
In Hermanus, you’ll find some of the best land-based whale watching vantage points and for the ‘Golden Mile’ of beaches and historic battlefields, head to Durban and KwaZulu-Natal. Johannesburg has excellent connections for internal and international flights for combining Cape Town and northern South Africa and onward travel to glistening beach breaks in the Indian Ocean.
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Kruger is South Africa’s safari heart and each of its private concessions offers a little extra to enjoy this awe-inspiring landscape. Watch vast herd...