Africa with its diversity of landscapes, people and cultures
has a unique holiday experience for everyone. Although wildlife
viewing is one of the country's major attractions, South Africa
also boasts beautiful beaches, adventure activities to thrill
any adrenaline junkie, arts, culture and entertainment and food
and wine to delight the senses.
the Big Five to an array of buck and antelope, hundreds of
bird species as well as spectacular marine life, South Africa
is definitely a top wildlife destination. Spend a few days
at one of the 20 national parks throughout the country or
simply make an effort to enjoy a day trip or two. For bird
enthusiasts there are plenty of birding opportunities throughout
the country ,and between September and November whales visit
the coastline between Cape Town and Arniston in the Western
Cape to calve.
abseiling and rock climbing to bungy jumping, kloofing,
hiking, sandboarding, horseriding and paragliding South
Africa offers adventure and outdoor activities set to
thrill and excite. For a 3-hour tree-topping adventure
try the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour and for hiking enthusiasts
the Otter Trail along the Tsitsikamma coastline is one
of great scenic beauty. The Whale Trail in the De Hoop
reserve in the Overberg region is best done between
the months of September and November when the Southern
Right Whales are in the bay and opportunities are endless
for hiking and walking in both the Cedarberg and Drakensberg
Africa can lay claim to having some of the worlds most beautiful
beaches - and fantastic sunny weather to go along with them.
From the fine white sandy beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay
in Cape Town to the rugged coastline of the Wild Coast and
the warm waters of the Kwa-Zulu Natal beaches - South Africa's
beaches are sure to provide hours of fun and relaxtion for
a sun-filled, family holiday.
a fusion of flavours from Europe and the East, South
African cuisine has developed from a melting pot of
cultures and backgrounds. Exotic flavours and spices
are typical of the Cape Malay style of cooking, seafood
dishes are aplenty thanks to South Africa's bountiful
coastline and fresh produce and succulent fruits and
vegetables are grown in fertile soils. The award winning
wines of the Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
vineyards in the Cape have graced many a prestigious
table both locally and abroad and local restaurants
boast extensive winelists. From quaint country bistros
to 5-star hotel restaurants, South Africa has a dining
experience to suit every taste and pocket. Visit www.wininganddining.co.za
for a choice of restaurants.
scenic Garden Route along the eastern coastline of the Western
Cape is a favourite holiday destination amongst tourists and
locals alike. The lush forests surrounding Knysna and Plettenberg
Bay make for popular hiking and walking and the long sandy
stretches of beach are ideal for swimming, walking and relaxing.
Enjoy fresh oysters in Knysna staight from the oyster beds
in the lagoon and take a journey back in time with a trip
on the Outeniqua Choo Choo stream train which hugs the coastline
between George and Knysna.