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South Africa Holidays

Stunning, cultured and diverse: three words of the many that describes the gorgeous country of South Africa. Whether you’re looking for wildlife, entertainment, scenery or culture, South Africa has something to offer you. From lions to penguins and zebras to dolphins, the country stretches from the Limpopo River to the Cape in the south, which is close to the Antarctic. With coasts on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, it is also home to some beautiful beaches. Divided into nine provinces with eleven languages recognised, South Africa also has the largest African economy.

The climate in South Africa is generally temperate; however, due to the lie of the land and the size of the country, it is bio-diverse and is as extreme in climate as the desert in Namib, the sub-tropical rainforests near to the Mozambique border to the Mediterranean style climate in the southwest. Skiing is also possible in the Drakensburg Mountains at certain times of the year. Due to its location, the winter season runs from June-August.

What to do in South Africa

Whatever your interest, you’re bound to find something to whet your appetite. From world famous Table Mountain to Kruger’s National Park, where there is a wide range of wildlife to be seen. KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park has five distinct eco systems and attracts a huge range of wildlife.

From safari to gorgeous unspoilt beaches, to some of the world’s most extreme sports, South Africa offers visitors a huge range of activities and events to participate in. For less extreme activities, take advantage of the fantastic shopping venues or historic museums. Whale watching is also available as is wine tasting in some of the world’s finest wineries.

Nights Out

South Africa boasts a huge range of cuisines. Durban is famous for its Indian food, Cape Town for its Malay dish and the Garden Route for its seafood. For something different, visit the wilderness for a braai. Cape Town has a wide range of bars and shebeens, where you can try traditional African beers.

South Africa is famous for its wines and boasts some of the finest vineyards in the world. Take a visit to one of the renowned wineries, see how wine is made and take the opportunity to sample a little!

Book your South Africa holiday with lastminute.com

South Africa offers visitors the chance to explore this culturally and naturally diverse country with its wide range of experiences, history, cuisines and wine. For a different type of holiday with more to do than you can fit into your break, take a holiday to beautiful South Africa. Book your visit today and save with lastminute.com