South Africa

Best time to travel

South Africa is an all year round destination however one can note the following

  • Cape Town is best in the summer months from October to March. The winter months from May to September bring cold and wet conditions – mild however in comparison to the Northern climates.
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal boasts an average of 320 days of sunshine a year. Light rain falls all year round with the most rainfall in the humid summer months being November to March. The winter season from May to September has a perfect climate being warm and dry.
  • The Kruger National Park is best in the dry winter from April to October when the bush is shorter making spotting the animals easier. However the summer rains from October to April brings beauty in its green lushness. It is therefore an all year round excellent safari destination.

South Africa is a hugely diverse travel destination. In this Southern most country of Africa, you will find white sandy beaches, majestic mountains, elegant wine farms, game lodges abundant with the Big Five and so much more. The difficulty in planning your holiday to South Africa is how to fit it all in.This is where you need a specialist to assist you and tailor make your vacation to your personal requirements.

Areas to visit

  • Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain – named by the old sailors as The Fairest Cape. An area of incredible natural beauty. Cape Town is the quintessential melting pot: it is a city alive with creativity, colour, sounds and tastes.
  • Stellenbosch, Franschoek and the Wine Farms – one hour from Cape Town, one is spoilt for choice by the range of elegant wine farms situated in this area of abundant natural beauty.  This is the area from which Cape Classics Travel was borne due to our sister company being importers of South African wine to the USA.
  • The West Coast – North of Cape Town, the West Coast is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The region stretches for over 400 km from north to south and is well known for its rugged scenic beauty including the West Coast National Park and 17 km Langebaan Lagoon .
  • The Cederberg Mountains – two hours north of Cape Town , raw dramatic beauty, perfect for hiking, swimming in clear mountain rock pools, bouldering and viewing Bushmen rock art. This area is also famous for its Spring flowers and for Rooibos tea .
  • The Garden Route – East of Cape Town, the Garden Route is an area of diverse beauty along South Africa’s 2,800km of coastline with beaches, forests, and wildlife-rich game reserves. Cage Diving with great white sharks is an activity not to be missed.
  • Kwazulu Natal – Durban, a family tropical beach holiday destination. Durban is a sophisticated cosmopolitan city and Africa’s busiest port. An exciting city in which to play, shop, experience the nightlife and to relax.
  • The Drakensberg Mountain Range – with their awe-inspiring basalt cliffs, snowcapped in winter, towering over riverine bush, lush yellowwood forests and cascading waterfalls. This mountain range forms a massive barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal from the Kingdom of Lesotho.
  • The Kruger National Park – one of largest game reserves in Africa. This reserve is home to more wildlife than any other game reserve in Africa. With 147 species of animals , 507 species of birds and of course the Big Five, this is an experience not to be missed. World class game lodges as well as rustic camps add to the unique Kruger experience
  • Johannesburg – more commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, is a rapidly changing city and the vibrant heart of South Africa. Sandton, South Africas richest square mile with Sandton City – which ranks among the largest shopping centres in Africa is a one of a kind premier fashion and leisure destination. The energetic hub of Afro-cosmopolitan glamour. International shopping with South African flair.
  • The Waterberg – North West of Johannesburg, a vast, peaceful, incredibly beautiful area, more than three million years old. The Waterberg is a unique wilderness area of South Africa yet to be fully discovered.