Resilient ‘Rainbow Nation’ is truly Africa at its brightest and best
Though marked with a harrowing recent past,South Africa’s sights are set firmly on its brightening future, as easily seen in its vibrant cultural capitals of Cape Town and Johannesburg – ‘the City of Gold’. Embark on a fascinating township tour and stop at Joburg’s slew of moving museums. In Cape Town, visit the historic Bo-Kaap district, explore the lively markets and board a boat to visit Mandela’s home of almost three decades on Robben Island.
South Africa’s wealth of wilderness reserves are home to an astounding array of fauna, serving as an excellent pick for the classical African safari experience. Spot the famous Big Five in the country’s top reserves, each of them backed with stunning natural surrounds – from the dunes of the Kalahari to the forests, rivers and gorges of Kruger NationalPark. Glimpse penguins, seals, whales and great white sharks along the rugged Cape Coast, and feel the adrenaline pumping on guided bush walks to track the movements of lions and leopards on foot.