South Africa always wows tourists with its distinctive mix of landscapes across the country, from sub-tropical rain forests and semi-desert stretches to snow-capped mountains, sugar-fine beaches and grassland game reserves. Cape Town, the Cape wine lands, the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand, Timbavati and the Garden Route are the most popular South Africa travel destinations.
Altogether, South Africa is formed by an outstanding unity, a combined identity that leaves a permanent mark on all who visit. From the moment you step off the plane, you receive friendly welcomes that are universal, regardless of the language. The varied geography provides endless magic: from world class vineyards, breathtaking beaches, hippo-infested swamps of the Limpopo, to the soaring snow-capped peaks of the Drakensburg. Yet its cities can pleasantly package everything together. Cape Town the dream city.

LOCATION

It is the Southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 miles) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east and northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland, and surrounding the kingdom of Lesotho. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and with close to 56 million people, is the world’s 24th-most populous nation.

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

South Africa is a multi ethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution’s recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. The South African black majority still has a extensive number of rural inhabitants who lead largely impoverished lives. It is among these people that cultural traditions survive most strongly.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, in Northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.
Two rivers, the Limpopo in the north and the Crocodile in the south, act as natural boundaries, with several others winding through the park. There’s a vast network of paved roads and marked trails that visitors can explore on their own or with guides. Numerous archaeological sites include ancient rock paintings, a Stone Age village and a 16th-century village. Accommodations range from tents to cottages to lodges, but are all traditionally very basic. Private reserves adjoining the park and private concessions within offer luxurious lodges and off-road game-viewing tours.

Hermanus, Western Cape

Hermanus is a seaside town Southeast of Cape Town, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. It’s known as a whale-watching destination. Beaches include Voëlklip Beach and the broad Grotto Beach, overlooking Walker Bay. The Old Harbour Museum is a site encompassing the old harbour, a fishermen’s village and the Whale House Museum. The latter has informative displays and a suspended skeleton of a whale.
The museum complex also includes De Wet’s Huis Photographic Museum, displaying pictures of Hermanus in the early 20th-century, and the Open Air Museum with fish sheds and brine tanks.
North of town, Fernkloof Nature Reserve is home to wildlife like long-tailed Cape sugarbirds, as well as indigenous plant species and trails leading to views of the bay. Rotary Way is a mountain road with lookout points with views that stretch from Sandbaai, to the west, to the Klein River Valley, in the east. Starting in Benguela Cove, popular wine routes meander through the Hemel en Aarde Valley, dotted with vineyards and wineries.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top.

Robben Island

Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa. Robben Island is roughly oval in shape, 3.3 km long north-south, and 1.9 km wide, with an area of 5.07 km². It is flat and only a few metres above sea level, as a result of an ancient erosion event. Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars before the fall of apartheid. To date, three of the former inmates of Robben Island have gone on to become President of South Africa: Nelson Mandela, Kgalema Motlanthe, and current President Jacob Zuma.

Kirstenbosch NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN

Kirstenbosch is an important botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The garden is one of nine National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa’s six different biomes and administered by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. The garden includes a large conservatory (exhibiting plants from a number of different regions, including savanna, fynbos, karoo and others. Outdoors, the focus is on plants native to the Cape region, highlighted by the spectacular collections of proteas. Kirstenbosch enjoys great popularity with residents and visitors. From the gardens several trails lead off along and up the mountain slopes and these are much used by walkers and mountaineers. One of the trails, up a ravine called Skeleton Gorge, is an easy and popular route to the summit of Table Mountain. This route is also known as Smuts’ Track after Prime Minister Jan Smuts who used this route regularly. On the slopes above the cultivated parts of the garden a contour path leads through forests to Constantia Nek to the south. The same contour path can be followed to the north for many kilometres and it will take the hiker past the Rhodes Memorial to the slopes of Devil’s Peak and beyond.

Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The aquarium was opened on the 13 November 1995 and comprises seven exhibition galleries with large viewing windows. The enchantment of this particular aquarium is due to its location, where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet.

