SOUTH AFRICA

Rainbow nation
The world in one country

Why South Africa?

South-Africa is the World in One country! This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures.

Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands.

Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Best time to travel to South Africa

South Africa is a very large country and the climate varies from region to region. The best time to travel to South Africa will depend on what you want to experience. It is year round destination and each season offers something different.  

Cape Town experiences a cold and rainy winter from June until August and then is generally dry and hot from December until March. The cooler months can be ideal for hiking and outdoor sports. Surfing in the winter months is at its best in Cape Town. The summer months in Cape Town will attract vacationing locals and international visitors, meaning heavily booked accommodation and higher prices. We advise booking in advance if you plan to visit between December and February.  

Johannesburg and Kruger National Park have heavy summer rainfall and thundershowers from December to March, and a dry winter period from May to October.

Best time to travel

The dry winter periods are from May to October, the best months to visit Kruger.

Rainy season

Johannesburg and Kruger National Park have heavy summer rainfall and thundershowers from December to March.

The best time to visit Kruger

The best time to visit Kruger National park is during the dry winter months, that being from May until October. During this season animals are easier to spot, since they will gather around the waterwholes and rivers. Even if you are planning to visit Kruger National Park during the rainy season, you can still drive around the park easily. The roads are mostly tarred.

National parks & highlights

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You can spot the ‘big 5’ in Kruger, enjoy its Indian Ocean beaches, experience the country’s proud warrior cultures, visit some amazing cosmopolitan cities and enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery and diverse landscapes along the Garden Route. 

Special interests? Talk to us and we can include these in your itinerary.

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Why travel with African Travels to South Africa?

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  • Office in South Africa and Europe

  • Locally involved

  • Unique tailor made itineraries

  • We have lived what we sell

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WHERE TO STAY?

African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only runned by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful locations, they will contribute to the your ultimate safari experience.

From tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!

  • All accommodations are carefully selected by us
  • Value for money
  • Local community support
  • The location compliments the African experience

OUR CLIENTS FEEDBACK

  • This trip went far beyond our expectations leaving us with indelible memories of people, places and experiences!

    Susan G.
    Private safari
  • This was a great trip and what perfectly arranged! From Johannesburg to the Kruger Park and back again. Everything but everything arranged down to the last detail with freedom of choice. An unforgettable experience!

    Maarten V.
    Small Group Safari
  • We have never had such a great and personal travel agent! African Travels is an excellent organization that arranges everything the way you want.

    Annemieke van E.
    Self drive
  • Our experiences with African Travels are 100% positive. Everything was arranged perfectly. If we will make such a trip again, then it will be with African Travels! Thanks Will and Marijnke.

    Julia W.
    Self drive Botswana
  • African Travels arranged our trip to South-Africa in a really personal way. They booked a wonderfull guesthouse in Cape Town and we had a perfect tour (Wine tour and Garden Route)! If you ever need a agency helping you out by booking your trip to SA, contact them!

    Heleen
    Tailor made South Africa
  • Excellent Service, Great Tour and always available! I strongly recommend this agency for your SA trip!

    Michael
    South Africa

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