South Africa

South Africa is just the southernmost tip of the most extraordinary continent – Africa. Once you have tasted our country, you too will feel the magnetism of Africa – the yearning to return to its wild places, vast vistas and sunny climate. South Africa: a veritable cauldron bubbling over with positive energy for a new, emerging and unified nation; a myriad of cultures blending and co-existing.

It has dazzling cities for shopaholics, night life and entertainment until the wee hours and only an hour or two out of the city is the African bush. There, the beauty and solitude will seep into your senses. And just as you start to unwind, in stroll the big boys – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and cheetah – a sure way to kick-start your heart again!

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Western Cape

Is any place on earth as enchanting, as spectacular, as Cape Town?

No wonder the world regularly votes it one of the world’s most beautiful cities, set at the tip of a green and historically fascinating province.

Cape Town has it all - a fascinating mix of up-to-the-minute vibrancy, memorable history and culture, and spectacular natural beauty - all rubbing shoulders under the iconic magic of Table Mountain. The architecture alone is notable: Cape Malay, centuries-old Dutch and British, sleek modern skyscrapers, 21st century apartments and office buildings. Imbibe the timeless wonder of the ‘Mother City’ and the bustle of flower sellers, buskers and craft markets.

Close at hand are the Houses of Parliament. So too is the sensational Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the lively happening centre of the city, with its boutiques, its fun and activities, the Two Oceans Aquarium, and countless great restaurants, from which you can watch the coming and going of the finest ships, cruise liners and ultra-luxurious yachts from every part of the world.

An easy boat ride from Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, with the one-time prison cell of the universally beloved former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.

The Western Cape is an extravaganza of experiences: whale watching at Hermanus, quiet strolls through the beautiful botanic gardens of Kirstenbosch, wine tasting at any of the legendary wine estates. If you’re reaching for the stars, visit the sleepy Karoo village of Sutherland, with its scintillating, starry night sky and its 11 world class telescopes.

Take a break! Take time out with the sun-worshippers on the magnificent beaches of Clifton, Llandudno or Camps Bay, followed by a chilled sundowner cocktail at a classy beachside pub or lounge. There’s no end to the charm of the Cape lifestyle.