South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. South Africa is a heady mix of third and first world cultures - along with the best and least crowded beaches in the world. Throw in wildlife parks such as the Kruger National Park , Eight World Heritage Sites, beautiful natural scenery, a great infrastructure and a stable post-apartheid environment and you have a great destination waiting to happen.
Most visitors to South Africa will want to visit at least one of the country's protected wilderness areas, so they can experience, first-hand, the wonder of nature in an untamed environment. Game viewing is highly enjoyable throughout the year, but the ideal time to visit is from April to September, during the South African winter. In the wildlife areas most rain falls during the South African summer, encouraging lush vegetation and making wild animals more difficult to spot. In the winter the bush is more sparse, forcing the game to drink at rivers and waterholes, where it can be more easily viewed. Best time of the day for seeing the game is in the early morning or late afternoon through to dusk. This is when the animals are at their most active. In the heat of the day they will retreat to the shadows so look for them sheltering under trees or bushes.
South Africa the rainbow nation is a treasure chest of unforgettable memories, from lofty mountains to sun-baked deserts and dramatic coastlines washed by the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Its game viewing equals the best in Africa.
"The World in One Country" is the way that South Africa markets itself because one can easily fulfill virtually every travel desire here. This is a fascinating country with its dazzling variety of scenery, wildlife, cultures and activities. Visitors are spellbound by South Africa and are enticed by its natural beauty, deserted countryside, attractive blue mountains rising from the shoreline, where snow-white beaches are often void of people, and various gigantic game reserves with a wide variety of animals. Take your time, soak in the scenery, enjoy the cuisine and let South African hospitality take over.
A paradise for holidaymakers, South Africa is truly a world in one country, offering every type of holiday imaginable, from superb sun, sea and sand to setting out on safari, international-style cities with a variety of great shopping, dining and entertainment and wide, open spaces!
The wildlife in South Africa's parks and reserves is so prolific that an unforgettable experience is more or less guaranteed and many visitors will get the chance to see at least some of the "big five" - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, as well as cheetah, giraffe, hippo, a numerous variety of antelopes and an abundance of bird species.