South Africa has an abundance of wildlife and scenery, luscious forest covered mountains, amazing marine life of its coastline to arid deserts, peak-filled mountain ranges, and open bushveld savannah.
The first human inhabitants were the San people and the powerful civilisations of Mapungubwe and Thulamela of a thousand years ago, have given way to a 21st century country filled with a colourful mixture of people and diverse cultures.
South Africans describe their country as “A world in one country” and have a natural heritage with many years of historical events which add to to the character of the country.
A country which should definitely be added to every bucket list.
Seasons and Weather The climate is mild and comfortable in general, with hot and sunny summer days and mild winter temperatures. Travels to South Africa are popular throughout the year with no specific time to avoid. In winter there is often snow fall on the higher mountains while Durban often reaches a warm 25 degrees celsius and Cape Town often experience cold spells between May and September.
Dry Season Highlights
Humpback whales migrate into the Rocktail area
Excellent under water visability on the reefs off Rocktail
Cooler and drier (apart from Western Cape) time of the year with daytime temperatures rising towards October
Diminished water availability and less dense foilage results in easily visible and high game densities attractedto perennial rivers in Kruger National Park and surrounds
Transition Season Highlights
Moderate climate with a mix of the green and dry seasons including the dynamics of a change in season.
Hi-Lo in Centigrade
Rainfall in mm
REASONS TO VISIT SOUTH AFRICA
During these tough times, who doesn’t want an affordable holiday? In South Africa, you can even afford luxury and have spending money for shopping and other treats!
Whether you opt for Afro-chic or authentic Africa, you’ll find it easy to get around, find a comfortable place to stay, have a great meal, connect.
South Africa’s scenic wonders are legendary. From Table Mountain to God’s Window, our mountains, forests, coasts and deserts will sooth your soul and delight you.
South Africa is the adventure capital of the world. With over 130 adventures and counting, there is something for everyone from mountain walks to shark cage-diving!
In sunny South Africa, our great weather invites you to enjoy the outdoors, play golf year-round and take advantage of the nearly 3000km coastline.
The Rainbow Nation celebrates all its African and immigrant cultures. We're known for our friendliness across the country.
Go almost anywhere in South Africa and experience the ultimate combination of nature, wildlife, culture, adventure, heritage and vibe – you’re spoilt for choice, so pack it in!
Warning! Watching wildlife is addictive. First you start with the Big Five, then you'll soon be looking for whales, penguins, meerkats, wild dogs, birds, dung beetles.
Discover a nation’s struggle for freedom whilst following the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, Hector Pieterson and many other celebrated revolutionaries.
In South Africa you can travel with care as you explore our protected areas, contribute to social and conservation projects, buy recycle art and stay green.