“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world”
One huge country, many different worlds.
There aren’t many holiday hankerings that South Africa can’t satisfy with aplomb. Even a brief gallop around the highlights will generally exceed expectations with a world-beating swagger. Dig a little deeper and visitors will find themselves as bowled over by the diversity of people, cuisine, heritage and wildlife as they are with the glories of the South African landscape. Should the mood take you, your trip could veer from penguin spotting to wine tasting to surfing to safari and back again. South Africa has it all. In spades.
What to do when you travel to South Africa
Walk in Mandela’s footsteps
Learn about Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid activists were detained, from a tour guide who served time in the prison.
South Africa Safari
Whether you choose to drive yourself through a national park or bow to the expertise of Wildlife Reserve guides, the chance to see elephants and lions in the wild isn’t to be missed.
Wet and wild
Where the Eastern Cape meets the Indian Ocean, this rugged and unexploited stretch of coast shelters a hinterland of traditional villages and rural scenes.
Inspiration for travelling to South Africa:
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
My Traitor's Heart by Rian Malan
A Dry White Season by André Brink
Disgrace by J M Coetzee
The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
Country Of My Skull by Antjie Krog
(Film) Cry Freedom
Useful facts about South Africa:
Main international airports: Johannesburg, Durban, Capetown, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, Kruger
Cost of a restaurant meal: About 8 USD each and above
Cost of a beer: About 2 USD