its peaceful transition to democracy, South Africa has become a destination
of choice, offering an excellent tourism infrastructure and wonderful
National Parks and private game reserves. Various hotels, guest houses
and safaris offer good service at affordable prices.
The country's enchanting natural diversity is key to your successful holiday.
Initially populated by nomadic Khoi (Hottentot) and San (Bushman) people,
South Africa has experienced numerous migrations. A slow movement of Iron
Age Bantu tribes from the north was followed in the 17th Century by European
settlers who also brought in slaves, mainly from former Dutch colonies
in modern-day Indonesia.
Today the country boasts a multicultural society, made up mainly of its
four predominant population groups, namely blacks (77% of the total population),
followed by whites (11%), coloureds (9%) and Indians (3%).
This patchwork of fascinating cultures has resulted in an interesting
diversity of architecture, culinary influences, regional dress, traditions
and languages (11 official languages).
Nevertheless South African society is highly sophisticated. English is
widely spoken, one drives on the left-hand side of the road, and the country
was readmitted to the Commonwealth in June 1994.
Situated at 34 degrees south,
South Africa’s weather is pleasant, and the sun shines throughout
most of the year.
Depending on what you would
like to see, please select the period in which you would like to travel,
with reference to the map.
To see the flowers, select
Spring from the end of August to mid-September.
To see the whales, select Spring from August to the end of November.
For hot weather and beaches, select the period December to the end of
and visa matters:
Make sure you have
a passport valid for at least 6 months, and a return ticket.
For the travellers
from the European Union, a visa will be issued free of charge,
and handed to you when you enter the country.
For the travellers
from outside the European Union, please refer to your embassy
or to the South African consulate in your country of origin.
No vaccination is
compulsory, unless you come from a contaminated/infected country.
Please enquire through the Minister of Foreign Affairs in your
country of origin.
should I bring ? :
clothing for day trips.
- For the evenings, something warm which protects you from the
- A raincoat, comfortable shoes (hiking shoes), a swimsuit,
a pair of sunglasses, a hat/cap and suntan lotion.
Note that UV levels are particularly dangerous in South Africa.
thank you for taking the time to read about us. If you have any further
queries concerning your proposed journey, or if you need more information
about the itinerary offered, do not hesitate to contact us.
Hope to see you soon in South Africa!