Welcome to South Africa - the southernmost tip of Africa and home to a diversity of culture, wildlife and historical attractions. The Big Five showcases a South African safari unmatched by any other.
The South Africa Experience
A Fine Collection of Culture
South Africa is a country that is home to the world's most honoured icon - Nelson Mandela - as well as the rainbow nation he left behind. A burst of culture and historical significance has placed South Africa on the bucket list of many travellers.
From the traditional tribes in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal to the contemporary business hubs in Gauteng and the Western Cape, the country understands an impressive amount of languages - 11 of them officially recognized.
Displaying unique characteristics in each of its provinces, the ultimate South African safari is not complete until you have travelled the arid roads of the Karoo in the Northern Cape, climbed to the top of Table Mountain in the Western Cape, snorkeled in the warm Indian Ocean waters in KwaZulu-Natal or experienced the corporate world in Gauteng.
Made up of 9 provinces, South Africa is a collection of unique cultures, 11 official languages, national parks with free-roaming wildlife and bustling city centres.
Dreaming of watching Giraffes extend their necks beyond belief? Wish you could see the mighty Lion stalk its prey? Then the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga is the ideal destination for your South African safari. During a South African winter, from June to September, the Drakensberg Mountain are covered in a blanket of snow that hides the ancient works of San Rock Art. See Mpumalanga Safari Lodges
Sharing the Kruger National Park with Mpumalanga, this province is home to the park's free-roaming wildlife, as well as many other wildlife sanctuaries. Its capital city, Polokwane, is the perfect destination for a stopover on an African tour, due to its close proximity to the neighbouring countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland. See Limpopo Safari Lodges
KwaZulu-Natal's most popular city is Durban, with its pristine shorelines, subtropical climate and Indian cuisine. The city is a popular destination for a beach holiday in South Africa as well as a manufacturing hub, internationally recognised as the country's busiest port. Home to the Zulu monarch, this province is drenched in the Zulu culture and traditional lifestyles. See KwaZulu-Natal Safari Lodges
The birthplace of Nelson Mandela and other famous South African politicians is dominated by the Xhosa culture. The semi-arid Karoo regions are transformed into temperate rainforest along the Garden Route, and arts and culture is showcased in Grahamstown. Visit the large Elephant population at Addo Elephant National Park or laze on the untouched beaches of Jeffreys Bay. See Eastern Cape Safari Lodges
Adorned by natural wonders, cultural diversity and entertaining nightlife, the Western Cape draws visitors to its shores with attractions like Table Mountain and Robben Island in Cape Town. The perfect destination for a laid-back beach holiday in South Africa, this province also takes you to the French-inspired town of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands and the fresh oysters in Knysna on the Garden Route. The West Coast enjoys an annual display of wildflowers in towns like Darling and quiet shores of Paternoster. See Western Cape Safari Lodges
Arid landscapes and a sparsely inhabited population exists in South Africa's largest province. With the Orange River meandering throughout the province, displays of daisies light up the Namaqualand region. The capital city, Kimberley, has great historical significance and is known for its diamond mining past illustrated by the Big Hole. Indigenous languages such as Nama and Khwe are still spoken by the San people. See Northern Cape Safari Lodges
Rich in grasslands and tree life, the North West Province of South Africa will be enjoyed by nature lover's wanting to hike up the Magaliesberg Mountain Range in Pilanesberg. Enjoy game viewing in the Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve, water sports on the Hartbeespoort Dam or break away to the secluded hub of entertainment at Sun City Resort. See North West Safari Lodges
South Africa's smallest province is highly urbanised in the country's largest city - Johannesburg. This landlocked region boasts trendy shopping hotspots like Sandton and township life in Soweto. Wildlife can be viewed at a number of farms and nature reserves located on the outskirts of the bustling cities or in nearby provinces.
The endless plains of the Free State have resulted in a heavy emphasis on agriculture, boasting large herds of plains game such as Springbok. Bloemfontein, commonly referred to as "the city of roses" has annual displays of roses and other flowers. A major attraction is the Golden Gate Highlands National Park with its San rock paintings and abundant wildlife.