SOUTH AFRICA HIGHLIGHT
The Blue Train, one of South Africa`s most well-known tourism icons, has been awarded two platinum awards by Diner`s Club, in their 2005 Diners Club International Winelist of the Year Awards. Both trains in service received a platinum award, for their different, but complementary and equally excellent, wine lists. The Diner`s Club adjudicator looked at both trains as separate entities. For rates or more information to plan your stay email Nicki Wingate.
Experience the extravagant elegance of rail travel on Rovos Rail, one of the most luxurious trains in the world, combining the opulence of pre-war travel with subtle modern innovations. Relax in the privacy and comfort of spacious suites, each with a perfect blend of period ambience and modern features. For rates or more information to plan your stay email Nicki Wingate.
The Garden Route region runs along a scenic stretch of coastline beginning in Cape Town and ending in Port Elizabeth, a small coastal city on South Africa's south east coast.. The region has become South Africa's most popular tourist destination after Cape Town, and it's not hard to see why. Visitors are drawn year-round to its indigenous forests, freshwater lakes, wetlands, hidden coves and long beaches. The narrow coastal plain is well forested and is mostly bordered by extensive lagoons that run behind a barrier of sand dunes and superb white beaches. The region has some of the largest patches of indigenous forest in the country - giant yellowwood trees and wildflowers - as well as commercial plantations of eucalyptus and pine. For more information to plan your stay email Nicki Wingate.
CAPE TOWN & THE WINE COUNTRY
Considered one of the most beautiful regions in Africa, located in the Western Cape, Cape Town, offers the world-famous icon of Africa. The South African wine country is for the most part set in valleys nestled between rugged mountains. The climate of the Cape is unique in Africa, it is a Mediterranean climate - meaning that it has warm dry summers and experiences its rainfall during the mild winter months. For more information to plan your stay email Nicki Wingate.
From lush, indigenous forests to sun-kissed beaches, from rugged mountains and sparkling rivers to remote, untouched, malaria-free wilderness areas and the dramatic Karoo, the Eastern Cape is blessed with everything the outdoor enthusiast needs for an ideal holiday. For game viewing enthusiants, Kwandwe Game Reserve. For more information to plan your stay email Nicki Wingate.
KwaZulu Natal is one of South Africa's most popular holiday destinations. The province offers a mild climate, year-round sunshine, a myriad natural wonders, modern facilities and infrastructure, fascinating cultures (African, European and Indian, among others) and a rich history. Phinda (look on book for info) For more information to plan your stay email Nicki Wingate.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK IN MPUMALANGA
Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's newest and fastest growing provinces. The world-renowned Kruger National Parksits on nearly 2 million hectares in Mpumalanga. It offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms, an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. For more information to plan your stay email Nicki Wingate.
NORTH WEST PROVINCE
The North West Province offers some of the finest game reserves such as the Midikwe Game Reserve with 28 different species of animals, cultural sights, archaeological treasures as well as entertainment resorts in South Africa. The province is often left off the toursim map, but it is a diverse and exciting destination with much to offer those seeking African wilderness and cultural attractions. For more information to plan your stay email Nicki Wingate.
Gauteng is South Africa’s smallest but most urbanised and economically powerful province. It is divided into six regions – all offering an amazing array of historical, cultural and natural attractions —notably Johannesburg, the financial, economic and cultural giant of South Africa. All these regions are linked by Gauteng’s vast and efficient road and rail networks and well-developed infrastructure. For more information to plan your stay email Nicki Wingate.
South Africa is undoubtedly a top African safari destination. With its year-round sunshine, countless world-famous game parks teeming with wildlife, (the most well known being the Kruger National Park), dramatic landscapes and acres of pristine, white beaches, (such as the spectacular Garden Route), and a fascinating and diverse people and culture, (cosmoplitan Cape Town is a must), a South Africa safari is an experience second-to-none.
South Africa is well endowed with a wide variety of experiences to explore. From watching the big five in one of the world’s biggest national parks to enjoying a relaxing time at our blue flag beaches to surfing at some of the world’s best super tubes. You can choose to sift through our unmatched cultural and wine routes or you can opt to learn a lot through our world heritage sites. You can watch whales doing acrobatics at the world’s whale watching capital or come up close and personal with the great whites or simply take part in any of the endless adrenalin pumping adventure sports that we offer in the air, sea or on land. All this while staying in some of the world class hotels or simply living in our equally comfortable award winning alternative accommodation.
To pick the very best out of an array of South African experiences is almost impossible but we did come up with a selection of our favourite top South African experiences and people.