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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Within easy driving distance of Cape Town, the valleys of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek have become known as the Winelands thanks to their superb growing conditions for European vines. Find out why a visit here is a great idea.
With the "Grand Tour" of South Africa it is possible to include a wide variety of South African highlights in one trip.
A self-drive tour in South Africa is by far the most economical and popular way to experience this wonderful country. We look at why you should consider driving in South Africa.
It's a happy coincidence that many of South Africa’s highlights lie upon a clearly defined, easily navigable route, a coincidence that makes it a great destination for first-time visitors.
With its world famous Kruger National Park, South Africa is one of Africa's hottest safari destinations, but there's much more to it than that. Audley are now taking 2014 bookings to South Africa for our tailor-made holidays.
Cape Town is a fantastic, cosmopolitan city with a superb location under Table Mountain. We showcase some of the many things you can see and do in this iconic city.
A typical day on safari essentially revolves around the need to see the wildlife at its most active. It usually follows a similar routine with slight variations between destinations and seasons.
Entitled simply "Africa", Sir David Attenborough's latest five-part series was filmed across five different regions of this extraordinary continent, capturing animal behaviour never seen before.
Explore Audley's guide to Responsible Travel in Africa. View our recommended eco-accommodation options, charities we support, and any additional relevant policies and practices.
The cradle of humanity, Africa is home to some of the world's great tribal cultures. Visiting some of these will not only leave you with some indelible memories; it's also likely your presence will go toward supporting vital local community projects.
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