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Highlights - South Africa

Cape Town

Fall in love with Cape Town, affectionately known as the “Mother City”, and its unbeatable blend of stunning natural beauty and year-round fun. Voted in the top 10 “most beautiful cities in the world”, Cape Town has become an iconic must see destination. A visit never seems long enough to this world renowned, vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with so much to see and do here.
 
For the holiday of a lifetime, combine a visit to the Mother City with a trip to the Cape Winelands and Whale Route.

Main Cape Town Attractions

  • Table Mountain: See one of the Seven Wonders of Nature and an iconic landmark right in the center of the city – Table Mountain.
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront: An epicenter of restaurants, designer shops, world renowned hotels and the starting point for a cinematic trip to Robben Island, explore this famous working harbour.
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden: Experience the famous botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain. 
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve: Visit this extraordinary reserve, with its shipwrecks, and its rich fauna and flora.

Cape Winelands

Treat your eye as well as you palate with a convergence of fine wining and dining against the backdrop of spectacular natural beauty of the famed Cape Winelands. Characterised by majestic mountain ranges, deep valleys and endless rolling hills, the Cape Wine Route is described as one of the most scenic areas of South Africa.
 
The Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschoek valleys hold their own against some of the most prestigious wine regions from around the world.
Sip, swirl and sample award-winning wines, indulge in gourmet cuisine, or wander down oak-lined streets to local art galleries, all to a stunningly scenic backdrop. Although only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, we guarantee that a night or two in this peaceful patchwork of vineyards and mountains will dissolve any lingering city stress.

Cape Wine Route areas

  • Stellenbosch: Don’t miss the second oldest European settlement in South Africa, being the historical centre of the Cape Winelands and home to the University of Stellenbosch makes it a unique blend of the old and new.
  • Paarl: Experience the deep history of viticulture and fruit growing. The Paarl Rock, a massive granite boulder, is a famous natural landmark and mecca for rock climbers
  • Franschoek: AKA the ‘French Corner’ is tucked away in a lush valley that’s taken on a distinct French atmosphere since Hugenot refugees first settled there hundreds of years ago. The area is South Africa’s gourmet capital and boasts the highest concentration of award winning resorts and restaurants in the country.

Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape offers an exciting stress free Big 5 safari for your family. It boasts a variety of child-friendly lodges in malaria free reserves, and is within driving distance of the Garden Route. There is also a handful of secluded, luxurious lodges that is perfect for a romantic safari away from crowds and kids.

Eastern Cape safari destinations

  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Kwandwe Private Reserve
The Eastern Cape’s coastline is breathtakingly beautiful, with long stretches of rugged shore, hidden coves and sloping dunes. Further inland, you’ll find the Great Karoo, an arid region that overlaps the Eastern and Western Cape provinces. This is big sky country, and despite the harsh conditions, the Great Karoo offers some unique experiences, like a visit to the historic town of Graaff-Reinet and the quirky town of Nieu-Bethesda, not to mention the geological formations of the Valley of Desolation.

Garden Route

The Garden Route is the beautiful stretch of coastline between Mossel Bay and the Tsitsikamma National Park. It is one of South Africa’s best loved destinations and a gem that should not be missed! It could be an exciting family adventure, a romantic vacation with your someone special, to an adrenaline filled holiday, the Garden Route really accommodates all.
 
This is a destination that can be tailored to your time, and your interests and is an incredible self drive destination with scenic stops throughout. There is rugged coastline, indigenous forest, fresh water lakes, gorges and rivers, the Indian Ocean and long beautiful sandy beaches.
The route is sometimes extended to include the total area between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Outdshoorn and Route 62, slightly off the beaten track destinations, can also make up part of a Garden Route Itinerary. 

Things to do on The Garden Route

  • Knysna: Visit South Africa’s oyster capital and also the unofficial capital of the Garden Route.
  • Plettenberg Bay: Relax at this ideal spot for a rejuvenating beach holiday.
  • Tsitsikamma Forest: Experience the highly recommended Garden tree-top canopy tour in the Tsitsikamma Forest.
  • Elephant Sanctuary: Don’t miss your opeertunity to walk trunk-in-hand with these gentle creatures. 

