The majority of South Africa vacations will include Cape Town, one of the most exciting cities on the planet. An hour's drive from the ‘Mother City’ lie the ‘Winelands’, home to breathtaking scenery, endless vineyards, and some of the best restaurants in Africa.
South Africa really is the continent’s best destination for a Big Five safari, especially if you are pressed for time. The finest safari in South Africa is to be found in the reserves adjacent to the Kruger National Park – the Sabi Sands and Timbavati in particular. However, the country is arguably even more famous for its malaria-free safari, with the Eastern Cape’s reserves of Shamwari and Kwandwe as well as Madikwe and Tswalu – a huge bonus for travelers with young children.
South Africa caters very well for families and offers some of the best family-friendly safari vacations. Scattered across the country are family-friendly hotels and adventure activities such as quad biking, cat sanctuaries, and elephant parks. The options to entertain children are endless. Running up the East Coast from Cape Town lies the ‘Garden Route’ – a scenic stretch from Mossel Bay to Storms River. With a number of seaside towns and a wonderfully wild coastline, it is a beautiful drive that’s very popular with many visitors.
The final destination to mention is KwaZulu Natal, a large province in the north-east of South Africa. Home to the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, the region is a paradise for walking and hiking. Other places worth visiting while on your South Africa vacation include the Battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars, Rocktail Bay on the coast north of Durban, and Phinda Game Reserve.
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