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South Africa

Vast natural wildlife sanctuaries, sweeping views of the ocean and a sunny, temperate climate make this African country a true treasure.  

South Africa promises a wonderful combination of rich culture, scenic landscapes and thrilling adventure treks. Spread out in the sunshine on one of South Africa’s beaches, follow a herd of animals grazing on the plains or wander through the villages to speak to the diverse people who call South Africa home. 

Visit the legislative capital, Cape Town, to discover picturesque wine farms, bustling street markets and delicious seafood restaurants. During the day, relax at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and enjoy views from above on a treetop walkway. As the sun sets, experience Cape Town’s nightlife by enjoying a cocktail on an outdoor terrace on Victoria Road.

One of the most famous natural wonders in South Africa is the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky coastal headland within Table Mountain National Park. Walk along the Cape of Good Hope Trail for pristine beaches and peaceful birdwatching.

South Africa’s nature reserves, including more than 20 national parks, provide a variety of terrain for the local wildlife, such as the “Big Five.” The Big Five refers to the most dangerous animals to hunt on foot: elephant, lion, rhinoceros, leopard and buffalo.

Take a guided tour through Kruger National Park to see sleeping lions, or watch cheetahs dart across the dunes at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Book a trained guide to take you around the Addo Elephant National Park, or discover marine wildlife by swimming with the sharks in Sodwana Bay.

Winter in South Africa lasts from June to August. This is the best season for wildlife watching and the country’s least crowded season. The busy season is from November to March, when many tourists come for warm temperatures and sunny days. 

Three international airports are located near the major cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. After arrival, the most scenic way to travel around South Africa is by driving. Rent a car from the airport and enjoy miles of picturesque landscapes as you drive along the well-maintained roads.

Visit enchanting South Africa to appreciate the beauty of nature and explore culture and nightlife in the lively main cities.


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City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport €123
Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019
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City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport

City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport

     
    4.3 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Perfect for an overnight stay before a flight to Skukusa for a safari. Hotel close to airport arrivals and the 500 metre walk was all enclosed. Very friendly staff.

    Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport €110
    Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019
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    Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

    Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

       
      4.0 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The staff were courteous and client oriented. The concierge was helpful.

      The Table Bay Hotel €289
      Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019
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      The Table Bay Hotel

      The Table Bay Hotel

      Quay 6 Victoria & Alfred, Cape Town, Western Cape
         
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This was one of the best “values” I’ve come across in a long time! The location is superb, the facility is beautiful, the staff is well trained, professional and efficient while still being friendly and attentive. I will always stay here when in Capetown and would highly recommend it to others!

        Premier Hotel OR Tambo €54
        Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019
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        Premier Hotel OR Tambo

        Premier Hotel OR Tambo

           
          4.4 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Very close to airport Clean and large rooms Excellent breakfast

          Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport €80
          Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019
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          Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport

          Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport

             
            4.1 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            great team, nothing was too much to ask. have stayed here twice this year. excellent on both occasions. will be my go to base in future.

            The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City Resort €278
            Reviewed on 24 Aug 2019
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            The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City Resort

            The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City Resort

            Sun City Resort, Sun City, North West
               
              4.3 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This is just a beautiful place with something to do at every moment and for any person. If you are looking for luxury then this is the place fot you. Not all placese within sun city accept cash so make sure to clarify.

              Taj Cape Town €150
              Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019
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              Taj Cape Town

              Taj Cape Town

              1 Wale Street, corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape
                 
                4.7 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The hotel is very clean and it's absolutely beautiful. During the daytime it's a great place to be, but at night it can get a little rough, since the beggers can get a little pushy. However, this is not the hotel's fault at all, and there does seem to be police presence in the area.

                Hilton Cape Town City Centre €131
                Reviewed on 19 Sep 2019
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                Hilton Cape Town City Centre

                Hilton Cape Town City Centre

                126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The hotel staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. A central location with beautiful view of table mountain. Loved the complimentary transfer down and back to the the V&A waterfront We stayed in the 2 bedroom suite which had a fabulous set up. We needed to add an extra room for a partial day ...

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