When you ask yourself what your ideal holiday is, do you think about exotic adventures, soaking up the sun on stunning beaches and meeting interesting people? It sounds like your thinking about South Africa. Whether it’s the unrivalled natural beauty of the country, or the opportunities it gives you to encounter incredible wild life, South Africa will capture your heart and senses as soon as you leave the airport. It’s home to one of the world’s best cities, according to the readers of The Telegraph, who have been drawn in by the in-your-face beauty and vibrancy of Cape Town.
Here you can cast your eyes upon crystal-clear waters, luscious greenery and pristine beaches that sit alongside the modern amenities of a cosmopolitan city. In South Africa you can get closer to the wilderness than you could almost anywhere else in the world.
At the Kruger National Park, there are superb game parks and private reserves to traverse, or you can combine your walk on the wild side with a beach holiday in the Eastern Cape. Your trip can be whatever you make of it, whether that means relaxing in the sun, hiking to the top of Table Mountain, horse riding in Drakensberg or immersing yourself in shark-infested waters in Hermanus. You could take it easy and combine your accommodation with relaxation by staying somewhere like the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa, where you can pamper yourself in luxurious surroundings. If exploring the country helps you work up an appetite, you won’t be disappointed with the food and drink that is on offer in South Africa.
In the Cape Winelands, you can walk through stunning estates while sampling world-class wines.You can also enjoy a walk through the luscious hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and dine on gourmet cuisine at the end of your journey.There is so much to see and do in South Africa, that once you’re there, you won’t want to leave.