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Christabelle

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  • wines tasted
  • 3
  • years in South Africa
  • 5
  • whales spotted

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Meet

Christabelle

  • 87
  • wines tasted
  • 3y
  • in South Africa
  • 5
  • whales spotted

One of the beautiful things about South Africa is the diversity. I’ve slept in a bush treehouse one night, then been whale watching on the beach with a wild picnic the next.

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One of the beautiful things about South Africa is the diversity. I’ve slept in a bush treehouse one night, then been whale watching on the beach with a wild picnic the next.

Missy & Harry

Absolutely amazing holiday. Garonga is heaven! We did everything possible and our guide was brilliant and hilarious. I can definitely recommend True Luxury Travel for their excellent advice and professionalism – they clearly are very knowledgeable about where they send their clients and made sure we had a worry-free holiday that perfectly suited us. We were particular grateful for the collection off our flight and help onto our transfer in Johannesburg, which included a very nifty queue jump due to their reputation!

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Why We Love South Africa

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Christabelle

DIVERSE LANDSCAPES & COASTLINES

The Rainbow Nation draws visitors for its dramatic natural landscapes, excellent beaches, vibrant cities, welcoming people and extraordinary wildlife. Choose from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to the dramatic and marine rich Atlantic coast; the burnt orange dunes of the Kalahari Desert to the wildlife paradise of the St Lucia Wetlands; the high mountains of the Drakensberg, Karoo and Richtersveld to the thick bush of Limpopo Province, and so much more.

YEAR-ROUND CLIMATE

With the huge variety of climates across the country, each season guarantees different adventures, meaning there is no bad time to visit South Africa. When the temperature in Cape Town drops, autumn is the perfect season to taste your way around the vineyards of the Winelands. In spring, head to Hermanus or Plettenberg Bay for whale watching, or climb up Lion’s Head for stunning views over Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The coastal province KwaZulu Natal offers a year-round tropical climate with the warm waters of the Indian Ocean perfect for surfers.

THE ENDLESS OUTDOORS & SAFARIS

South Africa offers endless opportunities for activities such as golfing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, whale watching, penguin spotting, and horseback riding in a variety of settings – from forest to desert. Spend a night at a luxury lodge sleeping under the stars and paraglide off Table Mountain all in the same trip. The safari areas provide first-class game viewing all year round with the opportunity to spot the Big Five, experience excellent guiding, stay in the most luxurious safari lodges and visit the famous Kruger National park.

VINEYARDS & TASTING TABLES

From homely ‘bunny chow’ curries to the world-class Test Kitchen, South Africans are well known for their love of food and wine, and the country offers plenty of opportunities for fine and casual dining, boasting award-winning local and international cuisine. Visit the rolling vineyards of the Cape Winelands for tastings of award-winning vintages, join Cape Town’s top chefs in foraging the freshest ingredients for your dinner, or join your local guide on a culinary tour through the colourful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood.

What to do in South Africa

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Pretoria

Capital City

(GMT+2)

Local Time

South African Rand

Local Currency

Bobotie

National Dish

Johannesburg

Largest City

When to go

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Start planning your truly bespoke itinerary by contacting one of our destination specialists.

Call +44 (0)203 137 1247

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