Luxury South African holidays promise wildlife, culture and extraordinary gastronomy. 'A world in one country' is how the southernmost country on the African continent is often described. There are vast windswept deserts with honey-coloured dunes, sun-drenched, vineyard-covered mountains and pulsating, vibrant cities.
Safari holidays in South Africa are without par, there are multiple game reserves and luxury safari lodges to choose from: Kruger, Samara, Madikwe or Kwazulu Natal where hippo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, meerkats, wild dogs, kudu, hyena and ostrich can be spotted.
Malaria-free regions are a good choice for family holidays in South Africa, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is excellent, before a few days on the beach at Plettenberg or Walker Bay. For a special family occasion, rent a private house with ocean views or one deep in the bush.
For the gastronomically curious, a gourmet holiday in South Africa delivers in spades. Indeed, the regions of Constancia, Franschhoek and Hemel-en-Aarde are increasingly recognised for their spectacular foodie offerings, alongside the world class vineyards of the winelands.
The colonial-influenced Western Cape is not only known for its Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture, but also as the beginning of the glorious Garden Route. It stretches over one hundred and twenty-five miles of staggering coastline, starting at Mossel Bay and extending all the way to the Eastern Cape. Bordered by pine forests and fragrant fynbos bushes and punctuated with gorges, pristine sandy beaches and rocky coves, this is nature at its most exquisite.
Whether you wish to discover the battlefields at Rorke’s Drift, the Big Five on safari in Kruger National Park, the vintages of Stellenbosch, or follow in Nelson Mandela's footsteps, our South Africa safaris can be crafted to suit.
South Africa has varying climates so is a year-round destination depending on your activities. The best time for a luxury South Africa safari is during the ‘Dry Season’ from May to September when wildlife is easier to spot. June to December is the best time for whale watching and October to April is the best time to visit South Africa for birdwatching.