South Africa is considered to be the adventure capital of the world, a melting pot of cultures. Multi-faceted from its people, its landscapes, abundant flora and fauna and pulsating nightlife, it is sure to arouse all your senses, captivate and inspire young and old.
South Africa’s history was defined by clashes and racial oppression for nearly 350 years. That all changed with the first democratic elections on the 27th April 1994 when all South Africans truly became ‘people of the Rainbow Nation’.
South Africans are known for their kindheartedness and even thou they may have come from a past filled with separation and struggle, they believe its future is one of unity and opportunity. In true African spirit, most South Africans understand the value of
a warm South African welcome.
With over 300 days of sunshine per year in some parts, excellent road infrastructure and a great variety of accommodation options and world-class service, South Africa truly is a leading-edge
destination for explorers and adventurers who want to experience life to its fullest. It’s a destination that allows you to scratch below the surface and experience endless possibilities, and to walk away the wiser for having visited.
The country has 11 official languages is divided into nine provinces (Western Cape; the Eastern Cape; the Northern Cape; KwaZulu-Natal; the Free; the North West Province; Limpopo; Mpumalanga; Northern Cape; and Gauteng) andhas 3 capitals; Cape Town (Legislative), Pretoria (Administrative) and Bloemfontein (Judicial).
Best time to visit
Summer: Mid-October to mid-March, Autumn: Mid-February to April; offers in some ways the best weather. Winter: May to July and Spring: August to mid-October and most spectacular in the Cape provinces.
South Africa is an all-year destination. The climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.
The best time to visit depends on what you would like to do or see. Game viewing: All year round but generally best is late spring (September and October). Whale watching: the Southern right and Humpback whales can be seen off the coasts from about mid-June through to December. Diving and surfing: Generally best from April to September, but these activities are by no means
limited to these periods. The Namaqualand area where otherwise
insignificant plants cover the plains become alive in an iridescent carpet of flowers; best seen during August and September. River rafting is better at the end of winter (July-Aug) in the Cape; and in summer (late November to February) in KwaZulu-Natal. Activities in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces are not quite as time-dependent but spring and autumn are best for hiking since
summer can be very hot. If you want to lounge on the beaches, midsummer is the best time to do so, though bear in mind that everyone else will be there too. The beaches of KwaZulu-Natal are warm and sunny, even in midwinter.