Are you thinking about your next vacation and interested in doing
something a little bit different? If the answer is yes, then you might want to
consider booking an all-inclusive holiday in South Africa, where an exotic,
affordable vacation consists of much more than lounging at a resort. In recent
years, more Canadian and American travellers than ever have been flocking to
South Africa to enjoy the best of both worlds – adventure and leisure. Here is
just a small taste of what you can expect while visiting the tip of the African
Imagine cruising through the veld in a four-by-four, catching
glimpses of some of our planet’s most beautiful – and rare – creatures, in
their natural habitat. South Africa is the foremost location for game drives,
especially if you are eager to witness the Big Five first hand: the African lions,
elephants and leopards, as well as the Cape buffalo, and the Black (or
extremely rare White) rhinoceros. While the term was initially applied to these
animals due to their difficulty to hunt, today, the ‘Big Five’ mainly find
themselves in the sights of tourist’s cameras. Game drives have a reputation of
being a safe, exciting – and essential part of any South African safari.
Of course, there are many other nature-centric activities to explore.
Diving with great white sharks is the perfect experience for thrill-seekers,
while guided hikes and mountain biking through wilderness trails are popular
with visitors of all ages.
While sprawling landscapes and beautiful wildlife are among South
Africa’s biggest tourist draws, adventure can easily be balanced with other
leisure activities over the course of an all-inclusive holiday.
South Africa has reputation as one of the great wine-producing nations
of the world –but it may come as a surprise to learn that the country produces
approximately one billion litres of wine annually! For that reason, wine tours in South Africa’s
largest viticulture region, Stellenbosch, are a major tourist destination. There
are many wineries to visit, where travelers can learn about the art of
viticulture, while tasting the local South African wines.
The beautiful, sunny weather can also be enjoyed while playing a round
of golf, fishing for trout – and of course, relaxing on one of the dozens of
Soak Up The Culture…
A trip to South Africa would not be complete without a stop to some of
the major cities to take in some of the sights and local culture. In Cape Town,
also known as ‘The Mother City,’ tourists love to visit the Victoria and Alfred
Waterfront for its breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Table Mountain, which
poses as a stunning backdrop to the city. In the financial and entertainment
capital of South Africa, Johannesburg, visitors are encouraged to attend a
rugby match at one of the state-of-the-art stadiums, and then follow it up by
experiencing the vibrant nightlife, which includes fine dining, and parties
that stretch into the early hours of the morning!
Despite the wide diversity among its 54 million people, South Africa is an easy
holiday spot because there is no language barrier – nearly everyone in the
country speaks English. This cultural eclecticism is matched only by the
abundance of activities, which travel specialists will happily arrange for your
all-inclusive holiday in South Africa.