South African Rand
South African Rand
English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Southern Sotho, Tswana, Northern Sotho, Venda, Tsonga, Swazi, Ndebele, Sengi, Sotho
Summer (Dec – Feb): Max 35°C (95°F), Min 14°C (57.2°F)
Winter (Jun – Aug): Max 18°C (64°F), Min 7°C (44,6°F)
Located on the southernmost tip of Africa, South Africa, or Mzamni as the locals call it, is the 24th largest country in the world by land area.
Boasting world historic sites, majestic mountains, a variety of wildlife, sizeable open savannas, extensive greenery and vast winelands across its nine provinces, South Africa is a plethora of natural beauty waiting to be explored.
From the history enthusiast to the nature lover, the adventure seeker, to the adrenaline junkie, the culinary connoisseur, and art aficionado, South Africa is a country that welcomes and caters to all.
With so much to see and explore, the most challenging part about self-driving South Africa is choosing where to go to first.
The two main cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town, are both polar opposites and yet perfect complements. While the bustling Johannesburg, the economic powerhouse of the continent is vibrant and wild, it’s also home to the history of humankind which can be explored at The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
Cape Town contrasts as the perfect holiday destination. Home to Robben Island, a prison where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in exile, the flat-topped iconic Table Mountain, the illustrious Cape Winelands and world-famous beaches, this quaint city shares some of the countries most intricate history paired with laid-back and fun outdoor activities.
In a country teeming with game reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, and nature parks, the Kruger National Park is this countries show stopper. Home to the Big 5 as well as other mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, and plant life, the Kruger is one of Africa’s oldest and largest game reserves.
Starting from the southern tip of Africa travelling all the way up north this route offers the ultimate in scenic beauty.
This route takes in some of the most dramatic and varied landscapes in Africa.
The garden route is a 300-kilometre stretch. It is home to spectacular beaches, forests and game reserves. Experience whale watching in Hermanus, enjoy delicious foods and fine wines in the Cape Winelands and spot the Big 5 at one of the many game reserves along the way.