• Table Mountain, Cape Town

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South Africa

Tailor-made holidays and safaris to South Africa

South Africa holiday brings you to a land of outstanding natural beauty, with an excellent infrastructure that enables easy travel. A country that values tribal heritage alongside modern ways of life, contains both lush landscapes and urban jungles, and a variety of languages, cuisines, and ways to travel... South Africa really does have it all.

Near the southern tip of the country, Cape Town sits at the foot of flat-topped Table Mountain, and travellers can ride the cable car to the summit on clear days for panoramic views. The Victoria and Albert Waterfront is where it all happens, with free entertainment, restaurants and bars plying their trade. Relax with a chilled glass of local white wine, and watch the entire world go by in this microcosm of Africa's diversity. For another city experience, discover the cosmopolitan fun of Johannesburg, the biggest city in the country and the home of not only world-class luxurious dining, but a truly exciting nightlife.

If you're looking for adventure travel on your trip to South Africa, go shark diving with Great Whites or bungee jump above the Bloukrans River in Tsitsikamma National ParkHead to Hermanus to watch whales migrate, and to relax afterwards, settle down in towns such as Paarl and Stellenbosch in the heart of the Winelands to sample celebrated vintages from the 106 cellars in the region.

Use our Garden Route map to explore along the south coast, discovering exceptional coastline, wide sand beaches and rugged, picturesque coves along the way. You'll also find plenty of nature reserves for dolphins and primates, as well as bird watching sites and the charming, artsy town of Knysna.

The best wildlife watching though is in the Kruger National Park, home to the legendary Big Five - elephants, leopards, Cape buffalo, lions, and rhinoceros - and countless other creatures. With accommodation to suit all budgets and the greatest diversity of wildlife on the continent, it's one of Africa's great wildlife reserves.

Alternatively, head into the mountains and hike amidst the peaks and plunging valleys of the Drakensburg, listen to the silence in the Karoo, settle back on the warm sands of KwaZulu-Natal, visit the diamond mines in Kimberley and watch the stark landscape of Namaqualand burst into bloom during springtime.

There are plentiful options for luxury travel in South Africa, but our expert consultants can tailor-make a holiday just for you. So whether it's wildlife, wine, or open water that you're looking to explore, Wexas can get you there.

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Capital City Pretoria

Size 1,219,912 sq km

Population 49,000,000

Time Zone GMT +2

Flying time from UK 12 hours

Currency Rand (R)

Language Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

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