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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The Cape Grace deserves its reputation as one of the best hotels in the world. The location is superb, the décor exquisite, the service excellent and unobtrusive. Arguably the best hotel in Cape Town, and a real Audley Travel favourite.
Cape Grace enjoys an enviable location on a private pier in the heart of Cape Town's V&A Waterfront. The delicate pastel exterior of the hotel is matched by interiors with beautifully designed décor and plush, comfortable furnishings.
Low key yet superbly attentive service means that you can enjoy the highest of standards without the need for stuffy formality. The rooms are all large, with walk-in wardrobes and spacious bathrooms and all enjoy views either out over the working harbour, where the sun rises, or over the yacht basin, where the sun sets. From here there is easy access to the many shops and restaurants at the Waterfront.
Cape Town offers so much to see: the re-developed Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was jailed, District Six museum and of course the iconic Table Mountain.
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