The Indian Ocean is at your feet, steep cliffs are diving straight down and the sea deep down there is foaming. You have walked heaths and beaches all day, the sun at your back; somebody is transferring your luggage. Only one more river crossing and one more long beach to meander and you will have arrived at the next little hotel. There awaits you cold beers, dinner, friendly hosts and a bed.
South Africa is definitely the easiest African destination if what you want is a relaxing and varied holiday. Easy because the infrastructure is good, there are good flight connections and a network of good roads. In addition the tourism industry is well developed; you will find a wide range of game reserves, good safari lodges and a host of other types of accommodation. On top of this the country is outstandingly beautiful and diverse with very good wilderness areas and game reserves for wildlife safari. Not to forget amazing coastal areas and beaches. Shortly, as a tourist to South Africa you will be able to enjoy a variety of activities in just a couple of weeks.
You can choose city life in the small world capital of Cape Town. Enjoy a visit to the Wine lands just a couple of hours driving away. Here you can taste, wine and dine through the days in beautiful surroundings, at reasonable prices surrounded by friendly people.
Or you can explore the countryside, the wilderness areas and the coast. You can fly or self-drive your way through the country. And if you like places off the beaten track there are lots of those. If you are hungry for action we can suggest mountain hiking, or try bungee jumping, shark cage diving, cycling, river rafting or sign up for a marathon or two. If you would like some days on a Big 5 safari, we suggest the Kruger National Park and the private game reserves in that area.
The Kruger National Park is located north-east of Johannesburg, bordering Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The larger area, called Greater Kruger, includes the private reserves bordering the park where the fences have been taken down between them and the park. This makes Greater Kruger Park one of the largest wildlife areas in Africa offering the best in wildlife safaris. The Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park north of Durban and Pilanesberg north of Johannesburg are also good destinations for wildlife safaris.
For mountain-lovers the Drakensberg Mountains in Kwa Zulu Natal, bordering Lesotho, is well worth a visit. These are fantastic mountains for hiking, with lots of peaks to climb, for those who are into that.
If you enjoy ocean and beaches and like walking, we can recommend hotel hopping along the Indian Ocean. You walk, with local guides, heaths and beaches from one little hotel to the next, and the next and maybe also the next.
We do not have scheduled departures; all our holidays and tours are tailor-made and unique productions. Please send us an email if you want us to send you suggestions and price estimates. In the meantime have a look at the suggested programs for the various destinations.
Artogrtaphy - African Sun - Aha Hotels and Lodges - Azura Retreats - Blyde Adventure - Desert and Delta - Day Trippers - Governors Camps - Kambaku Safari Lodge - Legend Lodges - Morgan Bay Hotel - Nomad Tanzania - Norman Carr Safaris - Okonjima/AfriCat - Prana Lodge - Sense of Africa - Sanctuary Retreats - Shindzela Bush Camp - Tsogo Sun - Welcome Tourism Services - Wilderness Safaris - Wild Horizons