5 reasons to plan a trip to South Africa

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 30/09/2019
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  • Are you planning a trip to South Africa? If you are, you are in for a real treat! If you’re not, we have 5 reasons why you should be, as it consistently delivers one of the best all round holidays, and as the saying goes, it truly is a “world in one country”.

    South Africa

    Sunshine filled days in South Africa

    1. Lots of sunshine

    With Durban boasting a remarkable average of 320 days of sunshine a year, Ballito and the beaches of the KwaZulu-Natal Coast averaging over 300 days of sunshine a year, South Africa is an ideal destination to enjoy fantastic temperatures.

    2. Amazing for wildlife spotting

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    Elephant cooling itself in the Water hole

    It is fantastic for a safari, and the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s most well-known parks. Visit and you’ll see lions at dawn, elephants at breakfast, and rhinos at sundown. And that’s just day one!

    Madikwe Private Reserve is perfect for a family safari, or alternatively, you can combine game viewing at Addo Elephant National Park with a beach vacation in the Eastern Cape.

    You may even be lucky enough to spot desert-adapted dwellers like pangolin or anteaters in Tswalu in the heart of the Kalahari, or the elusive bat-eared fox and porcupines in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.

    It is also perfect for whale watching and Hermanus, in particular, has some of the best land-based whale watching in the world.

    3. Amazing Winelands


    Cape Winelands

    If you are an oenophile or just enjoy drinking wine, the Cape Winelands is home to some of the most prestigious wineries, producing world-class wines in wonderfully scenic locations, and just an hour east of Cape Town. Some of the most well-known wine varieties grown in the Cape include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc.

    4. Seeped in history

    South Africa has a long and varied history, and Nelson Mandela touched the world with his inspirational story. You can walk in his footsteps from the rolling hills and scattered villages of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, the prison cells of Robben Island, to the sacred sidewalk on Vilakazi Street in Soweto.

    5. Family friendly

    On safari in South Africa

    Giraffes in South Africa

    South Africa is brilliant for a family friendly holiday, as there’s no time difference and you can safari in a variety of malaria-free game reserves. In addition to going on safari, you can see the penguins on Boulders Beach as well as other fantastic activities and excursions.


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