Summer in South Africa

With its epic landscapes, out-of-this-world safari experiences and beautiful breezy coastlines, summer holidays in South Africa are filled to the brim with adventure. Whether you’re after a quick sun-soaked getaway or a longer trip taking in the country’s highlights, we can help you plan a holiday that will add the sizzle to your summer holidays.

If it's a safari you're craving, you've come to the right place; South Africa's sun-baked national parks are some of the best in the world for wildlife watching. In Kruger National Park, set off with knowledgeable local guides to spot the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - before returning to your luxury safari lodge for sundowners beside a crackling fire. The lesser-known KwaZulu-Natal province is another great spot for wildlife, from whale watching along the coast to a bounty of bird species (almost 400 in total) in the UNESCO-listed iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

If you're short on time, there are other options on the menu besides a safari for your South Africa summer holidays. For wine lovers, a long weekend in the Winelands is sure to go down a treat. Spend your days sipping vino in sunny vineyards, tucking into gourmet cuisine in excellent restaurants and passing through picturesque landscapes with the windows down and a balmy breeze blowing in. Or, for a hit of culture, head to Cape Town with its striking street art, flourishing foodie culture and sleek bars where you can try out all the best hand-crafted cocktail creations.

Leave it to our knowledgeable travel experts to craft you an unforgettable escape filled with all the best travel ingredients from luxury lodges and world-class guides to exclusive experiences and insider tips that will elevate an average summer holiday to the trip of a lifetime.

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