Thrilling. Diverse. Superlative. Pack a lifetime of travel into one trip.
From the vineyards knitting the hillsides of the Western Cape to the wide skies of the Kalahari and untamed Kruger bush, from cosmopolitan Cape Town to remote Zulu villages — the scale and variety of South Africa is what staggers.
Take a private game drive for big-five encounters in the Kruger National Park; take pictures as you soar above Table Mountain from a helicopter, landing on a secluded stretch of Camps Bay for a private lunch; track leopards and desert rhino, and the legendary black-maned Kalahari lions; explore False Bay’s ecological diversity; raise a glass at Cape Point as you dine overlooking the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans; take a private yacht to Robben Island and listen as history comes alive through the life of one of Mandela’s cell-mates; cage dive with great white sharks; ride through the vineyards of Franschoek on horseback; take surf lessons with a world champion; a private charter on the luxurious Rovos Rail; dive for diamonds on the seabed of the West Coast; watch whales from the terrace of your villa.
Where to Stay
Magnificent modern coastal villas; private game reserves; characterful boutique hotels; opulent safari camps; onboard a luxury train.
When to Go
October to May is the green (most luscious) season. June is perfect for whale watching. March is good for turtle hatching.