1. A safari.
Probably the main reason for the trip. One of life's great experiences - see the Big 5 up close and personal (buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino). Specialist birding or photographic safaris are available with world class professionals.
South Africa is one of the top game viewing destinations in the world.
The Greater Kruger National Park has the largest and most diverse wild animals in the world. World famous private game reserves like Sabi Sands, Timbavati and Manyeleti as well as the Kruger National Park. Then add in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park in Botswana and Etosha National Park in Namibia and you are spoiled for choice.
2. Scenic Beauty.
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop.
Stunning beaches; the dramatic mountains of the Drakensberg; the vast open areas of the semi desert Karoo; the Panorama Route and its waterfalls; wide open plains; iSimangaliso wetlands are a World Heritage Site.
The world's largest inland delta of the Okavango Delta in Botswana; the Namib desert and its huge sand dunes in Namibia.
3. Food and Wine.
The wines are world class and the wineries are beautiful places to visit and maybe picnic. The Winelands is a stunning region and not to be missed. Eating out is affordable without getting sticker shock from the bill.
4. Outdoor Activities.
From bungee jumping; shark cage diving; hiking; horse riding; whale watching in season; snorkelling; scuba diving, golf and more.
5. History and Culture.
See our ancestors at The Cradle of Humankind; the Battlefields of KwaZuluNatal where the Zulus, Boers and British all fought; the gold rush; the diamond mines; the townships; the Apartheid Museum; Robben Island. The different cultures include the Zulu, the San, the Himba and Herero.