About South Africa

Home to one of the best national parks in the world, Kruger, South Africa sets the scene for an unforgettable safari experience. Few places are better to track the Big Five on safari, but you’ll find everything from waddling penguins to gigantic great white sharks within this epic country.

South Africa is a unique country that offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like being able to hand-feed elephants or even ride an ostrich! Whether you want to spend your time on a dirt track looking for wildlife or experience the finest 5-star resort, South Africa offers a great variety of experiences to create your ultimate safari adventure. Authentic and surprisingly affordable, the incredible history and natural beauty of the Rainbow Nation is what makes it the second-most visited nation in Africa.

When to go

The dry season in both the Western and Eastern Cape is October to May, with winter spanning from June to September.  Although winter in South Africa can be wet and cold, it is ideal weather for whale-watching.

Five reasons to visit

  • Best Big 5 viewing in Africa
  • Shark diving off the coast
  • World’s longest wine route
  • 3 diverse capital cities
  • Excellent for surfing

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