South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

There are many reasons to travel to South Africa. The excitement of a safari, whale watching, the culture of Cape Town and the Winelands are just a few of them.

 

 

Another great reason is to experience the variety, quality and exceptional value offered by dining out (or eating in!). The variety and quality of food is staggering, whether it's seafood, meat feasts or vegetarian, there is something for everyone, throughout the country.

 

 

The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga on the East Coast, offers the most incredible curry buffet, catering for all tastes. The Winelands are not just about wine tasting - many of the wine estates and hotels also have excellent restaurants, for instance the award-winning Monneaux restaurant at the Franschhoek Country House offers a five star dining experience, or chill out on the lawns at Boschendal and enjoy the scenery as 'Le Pique-Nique' is delivered to the table.

 

 

It's also very easy doing your own thing. A stay in Tsitsikamma National Park on the Garden Route offers some self-catering accommodation; the apartments and lodges are equipped with a kitchen and an outdoor 'braai', allowing guests to conjure up their own meals, aided by the provision of fresh food from the on-site shop.

 

 

It is so tempting, and such good value, to eat out every night, but if a night 'at home' in a Cape Town apartment is the order of the day, the local supermarket is full of delicious provisions (Woolworths is equivalent to our M&S!) and a decent bottle of wine costs from about £3. Bon appetit!

 

Combine a visit to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve with a visit to Stellenbosch for wine and cheese tasting and a cellar tour.

Cape Town - Rovos Rail

p>Lauded as the ‘World’s Most Luxurious Train’, Rovos Rail reflects the elegance and romance of a bygone era. 72 passengers are accommodated in 38 suites with private facilities aboard the ‘Pride of Africa’.

Cape Town - The Blue Train 2 Day Journey

Synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service, this moving five star hotel has an aura of mystique about it. The 41 elegant suites boast private bathrooms and each carriage offers a professional butler to.

Cape Town - Walk to Freedom Tour

In one remarkable morning, visit Bo-Kaap (Cape Malay quarter), the District Six Museum and an informal township shop and shebeen (pub). Extend to the full day tour and visit Robben Island in the afternoon.

Kwa Zulu-Natal - Battlefield Tours

KwaZulu Natal was host to some of South Africa's most significant battles, extending over more than 200 turbulent years. In 1879 Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift were the settings for one of the most famous battles of the Anglo-Zulu War.The tours.

Mpumulanga Cascades and Canyon Delight

Enjoy a 1 hour scenic helicopter flight along the escarpment to God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon.

Mpumulanga - Panorama Route Tour

Visit the Panorama route attractions of Abel Erasmus Pass, Pilgrim’s Rest, Graskop, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels.

Mpumulanga - Panorama Route Tour

Visit to Panorama route attractions of Abel Erasmus Pass, Pilgrim’s Rest, Graskop, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels.

Mpumulanga - Scenic Balloon Flight

Enjoy a wonderful 1 hour scenic balloon flight over the escarpment to the west, the Lowveld to the east, and the Sabie River winding its way to the horizon. This is followed by a hearty country breakfast.

Mpumulanga - White Water Rafting

Enjoy a full or half day white water rafting experience on the Blyde River and Olifants Gorge.

North West Province - Golf Courses at Sun City

Gary Player Country Club, Sun City. It is arguably the most famous course in South Africa and has hosted the Nedbank Million dollar golf tournament. This 18-hole golf course is both demanding and difficult, with some golfers claiming it the best.

South African Journeys - Shongololo Express

When the indigenous people of the southern continent observed the first trains in Africa, lines of rolling stock passing slowly on a distant horizon, they recalled the movement of a creature they called the Shongololo.

The Best of Namibia - Namibia 11 Day Self Drive

The allure and charm of this land called "Africa`s Gem" lies in the unspoiled beauty of its rugged expanses, its magnificent desert dunes and soaring mountains. There is a special magic and feel to this.

The Best of Victoria Falls - Flight of Angels

A `Flight of Angels` by helicopter is a must for those who want to see the stunning views of Victoria Falls below. Great for those who wish to take photographs.

The Best of Victoria Falls - Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi River

Leisurely drift along the Zambezi whilst watching the spectacular sunset and enjoying drinks and snacks. Often game can be seen on the banks of the river in the Zambezi National Park. Tour duration is 2 hours.

The Best of Victoria Falls - Tour of the Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and is arguably the greatest waterfall anywhere. Also known by the locals as `Mosi-oa-Tunya`, which translates as `The smoke that thunders`, the spray.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwee

The Best of Victoria Falls - White Water Rafting

This is possibly the most adrenalin, fun filled day you will ever have! Although no particular level of fitness is required, we must warn you about the 750 foot climb out of the gorge

The Garden Route and Eastern Cape - Addo Elephant Back Safari

Addo Elephant Back Safari Addo offers some of the best elephant viewing in South Africa. Enjoy a close experience with these gentle giants.

The Garden Route and Eastern Cape - Dolphins, Elephants and Primates

Encounter bottlenose dolphins on a morning cruise followed by a visit to the Birds of Eden and Primate reserve. Return to Plettenberg Bay via the Elephant Sanctuary where you can walk and feed the elephants.

The Winelands - Full Day Golfing Experience

With the diversity of courses, welcoming clubhouses and majestic backdrops, South Africa is an ideal destination for any golfer. There are plenty of courses to choose in the Winelands including; De Zalze Golf Course in Stellenbosch

Cape Town climate information

Average daily max (°C)
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
27.0 27.3 26.1 23.4 20.5 18.3 17.7 18.0 19.5 22.1 23.7 19.8 27.5
Average relative humidity (%)
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
67 58 72 75 79 79 77 78 75 70 67 67 73
Average total rainfall (mm)
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
8 10 9 41 68 80 84 72 40 28 22 15 476
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
11 10 10 8 7 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 9
Average wind speed (mph)
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
14.5 13.7 11.7 9.9 8.6 8.6 8.9 9.6 10.5 11.6 13.2 14.2 11.3

 

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