What to pack for an African safari holiday
6th May 2023
Whatever you want from your next holiday, there’s a good chance that South Africa can oblige. A wish list including a Big Five safari, scenic trekking, cultural tours, beach time, marine wildlife, enthralling cities and world class wine might seem a little too demanding of a single destination, but South Africa promises all this and more. Wildlife enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with several game reserves and the iconic Kruger National Park set up for a variety of thrilling safari adventures. Meanwhile, coastal exploration could net you sightings of whales, turtles, sharks, penguins and seabirds. Fans of urban experiences will delight in Cape Town’s convivial character and cosmopolitan street life, where great museums, shopping and nightlife combine with the awesome location to create a true ‘hot-list’ city. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can’t fail to be impressed by the scenery of the Garden Route or the drama of the Drakensberg mountains, both well set up for hikes and other fresh air adventures.
If you are looking for more information about South Africa’s myriad of attractions, look no further because we have collaborated with our local partners to put together an informative and inspiring Ultimate Guide to the practicalities and highlights of travelling in the rainbow nation.
Exploring a new destination can be daunting, and planning a trip there can involve too many hours spent trawling the web for those useful nuggets of information to help you prepare. We’ve pulled together details of all aspects of South Africa, from entry requirements to classic cuisine to where to spot wildlife, and created a useful guide for you.
Click here to download your copy of the Ultimate Guide to South Africa. Flick through it on your phone, browse it on your tablet or print it out and make notes as you plan. We found it fascinating to write and we’re sure you will enjoy reading it.
Make it happen
If you are unsure how to narrow down the many options in South Africa, or if you’d like to find out more about what to see on your trip, our Ultimate Guide will help, and our local South African partners are the perfect team to put together your ideal holiday itinerary. Send them an enquiry and they will get to work creating a bespoke trip based on your personal preferences and priorities, which you can then tweak until you are completely happy. For more inspiration download our Ultimate Guide to South Africa here, and if you would like to speak to someone in the TravelLocal office then please call +44 (0) 117 325 7898.