The bush, the beach, the forests or the mountain peaks … not to mention the sprawling vineyards of our wine country, or the innumerable green landscapes that flourish all around our countrysides. Here are just a few of the holiday destinations in South Africa where magic moments are sure to happen … and rather abundantly too.

Safaris in South Africa have always had huge allure for people from all over the globe. Vast, untrampled landscapes, starry skies without end, blazing sunsets, wildlife roaming free, welcoming lodges hidden deep in the wilderness – all of this adds up to enchanting destinations offering a supreme blend of romance, adventure & tranquillity.

A glorious pooldeck beside a lake: Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand
A modern interior at Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park
A modern interior at Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park
Dinner setting in the wilderness at a premier Singita Lodge in the Sabi Sand
Dinner setting in the wilderness at a premier Singita Lodge in the Sabi Sand
A private splash pool setting: Djuma Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand
A private splash pool setting: Djuma Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand
The wilderness by night from the deck of your private suite: Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand
The wilderness by night from the deck of your private suite: Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand

Beaches in South Africa make phenomenal holiday spots. No less than 41 of the country’s beaches have been awarded prestigious Blue Flag status, and no wonder! The Western Cape boasts the highest number of Blue Flag beaches, but there are also several accoladed beaches in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Our beaches range from popular holiday spots which have bustling tourist seasons, to remote coastal hideaways well off the beaten track.

Exquisite Boulders Beach at Simon's Town in the Western Cape, home to a flourishing penguin colony
Exquisite Boulders Beach at Simon’s Town in the Western Cape, home to a flourishing penguin colony
Unspoiled De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape
Unspoiled De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape
Well off the beaten track: Thonga Beach Lodge, Mabibi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal
Well off the beaten track: Thonga Beach Lodge, Mabibi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal

 

The Cape has a centuries-old wine-farming tradition, making our winelands regions some of the most prestigious and much-visited in the world. The earliest wine farms were started in the 17th century, and several of the country’s oldest wine estates are still operational today, blending a superb level of wine making with gracious hospitality.

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards in the Franschhoek Area of the Western Cape offers five-star lodgings in a supreme setting
Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards in the Franschhoek Area of the Western Cape offers five-star lodgings in a supreme setting
The lush vineyards of Lanzerac in Stellenbosch where Lanzerac Hotel & Spa offers outstanding accommodation in the heart of the Cape's Wine Route
The lush vineyards of Lanzerac in Stellenbosch where Lanzerac Hotel & Spa offers outstanding accommodation in the heart of the Cape’s Wine Route

Nature getaways are not in short supply in South Africa. These are a few other destinations to add to your magic moments list:

Awe-inspiring rock formations are the order of the day in the Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, Cederberg South, Western Cape
Awe-inspiring rock formations are the order of the day in the Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, Cederberg South, Western Cape
The well-known Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal: Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is beautifully set in the Kamberg Valley
The well-known Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal: Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is beautifully set in the Kamberg Valley
An intimate sitting spot in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Western Cape
An intimate sitting spot in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Western Cape
Marine adventures in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route
Marine adventures in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route
Children having a wonderful experience in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Little Karoo
Children having a wonderful experience in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Little Karoo

South Africa’s magic moments are never-ending. View our South African getaways by region or mail our consultants for ideas for your South African holiday. You could also call us on +27 21 797-7122.