Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa, stretching from the hippos in the Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on the Cape, is difficult to beat. It benefits from its position at the southern end of the world’s most epic continent, with more types of terrain than most places in the world.
You will find the deserted Kalahari, the Namakwa’s springtime symphony of wildflowers, the iconic Table Mountain, the Cape Point, the Kruger National Parks wildlife-stalked savannah, the Lesotho and the Drakensburg.
KwaZulu Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park alone has five distinct ecosystems, attracting both zebras and dolphins.
South African night life is very diverse. Long Street in Cape Town is well known for its row of night clubs, restaurants and bars and cafes and is sure to offer a true African welcome. For a real African feel and a yacht charters can visit local Shabeens for some homebrewed beer.
Cape Town is one of South Africas most popular destinations. As beautiful as the surrounding beaches and vineyards can be, its the rugged wilderness of Table Mountain, coated in a unique flora, that grabs everyones attention.
Complementing with the mountains natural beauty is Cape Town eye-catching way with design and colour in everything from the brightly painted façades of the Bo-Kaap and the Victorian bathing chalets of Muizenberg, to the contemporary Afro-chic décor of the many excellent guesthouses, restaurants and bars.
The city is crammed with galleries displaying amazing artworks and shops selling wonderfully inventive craftwork. It is also getting a reputation as the fashion nexus of South Africa.
South Africas third-largest city, Durban, offers a lively prepackaged seaside holiday. The beachfront, with its multi-km stretch of high-rise hotels and snack bars, remains a city trademark and the city centre, peppered with some grandiose colonial buildings and fascinating Art Deco architecture, is distinctly african.
Home to the largest concentration of people of Indian descent in the country, Durban also boasts the sights, sounds and scents of the subcontinent. South Africa is a warm and welcoming destination.