South Africa has an abundance of wildlife and scenery, from the sandy beaches, sheer, forest-covered cliffs, and amazing marine life of its coastline to arid deserts, peak-filled mountain ranges and open bushveld savannah.
This diversity of habitats is echoed in the country’s peoples and history. The first human inhabitants (the San people) and the powerful civilisations of Mapungubwe and Thulamela of a thousand years ago have given way to a 21st-century country filled with a colourful mixture of people and cultures, a heady history and a natural heritage that has South Africans defining their land as "a world in one country."
Things to look forward to in South Africa:
Viewing wildlife in the Kruger National Park
Scuba diving off the east coast in Maputaland
Meeting diverse peoples from a variety of ethnic groups
Climbing Table Mountain or visiting Robben Island
Walking ancient elephant paths at Pafuri
First time to Africa
South Africa blends 'Africa of old' with modernity, from wild, remote areas and exceptional game viewing to modern cities and hotels that compete with the best in the world.
Travelled to Africa
Its people known as The ‘Rainbow Nation,’ South Africa plays host to the Kruger Park, Table Mountain, diverse cultures and some of Africa’s best tropical diving.
Cape Town is built amongst the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of only six Plant Kingdoms on Earth. There are more naturally occurring flower species here than in the whole of North America or the whole of Europe!