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One week in South Africa

One week in South Africa

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Safari, winelands and city escape
Approx. 11 days From £1,370
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Garden Route And Kruger Safari
Approx. 10 days From £3,000
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Cape Town, penguins and the Garden Route
Approx. 8 days From £1,050
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Battlefields and wildlife of Zululand
Approx. 11 days From £3,730
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Fly-in bush and beach
Approx. 7 days From £5,280
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Train safari for honeymooners
Approx. 7 days From £3,500
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Whistle-stop Cape Town
Approx. 5 days From £1,670

Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean, South Africa is a mosaic of hilly landscapes and stunning countryside. The mix of the different cultures of the Cape and Johannesburg makes these cities choice destinations for gourmets eager to taste Afrikaner cuisine. South Africa is the country of diversity. You will visit Robben Island, the island upon which Nelson Mandela was shut away for 18 years during Apartheid, and at the same time you ... Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean, South Africa is a mosaic of hilly landscapes and stunning countryside. The mix of the different cultures of the Cape and Johannesburg makes these cities choice destinations for gourmets eager to taste Afrikaner cuisine. South Africa is the country of diversity. You will visit Robben Island, the island upon which Nelson Mandela was shut away for 18 years during Apartheid, and at the same time you will discover a country deeply marked by its history. You will stroll over the dunes of Arniston, will be amazed by the ostrich farms on the mountainous tracks of little Karoo and will end your excursion in the crystal clear waters of the rapids of the Tsitsikamma national park. The country also has a reputation for the quality of its wine. A walk in the bucolic region of Boland will enable you to sample the country's best wines directly at the producers. Finally, what would a trip to South Africa be without a safari to the heart of the most beautiful of wild animal reserves? You are bound to be charmed by the elephants, rhinos and tigers that populate the Kruger region. See more
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South Africa has something to enchant every visitor, from amazing indigenous animals to unbelievably beautiful landscapes and seascapes, to fun cities to explore. Go on safari to see the ‘Big Five’ or African wildlife before relaxing in an eco-lodge, surrounded by national park. Swim in a crystal blue sea before exploring sea caves and hidden beaches. South Africa has so much to offer that you will never be bored on a 7 day tour, no matter your tastes.

Best things to see and do for one week in South Africa

What to see in one week

South Africa’s turbulent history makes up an important part of its modern day identity and as such it’s important to get a sense of this on a one week trip here. Visit places such as the Apartheid Museum to learn all about these turbulent times and to gain valuable insights into recent South African history. For the best views around visit Cape Point, where you can explore a 19th century lighthouse as well as benefit from panoramic views. Why not pack a picnic and make the most of this day trip? If just looking out to sea isn’t enough for you, you can rent a boat and go exploring offshore. South Africa has several fascinating islands to visit too, with Robben Island being home to an ex-prison, perhaps best known for housing Nelson Mandela. Active visitors should visitTable Mountain, where hiking, biking and climbing is on offer no matter your ability. For animal lovers, visit Boulders Beach where you can see a colony of African Penguins as they go about their business.

What to do in one week

For many people, the wildlife is one of the main reasons for visiting South Africa. As home to the Big Five of safari; the Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino and Elephant, South Africa is one of the best places in the world to see a huge range of the most majestic animals all in one place. Go on a day safari or spend several days tracking and observing the animals with your experienced local guide. There are so many places to choose from, with just a few of the best safari spots being The Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant National Park and Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. Sabi Sabi is a private game reserve which specialises in luxury safari tours and lodging, so you’ll be able to combine adventure and adrenaline with relaxation. The Wine Route is another excellent place to visit on a week long tour of South Africa. The wine route is a route following through the South African wine country, where wine is produced in the perfect conditions here. Stay in a vineyard and sample some of the local wine before moving onto the next stop. You can also visit Oudtshoorn, a huge ostrich farm where you can meet the livestock and learn all about these majestic animals.

Best time to travel to South Africa for a week

Since South Africa is so large, it can be considered as a year-round destination due to its diverse weather patterns. The best time to visit South Africafor safari is during the drier months between May and October. For a beach holiday, the summer months between November and March are a great time to visit. Some visitors may find the summer sun a bit intense, so it’s important to take this into account if you do plan on arriving during these months. In Cape Town, you are likely to encounter rain during the months between June and August, since winter showers are frequent. Whenever you decide to visit, you will make incredible memories on your one week South Africa tour.

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