South Africa

If you're into sun-drenched vineyards, abundant wildlife, and idyllic beaches, South Africa luxury holidays are for you. With a plentiful supply of things to see and do, the 'Rainbow Nation', known for its cultural mix, offers something for everyone. What more, it's only two hours in front of GMT meaning there is absolutely no jet-lag, so you can really hit the ground running.

Cape Town is the perfect place to start your adventure. Here you'll find Table Mountain, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, as well as a fantastic choice of bars, shops, and restaurants all within walking distance.

No trip South Africa luxury holiday would be complete without going on a safari, and the legendary game reserves of Madikwe and Kruger promise an incredible chance to see the 'Big Five' roam in their natural environment.

Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are the ideal places to visit if you want to catch mind-blowing sunsets over the lush vineyards whilst enjoying a cold, clear, and delicious glass of wine.

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South Africa facts at a glance
Flight time:
11 hours
Time difference:
2 hours
South African rand
Flying from
Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle

Best time to go

South Africa is a popular destination all year round, but the weather between November and March makes it a great place to head for a winter sunshine break.

Things to do

For many, a South Africa luxury holiday wouldn't be complete without going on safari, and the legendary game reserves of Madikwe and Kruger promise an incredible chance to see the 'Big Five' roam in their natural environment.

Cape Town is one of those destinations that's packed with real once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Start by taking the cable car to the top of table Mountain and marvelling at the spectacular views. Next, take a boat trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.

For all the shopping and restaurants you could wish for, head to The Victoria & Albert Waterfront in the historic heart of the harbour.

Explore great golf courses as well as amazing mountain biking and hiking terrain during your South Africa luxury holiday. Adrenalin junkies can try abseiling, sky diving, kite surfing and even cage diving with sharks.

Food and drink

A foodie's paradise, in South Africa you'll be able to enjoy everything that you're heart desires. Whether you're looking for gourmet dining or fast food, you're sure to find something to your taste in Cape Town. It's no surprise that seafood is a speciality in this harbour city. Enjoy everything from fish and chips by the quayside to a fresh seafood platter in an upscale restaurant. Try the unique Cape Malay cuisine with its exotic blend of herbs and spices. Meat eaters can sample ostrich, crocodile and springbok meat – and wash it down with a glass of that famously good wine.

In the evening

In Cape Town, you'll find the casinos and five-star resorts are as bright and buzzing as Vegas. The city buzzes with a huge choice of stylish bars, restaurants and nightclubs. With a capacity of 5000, the enormous Dockside nightclub is the biggest in Africa. Alternatively, take a nocturnal safari in search of giraffes, rhinos and buffalos.

Health and entry requirements

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office ( website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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