With vibrant cities, rich history and culture, scenic coasts and mountains as well as thrilling wildlife regions, South Africa can justly call itself ‘a world in one country’. This is the only country that can offer a malaria free safari. The accommodation can be amazingly luxurious, and the wildlife is very abundant. It’s a good choice if you want to combine a safari with other kinds of holiday.
From November to April the Cape is bathed in glorious sunshine making it a great place to escape the northern winter. There is so much to see and do like whale watching, riding, even walking amongst foraging meerkat. Superb malaria free wildlife reserves in the Cape and near the Botswana border give your family a chance to see the Big Five and much more. South African safari lodges are among the most luxurious in Africa, and some have magnificent family accommodation with pools sunk into game viewing decks, a spa and amazing food.
KwaZulu Natal will thrill your teenagers. Imagine walking around the site of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift battlefields with an expert historian. Nearby, you can hike the spectacular Drakensberg mountains and then head down to the wild Indian Ocean coastline for diving and marine safaris. Although South Africa is not a beach destination, it is fairly easy to reach Mauritius and the more intimate Mozambican islands.