Why visit South Africa
During these tough times, who doesn’t want an affordable holiday? In South Africa, you can even afford luxury and have spending money for shopping and other treats!
South Africa’s scenic wonders are legendary. From Table Mountain to God’s Window, our mountains, forests, coasts and deserts will sooth your soul and delight you.
World Class facilities
Whether you opt for Afro-chic or authentic Africa, you’ll find it easy to get around, find a comfortable place to stay, have a great meal, connect.Adventure
South Africa is the adventure capital of the world. With over 130 adventures and counting, there is something for everyone from mountain walks to shark cage-diving!
In sunny South Africa, our great weather invites you to enjoy the outdoors, play golf year-round and take advantage of the nearly 3000km coastline…
The Rainbow Nation celebrates all its African and immigrant cultures. We’re known for our friendliness across the country.
Go almost anywhere in South Africa and experience the ultimate combination of nature, wildlife, culture, adventure, heritage and vibe – you’re spoilt for choice, so pack it in!
Warning! Watching wildlife is addictive. First you start with the Big Five, then you’ll soon be looking for whales, penguins, meerkats, wild dogs, birds, dung beetles…
Discover a nation’s struggle for freedom whilst following the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, Hector Pieterson and many other celebrated revolutionaries.
In South Africa you can travel with care as you explore our protected areas, contribute to social and conservation projects, buy recycle art and stay green. South Africa is one of the foremost responsible tourism leaders in the world, with dozens of gorgeous destinations where communities are uplifted and the environment is protected. You’ll return home with a higher awareness of the interconnection between people and the earth. Plus memories of a really great time.
Surveys show increasing numbers of visitors want eco-friendly holidays that benefit local communities. Responsible tourism in South Africa is a marvelous way of making a positive difference through travel. You return home refreshed, carbon-neutral and culturally enriched, with memories to last a lifetime. One of the first environmental issues people think of these days is the impact of the flight. In South Africa you can offset carbon emissions while uplifting communities at the same time, through Food and Trees for Africa. After calculating your carbon footprint via their calculator, your donation will help plant fruit and indigenous trees in schools, clinics and the backyards of impoverished areas.
Another South African responsible tourism initiative allows you to check whether the seafood item you’re eyeing on the menu is endangered or not. The South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative [SASSI] gives you the simple option of texting your choice to a mobile number. Within minutes, you’ll have your reply. The fish may be labeled ‘green’ [feel free to order], ‘orange’ [in trouble, but legal to eat] or ‘red’ [kindly desist].
Becoming a responsible tourist can also be a matter of choosing the right accommodation. And there are plenty of choices, as you’ll find wherever you find the RT icon on this website. Just by staying at these destinations, you can ensure minimal impact on the environment, maximum positive social spinoff, and a feel-good factor all round. Similarly, responsible voluntourism or volunteer tourism is now also underpinned by standards that aim to ensure valuable input by volunteers and tangible benefits for the communities involved. As a volunteer, check that possible programmes adhere to this code. Fair Trade Tourism has an accreditation programme for volunteer projects.