Regional South Africa

Diverse and Distinctive

South Africa has so many wonderful experiences on offer - you'll find world-class golfing resorts, take a safari through a national park, drive one of the most picturesque stretches of coastline in the world, and taste the new-world flavours of the Winelands.

Sun City, two hour's drive north of Johannesburg, features two 18-hole golf courses designed by Gary Player. The complex borders, the Pilanesburg Game Reserve, so it makes a perfect starting place for a wildlife safari.

Without a doubt, a highlight of any visit to South Africa is seeing wildlife in their natural habitat. What a better way to get up close to nature than to stay in one of South Africa's luxury game lodges in either Pilanesberg or Kruger National Park.

The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of coastline along the Eastern Cape. Taking its name from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation you'll encounter, the 200-kilometre route from Mossel Bay in the west, to Storm's River Mouth in the east, is without a doubt one of the world's great diving trips.

An hour or so east of Cape Town lies Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the heart of South Africa's Winelands, home to some of the most popular new-world wines. You'll find superb whites, rich and fruity reds and exceptional sparkling wines. Most cellar doors are open to the public.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Water Hazard: Make sure you don't slice, the Lost City Golf Course has 38 crocodiles in the water hazard on the 13th hole.
  2. Spot Dolphins at Play: Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is a great place to spot wild dolphins or Southern Right Whales.
  3. Sunday Jazz and Cheese Fondue: Ward off the winter chills at Delheim Estate near Stellenbosch, with a Sunday afternoon fondue, accompanied by a local jazz band.

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