If you’re looking for a sensational beach holiday, a cultural city break, or an opulent wildlife safari, South Africa could be the place for you. It is rich in historical and natural attractions, and whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, South Africa has it all, in rich abundance. If you’re in the market for a holiday which is a real treat, read on.
Take it easy on the beach
If you want a beach holiday which has it all, head for Durban in eastern South Africa. There will be waiting for you beautiful beachside hotels and resorts, with sumptuous infinity pools with views to kill for. If you fancy going for a paddle, look into an afternoon with a surf school, or join a dolphin spotting expedition. If you’re more about relaxation, take advantage of the exquisite, sprawling, quiet beaches just down the coast from Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.
See the city sights
Head to the buzzing streets of Cape Town for the ultimate luxury city experience. Beautiful luxury hotels are just a stone’s throw away down the beautiful waterside Victoria Road at Camps Bay. Stunning views of the ocean and Table Mountain are available all around Cape Town. If you fancy a walk, cable cars regularly take visitors to the plateau at the top of Table Mountain, where you can survey glorious vistas over miles of South Africa. Be sure to visit the Cape of Good Hope and the 17th century Castle of Good Hope while you’re there for a taste of the local history.
Sample the local wine
While you’re in Cape Town, it’s a good idea to leave the bustling streets behind and head out to the vineyards that surround the city. Beautiful lodge hotels pepper the landscape and offer a wonderful retreat from the daily grind. Stunning sunset tasting tutorials are common at these lodges, with sommeliers taking the time to explain everything you could want to know about from where your wine originates. The views across the vineyards in the Cape wine regions are enough to take your breath away.
Take a safari
For something a little bit different, nothing quite says luxury like staying in a beautiful ex-hunting lodge on a game reserve. Head to the Eastern Cape to see some of the most incredibly beautiful landscapes, with great wildlife as well. An opulent base is important when you want to spend all day on wildlife tracking expeditions in the heat of the bush. A luxury game lodge gives the perfect opportunity to combine adventure with opulent relaxation. Take advantage of spa treatment and five-star service in the evenings, and spend the daytimes on safari, tracking endangered rhinos, and learning about the conservation efforts of the locals.
South Africa really does have something for everyone, but if relaxation and comfort are your primary goals from a holiday, you really have to get out there and give it a go. It’s an absolutely stunning country that has to be seen to be believed.