South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
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South Africa Holidays Specialist Travel Agent

South Africa is a dream destination for many travellers that beckons with diverse wildlife, unparalleled natural beauty and fascinating culture. National parks make up over 3% of the country, meaning there is so much to be explored. From the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town to the vast savannahs of Kruger National Park, there's no shortage of awe-inspiring sights to behold on a South African holiday.

There are so many reasons why a South African holiday could be just what you need. South Africa is synonymous with safari holidays and provides unique opportunities to see the Big Five in the wild. Aside from exploring the wild plains on your South African holiday, you also have the opportunity to discover rugged coastlines and dramatic mountain ranges.

There’s even more that awaits you if you’re keen to discover culture or dive into adrenaline activities. Fearless travellers can swim with Great White Sharks and go bungee jumping off Bloukrans Bridge for endless thrills. Whereas, those invested in the country's heritage can explore historic sites and immerse themselves in township life.

At Angelfish Travel, we are South Africa holiday specialists and understand the needs of the modern traveller. We offer tailor-made tours and holidays in South Africa informed by our own experiences to ensure that you have your dream journey. Whether you’re planning a sensational honeymoon or a family holiday to South Africa, we can plan the perfect itinerary for your specific budget.

There are so many ways to explore this inviting landscape, allowing you to experience South Africa in a way that suits your desires. From self-driving safaris in the golden plains to luxury train journeys with Rovos Rail, there’s a plethora of ways to experience South Africa. Whether you want to visit on a family holiday to South Africa or go walkabout as a solo traveller, we have all the insider knowledge to guarantee your pleasure.

What to do in South Africa

With so much on offer, determining what to do on your South African holiday can be quite challenging. Thankfully, we’re a South Africa specialist and know all the best activities and attractions that will add so much value to your trip. You will find some of our top picks of things to do in South Africa below.

While beaches may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine a holiday in South Africa, you can certainly enjoy a sensational beach break under the African sun. Beach holidays in South Africa allow visitors to relax on some of the most pristine coastlines in the world, offering endless relaxation. Some of the best places to visit for a beach holiday in South Africa include the Wild Coast, which is known for its unspoiled natural beauty, and Durban's Golden Mile, which enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine every year!

A trip to South Africa is not complete without spending some time in the savannah on an exciting safari tour. South African safari holidays offer an exciting opportunity to see majestic animals as they roam their natural habitats. National parks in South Africa are the best places to experience this one-of-a-kind safari offering with Kruger National Park and Addo Elephant National Park being the best places to spot big game.

While you might have some concerns about a South Africa family holiday, you will be pleased to know that the country is very safe, especially in tourist hubs and resorts. Family holidays to South Africa promise to amaze and delight no matter the ages of your travelling party. Younger travellers will be overjoyed by the chance to meet African penguins at Boulders Beach and the whole family can marvel at the astonishing views from the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.

This enchanting country is also a great destination for couples and honeymooners, as there are a variety of activities and sights that make for a romantic day out. You and your loved one can visit the verdant vineyards and sample the finest Pinotage in the Cape Winelands. Alternatively, you could escape into the wonders of nature and take a road trip along the Garden Route, a scenic coastal stretch of road from Mossel Bay to Storms River.

Of course, there’s still plenty to do if you’re a solo traveller with your heart set on South Africa, as many major cities have some incredible cultural hubs. In Johannesburg, you can explore Soweto and visit the Apartheid Museum, to learn more about the city's turbulent history. Those seeking deeper cultural immersion on their South African holiday can dive into Zulu heritage at Shakaland or ponder the origins of humanity at the Cradle of Humankind.

There really is something for everyone when it comes to holidays in South Africa. No matter your interests, you are certain to make fond memories of this wild destination. If our suggestions have piqued your curiosity, be sure to contact Angelfish via our enquiry form.

South Africa FAQs

Where can you go on safari in South Africa?

One of the main reasons to visit South Africa is for a once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday. There are plenty of opportunities to observe wildlife on guided bushwalks, safari tours and self-drive safaris. Some of the most popular places to visit on a South African safari holiday are:
  • Kruger National Park
  • Welgevonden Game Reserve
  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Pilanesberg National Park
  • Madikwe Game Reserve

What are the 'Big Five'?

The 'Big Five' game animals are lions, leopards, elephants, rhino and buffalo. It was originally a big-game hunting term for the five animals considered to be the most dangerous to hunt on foot in Africa, but is now generally adopted on viewing safari game drives.

What language is spoken in South Africa?

South Africa is a multilingual country, with 11 officially recognised languages. The most widely spoken languages are English, Afrikaans, IsiZulu & IsiXhosa. English is commonly spoken by businesses, tourism operators and government officials, so you’ll likely have no issues with the language barrier.

Where can I find the latest travel advice for South Africa?

The best place for UK citizens to find the latest travel advice for South African holidays is the UK Travel Advisory. Here you will find all the necessary details for your holiday in South Africa, such as COVID-19 requirements, entry requirements, security concerns and health and safety advice.

You can find further information on the British High Commission Pretoria page, which will be able to provide up-to-date information for your trip to South Africa.

What’s the time zone in South Africa?

South Africa operates on South African Standard Time (SAST), which is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2). Like many other countries, South Africa observes Daylight Savings Time from the first Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April. This changes the time zone to UTC+3, so be sure to check the appropriate time zone for your South Africa holiday.
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