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An African Safari

A Little Magic for Everyone

When dreaming of a destination that offers the ultimate in a variety of experiences for everyone, make sure to put South Africa on the top of your list.

Whether you love a cultural experience, the history of an everchanging city center, famous beaches, hiking, natural beauty or the ultimate in animal encounters, South Africa offers it all.

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain. The Eastern Cape is famous for amazing surfing, beautiful beach communities, world class golf, and so much more.

With so much to see and do every month of the year, there is no bad time to visit South Africa.

For the best weather and a jam-packed events calendar, plan your trip to South Africa during the summer months. From November to February, the days are hot with temperatures reaching the mid-eighties and dropping to the mid-sixties at night.

If you’re planning a safari trip to South Africa, book your flights during the country’s winter months. From June to August, temperatures dip to the mid-forties making game drives in the Kruger National Park more bearable, while autumn (March to May) and spring (September to October) you’ll find cheaper flights and fewer crowds at the top attractions. Every month, though , has the opportunity to witness amazing animal behavior up close. For a virtual guarantee of Big 5 sightings, Kruger is the top of the list!

There are so many elements that can make this a truly magical, once in a lifetime event. Or better yet, the 1st step to many repeat visits. An experienced travel advisor is key to creating a tailor-made adventure for your journey.

To visit Cape Town, it is a must to enjoy the view from the top of Table Mountain, and to meet the penguins at Boulders Beach. Yes, penguins! The landscapes are beautiful, the markets are teeming with local art, and the cuisine offered is varied and fabulous. The surrounding winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek offer an amazing array of tours, best done privately to ensure your special experience. With Franschhoek being considered the Culinary Capital, and many offerings of boutique wineries, there is no shortage of choices here for wine and cuisine buffs to immerse themselves!

One of the world’s most famous scenic routes is the Garden Route of the Western Cape. It encompasses the beautiful coastline communities of Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, George, the beautiful Knysna, it is 300 kms of stunning views, ending in Stormsrivier, at the world’s highest bridge bungee jump. Go ahead, you adventure junkies! It takes a zip-line to get to the top!

Golf lovers have so many choices of world class courses, it’s hard to decide. From Sun City, Pinnacle Point, Fancourt in George, Pezula, St. Francis in the Eastern Cape, or the famous Leopard Creek just outside of Kruger….the courses are varied, challenging, and rewarding.

Along with golf, the Eastern Cape also affords amazing beach getaways, and some of the most famous waves for the surfing set. Think Endless Summer, which was filmed in Jeffrey’s Bay, Eastern Cape.

And then there are the animals! Options for lodges and experiences can be tailored to honeymoons, families with child focused game drives, couples, groups and more. The best of Kruger is  experienced in the private, unfenced game reserves, such as Kapama and Sabi Sands. A knowledgeable advisor will find the best option for you. In addition to the game drives, there are opportunities for extra special moments; like the fabulous elephant rescue experience at Camp Jabulani. It is breathtaking really. And if you thought a safari is not a culinary experience, you couldn’t be more wrong!

Truly a destination to create memories for everyone…………..put South Africa on your bucket list!

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