South Africa has so much to offer that it is hard to believe that it is only 11 hours away from London. One of the worlds’ most alluring travel destinations, South Africa is vast, beautiful and extraordinarily diverse. Often referred to as ‘a world in one country’, South Africa is the most developed country on the continent and offers cultural, wildlife, leisure and sporting activities. Whether your tastes are for an immersive safari experience, exploring the majesty of the mountains, or elegant wine sampling, it offers a huge range of holiday experiences, under one flag.
We cover the entirety of South Africa, and our very special hotels, and carefully selected safari lodges and villas will maximise your enjoyment of some of the most striking scenery the world has to offer. Holiday highlights could include a wildlife safari in the Kruger National Park or one of the other big game reserves, a visit to the Drakensberg Mountains or the battleﬁelds of Kwa-Zulu Natal (Zulu and Boer Wars). A few days in vibrant Cape Town could be followed by a gentle drive along the Garden Route with its miles of unspoilt beaches. A tour of the Cape Winelands will increase your credentials as a wine connoisseur, while connecting you to some of the most incredible moments in South Africa’s history.
Convenient overnight flights to South Africa take around 11 hours and it is only one hour ahead of the UK, so you will experience minimal jet lag. It has a pleasant, year round temperature and many malaria free zones. The ideal time to go for a safari experience in Kruger, Madwike or The Waterberg, is in winter (May to September) when lower rainfall and sparse vegetation make for the best game viewing, with cosy nights around a crackling fire.