There may be no place on earth more conducive to heart-pounding thrills than South Africa’s Garden Route. Sandwiched between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Indian Ocean, the 300km stretch is not only a stunning masterpiece of nature, but also a dare devil’s dream. Shark cage diving, bungee jumping, crocodile cage diving, skydiving, paragliding, abseiling, sandboarding, black water tubing… you name it, you’ll find it.
CNN is recommending South Africa as THE place to holiday. Titled 23 beautiful reasons to visit South Africa CNN’s post features a slideshow of spectacular images that celebrate what they consider to be the best places to see in the Rainbow Nation.
The best time to go to South Africa? Anytime between January and December! South Africa has a delightfully temperate climate year-round, so your decision about when to go should rather be based on the types of experiences you would like to have.
If wild animals could sing, they might just be found bellowing the lyrics of this classic Cole Porter song:
“Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, don’t fence me in… ”
Wildlife needs a whole lot of room to roam. This is especially important during migration, when they trek great distances to find food, water and safe areas to birth and care for their little ones. In the case of the African elephant, their “little ones” are about 200 pounds when born.
Does the thought of going on vacation inspire feelings of joy? It should! There are nine secrets to a happy vacation, according to the new “Road to Happiness Study,” which quantifies the connection between happiness and travel. Results of the study revealed some key elements of the happiest vacations. We think our range of experiences in South Africa make a perfect fit!
Fly South African Airways from Washington Dulles or New York’s JFK to Johannesburg.
Tip #1: Plan Ahead
When you plan ahead, you get a double benefit: better prices and more availability. A recent CheapAir.com report monitored 4 million flights and found that the average lowest fares surfaced 54 days before travel. And, according to the Road to Happiness Study, 90 percent of the happiest vacationers planned more than a month in advance, leaving plenty of time to savor the delicious pre-vacation anticipation.
If you are trying to decide on a vacation spot that is filled with amazing scenery, fantastic adventure, and memorable experiences, an African safari vacation is the perfect travel destination for you.
A safari is a perfect way to experience the wildlife, scenery, local communities, and understanding of the life the locals lead. With an all-inclusive guided tour, all details of the trip will be taken care of so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and once in a lifetime experience.
Here are some of the reasons why you should choose an African safari vacation for your next trip.
See Africa’s Wildlife Up Close
African lion looking through the window of traveler’s vehicle.