South Africa Holidays
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Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
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The spectacular Garden Route is easily navigated by independent travellers who prefer to take it at their own pace. Read more ...
The Blue Train offers more than just a journey. It’s an all-inclusive experience offering a combination of unsurpassed luxury travel, five star-accommodation, fine cuisine, personalised butler service and routes that offer breathtaking views of the South African countryside. Read more ...
Stroll through Cape Town’s company gardens. Visit iconic Table Mountain with its sweeping views of city and sea. Embark on twice-daily game viewing activities in Ngala Game Reserve Read more ...
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The Rainbow Nation has it all: flamboyant cultures, dramatic scenery, diverse wildlife and an easy-going atmosphere. This, together with superb restaurants, elegant hotels and a great climate, make a South Africa holiday a perennial favourite, with many people returning year after year.
A holiday to South Africa with Abercrombie & Kent is the best way to experience this fascinating country. With exclusive access to people, places and wildlife, our holidays to South Africa stand out from the crowd. Try spotting whales, dolphins and great white sharks from the air, head into the South Africa Winelands or a private wine tasting followed by chef table dining at one of the region's excellent restaurants, or take a Cape Town city break to experience the lively cosmopolitan buzz of the Victoria and Alfred waterfront with Table Mountain as a backdrop.
South Africa holidays with A&K are as colourful and exciting as the country itself.
Mpumalanga has stunning mountain ranges, but is best known for the Kruger safari and the adjacent game reserve of the Sabi Sands - arguably one of the best places to see the elusive leopard and wide-open African skies on a South Africa safari.
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Ulusaba, Sir Richard Branson’s Private Game Reserve, is located in the Sabi Sand Reserve bordering Kruger National Park.
The Outpost lies in the Makuleke Contractual Park, a vast and remote 26,500 hectare wilderness area bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique.
The Renaissance-style Michelangelo Hotel is located on leafy Nelson Mandela Square in the heart of Sandton City.
Londolozi 5 Star Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s legendary Big Five.
Ellerman House commands spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean, professional and charming staff plus a remarkable art & wine collection that will leave guests breathless.
The game viewing at MalaMala is consistently spectacular, with 99 percent of guests seeing the ‘Big Five’.
In the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, at the foot of the Korannaberg Mountains, lies the Tswalu Kalahari. Founded in 1995, it is one of the largest private conservation projects in Africa.
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