It’s that time of year again, and if you are busy planning your annual escape from the dark mornings, the cold nights, and the never-ending renditions of ‘White Christmas’, South Africa should be the number #1 choice for a safari holiday this winter.
While Boris and Brexit are playing havoc with the British Pound, it has strengthened against the South African Rand in recent weeks, and with the current exchange rate showing R19 to the pound, the timing has never been better to head below the equator and enjoy the very best of what South Africa has to offer on a city and safari holiday of a lifetime.
No trip to SA would be complete without a trip to the Mother City of Cape Town, and while you are there you can indulge in all kinds of activities from Table Mountain and Robben Island to the Cape of Good Hope and of course, the Western Cape Winelands.
When it comes to choosing the safari part of your holiday, South Africa has something for everyone. You could head to the malaria-free Eastern Cape for a weekend of luxury at Pumba Private Game Reserve, or you could venture up to Kruger National Park on small group guided tour.
If money is no option, you might want to treat yourself to a luxury safari in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. With Notten’s Bush Camp, Chitwa Chitwa, and Arathusa Safari Lodge, but to name a few, there are numerous options available for those who are looking for a romantic honeymoon or somewhere special to mark a momentous occasion, and the wildlife is simply spectacular.
With several direct flights from London each day and accommodations to suit every budget, South Africa remains the best long-haul winter holiday destination for British travellers. So check it out for yourself, and you could just run into one of the friendly locals below!