Heading out at dawn on a Big 5 safari, soaking up the sun on unspoilt beaches, sampling fine wines in mountain vineyards or living it up in a world-class restaurant after 18 holes on a championship golf course – no matter what's on your getaway wish list, a South Africa holiday will tick all the right boxes.

Anchored at the base of the African continent, South Africa is perhaps its most diverse country and is home to some of Africa's most iconic characters, destinations and experiences. Starting in the south with Africa's favourite city, the incomparable Cape Town, this country encompasses classic holiday destinations such as the coastal towns, forests and lakes of the Garden Route, the long subtropical Indian Ocean coast of KwaZulu-Natal plus dozens of wildlife-packed reserves including the world-famous Kruger National Park.

And with a range of accommodation as varied as these magnificent landscapes plus a sophisticated and extensive infrastructure network, getting around South Africa is simple: you can easily self-drive from your beachfront accommodation on the Garden Route to child-friendly lodges in the Eastern Cape’s Big 5 game reserves or fly from a stylish suite in a private Kruger reserve to the exclusive boutique hotels of Cape Town.

Family holidays and honeymoon escapes; affordable breaks and luxury safaris; outdoor adventures and gourmet experiences - holidays in South Africa really do cater for all tastes and budgets but if you're not sure where to begin, then you can start by relaxing.

We have a cosmopolitan portfolio of tried-and-tested accommodation as well as an extensive range of holidays in South Africa, many of which include other great holiday destinations such as Botswana, Mauritius and Mozambique's Indian Ocean islands. And we know what we're recommending: our Africa Safari Experts have travelled the length and breadth of South Africa so who better to trust with your dreams? Send us that wish list and we’ll put together a never-to-be-forgotten South Africa holiday.

Our top places to visit in South Africa:

Kruger National Park - phenomenal Big 5 game viewing

Cape Town & the Cape Winelands - one of the world's most beautiful cities & vineyard-clad valleys

Garden Route - beaches, forests & seaside towns

KwaZulu-Natal - beaches, safaris & historic battlefields

Sun City - Africa's premier holiday resort

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Beaches, wildlife, sunshine and a whole lot more. Read our Top 10 Reasons to Visit South Africa.