Quick Guide to South Africa
South Africa has always been an intriguing destination, a wild mix of nature, busy cities and stunning coastline, but since the World Cup was held here in 2010 it has become more popular, with more Brits taking a holiday to South Africa than ever before. There is such a diverse and interesting range of things to do here that you could visit South Africa on holiday many times and never see the same side of the country.
There is also plenty of history on show, from the beginnings of our ancestors in the Cradle of Mankind to more recent events that have made tourism of places affected by apartheid popular whilst you're on holiday in South Africa, as well as everything from the Gold Rush to the Dutch colonial rule too.
From the relaxing Port Elizabeth to the locals' favourite of Durban and big-hitters in the tourism stakes of Cape Town and Johannesburg, as well as the many game reserves, your first job when planning a holiday in South Africa will be to decide where you will start and what you will do. And that's where we're here to help.
If you can't even decide when to go, consider going for one of the annual festivals like Mandela Day in July and your 2014 or 2015 South Africa holiday will definitely be a memorable one.