Southern Africa’s mysteries have long held a grip on travellers’ imaginations. In Botswana’s Okavango Delta, open canoes glide between hippos as you spot leopards and lions, while South Africa’s national parks bring you up close to the fabled Big Five.
We’ve written a comprehensive guide to the best Rainbow Nation destinations for you. Learn how Cape Town’s Garden Route rewards you with picturesque coastal roads, private game reserves, gourmet oyster festivals and interior winelands. Think you know it all already? Take our devilishly challenging South and Southern Africa quiz – how many can you get right?
Or, whether you want to track mountain gorillas in Uganda or walk with elephants in Botswana, here’s how you can get closer to the continent’s fascinating wildlife. After your safari, why not relax with a luxury beach break on Mozambique?
If you'd like to start planning a holiday to any of these great places, just contact one of our travel consultants on 020 7590 0607 for tailor-made advice.
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This is the ultimate introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route's rolling greenery and coastal beauty will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards and whale watching spectacles before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari.
Explore in luxurious comfort with chauffeur transfers, private guided tours and stays in some of South Africa’s most delightful hotels, combining Cape Town’s vibrancy with the award-winning Winelands and an all-inclusive safari in Kruger – Africa’s favourite Big Five destination.
This laid back yet luxurious safari, which combines superb land and water-based game viewing, visits three lodges run by luxury safari specialist and conservation company andBeyond.
This is the definitive twin-centre getaway, combining a South African Big Five safari with the white sands of a private-island getaway in Mozambique. Enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining, helicopter transfers, stays in ultra-luxury properties and expert-led activities from game drives to dhow cruises.
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With KwaZulu-Natal perhaps the most richly diverse of South Africa’s provinces, this spectacular drive takes in everything from the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains and Durban’s beachfront charms to Zulu battlefields and an all-inclusive, Big Five safari.