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South Africa travel guide

From the heights of Table Mountain to the vibrant wildlife of Shamwari, the stunning scenery of the Winelands to the crashing waves of the Garden Route, South Africa is a nation of epic landscapes. And not only that, the likes of Cape Town and Johannesburg are home to exciting urban renewals, captivating art scenes and hipster hangouts as well as traditions routed in history. All eyes are on South Africa at the moment as it transforms itself into a southern gem, and so, there seems no better time to visit!
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The most popular places to visit in South Africa

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Cape Town

With plenty of history and an exciting culture Cape Town pleases visitors time and time again. It's dramatic location at the southern tip of Africa means incredible cliff tops, a rugged, beautiful coastline and having the Cape of Good Hope just a stone's throw away. Add to that a vibrant urban scene and you've got yourself one epic city!
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The Winelands

Within easy distance of Cape Town sits one of the world's best wine regions, perfect for a day trip or for exploring further. Taste some of the areas famous produce and explore the stunning vineyards by bike or horseback. For a real local experience stay in chamring Stellenbosch, a university town in the heart of the Winelands, full of charming colonial buildings and great restaurants and cafes.
The Garden Route in South Africa

The Garden Route

One of the most famous attractions of South Africa, and rightly so, The Garden Route is one of the greatest driving routes in the world. Stretching 300km from Mossel Bay to just past Plettenberg Bay, discover a breathtaking coastline dotted with hidden beaches, world-class surf breaks and local wildlife. Inland, hike through indigenous forests and admire the stunning mountainous landscape.
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Cape Town, Safari & Falls | 11 days

Don't want to compromise? Think of this trip as the best of the best. From seeing the beautiful city and beaches of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, to having a chance of spotting the Big 5 in two of Africa's top wildlife destinations, and experiencing the adrenaline-filled activities of one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, this trip lets you tick off all the highlights that Southern Africa has to offer.
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South Africa & Swazi Quest | 17 days

The unvarnished grandeur of South Africa is on display in this comprehensive exploration of one of the continent’s most diverse and fascinating destinations. Africa’s incredible culture and wildlife are at a premium on this tour — from the coastal shores of Tsitsikamma to extensive wildlife safari drives in Addo Elephant National Park and the famed Kruger.
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Baz Bus passes in South Africa

Baz Bus have two ticket options to help get you around South Africa: hop-on hop-off passes are perfect for those with a specific route in mind, allowing you to travel in one direction getting you from A to B. Or choose a travel pass which allows you freedom of travel direction out of your chosen city with 7, 14 or 21 days to complete your travel.

Getting to South Africa

Lucky for us travel fans there are convenient flight routes between the UK and South Africa. Direct flights are available between London and Johannesburg and Cape Town with connections available to other destinations. 
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Want to design your own trip, but need some people in the know to help you out? Our INDI tailor made itineraries give you the freedom to tailor make your own unique South African adventure, exactly the way you want it.
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