South Africa

LA CLE Franschhoek Valley under the clouds - Ganders Travel

Deserving of its ‘world in one country’ moniker, South Africa offers world class wildlife viewing, a plethora of safari activities and a multitude of national parks and private reserves. Beyond traditional wildlife viewing are the winelands, the battlefields, sophisticated cities, and glorious beaches which can all be enjoyed during a holiday here.  

From the world famous Kruger National Park to the lesser known but equally rewarding private reserves and smaller national parks, the wildlife viewing is superb. With large prides of lion, excellent leopard sightings, wonderful views of black and white rhino and plenty more besides, a game drive here is a rewarding experience.  For those wanting to get out of the vehicle, walking safaris and boat trips offer a different perspective. There are also many opportunities to get behind the scenes and involved with conservation work.  

Away from safari activities, the almost endless choice of experiences includes wine tasting and vineyard tours, visiting historic sites like Robben Island or the Battlefields, exploring the natural wonders of the Drakensberg Mountains and Garden Route, and spending an afternoon with penguins in Cape Town.  

As you might expect from a country with such diversity, the accommodation options also range widely. There is everything from world class luxurious city hotels, glamorous safari lodges and swish tented camps to more rustic options under canvas and even sleeping under the stars and cooking on the camp fire. 

KWANDWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Galpin Tented Camp Front view of the tent from the boma - Ganders Travel

Whether you’re drawn to its natural beauty, interested in its history, excited about its adventure opportunities or have a desire to see masses of large and small wildlife, South Africa will not disappoint.

Visit throughout the year with the Cape Region at its best between November and April.  Combine South Africa with Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, the Indian Ocean islands or Victoria Falls. 


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