South Africa holidays: ideas for your holiday
Safari holidays with a difference in South Africa
Expert Africa’s South African holidays offer a variety of different activities from game viewing and hiking to whale-watching and beach holidays. Travellers enjoy the dramatic landscapes, the Cape’s comfortable hotels as well as its good food and wine.
Our game viewing safaris concentrate on the south and west of South Africa. You can watch lion, cheetah and meerkats in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, and all of the “big five" in the eastern Cape Reserves. For whale-watching, between August and November, Hermanus is the place to be – whilst Cape Town really is a great destination at any time of year.
South Africa’s Cape is fascinating as the smallest and richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. Its level of diversity and endemicism is comparable to that found in the great tropical rainforests. Table Mountain, for example, has more native species of plants than the United Kingdom.
Cape Town is a highlight of many South African holidays, with its superb beaches, dramatic mountainous scenery as well as great restaurants, shops, bars and hotels.
Have a look through our holiday ideas to the Cape, below, then call us about a South African trip tailor-made just for you.
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