Largely unspoiled beaches run from Durban westwards all the way to Cape Town, perfect for beach holidays in Africa. You can also see leatherback and loggerhead turtles nesting on the beach at certain times of year, and the snorkelling and scuba diving are fantastic. The migration of the southern right whale takes place on the coastline and one can see dolphins, sharks, seals, and penguins.
If one is careful, one can dovetail a visit with the blossoming of the wild flowers, or fynbos as the local flora is commonly known. There is excellent horse-riding in South Africa – either on horse riding safaris or playing polo, to riding on the beach or through the winelands or private ranches in KwaZulu Natal.
Climb the Drakensberg Mountains or Table Mountain with a guide; visit the Zulu and Boer war battlefields with world-class guides taking in the most staggering scenery in KwaZulu-Natal; have wonderful picnics in beautiful forests; kayak and canoe amongst penguins, seeing them at close quarters or canoe and white water raft down the Orange River for several days.
Dine at any number of gastronomic restaurants and sample the finest wines in South Africa, staying in luxurious, boutique retreats and meeting the winemakers. Learn to fly fish with an expert guide or take a cookery course. We also offer gourmet cycling trails, stopping off at gastronomic venues (which are owner managed) for the night.
There are world class art galleries and plenty of fabulous artisanal arts and crafts. Lastly, for those with time on their hands, there is the fabulous steam train which links the Cape with Mpumalanga and Victoria Falls.