Travel to South Africa
South Africa is a popular tourist destination, a land of compelling beauty, abundant sunshine, wide horizons, endless stretches of golden sands and seas of red dunes, rocky plains, beaches and nature.
South Africa is the continent's most developed country, and is many worlds in one: modern bustling cities, ancient rock art, gorgeous beaches, fabulous game lodges and national parks, mountain ranges, desert, wildlife, and winelands.
Discover the most popular destinations with us:
Table Mountain | Kruger National Park | Robben Island | Victoria & Alfred Waterfront | Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden | Blyde River Canyon | Apartheid Museum | Cradle of Humankind | Gold Reef City | Cape Peninsula | Cango Caves | Drakensberg | Winelands
The best time to travel to South Africa
To sum up the areas, below is a good idea of when its best to do what activities:
Wildlife safaris are best from May - October (dry season).
To visit the Cape and Garden Route, the best time would be the summer months , in particular February and March.
The best time to see whales off the Cape’s coast is July - October.
The wild flowers of the Western Cape and Namaqualand are best seen in early spring (August and September).
The Drakensberg Mountains are best seen during the summer months (October - February).
The KwaZulu-Natal coast has year-round sunshine, a beautifully mild winter and warm ocean temperatures so any time is a good time. Kwazulu Natal is home to the oldest proclaimed park in Africa, Hluluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and the St Lucia Estuary, the first African declared World Heritage Site.