South Africa is arguably Africa’s most popular tourist destination. The country borders Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and encloses Lesotho and Swaziland – two independent countries. With countless landscapes, terrains, climates and ecosystems, South Africa
is a beautiful country offering up a myriad of fascinating attractions.
The country is home to incredible natural attractions, from the iconic Table Mountain, to the remote Kalahari Desert, mighty Drakensberg mountain range, and diverse iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
Soak up the sun on one of the many Blue Flag beaches in South Africa, take a tour through the Cape Winelands, or drive along the scenic Garden Route. Awake your senses with a great white shark diving trip, a day of skydiving, or tackling the highest bungee jump in the world. Alternatively, witness the awe-inspiring whales off the southern coast in September, the spring flowers in Namaqualand, or the thrilling sardine run in winter.
What’s sure is that this country is one of the most inspiring and remarkable in the world – offering something for everyone.
The Kruger National Park
, located in the North-East corner of the country, is South Africa’s most well-known national park, and one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Famous for an enormous diversity of wildlife, it will, without a doubt, provide you with an unforgettable safari experience.
Established in 1894, the world-renowned park is home to the famed Big Five, giraffe, hyenas, crocodiles, wild dogs, impala, blue wildebeest in their thousands, kudu, zebra, almost 200 cheetah, and more. All this, as well as a dazzling diversity of bird life, dense flora, powerful rivers, and a year-round sunny climate. As such, the park offers a vast array of exciting activities, such as exhilarating game drives, guided bush walks, and rugged mountain bike trails.
Named after the Maputa River, which flows through southern Mozambique, Maputaland
is a natural region located in northern KwaZulu-Natal, covering 9000 sq km, and bordered by the Ubombo Mountains in the west and the Indian Ocean in the east. Maputaland is also situated in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, which is notably South Africa' first World Heritage Site.
Distinctly, it is one of the country's last great stretches of untouched coastline, home to remarkable beaches, towering sand dunes, and a diversity of wildlife: both land-based and marine. With the Maputaland Marine Reserve just offshore, and warm tropical waters, there exists a number of diving and snorkelling opportunities, to delight travellers from near and afar.
The following accommodation venues represent some of the very best that South Africa has to offer. We have carefully chosen each of these and included them on our website because of their high standards and commitment to service excellence.