South Africa is a region of dazzling splendours and a profuse array of “must-do” attractions for holiday-makers. Here are 11 bucket list exploits that have the luxury-loving traveller in mind and are not to be missed.
#1 A Bevy of Beasts: The South African Wildlife Safari
South African holidays typically feature a wildlife safari. There are countless safari experiences available and they vary greatly in price and standard. Ask us about luxurious private safari lodges where the wildlife experience is supreme and limited to just a handful of guests at a time, and the standard of accommodation, food and service outstanding. Mail us.
#2 A Traditional Feast: The Bush “Braai” or Barbeque
Outdoor dining is surely one of the highlights of good-weather South Africa, and it is especially enchanting at remote spots in the wilderness. Luxury safari lodges usually vary their dining locations, so that a guest on safari for a few days will have a variety of wonderful dining experiences, indoors and out. Fire-cooked meals are a popular South African speciality, and eaten outdoors. Some of South Africa’s private safari lodges prepare superb fire-cooked feasts, served under the stars by lantern-light – these are memories to cherish! Mail us.
#3 Beneath Starlit Skies: A Luxury Sleepout
Some of South Africa’s luxury lodges offer the option of a luxury sleepout under the stars – usually a one-night sleepout during a several-night stay, the remaining nights spent in a luxury indoor suite. There are some truly incredible options available. Kindly note that an additional fee is charged for a sleepout, over and above the indoor room rate also charged. Mail us.
#4 Luxury Train Trip on Rovos Rail
A train trip on Rovos Rail is almost compulsory for the luxury traveller intent on experiencing the best of South Africa. There’s really nothing at all to beat it. Immersion yourself into a genteel world of elegant luxury, sublime food and wine – featuring many very proudly South African specialities, personalized service, supremely comfortable facilities and stunning scenery. There are several magnificent trips to choose from, of varying length and showcasing different parts of the country. Each trip features some very enjoyable off-train excursions. Mail us.
#5 Up Up & Away on a Balloon Safari in Gauteng
A balloon safari is a sure way of getting high in the best possible way. The hot-air balloon experience we recommend is in Gauteng and includes a fine champagne-sipping experience and panoramic views. Mail us.
#6 Time Out with Turtles in KwaZulu-Natal
An up-close encounter with giant turtles laying their eggs on a remote shoreline of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa leaves an indelible memory. Enjoy sensitively guided night-time turtle safaris whilst staying at a gorgeous beach lodge set in dune forest just above the high tide mark. Mail us.
#7 Wine & Dine in the Cape Vineyards
Cape wines are some of the best in the world. They originate in vineyards in the most glorious settings that are a pleasure to visit. Wining and dining – as well as lodging – at prestigious Cape wine estates is a prime part of a South African holiday. Mail us.
#8 A Cape Fynbos Tour
The beautiful Cape Floral Kingdom has “fynbos” as one of its major vegetation types. Fynbos constitutes a large number of hardy plants occurring on coastal plains and mountains of the southern and south western Cape. Combine a luxurious nature stay with well-guided fynbos tours at the five-star Grootbos Private Nature Reserve near Hermanus. There are 765 flower species in the Grootbos Reserve to discover with Grootbos guides on open-topped 4×4 flower safaris. Mail us.
#9 Wellness in the Wilderness
Body treatments have a special magic when they happen outdoors in an unspoiled wilderness. Make wellness in the wilderness one of your South African experiences, choosing a luxury safari lodge that offers a range of wellness pampering in an outdoor setting. Mail us.
#10 The Thrill of Ziplining
Do the Cape Town Zipline Tour on the Silvermist Estate at Hout Bay – very accessible on the Hop On Hop Off City Sightseeing Bus.
#11 The Mother of All Mountains: Get Atop Table Mountain
Table Mountain is a non-negotiable bucket list item in Cape Town! Buy tickets online and stand by for an unforgettable experience.
South Africa has an endless number of attractions. “Meet South Africa” – Watch this video from S.A. Tourism.
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