The rumours are true… South Africa really is one of the most,
(bold statement alert) if not the most stunning and varied
countries on the planet. It is a country to suit all luxury
There are few better places to see Africa's wildlife or enjoy
excellent restaurants and local wine, beaches, sports of all
descriptions, whale-watching, flowers, diamonds, train journeys...
the list goes on.
The team at Original Travel has travelled the length and breadth
of South Africa in search of luxury holiday perfection, staying at
the best lodges and trying out the best activities (and wines). Our
favourites include the Kruger Park and adjoining private game reserves, which
are easily combined with those in KwaZulu-Natal, the kingdom of the Zulus, where some of
the fiercest battles of both the Anglo Zulu and the Boer Wars took
place under the peaks of the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains.
Cape Province, stretching the length of the southern
coast, has a marvellous Mediterranean climate at is most agreeable
for luxury holidays between December and April. Its capital,
Town, is the ideal place from which to begin an exploration of
the south starting with its own attractions of Table Mountain,
Kirstenbosch Gardens and Robben Island, then along the Wine Route
and further still into the Great Karoo or east via the Garden
South Africa is a great destination for couples, solo travellers
or families (owing to the fact that many parts are malaria free).
The safari experiences, which are somewhat overlooked compared to
other African counterparts, exhibit wide varieties of wild game and
stunning landscapes, especially in the likes of the Eastern
Cape and Sabi Sands game reserve. However if you are short on
time and fancy a quick getaway, Cape Town and the Winelands are
ideal for a long weekend of wine, walking and whales. At risk of
sounding like a broken record, South Africa can cater for all,
making it a perfect destination for a tailor made experience.