Choosing to embark on a luxury holiday can be a tough decision, especially when you have to decide what precisely you want to do on it. There are an incredible number of options these days; you could choose to spend your time relaxing on a beach, adventuring on a safari, or indulging in some delicious food and wine in the gourmet capitals of the world. You might choose a shopping destination for those special items you just can’t get at home, or a city for fast-paced nightlife and plenty of landmarks to keep you occupied during the day. With all of these concerns in mind, I’d like to put forward South Africa as the perfect do-it-all destination.
The first and foremost thing many people consider when they look for a holiday in South Africa are the safaris. And they really are amazing; South Africa has an incredible diversity of wildlife. There are many luxury lodges and camps to choose from, so you can really customise your journey to whatever extent you’d like. There are also different drives, which means that both beginners and more experienced safari-goers will enjoy themselves over the course of the trip, and with some luck can spot some incredibly rare animals along the way.
What you might not know about South Africa is the beaches dotted along the coast. Perhaps they aren’t as famed as the luxurious Mauritius or the Maldives, but if you’re truly craving these destinations they are only a short flight away. You’re able to stay in anything from a huge hotel to a tiny seaside escape – your holiday can be suited perfectly to your tastes, with beautiful stretches of beach available to all.
If it’s a city life you’re after, then Johannesburg and Cape Town will surely satisfy all of your needs. Both have vibrant cultures and are excellent for a few days of shopping and sight-seeing. Cape Town is our recommendation; with the gorgeous Table Mountain to climb and a bustling shopping district, you’ll find plenty to amuse yourselves during any length of stay.
Finally, there is no way we could omit the Winelands from the many attractions of South Africa. In fact, you’ve very likely tasted some of their wine before, and having it in these halcyon surroundings is an unbeatable experience. Don’t miss out on trying some local dishes, either. The food you’ll find is often inspired by South Africa’s various colonial influences with a unique twist that you won’t get elsewhere.
I can’t imagine a better place than South Africa for the traveller who genuinely wants it all – and then a little bit more. For a long, varied, and truly luxurious holiday, enquire about this wonderful destination with us today.