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South Africa has much on offer for the culture enthusiast as well, whether it’s the vibrant city life of Cape Town or the laid-back vibe of coastal hamlets along the Garden Route. The country’s history is tumultuous, and museums in Johannesburg and other cities preserve much of this legacy. We’ll take you from the great outdoors to the finest offerings of city life here in South Africa.

South Africa is among the world’s premier safari destinations, home to the Big 5 and famous wilderness reserves like Kruger National Park. Here, trained rangers introduce you to big game in the wild - lions and rhinos, elephants and leopards, and a wealth of bird life. But  outdoor life in South Africa extends far beyond its wildlife reserves. Magnificent landscapes and a stunning coastline give rise to a range of nature-based activities. Spot whales and dolphins at the southern tip of the country, or make your way to the beautiful wine region, with rolling vineyards and wonderful tasting experiences. Explore the arid landscape of the Kalahari or hike the dramatic Cederberg mountains.


South Africa has much on offer for the culture enthusiast as well, whether it’s the vibrant city life of Cape Town or the laid-back vibe of coastal hamlets along the Garden Route. The country’s history is tumultuous, and museums in Johannesburg and other cities preserve much of this legacy. We’ll take you from the great outdoors to the finest offerings of city life here in South Africa.


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South Africa

Road Trip along the Scenic Garden Route

A 300-kilometer stretch of coastal road on the south west tip of South Africa is often regarded as the most beautiful region in the country. Known as The Garden Route, the road trip gets its name from the Garden Route National Park that it covers, with diverse vegetation and wildlife, and an abundance of lagoons, lakes, mountains, forests, and beaches along its winding roads. Theroute offers plenty of activities along the way, from hiking to whale watching tours.

Bungee Jumping in the Western Cape

The Bloukrans Bungy is the worlds’ highest commercial bungy bridge, 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. This experience is not for the faint of heart, and jumping off the bridge offers those who try it a true taste of adventure.

Explore Franschhoek Valley on a Wine Train

Journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram, stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. The experience takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with stories on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley, complimentary wine tastings and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards.

Go Shark Cage Diving at Mossel Bay

An experience for the truly adventurous, shark cage diving involves lowering visitors into warm waters in a protective cage, to see a variety of marine life. Spot tiger sharks, hammerheads and even great white sharks swim by in an unforgettable experience.

Track giraffes and sable at Mattanu Private Game Reserve

Check into a tent at a vast, family-owned retreat situated in the plains of the Northern Cape Province, near Kimberley. The resort is best known for its breeding programs, and guests can participate in tracking, tagging, and helping to transfer animals. Watch giraffes, roan, sable, impala, and buffalos roam free and wild in the reserve.

Kruger National Park

Singita Boulders Lodge

Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Leopard Hills

Cape Town

Ellerman House

Hermanus

Birkenhead House

Cape Town

Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel

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