From cities to beaches to the ultimate luxury safari, look no further than South Africa. Stroll along the beaches of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and surf the swells of the roaring forties (yes, that`s 40 ft waves!) while never being far from beautiful bustling cities.
One of these cities is Cape Town, perched under Table Top Mountain and at the edge of the African continent. Regarded as one of the world`s most beautiful cities, experience beaches, fine dining, and even penguins at the neighboring nature reserve. Slip from Cape Town out into the stunning Winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek for premier wine tasting, Cape Dutch architecture featuring ornate gables, and award-winning cuisine. Later, treat yourself to highly intimate game viewing in the renowned fenceless Kruger National Park, as well as a multitude of nearby private game reserves. Explore the dragon mountains of ‘The Drakensberg’ where JR Tolkien got his inspiration for Lord of the Rings and hike to the tallest point in the country into Lesotho. The Drakensberg are an endless playground of trails, waterfalls, caves, and biking circuits that makes for a great weekender or longer trip. On the way out don`t forget to sample the micro-brews in the mountain pubs.
Set your hopes on the Cape of Good Hope and make your own great trek through South Africa, drinking your fill of adventure. Dramatic landscapes teeming with wildlife compete with floral hotspots and winemaking hotshots as you savor the flavors of the new Africa.