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South Africa

why

South Africa?

The rainbow nation, home of Nelson Mandela and birth place of Rowan Calder. South Africa has long been a melting pot of cultures & from this rich history has emerged a modern nation that embraces and celebrates its diversity with world class cities, glorious pristine beaches and world-class vineyards and food. South Africa is also home to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled marine reserves in the world and some fantastic game viewing.

    • Population: 57.75 million (2018)
    • Area: 1,221,037 km2 (24th largest country by area)
    • Capital: Pretoria (exectuive), Bloemforntein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative)

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Kruger

National Park

The greater Kruger National Park including the private concessions to the west, Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe to the north and Parque Nacional do Limpopo in Mozambique to the east is one of largest protected areas in Africa. It’s a very special part of my life having been on countless family holidays growing up and my first official job as a safari guide was at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve back in the 90’s.

  • Game viewing and birding at its finest.
  • Night drives available.
  • Walking safaris on request.
  • Basic camping to obscene opulence accommodation, whatever takes your fancy.

Cape

Town

With its Mediterranean climate, relaxed urban feel, beautiful mountains and coastal surroundings, vineyards and orchards and incredible restaurants, it is without doubt, one of the most colourful and picturesque cities in Africa you can visit. Whether you are into culture, art, food, wine, sports, nature, climbing, swimming or just relaxing on a beach, there is something for everyone in this cosmopolitan city.

  • Walking or taking the cable car up Table Mountain.
  • Exploring the Waterfront.
  • Tour of Robin Island to see Nelson Mandela cell.
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens.
  • Wine tasting and tours.
  • African Penguins at Boulders Beach.
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve visits.
  • Whale watching along the coast in winter.
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the

Garden Route

The stunningly beautiful 300 km stretch of coastal road along the Indian Ocean between Mossel Bay in the west to the Storms River Mouth in the east. Explore at your leisure taking as much or little time as you afford to soak in the scenery and surrounding whether its golden beaches or inland forests you fancy. Its one of the country’s premier tourist destinations when travelling between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and best enjoyed on a self-drive basis where you are not bound to schedules of a big tour group. Further east along the route you enter the eastern Cape, a area fast becoming known as a malaria free big 5 destination.

  • Bungee jumping the highest jump in the world at Storms River Bridge.
  • Hiking in the Tsitsikamma Forest.
  • Whale and shark encounters along the route.
  • Addo Elephant National Park.
  • Surf at the world-famous Jefferies Bay.
  • Horse riding.
  • Canopy tours.

Drakensburg

Mountains

South Africa’s main range, translated from Afrikaans means “Dragon Mountains” and since 2000 a major World Heritage Site. The Drakensburg Mountains constitute the easternmost portion of the Great Escarpment. Covering a 11,125 square kilometre expanse and reaching heights of 3,475 metres, the range is one of southern Africa’s most striking mountain habitats. Going to University a short drive from the Drakensburg, it used to be a great getaway to refresh and recharge on weekends.

  • The great outdoors.
  • Bird viewing for special endemics.
  • Spectacular walks and scenery.
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