Cape Town

THE SOUTHERN SUN WATERFRONT

The Southern Sun Waterfront hotel in Cape Town is located in the heart of the city’s most tourist friendly precinct, and is a short walk from the V&A Waterfront. Stylish and inviting, our hotel provides comfortable and convenient accommodation for business and leisure travelers alike. Recently refurbished, our award-winning Cape Town hotel offers 537 beautifully-appointed rooms, with a host of amenities and services on offer, including free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a fully-equipped fitness centre and an outdoor pool.

SUNSQUARE CAPE TOWN GARDENS

Situated near the Cape Town city bowl in the lush suburb of Gardens, the beautifully renovated SunSquare Cape Town Gardens hotel (previously SunSquare Cape Town) offers visitors accommodation that is unique, contemporary and affordable. Just 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, in close proximity to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the hotel’s location in Gardens makes it equally convenient for business or leisure. Guests have a choice of attractive contemporary accommodation options at our Gardens hotel. The hotel’s 136 well-appointed en suite rooms are in a Standard and Standard Surcharge format, as well as four spacious Suites. Rooms are equipped with a host of amenities, which include flat-screen TVs, individually controlled air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

Johannesburg

PROTEA HOTEL JOHANNESBURG ALL-SUITE

Discover one of the unique full-service hotels in Braamfontein where attention to detail will exceed your greatest expectations! Whether staying for leisure, business or hosting a Johannesburg, South Africa conference, the Protea Hotel Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite is ideally situated to make your stay an exceptional experience. Our hotel’s well-appointed accommodations in downtown Johannesburg are complemented by more than 10,301 square feet of event space, on-site dining, a fitness center and roof top pool to create the ideal environment for all types of travel. Offering complimentary Wi-Fi and free local shuttle service, our hotel is designed to let you travel in style. Each of our 300 modern, one-bedroom suites features a separate lounge, bedroom, bathroom, service area, work desk and balcony for a refreshing and comfortable stay. In addition, our event venue’s five conference rooms and seven boardrooms are supported by on-site catering and a staff of dedicated professionals.

HOLIDAY IN SANDTON

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Sandton, Rivonia Road, located in the heart of Gauteng’s corporate, financial and shopping mecca. This cosmopolitan hotel is in close proximity to OR Tambo International Airport, and 500 metres from the Sandton Gautrain station, which are 2 stops away from Johannesburg CBD. Close to attractions such as the Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton City Shopping Centre and Nelson Mandela Square, this is the perfect Holiday Inn in Johannesburg for any business or leisure guest.
Our lobby features glittering handmade chandeliers and a 10-metre long fireplace where one can relax and surf the complimentary wireless Internet available to all guests. Within the lobby is our Chairman’s bar, the perfect spot to grab a hot cup of coffee and a delicious fresh pastry before you start your day. Indulge in a full hotel continental breakfast buffet at our Lettuce & Lime Restaurant, or enjoy a delectable meal from our a la carte menu paired with a bottle from our extensive wine list. Our state-of-the-art conferencing facilities and professional service combine to make this Sandton, Johannesburg hotel one of the most sought-after conference and meeting venues in the area. The hotel also has a 24-hour self-service Business Centre, and 7 meeting rooms which can cater for up to 200 people, including 3 conferencing rooms on the 9th floor surrounded by stunning views of the surrounding area. Our 9th floor is also the location of our famous Skye Bar and swimming pool.

Sun City

CABANAS HOTEL

The newly refurbished Cabanas hotel is situated at the Sun City Waterworld Lake, offering guests a contemporary twist and great ‘base’ to explore the resort. As the sun sets over the open spaces and rolling lawns the nights begin at the Cabanas Pool Deck, with chic cocktails and a vibrant island setting.

SUN CITY RESORT

BEST HOLIDAY RESORT IN SOUTH AFRICA!

History was made in 1979 when Sun City was opened in the North West to become the best holiday resort in South Africa, and for good reason. Home to the Valley of Waves and sprawled along the border of the Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City Resort enjoys the fine distinction of being the only surf-and- safari destination within a two-hour drive of landlocked Johannesburg. Whether you’re looking for a romantic stay with your partner, a fun weekend getaway with friends or a North West holiday with the whole family, Sun City Resort has it all.

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