Why South Africa is special
The rainbow nation or South Africa, is a tremendously diverse country, with 11 different languages, zones without malaria, the country in the world with the most wild rhinos, home of the white shark, the place where Nelson Mandela was born and with a culture that will leave you speechless.
It has one of the best known national parks in the world, Kruger, but not only this park is recommended to visit, Addo National Park and Madikwe are other examples, as well as hundreds of private reserves of immense ecological value that contribute a very important economy in the areas where thousands of jobs are located and generated. All these parks and reserves include the Big 5 in their territories; lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and of course black and white rhinoceros. You will also be able to see fascinating wild dogs, extinct in other countries, but well present in many areas of South Africa.
The most cosmopolitan city in Africa is Cape Town, where you can explore its streets, the Water Front, enjoy its gastronomy or come to spend a day in the vineyards of the historic city of Stellenbosh. You can also start from Cape Town, the road to the Garden Route, which will take you to explore the entire coast to Port Elisabeth, to see penguins, humpback whales, kayak to look for sea lions, dive with the great white shark, see colonies of thousands of seabirds, dolphins, etc.
In addition, South Africa has a large desert, shared with Namibia and Botswana, the Kgalagadi Desert, where you can see animals adapted to this harsh environment and enjoy unique landscapes.
South Africa has wonderful lodgings, boutique, safari, small charming guest houses, facing the sea or in the middle of a national park, surrounded by wildlife. What is your preferred accommodation ???
When to travel to
You can travel to South Africa all year round, it has a Mediterranean climate with its 4 seasons:
Spring, September and October. Very pleasant climate.
Summer, November to February. Hot weather, very windy in Cape Town.
Autumn, March and April. Unstable weather and months when it usually rains.
Winter, June to August. Quite cold weather, especially at night.
Whale Pass, from July to October.
Sardine migration, from mid-May to mid-July.
Penguins, throughout the year.
Walking safaris, from April to September when the vegetation is lowest.