Reasons to Visit
The most economical and by far the most popular way to experience South Africa is on a self drive. The roads are good, traffic tends to be light and driving is on the left.
Within easy driving distance of Cape Town, the valleys of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek have become known as 'The Winelands'. Here you can admire the manicured rows of green and russet vines and even stop to sample the local tipple.
Cape Town – one of the world’s great cities, Cape Town has excellent accommodation, is easy to explore and is the gateway to the Wine Regions and Garden Route. Cape Town is an ideal place to start your trip around South Africa.
Hermanus and Walker Bay, near Cape Town, are perhaps the best places in the world to spot whales from the shore (Jun-Dec). Whale watching trips from boats are also popular in South Africa.
Learn how Ghandi, Paul Kruger and Winston Churchill were all involved in the battle of Spioenkop, during the Boer War, or how a hundred British soldiers held off some 4,000 Zulus at Rorke’s Drift, and how nearly 1,800 were killed a few hours earlier at the battle of Isandlwana.
South Africa offers some of the best safari in the whole of Africa. One of the best places are the private reserves of Kruger Greater Park, where you can see the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo).
South Africa boasts some spectacular scenery across the whole country. These include the imposing Drakensberg Mountains, coastal views along the Garden Route, the impressive Blyde River Canyon and the vast Karoo.
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Africa on Foot's sister lodge, Nthambo Tree Camp consists of five thatched chalets, on stilts overlooking grasslands that provide excellent opportunities for game viewing.
Africa on Foot's sister lodge, Nthambo Tree Camp consists of five thatched chalets, on stilts overlooking grasslands that provide excellent opportunities for game viewing in the heart of the Klaserie reserve, which adjoins Kruger National Park and is South Africa's largest private game reserve.
The chalets are rustic in style but much more comfortable than one might imagine a treehouse to be and they provide a magical feeling of being enveloped by the surrounding nature. All chalets have hot and cold showers, separate toilets, large beds and viewing terraces - a great spot for a sundowner. The camp is unfenced and elephant and buffalo have been known to rest under the stilts on which the chalets are built.
The daily programme consists of morning and afternoon game drives but Nthambo guests can also take part in the Africa on Foot game walks if they wish.
The Kruger National Park is one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse parks in Africa. It is also one of the places where you can see the Big Five (lion, leopard, black rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo).
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