Hotels in South Africa
You'll be seduced by South Africa - this colourful nation with a chequered past is a treasure embedded deep at the heart of Africa. With South Africa hotels setting the standard for luxury on safari, you're can take a walk on the wild side on holidays to South Africa, and retreat to a super-luxe resort after roaming the desert plains.
Holidays in South Africa are all about the memorable scenery, and there are plenty of unforgettable moments in store, with striking mountains, lush vineyards and some of the best beaches you'll ever lie down on. Kruger National Park is where you'll find the best wildlife, and if you brave the hike up Cape Town's Table Mountain, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views.
South Africa hotels boast top-class dining and extensive sporting facilities, but make sure you venture from the resorts for a taste of local life. South Africans are sports mad, with rugby and cricket national institutions, and you can try your hand at rafting, rock-climbing, surfing and an exhausting list of others on holidays to South Africa. Refuel with Cape Malay dishes, or sample a traditional 'braii' barbeque. With its famous vineyards, South Africa produces excellent wine, so make sure you sample a bottle or two before your holidays in South Africa end!
Head to the coast for 2800km of pure beach perfection, or take a city break in Cape Town and Johannesburg for vibrant craft markets and alfresco dining. The nightlife is fast-paced in these cosmopolitan cities, with Hip-Hip, Zulu and Kwaito pop music vibrating from the clubs and bars. Out in the country, the wildest evening you'll spend is dinner on a veranda in the great outdoors, underneath the stars.
South Africa Travel Notes
Language: English and Afrikaans.
Currency: South African Rand.
Dates for the diary: May to October is the whale watching season in Hermanus, near Cape Town.
Tourist/Visa/Health information: Visas for British passport holders are free on arrival for stays of up to 90 days; passports should be valid for at least six months from your date of return. Before travelling you should ensure that you are up to date with the standard vaccinations such as Diphtheria, Tetanus, Meningitis, Typhoid and anti-Malarial protection is essential for Kruger National Park. Always consult your GP for up to date vaccination requirements for the country and area you are visiting. For further information please contact the South Africa Tourist Board on 0870 1550 044 for up to date information.
Flight Information: The South African cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg can be reached on direct services with British Airways and South African Airways and Virgin Atlantic both fly to Johannesburg. Average journey times are 11 hours. Both cities are now also served by Emirates via Dubai or on KLM via Amsterdam.