South Africa has long been established as a
luxury honeymoon location with all of the stunning landscapes of beach and
bush, but there is so much more to South Africa that many people do not
realise.
 

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Everything is possible in South Africa,
safaris, horseriding treks, adventure trails, historical expeditions, scuba
diving, wine tasting, bungee jumping, fishing or relaxing at the beach or
spa.  There’s something for
everyone. 
The highlights of this versatile country
include the Kruger National Park, game reserves and Eastern Cape where the ‘big
five’ can be seen on safari.  The
Eastern Coast of the cape is known as the Garden Route which is a particularly
beautiful stretch of coast with pristine beaches, dense woodland and rugged
coastline. 
Those looking for a city break would head
straight for Cape Town with the stunning backdrop of the iconic Table
Mountain.  At Cape Town you will
find the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its shops, the aquarium and
other tourist attractions.  Similarly,
Johannesburg offers the cultural break that you may be looking for but also has
easy access to the stunning natural world around it. 

Go to the “Zululand” territory, in the Kruger National Park or on the trail of the “Big Five” to discover the richness of the local fauna (elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes, and lions!), but also the admirable cultural contrast of this rainbow nation, just like the population of Johannesburg. Capetown, Johannesburg, Upington or Pretoria are all cosmopolitan beauties to discover, at your own pace.

You can also take advantage of your tour in South Africa to visit Table Mountain and its ring road, Kirstenbosch and its botanical gardens or the Cape of Good Hope and its immense natural reserve.

When to travel differently in South Africa?

Whatever the period you choose for your trip to South Africa, the sun shines all year round!

Temperatures are particularly pleasant between November and April. If the climate is less favorable to tourist activities between May and October, the temperatures remain mild, the tourists less numerous, and it is during this period that some wild animals can be discovered…

Whatever the season and your destination, the temperature differences are important. Between the subtropical climate of the Kruger Park and the Mediterranean climate of the Cape, between day and night!

If you travel in summer (November to March), take with you light clothes for the day, a raincoat for the northeastern part of the country and a sweater if you go to the mountains. The Kruger Park, KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique are areas at risk for malaria. In addition to an effective treatment (see point “pharmacy”), remember to take pants and long-sleeved shirts for the evening, to avoid mosquito bites.

In winter (from April to October), bring warm clothes for your evenings and safaris (pants, sweater, fleece), and especially for the mountainous regions where temperatures can be negative during the night (North-East part of the country). In the South, the average temperature is 18°C to 22°C during the day with some risk of rain, and cooler in the evening.

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