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10 reasons to visit Africa

27th December 2012 Print

Whale watching in South Africa offers unrivalled viewing of earth's largest mammal, the Southern Right whale, which visits annually from July to December each year to mate and calve. Enjoying the warm waters they can be easily viewed from the shoreline, or more spectacularly, up close on board a boat from Cape Town right along the Garden Route. Other aquatic attractions include Great White sharks, turtles, and dolphins.

Where: South Africa


From the vast plains of the Serengeti and the water wilderness of the Okavango Delta, to the open spaces of Zambia and the isolation of Namibia's deserts, a holiday safari in Africa is a must for any seasoned traveller. Africa is the continent where safari originated, and the planet's most prolific region for wildlife. It offers unrivalled diversity, with game-viewing possible by safari vehicle, on foot, by boat, canoe, balloon or even atop an elephant or in a microlight!

Where: South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia


Numbering fewer than 700, the endangered mountain gorillas in Africa represent the ultimate in game viewing. These magnificent and majestic creatures are found in only a handful of locations in Africa, the Mgahinga & Bwindi National Parks in Uganda, the Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda, and the Parc des Virungas in The Congo. The trek requires stamina and a degree of luck, but will be rewarded with an unforgettable encounter with these wonderful creatures.

Where: The Congo, Uganda, Rwanda


Nowhere in the world can compare with Africa as an unforgettable golfing destination. Golf in Africa is about so much more than just the course, there is much more to do and see, and it is wildly different if you include a safari! With pre-reserved tee times and low green fees, the golfing holiday options vary from the famous luxury courses of South Africa, to the unique desert offerings of Namibia and the picturesque challenges of Kenya & Zambia.

Where: South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Namibia

Food & Wine

African cuisine is as varied and unique as the continent itself. From the Arabian-influenced curries of East Africa, to the traditional braais of Southern Africa and the world-class fine dining on offer in our luxury properties, African food and wine is a real experience. Along with the winelands of South Africa producing some of the world's finest wines, don't miss some exquisite wine tasting opportunities.

Where: South Africa


Diving in Africa offers world-class dive sites, clear warm water and rich coral reefs bubbling with marine life, which is why Africa's coastline a Mecca for diving enthusiasts. Diving holidays to Africa offer the chance to experience the fascinating waters of northern KwaZulu Natal and the turquoise seas of the Indian Ocean, whilst the channels off the East African coast contrast strongly with Namibia's Skeleton Coast. The marine wildlife includes such creatures as turtles, dolphins and the rare dugong.

Where: South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Nambia, Madagascar, Kenya


Powder-white sands, cool azure waters, and swaying palm trees are all on offer at the beaches in Africa. The dramatic beaches of South Africa and the charms of the Kenyan coast are joined by Mozambique's offshore archipelago, the mystical retreat of Zanzibar, the land-locked sands of Lake Malawi, and the island paradises of Mauritius & The Seychelles, which boast some of the world's most photographed beaches. Search through our list of luxury holidays in Africa that include Africa's beautiful beach hideaways in your itinerary.

Where: South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, The Seychelles, Mauritius, Malawi


For those who need relaxation, rejuvenation and revitalisation whilst on holiday in Africa, there are a multitude of options. Find the perfect spa in Africa for you, from holistic safari experiences, where outdoor spa therapies are offered amongst the wildlife, to the unique vinotherpary of the Cape, where grapes are used in the treatments, and from the designer spas of Mauritius & The Seychelles to the desert offerings of Namibia, the traveller can return fully revived.

Where: South Africa, The Seychelles, Mauritius, Namibia

Luxury Rail Journeys

A bygone era can be relived aboard a luxurious train journey, taking travellers through the spectacular African countryside in style. A variety of spectacular passages are on offer, from voyages from both Cape Town & the Victoria Falls to Pretoria, from the Kruger Park to Durban, and along the famed Garden Route. The emphasis is on style, grandeur and service, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Where: South Africa


If there is one holiday that really has to be memorable, it's a honeymoon. Our specialists offer a stunning choice of honeymoons in Africa with special and idyllic locations, from unspoiled beaches, and private game reserves, to romantic hotels and exquisite hideaways, all personalised to create the most incredible holiday you will ever take. Upgrades and romantic surprises are the norm, with a wedding list service also available.

Where: South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Mauritius, The Seychelles

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