Each year, South Africa grows in recognition as a long haul destination for holiday makers from other continents. But, what makes South Africa unique?

It offers brilliant weather anytime, a well established tourism and transportation infrastructure, a variety of experiences, dramatic panoramas and a warm, colourful local population.

What makes South Africa unique?

The nation itself is huge and affords visitors the promise of adventure along with the liberty to discover. From the time that South Africa emerged as a democratic nation, its status on the worldwide sporting stage has helped further enhance South Africa’s international lure.

The ‘Rainbow Nation’ is a country steeped in cultural diversity with 11 official languages and there are a myriad of traditional cultural encounters to be had. Visitor satisfaction performs an essential element of South Africa’s prosperity as a tourist destination with many tourists return time and again hoping to look for fresh experiences and relive old ones.

The incredible landscapes in South Africa

One of the things that makes South Africa unique is the diverse mix of landscapes across the country.

South Africa has an extensive coast line with a wide selection of beaches being awarded a ‘Blue Flag‘ and it is also accepted as one of the world’s prime scuba diving locations. Cape Town is extremely popular with approximately 70% of British holidaymakers and visitors making Cape Town part of their holiday plans.

Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge South Africa
Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge, Cape Town, South Africa

In the north of the country is the world celebrated Kruger National Park but there are actually hundreds of private and national game reserves to be found all over the country and this includes several of the highest quality game lodges in Africa.

The amazing Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu Natal are a truly stunning sight and are liked with hikers and adventure tourism. Hidden away are some mountain retreats where you can really feel at one with mother nature.The Drakensberg is a place that brings together the ambiance of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands with the customs of Zululand.

Drakensberg mountains, South Africa
Drakensberg mountains, South Africa

If you’d never contemplated it in the past, why not get started on preparing your South Africa Holiday today. The only problem you’ll have, is attempting to decide what to do in the limited time you’ll have in this renowned country. 

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