Safari dreams peppered with big cats, elephants, Acacia trees and endless golden grass plains have been the inspiration behind visiting South Africa for many travellers. Experience all of the country’s highlights with this quintessential trip, dedicated to South Africa’s best sights.
Arriving into the hustle of Johannesburg, or Jozi as it’s known to its residents, is absolutely invigorating. The pulse of the city runs strong through its busy centre and leafy suburbs, an urban experience unlike any other. Dive headfirst into the pertinent history of South Africa with a morning tour through renowned Soweto, enjoying a lunch after with a local resident of this eclectic township. An afternoon at The Apartheid Museum is a living diary of both the tribulations and triumphs that South Africa has endured in its short history.
After the captivating cultural immersion of Johannesburg, head out to get under nature’s skin in one of South Africa’s premier wildlife game reserves. Here, you will be accommodated in some of the world’s best lodges, a perfect respite from the surrounding dusty savannas. Twice daily, trust your game ranger to show you the best big game you can expect to find during your trip, while indulging in some of the finest fare throughout your stay. Keep yourself busy with mountain biking, guided walking safaris or a custom spa treatment.
The final leg of your classic South African journey heads to contemporary Cape Town. This cosmopolitan city is reminiscent of Europe with its organic food markets, designer fashion and al fresco dining. Take a cable car ride up Table Mountain for the views, and head to Robben Island to spend time learning about Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment. A day out to the Cape Winelands will bring about some of the best wine and food to experience in South Africa, while a trip down Cape Point will take you to The Cape of Good Hope, curling around False Bay and once believed to be the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.