The economic powerhouse of the continent, South Africa is an intoxicating mix of old world cultural richness and new world infrastructure.
South Africa is home to Active Africa. We offer guided active trips throughout South Africa, on foot, by bike or the traditional way on four wheels. We cover the country from the Cape Peninsula in the south to the game reserves in the north; from the Drakensberg Mountains in the east to the semi-arid Karoo in the west, and everything in between…
South Africa is a comfortable introduction to the continent, boasting cosmopolitan cities amid a diverse African landscape. Travellers are spoilt for choice of natural, historical, political and anthropological experiences, in ten World Heritage sites across the country. Notably, these include the ancient mountain and rock art heritage in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, one of our favourite hiking destinations. The political and historical legacy of Robben Island and the abundant natural heritage of the Cape Floral Kingdom are both must-do items on a Cape itinerary. Additionally, culturally significant sites at Mapungubwe and the pre-eminent Cradle of Humankind, encourage a deeper exploration and enrichment of the visitor experience.
Cape Town is one of the most popular cities to visit in the world, offering both urban and natural highlights. The Garden Route is the country’s adventure playground, while the Indian Ocean is a diver’s paradise. Meanwhile, the Kruger National Park and surrounding private game reserves set the benchmark in opulent safari travel.
South Africa is accessible through an effective road and air network. Furthermore, a strong collection of hotels, lodges, restaurants and internationally acclaimed tourist attractions support the tourism industry. Food and wine play a pivotal role in the traveller experience, both in the cities and on safari. Flavoured by a colourful history and a transitional culture that makes for interesting, often topical, debate, South Africa rivals the best in the world as a travel destination.