South Africa, the microcosm of the wonders of Africa, is teeming with rich cultures and legendary wildlife set among some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes on the continent.
The country’s political instability and a brutally oppressive past under apartheid rule have not gone unnoticed, but the election of 1994 signalled a new beginning for South Africa. When you venture through this flourishing travel destination, you will realise how far the country has come in recent years.
Instead of brushing their history under the rug, South Africa has transformed its dark past into museums scattered throughout the nation dedicated to telling the story of its struggle for freedom and road to democracy under the behest of young activists like Nelson Mandela. While it may not be light-hearted, a visit to these museums is an invaluable experience and helps you understand and appreciate the fabric of this beautiful country.
South Africa’s array of scenery, stunning landscapes and top safari lodges make it the ideal destination for an activity-packed outdoor adventure. Spot wildlife on a game drive with top-rated guides, surf off the coast of the Eastern Cape, rock climb the rugged cliffs of Cederberg, hike into the misty peaks of the Drakensberg and spend a night in a cave. And, if you’re one to push it to the limits, go diving with great white sharks off the coast of Cape Town.
Wherever you go or whatever you decide to do in this incredibly diverse country, expect an outstanding wildlife, cultural and travel experience like no other. South Africa has it all.