From mountains and beaches to skyscrapers and wineries, not to mention safaris, South Africa mesmerises and charms at every turn... Read more
South Africa holidays begin after direct flights of around 12 hours from the UK. Where you decide to land depends on your holiday preferences. Jostling for attention are Cape Town and Table Mountain, Johannesburg and Kruger National Park, Pretoria, Sun City and Durban, as well as the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay, Port Elizabeth and the Drakensburg Mountains.
Cape Town, for example, combines big city highlights with the chance to scramble up Table Mountain or visit Robben Island, the prison island where Nelson Mandela was held for years. The Cape of Good Hope is not far away, while the south coast is home to amazing destinations such as George and Mossel Bay.
The cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, meanwhile, are in the north east of the country and can easily combined with the inland holiday resort of Sun City and an unforgettable wildlife safari.
Durban sits on the east coast of this great nation. It is an exciting destination in itself, with a fantastic selection of beaches and enchanting city highlights. Many holidaymakers arrive here to venture further into South Africa, with trips to the Drakensburg Mountains and safaris in KwaZulu-Natal's parks.