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South Africa is a vast country of varying landscapes, scenery and cultures and, ares of interest are plentiful and widespread. South Africa's major attractions include game viewing and wildlife, Cape Town and its surrounding beaches and winelands and the picturesque charm of the Garden Route. Explore miles of untamed beaches on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape and in Kwa-Zulu Natal the coastline offers warm waters and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. The majestic Drakensberg mountains seperate KZN from Lesotho and are a favourite amongst hikers.

Wildlife in South Africa
South Africa is famous for the Big Five namely lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard but these are by no means the only reason for a game viewing holiday.
Other wildlife including an array of buck, zebra, giraffe, warthog and hyena as well as an adundance of birdlife can also be seen in South Africa. Nothing on earth is quite like the wide open spaces of the African bush, the pulsating heat by day and the endless starry skies by night. An experience of a lifetime.
Cape Town
Cape Town has become known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With the landmark Table Mountain at its centre, the city spreads out towards the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the white sandy
beaches of Clifton and Camp's Bay, experience breathtaking views at Cape Point and pay a visit to Robben Island for a slice of South Africa's political history.Wine, dine and shop at the V&A Waterfront and take in the picturesque winelands in nearby Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. For more, visit AboutCapeTown.com
Garden Route
The beautiful stretch of coastline between Mossel Bay and Nature's Valley in the Western Cape is known as the Garden Route for its greenery and lush Tsitsikamma Forest. The coastal route includes Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay - each with their own charm and attractions.
Hiking, walking and swimming are plentiful, or simply relax and take in the scenery. The Outeniqua Choo Choo chugs between George and Knysna offering spectacular views. Dine on fresh seafood and oysters and take a boat trip on the Knysna Lagoon. A holiday for the whole family.
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Travel Routes
South Africa is a vast and beautiful country to explore. Take a look at some of our suggestions of the best scenic road trips. Read more ...

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Travel Tips

South Africa's summer months are between November and March and winter falls between May - July. The summer months are very hot especially in the interior - visitors who are not used to the heat may prefer to travel in spring or autumn.

Many of South Africa's beach resorts are particularly busy in December when local schools are on holiday. If you prefer to stay away from the maddening crowds, opt for a trip in November or February instead.


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