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South Africa Holidays

South Africa brings to you a wonderful diversity which can surely be experienced on your South Africa holidays. It is an excellent tourist center which welcomes people from all over the world.  You can indeed have a great time on your holidays to South Africa with wildlife, beaches, mountains, world class hotels, spa centers and numerous shopping centers.  South Africa is beset with the Atlantic Ocean which lies towards the west and the Indian Ocean lies to the south-eastern part of the country. 

Enchanting South Africa Holidays

Holidays to South Africa unravel many wonders. The country represents the entire diversity of the African continent. South Africa holidays offer a chance to enjoy the rainbow culture. The cities represent the best of both the east and the west. The vast deserts, velds, and high mountains are perfect for active South Africa holidays. The country also boasts the largest hordes of different kinds of animals. It has numerous game reserves with resorts to stay and observe the numerous animals from the close range. The coastal resorts offer an enchanting beach experience on your South Africa holidays.

Thukela River and Amphitheatre, Northern Drakensberg, Royal Natal National Park, South AfricaSouth Africa Holiday Attractions and Activities

South Africa holidays offer a chance to visit a number of world heritage sites. The Cradle of Humankind, a place near Johannesburg, has a large number of caves rich fossils. Robben Island off the coastal city of Cape Town houses the jail, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for several years. Vredefort Dome is the oldest crater created due to meteorite impact. The flora and fauna of Cape Floral Region, Simangaliso Wetland Park, Mapungubwe Kingdom, and Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park are also worth seeing on South Africa holidays. 

Pretoria is the administrative capital of the country. Its museums, galleries, and botanical gardens attract tourists on South Africa holidays. Cape Town is the most beautiful city in Africa. This exotic destination should not be missed during your South Africa holidays.  It has earned great popularity due to the natural panorama which surrounds it. You will find excellent sea beaches, vineyard and extensive mountain ranges whilst on South Africa holidays. In Cape Town, you will get world class hotels, restaurants and spa centers. There are a number of attractive places in Cape Town. After 2010 World Cup Series, Cape Town has been decorated in a better way.  Roads have been repaired. Street lights, water conservatory system, electricity, telecommunication system and hotel industry have been improved by using modern technology. Tourists on on South Africa holidays can also visit impotant museums on polity and military located in Bloemfontein. The historical city of Durban has numerous attractions, including beaches and water sports centers. Johannesburg is the gateway to the real Africa and its hinterland.

South Africa Safari Holidays

South Africa brings to you 4 kinds of safaris specific to travel genre. People who are on cheap holidays to South Africa have the option to take the Affordable Safari package tour which involves affordable Kruger accommodation. Some of the recommended accommodation options during South Africa holidays are Madiwake Safari Lodge, Chapungu Tented camp and Simbavati Lodge.

If you are honeymooners, both of you can take the advantage of opting for overnight exploration to have the experience of the nocturnal wilderness and raw excitement on South Africa holidays. South Africa offers special accommodation options for honeymooners, away from crowds hidden in the lovely lodges on private kruger reserves, located on Big 5 reserves. Some of the best accommodation options for honeymooners on South Africa holidays are Singita Lebombo Lodge, Royal Malewane and Phinda Vlei Lodge.

Lion Male, Kalahari Gemsbok, South AfricaPeople on family holidays to South Africa can have the best of safari holidays at the Eastern Cape in the accommodations set on the Big 5 reserves. These safari packages offer various activities for kids as well. Some of the recommended options for family safaris are Kwa Maritane, Uplands Homestead and Royal Madiwke.

If you are on luxury holidays to South Africa, You can certainly have the best of safaris with that extra care. Holidaymakers get the luxury accommodation options like big sized apartments with chef, private guide and tracker to make your South Africa luxury holidays truly amazing. Some of the recommended options to stay are Singita Boulders, Etali Safari Lodge, and Kwandwe Great fish river lodge. 

To reach this fantastic safari lodge whilst on South Africa holidays, you need to catch a flight from Johannesburg and leave for Victoria Falls. You will be directed to reach the lodge by road. It is a unique experience to travel the highway to reach your destination on South Africa holidays. During your safari trip, you can watch cascades, forceful fountains, Sundowner Cruise and Flight of Angels. These beautiful tourist spots captivate your souls. 

Apart from South Africa safari holidays, tourists can certainly do a lot other activities which include quad biking, cycling and horse riding. South Africa has many beautiful cycling trails through which this diverse country can be explored in the best way. Winelands of Cape Town offer various cycling routes for the holidaymakers with trails through lush green vineyards giving you a memorable time of your life. Horse riding in South Africa is also very famous amongst tourists, perfect for beginners and professionals; Horse riding in South Africa is indeed a lovely experience as you get to explore the beautiful vineyards, majestic mountains and long sandy beaches on the back of a horse. Breath in the fresh air, watch the beautiful birds and take the valuable pictures while riding on the horse during your South African holidays. There are many places for horse riding in South Africa. Northern Cape and Western Cape offer beautiful trails and there are some tailored made trails for the handicapped too. 

South Africa boasts several 18-hole golf courses that are world famous. You would find them in almost all the province of South Africa. If you are on golf holidays to South Africa, you can certainly choose to stay at Garden Route, Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng, Northern Cape and Western Cape.

In Cape Town, there are also a few other important tourist spots like Fish Hoek and Simonís Town. You can also stay at Muizenberg. This tourist resort is highly luxurious and you can enjoy your South Africa Holiday with your family members. 

South Africa Holidays Weather
South Africa holiday weather is tourists friendly. It ranges from desert and semi-desert areas to subtropical coastline. Except Western Cape, the country receives rainfall in summer. Though summer days are usually hot and humid, the cities on the coast and the beaches along with high velds provide a soothing escape during South Africa holidays. In many areas, winter temperatures remain around 5C in the night time. This extreme weather is balanced during the autumn and spring days. The sunny yet mild days and clear skies in the night is the perfect time to enjoy South Africa holidays.
Getting In and Around South Africa Holidays
Transportation options are abundant during South Africa holidays. The country has 10 international airports receiving regular flights from all major cities in the world. South Africa holidays also offer a chance to visit the country by road from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. All major cruise liners make port calls at Cape Town and Durban. To get around during South Africa holidays, road and air services are the best option. Tourists on South Africa holidays are sure to delight after seeing the good domestic air travel infrastructure. Roads are well maintained and costal highways entice tourists for travel by road. Train services range from passenger and budget trains to luxurious ones and cover a number of destinations in the country and of neighboring countries. 

South Africa Holidays Food and Dining

There are numerous international restaurants to enjoy food on South Africa holidays. Tourists can enjoy British, Dutch, Indian, Malay, Portuguese and indigenous culinary traditions. International fast food chains, such as McDonalds, KFC and Wimpy have presence throughout the country. Tourists on South Africa holidays can enjoy Braaivleis or meat roasted specially on charcoal fire. Pap is pudding of corn. Slappap and Stywepap are delicious porridge served in the breakfast. Potjieko is stew of a meat and vegetable. Boerewor is a kind of hotdog buns stuffed with a spicy sausage. Beef, game and ostrich meat are most common. Bunny chows, a half a bread with lamb or beef curry is a a delicacy in KwaZulu Natal.

South Africa Holiday Review

South Africa holidays offer an enchanting experience. South African Safari is always adventurous and exciting and should be a necessary part of your South Africa holidays. A fantastic overnight overland expedition through forest and trails gives you an incredible experience to feel the romantic life. The scope for adventure and entertainment makes South Africa holidays numero uno.


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