A Rainbow Nation

There is no other nation like South Africa. It is the best spot to go if you’re looking for a special sensory or spiritual awakening because it makes people feel motivated, nourished, and renewed. Travelers can re-establish a sense of reality in South Africa. Every traveler can find something exciting and revitalizing in South Africa, as well as solutions that are affordable and cater to their needs and aspirations. The people of South Africa are renowned for their warmth, hospitality, and authenticity. It is a friendly, welcome place to visit.

South Africa is in the southern hemisphere, so when it’s winter in Europe and North America, it’s summer here. Given that summer lasts from November through February, this is the best time to travel if you want to escape the winter weather. The average daytime temperature in the summer varies depending on where you are visiting, going from 15°C (59°F) to 28°C (82°F). The typical daytime temperature in winter ranges from 66°F to 73°F (19°C to 23°C). Just remember to bring a jacket because the nights might be chilly.

The best time to travel to Mpumalanga and Limpopo if you want to go on a safari is during the winter. The weather in these two provinces is particularly pleasant, with bright days and high temperatures and dry, cool nights. Due to the lack of foliage and the fact that animals frequent the waterholes for drinking, late winter is a popular time for game viewing. Due to excessive humidity, summers in the Lowveld can be quite hot. As an alternative, you can spend a winter beach vacation in Durban or along the coast of KwaZulu-Natal because the average temperature there is around 26°C.

The finest seasons to visit Cape Town are spring and autumn, which correlate to April and May and early September to early October, respectively. The beauty of spring is especially striking since you may see some of South Africa’s most exquisite native flowers in bloom. Autumn provides a relief from the heat of summer as the Cape Winelands’ grapes begin to change color. Cape Town’s winter is less appealing because it frequently experiences wet and windy spells when cold fronts come through.

Why you should visit South Africa?

Breathtaking beaches

The stylish Camps Bay, which is close to the city center, and Boulders Beach, home to a humorous colony of endangered African penguins that waddle about, are two of Cape Town’s perhaps best urban beaches. Long lengths of clean, silky sand are swept by waves that warm up as you go further north along the Indian Ocean coast of KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa’s Garden Route. Even tropical coral reefs and top-notch diving and snorkeling locations may be found in South Africa.

Top Big 5 sightings

One of the best reasons to visit South Africa is probably the fact that it’s one of the few sites on Earth where you can see all five of the Big 5 (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, and leopard) in a single day. Due to its exceptional national parks and conservation areas, like the Kruger National Park, as well as its private game reserves, including Sabi Sands, Thornybush, Londolozi, and others, the country is one of the best places in the world to go on a Big 5 safari.

World class cuisine and wine

You need look no further than South Africa for incredible gastronomic treats at unbelievable prices. We strongly advise visiting the Cape Winelands, the undeniable “gourmet capital” of South Africa, while in the nation’s Mother City, Cape Town. Discover the stunning estates, taste award-winning wines in cool cellars and on patios covered in vines, and savor some of the best cuisine in the world in its outstanding restaurants.

An endless choice of activities

The sun, mountains, sea, and rivers that abound in South Africa encourage its citizens to treat it as a huge playground. For a taste of the great outdoors, hike to the top of Table Mountain, white water canoeing, go horseback riding in the Drakensberg, watch whales in Hermanus, go paragliding over the beaches of Cape Town, go on a walking safari in the Kruger, go cycling through the Cape Winelands, explore the forest canopy in the Garden Route, or play a round of golf on one of the many top-notch courses in South Africa. There are always exciting things to do in South Africa!

Friendly and diverse cultures

Visitors frequently remark on how friendly South Africans are and how much they smile. We enjoy interacting with new people and enthusiastically recommending our favorite locations and activities. You will hear a variety of accents in our English, see a wide variety of faces, and experience a rich fusion of flavors in our cuisine because we are a melting pot of many intriguing cultures that have come together to make one rainbow nation. While in Johannesburg, you may visit Nelson Mandela’s home and take a Soweto walking tour, you can learn how to make traditional Malay curries in Cape Town.

Almost perfect weather

Did you know that the beaches around the KwaZulu-Natal Coast, Ballito, and Durban receive an average of more than 300 days of sunshine annually? Even the so-called “rainy season” of December to March over the Kruger is actually rather sunny; rainfall typically takes the form of brief thundershowers in the late afternoons, which leave the air clear of dust and make for vivid, clear images.

A generally moderate temperature, which results in amazing summers and warm winters, is a blessing for South Africa. For many tourists (especially those from the northern hemisphere), having wonderful weather is one of the main reasons to travel to South Africa.

The whole family loves it.

Your children will adore it. Beautiful South Africa offers a ton of family-friendly lodging alternatives and a ton of fantastic family vacation possibilities. For a beach vacation, Cape Town and the Garden Route are particularly well liked.

We suggest the Pilanesberg, Madikwe, or one of the Eastern Cape parks for a family safari in Africa because they are all malaria-free and offer exceptional game viewing. Try thrill-a-minute Sun City, a vacation destination less than two hours from Johannesburg that even has a sand “beach” and “ocean” created in the middle of the bush, for loud, unrestrained whoops of ecstasy.

Immense yourself in rich history

When visiting South Africa, how far in the past are you interested? We have the Cradle of Humanity, where a number of additional (and some of the earliest) hominin fossils, including the 2.3-million-year-old Mrs. Ples fossil, were discovered. 

The KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields are a fantastic place to get a taste of more recent history. Excellent tour guides vividly depict the world of 1875, when brutal fights between British soldiers, Boer commandos, and Zulu warriors played out bravery, victory, and defeat. The greatest way to understand South Africa’s amazing modern history is to pay a visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were held for 18 years.

Unmatched value for any traveler

It’s simple to choose a cozy lodge or guesthouse that gives extra holiday luxury and excellent value when traveling to South Africa. Additionally, eating out is reasonably priced in South Africa, so you can typically enjoy a delicious dinner and local wine without the unpleasant aftertaste of an exorbitant cost.

A safari can typically be all-inclusive, making it a good value as well as letting you know what to expect up front. Request that your Africa Safari Expert design an itinerary that is as inclusive as possible while working within your budget.

Getting Around is Easy

At international airports located all around South Africa, a regular stream of foreign airlines are welcomed. Additionally, once you arrive, you’ll discover a network of national highways crisscrossing the expansive Karoo, snaking through farmland, dipping along the coast, and passing stunning mountain ranges. One of the finest reasons to travel independently is to visit South Africa, which is one of just two countries in Africa where we advise a self-drive vacation.

Additionally, there is easy access to Wi-Fi, a strong mobile phone network, several ATMs, and full-service fueling stations are always nearby for self-drivers.

Are you ready to begin planning your trip to South Africa?

To create an itinerary just for you based on your travel wishes, get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts.

Touch Nature Safaris What's App Chat Support Team
Send