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South Africa Holidays

A holiday to South Africa can introduce you to wide open spaces, natural beauty, spectacular mountain ranges, pristine beaches and incredible wildlife. This is the southern gateway to a vast continent, the place where our modern human origins began.

Feel a sense of wonder when looking over vast plains toward the distant mountains, or the thrill of a close encounter with the wild animals which roam free in glorious game reserves while on an African safari. Explore the Winelands of the Western Cape, immense yourself in breath taking Karoo landscapes, the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains or visit vibrant cities built on the mineral riches of South Africa.

With its wide range of accommodation from luxury tents to chic guesthouses, stylish safari lodges to characterful country retreats there is something to suit everyone and a great infrastructure makes it perfect for getting around and combining interests and locations.

Capital City

Pretoria (executive & semi-official), Bloemfontein (judicial) & Cape Town (legislative)


English, Afrikaans, Zulu & other local languages widely spoken


South African Rand

Time Difference (GMT) + 1 hour

Climate & average temperatures

South Africa - The Cape
Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
Temp °C 28 26 25 23 21 18 18 18 19 21 23 25
Rain mm 15 18 18 48 79 84 89 66 43 31 18 10
Seasons Dry Green Dry
South Africa - Elsewhere
Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
Temp °C 25 25 24 21 19 16 16 19 22 24 24 25
Rain mm 110 102 98 76 46 21 23 32 41 78 116 115
Seasons Green Dry Green

British Airways, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, South African Airways

Flight time from UK

11 hours

Visa requirements

Not with a UK passport

Health requirements

Contact your GP for information

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