About SOUTH AFRICA

A place where unforgettable memories are weaved from genuine wide smiles and your adventures inspire a lifetime of stories to tell over and over again. Allow us to show you our places of wonder - places that not only fill us with great pride but also take our breath away, no matter how many times we see them. Allow us to take you to our favourite hangouts, restaurants, markets, hidden getaways and sites that tell our long and amazing human story. Allow us to introduce you the real South Africa, the one we fall in love with every day.

We can't wait to welcome you to our home!


South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa. It is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho (which is completely surrounded by South Africa). It is a vast country with widely varying landscapes and has 11 official languages, as well as an equally diverse population. South Africa is renowned for its wines and is one of the world's largest producers of gold. South Africa has the strongest economy in Africa, and is an influential player in African politics. In 2010, South Africa hosted the first Football World Cup to be held on the African continent.

Public Holidays

The public holidays in South Africa are:

  • New Year's Day (1 January)
  • Human Rights Day (21 March)
  • Easter weekend (4-day long weekend in March/April) - Consisting of "Good Friday", "Easter Saturday", "Easter Sunday", and "Easter Monday", the dates are set according to the Western Christian tradition.
  • Freedom Day (27 April)
  • Workers Day (1 May)
  • Youth Day (16 June)
  • Woman's Day (9 August)
  • Heritage Day (24 September)
  • Day of Reconciliation (16 December) - see Bloodriver.
  • Christmas Day (25 December)
  • Day of Goodwill (26 December) - Often referred to as 'Boxing Day'.

 

Regions

South Africa is divided into 9 provinces, they are:

Regions of South Africa
  Gauteng
Pretoria the administrative capital of the country. Johannesburg is the seat the provincial government, also the economic heart of Africa and the most common entry point into Southern Africa.
  Western Cape
Cape Town, the mother city, the legislative capital and seat of Parliament, with famous landmarks as Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope. The winelands near Stellenbosch, the Whale Coast along the Overberg, Agulhas where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet and the Cape Floral Region. The Garden Route, one of the top destinations, running along the Southern Coast from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth, with cities like Knysna and ostrich capital Oudtshoorn.
  Eastern Cape
The remainder of the Garden Route, known as the Tsitsikamma. The former homelands, the Wild Coast, spectacular coastlines without the tourist crowd. Superb beaches in Port Elizabeth, East London and Jeffreys Bay, the surfing mecca of South Africa. Great parks like Addo Elephant National Park and Tsitsikamma National Park.
  Northern Cape
Capital Kimberley, famous for its diamonds and the "Big Hole". Biggest province with fewest people, Upington is the second big city, a good base when exploring the Kalahari desert, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the Augrabies Falls on the Orange River. Also Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the semi-desert Karoo.
  Free State
Capital Bloemfontein which also hosts the Supreme Court of Appeal, the highest court in non-constitutional matters (the Constitutional Court is in Johannesburg since 1994). The world heritage site Vredefort Dome, remnants of the largest and oldest meteorite impact crater.
  KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, the largest city in the province and third largest in South Africa and popular coastal holiday destination for South Africans. The Drakensberg mountain range, if you like hiking and also the Tugela Falls, the world's second highest waterfall.
  North West
Rustenburg, famous for Sun City and Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
  Mpumalanga
Capital Nelspruit, gateway to Mozambique and southern section of the Kruger National Park. The Drakensberg Escarpment with the Blyde River Canyon is the third largest Canyon in the world.
  Limpopo
Capital Polokwane (formally known as Pietersburg) a good jump off point for visits to the northern parts of the Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe.

 

Recommended Packages for SOUTH AFRICA

SUNCITY DAY TRIP

0 N / 1 D
Starting from
400

SUNCITY WEEKEND

1 N / 2 D
Starting from
2,500

DURBAN FLY IN

3 N / 4 D
Starting from
3,900

HARTBEESPOORT RETREAT

2 N / 3 D
Starting from
2,500

NEXT SOWETO DERBY TBA

0 N / 1 D
Starting from
550

CAPETOWN WEEKEND

2 N / 3 D
Starting from
7,500

LIMPOPO SELF DRIVE ROMANCE

2 N / 3 D
Starting from
4,500

CERES LOVE

3 N / 4 D
Starting from
13,900

DISNEY ON ICE - JNB

1 N / 2 D
Starting from
1,125

PORT ELIZABETH TO GARDEN ROUTE 18-21 JULY

3 N / 4 D
Starting from
5,900

CRUISE-NOWHERE 20NOV

2 N / 3 D
Starting from
9,900

DRAKENSBERG ADVENTURE

3 N / 4 D
Starting from
5,900

SPARKLING SPA RETREAT

2 N / 3 D
Starting from
2,500

EXPERIENCE KALAHARI

2 N / 3 D
Starting from
3,900

MOLEDI FRIENDS

2 N / 3 D
Starting from
4,500

DATE NIGHT ON THE VAAL RIVER

2 N / 3 D
Starting from
3,500

TINTSWALO ATLANTIC

3 N / 4 D
Starting from
14,900

JOBURG DATE NIGHT

2 N / 3 D
Starting from
4,500

Popular Activities in SOUTH AFRICA

FRANSHHOEK & STELLENBOSCH

  700/-

CAPETOWN CITY TOUR

  350/-

USHAKA MARINE WORLD

  250/-

CRUISE & AQUARIUM

  450/-