South Africa Travel Ideas
In a vast country like South Africa, with such an extensive range of travel and accommodation options, finding South Africa travel ideas is easy.
South Africa is a world-famous a safari destination, with spectacular nature reserves throughout the country as well as a fine luxury and resort holiday getaway location.
Birding and marine holidays
Considered South Africa’s third largest park and declared a Natural World Heritage Site, the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park incorporates Lake St Lucia, the St Lucia and Maputaland Marine Reserves, the Coastal Forest Reserve and Kosi Bay Nature Reserve.
Adventures in the area include horse safaris, self-guided hiking trails in the surrounding forests, mountain biking, canoe trails and a boat cruise on the Hluhluwe River. Marine, wetland and forest birds pass through the wetland system annually and bird watching in the area is especially loved by enthusiasts as over 500 different species of birdlife are to be found in the St Lucia Wetlands.
Family-friendly Hluhluwe River Lodge offers game drives to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, as well as birding and botanical excursions to False Bay Park. Other adventures include horse safaris, self-guided hiking trails in the surrounding sand forests, mountain biking and canoe trails.
Luxurious Wild Coast holidays
The Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape is an untamed wilderness combining breath-taking coastline, precipitous and craggy cliff faces, and wild and desolate beaches. The weather is almost always mild and there are few days when the sun isn’t shining. Forested areas include prehistoric cycads, sneezewood and yellowwood trees, and areas thick with vegetation.
Peace and tranquillity prevail throughout and luxury five-star accommodation can be found at Prana Lodge. Luxurious suites, each with private gardens and plunge pools are available and a Thai Wellness Centre and Spa provides massage and beauty treatments, yoga and meditation.
The lodge also provides exceptional cuisine, but it’s the direct access to 21km of unspoilt beach that draws holidaymakers back to the Wild Coast again and again.
South African Safari Holidays
The Hoedspruit area, in the Limpopo region of South Africa, borders on the Kruger National Park – itself a tourist hotspot – and lies in the heart of the central Lowveld. The area is known for its wonderful climate, many game lodges, game reserves and nature conservancies.
Here towering cliffs meet endless expanses of bushveld, where vast plains of marula, acacia, combretum and mopane woodlands accommodate a wealth of wildlife and prime big five game viewing.
The Kapama Private Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s largest private reserves which offers modern living near a dry riverbed, and is large enough to host groups in search of an impressive safari. The lodge offers African-styled safari accommodation in an area where wildlife is prolific.
It is possible to find quality accommodation wherever your holiday takes you and using a reputable and experienced agent, with a comprehensive portfolio of quality accommodation, is your best chance of finding the right accommodation at the right price for all those South African holiday ideas just waiting to be explored.
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