South Africa

Located at the southern tip of Africa, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Indian ocean on the other, a beautiful and diverse country, with 11 official languages, head to South Africa with Tranquil Escapes…Howzit! (Oh yes! There are still 10 more ways to say Hello, this is just 1!)

Diversity in South Africa brings in a whole new dimension, apart from just people and languages. The landscape across the country varies from mountains to semi-desert to grasslands to coasts. The animal kingdom here, apart from Africa’s Big 5 and other African animals, has penguins too!

Road trippers, animal lovers, casino goers, outdoor adventurers, everyone has an option to experience the best of everything, right here! With infrastructure that is highly developed, stay & travel options that suit all preferences and so much to do, holidaying in South Africa can be tailored to be the perfect destination for the solo traveller, honeymooners and families alike.

Good time to Visit: All year round, May to September for best wildlife viewing

Duration: 8 to 12 days

Ideal for: Wildlife, Adventure, Natural beauty, Couples, Families, Nightlife


  • Cape Town

    South Africa’s 2nd largest city is also its most popular tourist destinations. With the Table Mountain defining this city with its imposing presence, it is imperative you hop onto the rotating cable car and head right to the top of its peak. Get a good look at the city from the best viewpoint possible, with its beautiful beaches and the Table Mountain National Park’s green expanse and landscape, you will be plenty amazed! Once you’ve had your fill, you can head towards the bay and take a boat to Robben island, a museum now, it was earlier the prison where Nelson Mandela was held. For the wine lovers, there are options to do day trips to some of the world’s best vineyards. In the mood for a picnic? Take a beautiful drive out to Cape Point, the most south westerly point of Africa. For those who love the outdoors you can indulge you lazy side and sun bathe on one of the beaches or else you can go paragliding, windsurfing, rock-climbing…the list can be never ending!

  • Kruger National Park

    Spread over the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, this is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. With a large number and variety of animals, birds and plant species densely spread over the park, it has become a popular safari destination. Well developed road networks, plenty of good rest stops and easy accessibility to the various areas of the park, have made it a viable self drive oriented oark. However, a tour with an experienced guide has its own advantages as they are well versed with the park and its animals. There are options for backpacking, mountain biking, hiking through wilderness trails or guided trails.

  • Wine Trails

    South Africa’s wines are famous world over. A visit to some of the best vineyards is an experience that is not meant just wine lovers! Wine tours can be built into your itinerary, you can choose to be part of guided wine tours or even plan a personalized wine tour. Depending on your interests you can choose the duration of your wine tour. Tour the Cape Winelands - visit the towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. This tout will be endlessly scenic, with lush greenery and beautiful vistas. Sample some excellent wine, along with some olive and a cheese platter, indulge in some sumptuous food at restaurants which are located on wine farms.

  • Garden Route

    With roads great for a self drive, breathtaking scenery along the coastline, exciting stop-over options, hidden detours which are a must…you have to get on to the Garden Route. From Cape Town drive east along the coast to get onto this Route, the coastal and forested stretch on the N2 highway between Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth is the Garden Route. Adrenaline junkies can - ‘cage dive’ with great white sharks at Mossel Bay, get on hiking trails or canopy tours with zip lines and platforms in the tree tops at Tsitsikamma National Park, bungee jump at highest commercial bungee from 708 feet at Bloukrans Bridge. For those who love beaches unwind at Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, Keurboomstrand, St Francis Bay. Lagoon lovers! Find tranquility at Knysna, Sedgefield. Wildlife enthusiasts, there are plenty of National Parks to choose from – The Crags, Oudtshoorn – an Ostrich Farm, Garden Route National Park and yes!…do keep an eye out at sea near Plettenberg Bay to catch whales, dolphins frolic close to shore.

  • Port Elizabeth

    The end of the Garden Route is in Port Elizabeth, South Africa’s “Friendly City”. PE is the quintessential beach city, with beautiful sandy beaches and some of the world’s best swimming areas. Needless to say, you can sail, surf and indulge in other water sports. The rich marine life in this area makes it a hotspot for diving and snorkeling. Once you have had your fill of the coast, do explore PE’s rich history and culture influences. Museums, Donkins Reserve, Route 67 (an ode to Nelson Mandela’s devotion to public life). Holidaying in South Africa, you would have already seen most of the Big 5, but at Addo National Park, apart from the Big 5 there are an additional 2! The great white shark and the southern right whale!

  • Whale Watching

    If whale watching is high on your priority list while holidaying in South Africa, the best time to go would be between June upto November. This is the time when the southern right whales migrate to mate and calve. The coastal town of Hermanus is considered to be the best place to observe these whales up close! A guided boat tour late morning or early afternoon is the best way to observe the whales as they frolic about in the sunshine. At Hermanus, there are plenty of good land based whale watching spots as well. Apart from Hermanus, there are lot of other whale watching destinations as well, False Bay, Mossel Bay, St Helena, etc.


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