South African travel ideas

It’s difficult to come up with a list of South African travel ideas, simply because there are so many amazing options. The country is so diverse, and there is so much to do, that most visitors feel the need to return. South Africans themselves are always discovering new travel options, including many great alternatives to old favourites.

Sand, surf and sun

Even if you are clear about the kind of holiday you prefer, there are a great number of choices. If you love the beach, then the warm water, serious surf and year-round great weather makes KwaZulu-Natal an excellent option.  From plush hotels in Umhlanga (like the plush Oysterbox Hotel) and Durban (which features the exquisitely restored and conveniently located Quarters Hotel) to beachfront resorts, KwaZulu-Natal is a great beach destination for families, couples and surfers.

The gorgeous coast line of Garden Route destinations like Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and George are also perennial favourites of local and overseas tourists.

If your idea of the perfect beach holiday is sipping cocktails with the jet set on immaculate white sand, then Clifton and Camp Bay beaches, in Cape Town, will fit you perfectly. With plenty of upmarket accommodation in the area, buzzing nightlife and stylish restaurants, Cape Town is one of South Africa’s great summer party destinations.

Guests who are looking for deluxe accommodation along one of the most beautiful drives in the world will want to check out the Twelve Apostles Hotel, in Cape Town. The hotel boasts incomparable views, and is situated close to both Camps Bay and the breathtaking Chapmans Peak Drive.

Adventures in the African bush

South Africa is a world-famous safari destination. Much of this reputation centres around the iconic Kruger National Park, one of the world’s great conservation projects.  The Kruger Park is among the best places to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. You have unprecedented access to big game, birdlife and a rich diversity of plants and grasslands.

As the Kruger Park is so popular, there is a range of accommodation available to cater to all tastes. Sabi Sabi, located in the Sabi Sands reserve adjacent to the Kruger Park, is one of the most well-established luxury game lodges in South Africa. At Sabi Sabi, you will be thrilled by guided game walks and bush drives, while being accommodated in the finest lodgings, with deluxe food and service.

Of course, there are spectacular nature reserves throughout the country, such as the Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape. It is possible to find quality accommodation wherever your safari adventure takes you, provided you have the backing of an experienced adviser.

Finding the best accommodation at the best price

In a vast country like South Africa, with such an extensive range of accommodation options, not all venues will be of equal quality and value. 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 a South African holiday you won’t forget.

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Exclusive Getaways is an experienced accommodation expert in South Africa. Exclusive Getaways offers a comprehensive portfolio of quality accommodation in South Africa as well as a selection of the latest South African travel specials.