South Africa Travel Information
South Africa lies on the southern tip of Africa and is divided up into
nine provinces. It boasts over 1,700 miles of coastline and some of the
world's most fantastic scenery.
Not many destinations can provide the diverse experiences on offer
in the Rainbow Nation.
The first time you visit South Africa, we
guarantee you'll be inspired, and not just by the astonishing beauty of
its landscapes, and richness of its culture.
From chic and
stylish Cape Town, overlooked by Table Mountain, through Durban's golden
beaches, to the rugged grandeur of Kruger National Park, this is a
country with something very special to offer.
A destination that
changes those lucky enough to visit.
We would definitely suggest a self-drive or escorted tour along the
world famous Garden Route, a breathtakingly scenic drive stretching 150
miles along the coast of the Western Cape.
Of course, no trip to
South Africa would be complete without going on a safari.
South Africa - Favorite Holiday, Flight and City Break Destinations
Captivating Cape Town
As one of South
Africa's most beautiful and most visited cities, Cape Town offers
so much to its visitors.
With its pristine beaches, Table
Mountain - the city's most famous landmark, excellent art
galleries, as well as a cool urban edge with quirky yet trendy
bars, world rated restaurants and design savvy shops.
are just some of the reasons why it was voted the 2014 Design
Capital of the World.
The magnificent Winelands forms
part of South Africa's Western Cape province and are home to 18
official wine routes and two brandy routes.
Each offer wine
tasting, wine making tours, excellent cuisine and magnificent
Hermanus is build along the beautiful shores of Walker Bay and
is the official whale watching capital of the world. It is
surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and fantastic cuisine.
The Garden Route is a sunny, scenic stretch on the south
eastern coastline of South Africa.
It is a fine example of
variation that makes this country so special, with gorgeous
beaches, beautiful flora, lush forests, bustling seaside towns and
The best way to experience this malaria free region, is at
your own pace with a self drive tour although many escorted tour
companies include The Garden Route in their tours.
The Eastern Cape
This province is not just famous for its abundant wildlife,
but also for its traditional vilages and locals with a warm and
Most people who travel here have one thing
on their minds, safari. In particular the 'big five'. This is a
term given to the most dangerous and difficult animals to spot -
buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.
Durban is a popular destination with warm weather all year round
and is known for its pristine beaches and fantastic surf.
The city's cuisine and architecture are based around an eclectic
mix of Zulu, Indian and post colonial influences.
Natal is South Africa's third smallest province, yet it has so
much to offer with its bushveld reserves, historic battlefields,
and famous Drakensburg mountains.
This city is more commonly known as Jo'burg and is rapidly
becoming a vibrant and popular tourist destination.
second largest city in South Africa, it is ever evolving yet still
offers that sought after cultural encounter.
outside of Johannesburg is the city of Pretoria, South Africa's
administrative capital and home to gracious old houses and
Krugar National Park
If you want wildlife,
then Kruger National Park definitely wont disappoint.
famed, protected area offers some of South Africa's best game
It also boasts some of the regions finest and award winning
accommodation and passionate game rangers that will ensure you'll
experience a safari to remember.
Fun in the sun at Sun City Resort which is also known as
Africa's kingdom of pleasure, home to luxury hotels, theme parks,
world famous golf courses and stunning surroundings.
certainly has something for everyone in this beautiful malaria
South Africa Travel Information
Beyond South Africa
Victoria Falls, less than a two hour flight
from Johannesburg, is a wonderful option if you're looking to extend
your South African adventure.
This stunning falls
were once known by local tribes as 'the smoke that thunders', and to
this day they remain a dazzling and loud sight to behold!
There's plenty to do
in the area, take a dip in Devil's Pool, bungee jump from the falls,
enjoy river cruises, admire rich local arts and crafts, go fishing or
even play a round of golf.
It's palm fringed
beaches and coral reefs aplenty in Mozambique.
This beautiful south
east African country sits leisurely along the shores of the Indian Ocean
and is positively bursting with things to do, all of which is just one
hours flight from Johannesburg.
Swim with dolphins,
go diving or snorkelling, take a trip to the Bazaruto Archipelago
National Park to see dugong and marine turtles, or head to a reserve for
a Mozambique safari trip.
Not feeling up to an
action packed adventure? Then simply laze on the shores of the sugary
white sands instead.
Africa's weather is diverse, and when to go
really depends on what you want to do and see there.
approximately fall as -
Spring - September and October
Summer - November to
Autumn - March and May
Winter - June to August
Game viewing, is
generally regarded to be better in winter months as the bush is more
sparse to see the animals.
City and beach
breaks around Cape Town, the Garden Route and Sun City are most popular
in the summer.
A visit to the Winelands is best during wine
harvest season which is February to April or maybe Hermanus for some
southern right whale viewing between the months of June and November.
with Hessle Travel
From simple breaks,
escorted tours to complex multi centre itineraries, our knowledge and
experience means we can create your holiday, your way.
Give us a call or
contact us for a quote.