Why South Africa
WHAT MAKES SOUTH AFRICA SPECIAL
They’ve got the Big Five
That's lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino, in case you weren't sure. And then there's hippo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, meerkats, wild dogs, kudu, hyena and ostrich (including ones you can ride at Outsdhorrn)
The Panorama Route
Spectacular waterfalls, vast mountains covered in lush greenery, world-famous canyons, mind-blowing rock formations that have been moulded by rivers and wind, the sights and sounds of wildlife, and a mix of cultures – all of this can be explored in Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route.
Aperitif at Sunset in the Kruger
On most evening game drives in the famous Kruger National Park, guides stop the Jeeps and everyone hops out for a cocktail as the sun sets below the grassy horizon. Sundowners ( drinks at sunset) are absolutely best enjoyed in the bush listening to the sounds of nameless birds flying past and wildlife at a sometimes uncomfortably close proximity.
From " Conde' Nast Travel" and “The Telegraph Travel, UK”
WHAT MAKES CAPE TOWN SPECIAL
Because it's one of the best cities in the world
You really can’t overstate the case for visiting Cape Town. First, there’s the in-your-face beauty of a craggy mountain range that drops precipitously into a glittering sea, its flanks carpeted in green. Then there’s the pristine white beaches lapped by – it must be said – a chilly Atlantic, their curves defined by giant granite boulders to bake on, and burbling mountain streams in dappled forests
It's heaven for whale watching
Even if you stay on shore…this is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to watch whales from coastal footpaths, restaurants, cafés and even from the comfort of your hotel bed. Hermanus, especially, has some of the best land-based whale watching in the world."
You can’t escape the proximity of nature
“Whether it is spotting zebra on the slopes of Table Mountain or being halted by cavorting baboons near Cape Point,”
The wine is superb
There are more than 200 cellars within a couple of hours’ drive from Cape Town, and four main wine regions – Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Paarl and Wellington – in which to explore art galleries, sip wine and sample local dishes in gracious Cape Dutch estates."