South Africa, the southernmost country in Africa, is an incredibly diverse holiday destination; rich in culture, fauna, animal species and attractions – as well as home to 11 official languages!
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With a land area of land area of over 1,200,000 square kilometres, there’s plenty to see and do across this beautiful country, which is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho. Home to eight World Heritage Sites, South Africa is truly an explorer’s paradise…
Striking South Africa has three capitals; Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Pretoria. The port city of Cape Town is a hugely popular destination, on South Africa’s south-west coast, home to the infamous Cape of Good Hope, a rocky headland on the Atlantic Coast of the Cape Peninsula. Table Mountain is another landmark here; a flat-topped mountain overlooking the city offering breathtaking, panoramic views after hikes or journey by cableway!
Take a scenic boat ride to Robben Island on your holiday to Cape Town; whale-watch over the surrounding waters and relax on the infamous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, on the Atlantic shore. The capital offers the perfect mix of scenic spots of bliss and vibrant, cosmopolitan offerings. Cape Town will take your breath away, with its gorgeous beaches, imposing mountains and luscious forests… browse the Travelopo portfolio of holiday homes and apartments in across this spectacular city today!
Or choose Bloemfontein, the Free State’s capital, another beautiful city to visit, offering a variety of idyllic green spaces (including the Free State National Botanical Garden) and popular attractions, from the Anglo Boer War Museum to its Oliewenhuis Art Museum.
Head to the city of Pretoria, also known as Jacaranda City, in the northern part of Gauteng Province. The city is known for its thousands of gorgeous Jacaranda (a flowering plant). Get close to the animals in the popular National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, the largest zoo in the country! View Freedom Park with its memorial listed with the names of those killed in the South African Wars. Relax in the Pretoria National Botanic Garden; a blissful oasis immersed in natural beauty… make sure to browse the holiday homes and apartments across Pretoria in the Travelopo portfolio!
Or visit South Africa’s biggest city, striking Johannesburg, with its popular Apartheid Museum, fantastic shopping malls, brilliant Johannesburg Zoo and tranquil Zoo Lake public park… you’re spoilt for choice on a South African holiday – so which city is for you?
Sunny South Africa boasts a brilliant variety of national parks to explore on your holiday, from stunning protected landscapes to thriving conservation parks, home to beautiful and endangered exotic animals. Kruger National Park, located in north-east South Africa, is a brilliant attraction to visit on your holiday. As one of the continent’s largest game reserves, it is home to a high density of wild animals including lions, elephants and buffalos. The park covers an area of over 19,000 square kilometres and is home to over 500 bird species, 100 reptiles and 150 mammals.
Or why not explore Mountain Zebra National Park, located in the Eastern Cape near the town of Cradock? The park was proclaimed in the early 20th century for the purpose of providing a natural reserve for the endangered Cape mountain zebra. While the park is predominantly associated with being home to zebras, a diversity of animal species can actually be found here, including buffalos, cheetahs, vultures and foxes. The reserve offers a fantastic African Karoo wildlife experience, spanning across nearly 29,000 hectares.
Nature-lovers should head to Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve too, located in the Drakensberg escarpment region of eastern Mpumalanga. Take in the awe-inspiring views from God’s Window here; an incredible viewpoint offering panoramic sightings of the various forests, waterfalls and mountain gorges…
And of course, for those seeking sun-drenched blissful break, South Africa offers an array of stunning beaches, ideal for sun, sea and sand worshippers. Cape Town’s beaches are particularly dream-like, with the azure South Atlantic Ocean waters and soft, golden sands… find your dream South African beach and view the plethora of holiday homes and apartments across the Travelopo catalogue today!
Holiday-foodies are in for a treat on a South African break! With cuisine inspired and influenced by the indigenous population, as well as French, Indians, Dutch and Malaysians, you can treat your taste-buds to a diversity of flavours, washed down with some authentic Rooibos Tea or locally produced South African wine.
South Africa has a temperate climate and is famous for its sunshine! The country’s summer, which lasts from mid-October to mid–February, boasts hot, sunny weather, while even the autumn and winter months remain relatively warm. The best time to visit for whale watching is between July and November.
From its incredible landscapes to its countless adventures, including shark cage-diving, forest canopy tours and snorkelling, year-round South Africa provides an escape for every type of holidaymaker. So if you’re dreaming of escaping to an epic country rich in history and culture, a South Africa holiday is most definitely for you! Hike, explore, swim, stargaze, whale-watch… the activities here are endless. Browse the Travelopo portfolio of holiday homes and apartments across this colourful country for the ultimate travel inspiration!
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