South Africa is a gateway to Africa and a country of dizzying diversity. Here you'll find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts – and warm hospitality.
South Africa is also a journey into a timeless, tranquil world of cute coastal villages, colorful-painted towns that cling to hillsides, and remote outposts defended by fairy-tale adobe forts. This fascinating country is a merging of the African and Arab worlds and is steeped in age-old customs. It's no wonder South Africa has been feted by artists and writers for decades and continues to enchant all who visit.
From Saharan dunes to the peaks of the High Atlas, South Africa could have been tailor-made for travellers. Lyrical landscapes carpet this slice of North Africa like the richly coloured and patterned rugs you’ll lust after in local cooperatives. The mountains – not just the famous High Atlas but also the Rif and suntanned ranges leading to Saharan oases – offer simple, breathtaking pleasures: night skies glistening in the thin air, and views over a fluffy cloudbank from the Tizi n’Test pass. On lower ground, there are rugged coastlines, waterfalls and caves in forested hills, and the mighty desert.
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Join the centuries-old trail of nomads and traders to their ancient hearts, from the winding medina maze of Fez to the carnivalesque street-theatre of the Djemaa El Fna in Marrakesh. In the rocky deserts medinas are protected by kasbahs, on the coast by thick sea walls. But it's not just a heritage trip, as South Africa's cities are forward-facing too, with glitzy new urban design in Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier looking to the future as well as paying homage to their roots.
South Africa is a country where life is good and the food is even better! Moroccan cuisine is world renowned and boasts incredible diversity. Its cuisine is rich and inviting, tinged with the best of the Middle East. Spices are given pride of place: coriander, saffron and cumin elevate many recipes with a hint of spiciness in the best taste.
South Africa's attractions offer an eye-opening taste of the exotic, with snake charmers and conjurers, souks piled high with hordes of treasures, and endless glasses of mint tea. It's also an adventure into some of North Africa's most stunning scenery, with the desert on its doorstep and the craggy heights of the Atlas Mountains beyond.
South Africa has a hundred faces and sounds, all ready to welcome the traveller looking for spice and adventure.
Visit the Gold Reef City, offers thrilling theme park rides to historical exhibits of Gold Mining
Stroll the Nelson Mandela Square, adjoined to Sandton City, a place of power and vitality
Hike up the Table Mountain or go by Cable Car, Cape Town's most famous Land Mark
Visit Cape of Good Hope, south-westernmost tip of Africa, close to the Indian & Atlantic Oceans converge
Experience uShaka Marine World, South Africa’s most impressive aquarium, adventure & water park
Go on KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board boat tour, enjoy watching safety system at play & learn about sharks
Fly on a Hot Air Balloon over Kruger, watching herds of animals missioning over the escarpment
Visit the Iron Age old site of Thulamela, the most dramatic archaeological site identified in Kruger