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South Africa Tour Holidays

South Africa is one of the most exciting destinations on Earth, with more than 2,500km of dramatic coastline along the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, historic cities, diverse landscapes and a rich variety of flora and fauna. Heading out on safari in search of the ‘big five’ in world-famous reserves such as Kruger National Park or Mala Mala and coming face to face with these magnificent animals in their natural habitat is a truly magical and unforgettable experience. Along the coast, the Garden Route National Park, Knyasna Lagoon and Featherbed Nature Reserve offer more opportunities to spot South Africa’s wildlife and of course, no visit is complete without a call at the nation’s most appealing city, Cape Town. 


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Cape Town 
Situated right on the southern tip of South Africa, Cape Town has a reputation for not only being one of the most exciting cities in the country, but in the whole of Africa.
Among the many attractions you can take in at the coastal city are the Cape of Good Hope, the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. If you'd rather take things a bit easier during your Cape Town holiday, why not relax on one of the many beaches in the city? These include False Bay, Boulders Beach and Camps Bay. 

With the towering Table Mountain lying in the backdrop of the city, you may want to go on a cable car up to the summit, which - at 3,558 ft above sea level - will provide you with the chance to take in fascinating views of the landscape below.

Kruger National Park 
South African holidays provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of beautiful and exotic creatures thanks to the abundance of national parks and game reserves in the country. 

A trip to the Kruger National Park is the ultimate South African safari. Not only does the park contain the big five - lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants and buffalo - but also zebras, baboons and cheetahs, among others, so there's certainly plenty to see. 

Ornithologists will also be in their element here, with starlings and kingfishers among the many bird species that can be spotted on a Kruger Safari, while the park's river banks are a great place to look for water birds like storks and herons. 

Mkuze
 
Similarly, the Mkuze game reserve is a great place to spot wildlife. Take a safari holiday here and you'll be able to see everything from blue wildebeest and giraffes to antelopes and hippos.  The reserve also encompasses some dramatically varied landscapes - including the Lebombo mountains in the west, woodlands and shallow water pans – and you will also get the chance to learn more about the ancient Zulu tribespeople who live in the region. 

Knysna
 
Visiting the coastal town of Knysna, part of the beautiful Garden Route region, is certain to be a highlight of any holiday to Africa.  Here you'll be able to enjoy a range of fun activities such as sailing and hiking, while there are also several golden beaches where you can relax on the sand before going for a dip.  Head to the historic harbour, meanwhile, and you can take in fantastic sea views, visit quaint teahouses for a refreshing drink and shop for souvenirs at boutique stores. 

Port Elizabeth
 
Located on the fringes of the Garden Route, Port Elizabeth also offers a wealth of attractions for those on holiday in South Africa. Nicknamed the Windy City, here you can visit the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and stop by attractions such as the Campanile belltower, which was built to commemorate the arrival of British settlers who came to South Africa in 1820.