Find out why we love South Africa so much and learn about the things to do there.
With a population of 56.72 million, it is clear that South Africa is a very popular place to live, with beautiful scenery and amazing views we can see why. Every year we have many clients travelling to South Africa to experience the magic of the country and take part in various activities. South Africa is known for being a country to push your limits and get your adrenaline running, however if you are not an adrenaline junky there are many other activities to suit every personality.
Not sure what to do or how to combine it in a short space of time? Why not let us arrange a private half-day or full-day guided tour to maximise your time and have the services of a professional and knowledgeable guide to accompany you? The tours are totally flexible so you make a plan on the day with your guide and go where you please!
Looking for a vacation with adventure, thrills and exciting activities? Then South Africa is definitely for you! South Africa is famous for Table Mountain, the mountain is a flat-topped mountain overlooking Cape Town. It is a beautiful landmark that people can take a cable car to the top of. Did you know that if you live in South Africa you can use the cable car for FREE on your birthday! We think that is fantastic!
Many people, like our very own Travel Manager Kate love the idea of abseiling down the mountain, hang gliding off of the mountain and hiking all along the mountain! You would be surprised how many people do these activities daily, so if you love the thrill then those experiences are for you!
Calm Sight Seeing
Wanting a more relaxed, tourist experience? We hear you, South Africa is known for having many places that tourists love, particularly in Cape Town. The historical town has many wonders that everyone will love.
V&A Waterfront – With many shops, restaurants and entertainment the waterfront has something for everyone, including a ferris wheel with a view of the city and boat cruises around the harbour.
Cape Winelands – Experience a tour of the vineyards of Cape Town, taste your way through the beautiful areas starting in Constantia and finishing in Franschhoek.
Cape Point and Peninsula Tour – Explore the Cape Peninsula on this guided tour that reveals stunning natural landscapes and fascinating wildlife, with some roads leading down to beaches and hiking paths.
Robben Island – Take a tour of the infamous island with the prison that held Nelson Mandela for 18 of his 27 years imprisoned, now a museum and heritage centre. The island has also housed a mental institution, a leper colony, a hospital and a military base.
Boulders Beach – Want to see penguins in Africa? We thought so! Take a trip to meet the penguins that inhabit the beach. The beach is surrounded by large granite boulders that protect the penguins from wind and stormy weather. You can also kayak with the penguins.
Rovos Rail, an attraction that started in the 1980’s is one of the best ways to travel around. You can travel from Pretoria to Cape Town in two days, enjoy your nights in luxury bedrooms upon the train with a full bathroom, dining room and lounge areas, you can even enjoy themed evenings with costumes and food.
Rovos Rail is a hotel on tracks, the train travels all over Africa from South Africa to Angola. One of the most luxurious places to stay and definitely one to experience.
Enjoy a two day adventure from Pretoria to Cape Town where the train is your accommodation, stop off at Kimberley and experience the wonders it has to offer:
The Big Hole: Thought to be the largest hole in South Africa, the entirely man-made structure is the largest hand-dug excavation in the world. The area became very popular when a man called Erasmus Jacobs found a shiny pebble on the beach that happened to be a diamond.
The Diamond Mine Museum: The open-air museum housing the largest uncut diamond in the world, the 616 and the first diamond discovered in South Africa, the Eureka.
Where to stay
There are so many places to stay in South Africa it’s hard to decide where is best for you, it depends whether you love the atmosphere of Cape Town or you want to add a pinch of safari into your luxury get vacation, we have recommendations for everything.
To stay in Cape Town there are many beautiful hotels that will make you feel like you are staying in complete luxury, one of which is The Cape Grace Hotel with beautiful views of Table Mountain and Cape Town.
If you would prefer more of a luxury safari experience Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is perfect. Featuring 5 star luxury lodges and exclusive game viewing in the reserve, what more could you want?
One of our favourite places to stay is Ulusaba Rock Lodge, this beautiful lodge is situated on a hilltop promising uninterrupted views. This really is the height of luxury safari lodges in South Africa. With organised game drives early in the morning for the adventurous types or a relaxing break by the pool or in the spa, this lodge has something for everyone.
Another of our favourites is Singita Boulders Lodge, this beautiful lodge is the epitome of ‘safari chic’ with breathtaking views of the reserve. The lodge offers two daily game drives, once in the morning and once in the evening, walking safaris and if guests request it mountain biking and archery, and as always if that isn’t for you then you can always relax by the luxury pool taking in the view.
Finally, the amazing Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge. This exquisite lodge lies sunken in the reserve, providing a very surreal experience for guests. The lodge only features 13 rooms so guests feel very private. The lodge offers game drives into the reserve and daily game walks should guests want to experience the wildlife on foot.
South Africa really is an incredible place, want a trip there? Let us know!