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Africa / South Africa

Intensely wild and exhilarating, this soul stirring country combines the classic safari holiday with tranquil explorations amidst breath-taking scenery. A luxury holiday to South Africa will stir the senses and awaken the soul with its colourful diversity and celebration of the great outdoors. A fusion of multicultural magnetism, the ‘Rainbow Nation’ will welcome you with radiant smiles and fascinating insight. Whether you are looking for family friendly hotels, a romantic honeymoon or a South Africa tour, Carrier can create a tailor made holiday to match your specific requirements. Contemporary and cosmopolitan, there are so many things to do in Cape Town. Glistening with an array of sophisticated bars and restaurants, this dynamic city is characterised by its beguiling seaside location and the majestic Table Mountain towering over it. Nearby Hermanus is the ideal location to enjoy whale watching from the comfort of a café or restaurant, whilst magnificent mountains tumble down to the white sand beaches of the Garden Route – brilliant for scenic drives. In the lush valleys of the Winelands, there are picnics to be enjoyed on the lawns of the Cape Dutch homesteads, fine wines to savour in Stellenbosch and gourmet cuisine to delight the palate in Franschhoek. Some of the best hiking trails in the country can be found in KwaZulu Natal, where you will discover a landscape oozing with rustic charisma and exquisite contrasts. Spot the Big Five in Kruger National Park, followed by campfire sundowners in the bush or the luxurious comfort of a wilderness lodge. This extraordinary country is the epitome of scenic splendour – home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is a spiritual adventure filled with games drives, modern metropolises and pristine beaches. There are also many malaria-free areas – perfect for those who have never visited the country before. Vibrant and virtuous, a luxury South Africa holiday will leave you feeling inspired by its captivating charm.

South Africa Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Cape Town: 11 hours 25 minutes, London to Johannesburg: 10 hours 55 minutes
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South Africa Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in South Africa.

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa

  1. Visit Robben Island - a World Heritage Site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years
  2. Discover spellbinding views, fascinating wildlife and majestic cliffs whilst hiking on the Drakensberg Mountains
  3. Ascend Table Mountain in the early morning and watch the mists rise over Cape Town
  4. Visit the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields area - a chillingly beautiful place, drenched in fascinating history
  5. Experience First Thursdays in Cape Town and Johannesburg. On the first Thursday of every month cultural attractions including galleries and stores stay open until late, attracting crowds of visitors and residents to explore the city

When is the best time to visit South Africa?

A year round destination, but expect cooler weather in the Eastern and Western Capes during winter, between June and August. Mpumalanga stays warm year round with temperatures, humidity and rainfall all increasing in the summer months between October and March. The whales return to the waters around Hermanus from July to November, and the spring months of August and September are particularly colourful along the Garden Route. The prime time for game viewing is generally the drier winter and spring months from April to September when animals frequent the waterholes. During the wetter summer months between October and March, animals can still be viewed but are more widely dispersed – from December to February there may be more sightings of newborn animals.

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