South Africa

The Republic of South Africa spans the southern tip of the African continent and is the only nation to date, to host the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup! This is a magnificent country that captivates it's visitors with multifaceted cultures, spectacular natural beauty and extraordinary wildlife.  Cape Town and the Cape Penninsula is a magnet for travellers wishing to take in Table Mountain, one of the world's best known landmarks.  Perhaps best viewed from the historic Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, today a vibrant hot spot full of restaurants, shops and entertainment.  From here, you can catch a ferry to visit an intriguing, if somewhat sobering attraction, Robben Island, famed for imprisoning the legendary Nelson Mandela, who following his release after 27 years, went on to become president of South Africa.  For something more buoyant try whale-watching along the coast, or get down with the penguins on Boulders Beach. 

Competing with the unparalleled natural splendour of South Africa takes a bit of beating: the Amphitheatre of Northern Drakensberg; Blyde River Canyon (God's Window); The Garden Route (Mossel Bay to Storms River) where you can experience lush canopied forests, mountains, rivers and glorious scenery on the edge of the Indian Ocean.  Along the way, a popular port of call is Knysna, set on the shores of a tranquil lagoon, where you can unwind or find plenty of outdoor excursions to keep you occupied.  SA is heaven on earth for wildlife enthusiasts and people throng to the many game reserves: Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi to name a few, just to catch a glimpse of the Big Five, as well as, giraffes, cheetahs and many more exceptional creatures indigenous to Africa. 

On the flip side, Durban has been compared to Miami Beach, surfing, golden beaches and full of life; Johannesburg is an urban heartbeat, endlessly pulsing to the African rhythm where you can tour Freedom Struggle sites in Soweto and eat in a township restaurant (shebeen).  Finally there is Sun City Resort, otherwise known as Africa's Kingdom of Pleasure; a premier, internationally revered vacation destination.  It's jewel in the crown being The Palace of the Lost City (world’s largest themed resort hotel) surrounded by a manmade botanical jungle allowing guests to enjoy this sensational resort in a malaria-free landscape.  A stunning country, full of contrasts and well worth blowing your Vuvuzela about!

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