At the top of every savvy traveller’s bucket list, South Africa offers an outstanding array of holiday experiences, from remote wilderness and safari expeditions to the barefoot luxury of sun-soaked, white-sand beaches; from off-the-beaten-track escapes to fast-paced city life and international-award-winning food and wine. In this land of contrasts you will find iconic destinations that include cosmopolitan Cape Town with its Table Mountain; the world-famous Kruger National Park; the lush coastal Garden Route; towering Drakensberg; remote Kgalagadi-Transfrontier Park wilderness; and KwaZulu-Natal, with its subtropical beaches and historical battlefields. It truly is a ‘world in one country’.
Nelson Mandela’s birthplace has come a long way since the dawn of democracy in 1994. With 11 official languages and a rich diversity of cultures, the Rainbow Nation is known for its warm and welcoming people. Cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town pulse to a cosmopolitan beat and set the tone for the country’s excellent infrastructure. Cape Town, recently rated one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is a compelling destination. The city – on a peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean – is wrapped around the iconic Table Mountain, and locals relish an outdoor lifestyle combined with life’s luxuries – such as the Mother City’s excellent gourmet restaurants and outstanding wines. Once you’ve soaked up the city buzz, a short road trip takes you to the Cape Winelands – another South African must-do.
The country’s diverse terrain supports a matching diversity of flora and wildlife, and no trip is complete without a wilderness experience. Tailor-make your dream bush holiday. Whether you long for a safari to a remote tented camp in the world-famous Greater Kruger National Park or want to make memories with a family escape to the wonderful game parks in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, the land of the Big Five guarantees you a game-rich vacation.
What could be better than a combination of bush and beach? Situated at the southern tip of Africa, the country has 3 000km of glorious coastline studded with sunny, white-sand beaches. Enjoy outstanding land-based whale watching, raise your pulse rate by getting up close to great whites on a shark-cage diving expedition or simply soak up the sun on a secluded beach.
Its neighbours to the north are Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and it encompasses two independent countries (Lesotho and Swaziland). This means you can easily extend your South African holiday to visit more of Africa. With many regional airports and three international airports (in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and KwaZulu-Natal), travelling to and from South Africa is smooth and easy.
With so much to see and do in the country’s nine provinces, Ashworth Africa will help you experience the very best southern Africa has to offer. Creating unforgettable experiences is what we do best. An Ashworth Africa holiday is completely tailored to suit your needs and desires. Whether you want to experience a self-drive holiday or enjoy the ease of a fly-in/fly-out bush-and-beach vacation, Ashworth Africa has the expertise to make every precious minute of your stay count. Contact us to start planning your dream Africa escape.