When your doctor recommends a glass of wine a day for good health, if it’s South African wine, you can enjoy two! This is because while sulfites are present in all wine, South African wine has the lowest amount. As we all know, sulfites can trigger allergies. Travelers often tell us that they don’t get the headaches from South African wines that they often experience with wines from other regions.
If wild animals could sing, they might just be found bellowing the lyrics of this classic Cole Porter song:
“Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, don’t fence me in… ”
Wildlife needs a whole lot of room to roam. This is especially important during migration, when they trek great distances to find food, water and safe areas to birth and care for their little ones. In the case of the African elephant, their “little ones” are about 200 pounds when born.
Did you hear a very large splash? You bet you did! Your Cape Town Experience includes the thrilling spectacle of whale watching in Hermanus, the Whale Watching Capital of the World. Whale watching in Hermanus is a close encounter of the Hermanus kind, where people and our marine visitors get to know each other up close and personal.
South Africa’s townships are infused with the spirit of Ubuntu, which means: “I am, because we are.” A term for neighborliness, and a proudly South African humanist philosophy, it is a wisdom widely embraced by all South Africans today. The townships of South Africa are where the heart of the nation beats. This is the real South Africa.
One by one, furry little heads appear above the water’s surface. The critters pop up and down like kids in a bounce house. And they’re having just as much fun.
Wander along a Cape Town beach and you’ll probably see their large, long, unmistakable footprints in the sand. African Clawless Otters are the most widely distributed otter species in Africa. Also known as Cape Otters, these clever creatures are as amusing as they are cute. They are playful and energetic, often swimming, playing with their food and play-fighting just for kicks. You might also catch them basking in the warmth of the sun.
Style mavens, it’s here! The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 starts today. Even better, this year’s venue is Camps Bay, Cape Town’s chichi spot to see and be seen. Set at the Camps Bay Sports Complex, the Fashion Week tent emulates the likes of Bryant Park for New York Fashion Week, and this edgy setup houses a host of exciting experiences from the 23rd through the 25th of March 2017.
It’s Saturday night at Humala River Lodge. The African sun is slipping into the horizon as you take your seat around a blazing boma fire. The primal drumbeats are powerful and evocative… you can actually feel the sound in your soul.
Does the thought of going on vacation inspire feelings of joy? It should! There are nine secrets to a happy vacation, according to the new “Road to Happiness Study,” which quantifies the connection between happiness and travel. Results of the study revealed some key elements of the happiest vacations. We think our range of experiences in South Africa make a perfect fit!
Fly South African Airways from Washington Dulles or New York’s JFK to Johannesburg.
Tip #1: Plan Ahead
When you plan ahead, you get a double benefit: better prices and more availability. A recent CheapAir.com report monitored 4 million flights and found that the average lowest fares surfaced 54 days before travel. And, according to the Road to Happiness Study, 90 percent of the happiest vacationers planned more than a month in advance, leaving plenty of time to savor the delicious pre-vacation anticipation.
Discover why Travel + Leisure magazine named Cape Town the #1 city to visit in Africa and the Middle East at the 2016 “World’s Best” Awards!
African penguins at sunset near Cape Town, South Africa.
Beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountains, world-class cuisine, captivating wildlife, adventures for beginners & experienced thrill-seekers…and we haven’t even mentioned the South African wines or the city’s cultural riches!
If you are trying to decide on a vacation spot that is filled with amazing scenery, fantastic adventure, and memorable experiences, an African safari vacation is the perfect travel destination for you.
A safari is a perfect way to experience the wildlife, scenery, local communities, and understanding of the life the locals lead. With an all-inclusive guided tour, all details of the trip will be taken care of so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and once in a lifetime experience.
Here are some of the reasons why you should choose an African safari vacation for your next trip.
See Africa’s Wildlife Up Close
African lion looking through the window of traveler’s vehicle.