Sitting at the tip of (arguably) the world’s most epic continent, South Africa is an extraordinary nation boasting adventure, nature and wildlife conservation, and a bustling wine-producing industry. Once-in-lifetime moments are experienced here, making a trip to South Africa worthy of a top spot on any bucket list.
South Africa has 3 official capitals, which include Cape Town (Legislative), Pretoria (Administrative), and Bloemfontein (Judicial). Cape Town, known as the Mother City, is one of the most iconic cities in the world, capturing the hearts of tourists far and wide. Whether you’re exploring Table Mountain, jogging along the Sea Point Promenade, or sampling wine at one of the local vineyards, this city is nothing short of a good time.
South African culture is extremely diverse, representing a variety of different languages and religions. Its constitution recognizes 11 official languages, two of which are of European origin: English and Afrikaans. This multi-ethnic society is predominately of black African ancestry, while the European and Asian communities are also a significant part of South African culture.
As one of 18 mega-diverse regions in the world, South Africans pride themselves on nature and wildlife conservation. While visiting South Africa, a Big Five safari is a “must”. The Big Five term refers to the 5 animals considered the most dangerous to hunt: rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, and buffalo. Visitors from around the world travel to get up close and personal with these endangered species. Prepare to be awed as your guide takes through remote areas for a glimpse of these animals in their natural habitats.
When you picture African wildlife, views of Kruger National Park are probably (unknowingly) what you imagine. This famous park is a “must-see” for anyone traveling to South Africa, offering visitors the chance to explore via guided game drives, bush walks with an armed ranger, and walking trails in deep wilderness areas. Surrounded by 100,000 impala, 9,000 kudu, 25, 000 zebra, 180 cheetah, over 1,000 leopard and 1,500 lions (to name a few), you’ll feel as if you’ve just walked into the opening scene of Disney’s The Lion King.
There are countless opportunities to experience South African wildlife that go beyond, what most of us consider, the stereotypical African wildlife. Hike the scenic trails of The Blyde River Canyon, or walk through the Congo caves to catch a glimpse at the fascinating rock formations. Travel to the whale-watching capital of Hermanus and witness these marine giants make their grand entrance, or explore the stunning scenery at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The opportunities are endless.
The Western Cape region of South Africa has 18 official wine routes and 2 brandy routes, where tourists can participate in wine-tasting and wine-making tours. Many of the Cape wine estates are characterized by classic Cape Dutch-style buildings and massive vineyards with picturesque mountains as a backdrop. Travel to the Cape Winelands to experience the Route 62 wine route, the longest of its kind in the world, and stop at some of South Africa’s most famous vineyards. Among a few include Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch.
As far as South African cuisine goes, chefs are bringing colorful and innovative dishes to the table, showcasing a variety of different flavors and influences. Due to its geographic location, South Africa cuisine is largely seafood-based, while its mild-climate also produces a variety of local fruits and vegetables. Dishes of British origin are popular and featured on most menus throughout the region. Indulge your taste buds in what South African’s culinary scene is cooking up.
Worldwide Traveler allows you to experience the best of what South Africa has to offer, including sophisticated cities, rolling hills, sandy beaches, world-class wines, and so much more. Let Worldwide Traveler pay personal attention to your travel needs, and book a trip to visit this remarkable destination today!
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Cape Town & Kruger National Park from $3815:
INCLUDES round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, inter-city flights, 4 nights in Cape Town at African Pride 15 on Orange & 4 nights in Kruger National Park at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate & hotel transfers. BONUS 1 free night in Cape Town. FEATURES buffet breakfast for 2 daily in Cape Town, half board for 2 daily in Kruger National Park, Cape Highlights Tour, Table Mountain & City Tour, Full Day Winelands Tour & Morning Game Drive.
Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park from $5649:
INCLUDES round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, inter-city flights, 3 nights in Cape Town at The Table Bay Hotel, 3 nights in Johannesburg at The Spier Hotel, 3 nights in Kruger National Park at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve & 1 night in Johannesburg at Da Vinci Hotel & Suites & hotel transfers. BONUS reduced rates in Cape Town. FEATURES buffet breakfast daily in Cape Town & Johannesburg, all-inclusive in Kruger National Park, Table Mountain & City Tour & 2 Game Drives daily.
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