Highlights of Afrique du Sud
Johannesburg is the gateway to Southern Africa and offers first world infrastructure, hotels and a variety of world-class restaurants. Today Johannesburg is one of the South Africa's largest city and the world's youngest major cities. Soweto is an increasingly popular destination for travelers from around the world. The Apartheid Museum is a worthwhile stop for any traveler wanting to learn more about South Africa's previous regime. In 2004 the Constitutional Court was opened in the former infamous prison - The Fort. Enjoy the buildings of the gold rush era and the sights from a top the Carlton Centre (Africa's tallest building).The Market Theatre precinct, Museum of Africa and Newtown (New Town) , Sterkfontein Cavesm, Hector Peterson Memorial, Cradle of Humankind and the Nelson Mandela Bridge are particularly vibrant sectors of the city centre. By day, a walk around Newtown will give you a taste for the wide range of traditions and cultures the city plays host to. Travelers can also visit a gold mine or the Lesedi Cultural Village for traditional dances and food in authentic Zulu, Sotho, Pedi, Xhosa and Ndebele villages.
The Cape Province is renowned for cosmopolitan Cape Town and the world famous landmark Table Mountain, its vast Cape Winelands and the most exquisite coastline. With its magnificent natural beauty, its rich cultural heritage and its world-renowned wines - the Winelands Region is synonymous with all the best that the Cape has to offer. Experience the hospitality and beauty of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek and Robertson in the Breede River Valley. Also worth a visit is the World Heritage Site of Robben Island, and the Cape of Good Hope on a Peninsula Tour.
Kruger National Park
Known as Big Game Country, the world-renowned Kruger National Park has several luxurious private reserves within and on its borders. With breathtaking scenery, affordable and luxury accommodation and lodging, rich biodiversity and amazing wildlife encounters. Indulge in luxury and comfort in private reserves adjoining Kruger Park. Imagine open air dining or traditional cuisine under an African sky, superior personalised service, sensational game viewing and the adventure of a South African safari. The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Thornybush Private Game Reserve. Kapama Private Game Reserve are the ideal places to experience your incredible African safari.
The Garden Route is one of the most scenic areas and stretches for two hundred miles from Heidelberg in the West to the mouth of the Storms River in the East. Certainly, anyone who has explored the Garden Route soon comes to understand why it is considered by many to be South Africa's "Garden of Eden". When travelling along the scenic roads, relax and enjoy the drive, stopping off at popular spots such as George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Nature's Valley, Storms River and the Tsitsikamma National Park. Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, and vividly coloured wild flowers delight the eye. Between Heidelberg and Storms River, the Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber -coloured rivers and golden beaches. Meandering trails are followed by hikers, the forests invite long, leisurely drives, and the lakes and rivers lend themselves to swimming boating and fishing. A wide range of leisure options, spectacular scenery and a mild climate guarantee an unforgettable holiday experience when visiting the Garden Route.
Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, KwaZulu-Natal, with its subtropical coastline, sweeping savannah in the east and magnificent Drakensberg mountain range in the west, generously caters for just about every taste imaginable. Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian culture. KwaZulu-Natal boasts two World Heritage Sites –the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. From the incredibly diverse natural habitats of the St Lucia Wetlands to the big game parks of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Itala, Mkuze and the Tembe Elephant Park, visitors are in for an absolute treat.