Johannesburg

Johannesburg, better known as South Africa's "City of Gold", is a thriving metropolis, alive with veritable melting pot of cultures. Until recently most visitors to South Africa travel straight through Johannesburg, stopping just long enough to catch their connecting flight. But Johannesburg has become a destination in its own right, with a fantastic selection of hotels and guest houses, a thriving café culture and exciting night life.
Catch the ultra-modern Gautrain straight from the airport to the heart of Sandton. For greater insight into South Africa’s recent past we’d highly recommend a visit to the Apartheid Museum for a highly informative and moving experience.
 
Take a tour of the vibrant neighbourhoods of Soweto and enjoy lunch on the historic Vilakazi Street where you can visit the former homesteads of Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The city plays host to a wealth of theatres, live music venues and prominent cultural landmarks with the Newtown precinct being a firm favourite for those seeking out breath-taking entertainment.
 
With the largest airport in Africa, International OR Thambo Airport, travellers often have to overnight in the City of Gold at some point in their itinerary.

Pilanesberg

If you want Big 5 game viewing, the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is where you will have your experience. Once a volcanic crater, now the Pilanesberg is one of South Africa’s best wildlife destinations. The Game Reserve is centered around a large hippo and crocodile filled lake, and is conveniently close to Sun City. Combine these two top destinations, and have the best of both worlds.
 
This is a malaria free safari destinations accommodating all the major species found in Southern Africa. The quality of the roads lends it towards a wonderful self-drive vacation, where you can explore the wonders of the African bush at your own pace.

Kruger National Park

Arguably South Africa’s largest and best known reserve, The Kruger National Park was established in 1898. Situated in the northern part of South Africa is this ultimate safari destination.
 
Made up of government run National Park and numerous private reserves, the Kruger National Park is an outstanding Big 5 game viewing territory, with its subtropical climate, diverse vegetation and breathtaking scenery you will most definitely have an unforgettable safari experience.

KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal is where you go in South Africa for game viewing, bird watching, adventure, history and on-the-beach relaxation. It is one of the most diverse provinces in South Africa. With 600km of Indian Ocean Coastline, fantastic Game Reserves with Big 5 game drives, historic battlefields, retreats and spas to rejuvenate the soul, some of South Africa’s highest mountains, and an abundance of marine life. This province has a year round climate; its warm and temperate climate that stretches throughout the year has great appeal.
 
KwaZulu Natal is an ideal self-drive destination. You can spend your entire South African holiday in Natal or you can combine it with other South African Highlights like Cape Town or the Kruger Park. If you are looking for some romance or a honeymoon destination, there are super options in this gorgeous province. It is also a stunning family friendly destination, it is easy to travel around and lots of adventurous activities and tours.

Top destinations in KwaZulu Natal

  • Durban: Let your holidays start in the vibrant and buzzing seaside city of Durban. Said to be the gateway to KwaZulu Natal and offers a huge amount of activities all year-round.
  • Drakensberg and Midlands: This natural gem can be found somewhat inland. It is famed for natural beauty, hiking and nature trails, a must for all outdoor enthusiasts.
  • The Battle Fields & the Zulu Kingdom: Here you have the opportunity to obtain intriguing insight into the fierce battles that shaped both South African and British history – a definite South Africa highlight.
  • uShaka Marine World: Visit Africa’s largest Marine Park.

Madikwe Game Reserve

This malaria free safari destination is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa and one of the most successful wildlife relocation programs in the world!
 
The diverse combination of vast grasslands and bushveld interspersed with rocky outcrops and lone mountains is home to a wide range of wildlife, including Africa’s Big 5, wild dog, zebra, giraffe, a number of antelope and over 300 species of resident and migrant birds. This is definitely a recipe for an unforgettable safari holiday.

Cederberg & the West Coast

Just north of Cape Town, lies Cederberg & the West Coast region. During spring the arid landscapes literally springs to life in a kaleidoscope of color, loads of brightly coloured flowers carpet the ground. A must see for all!
 
The Cederberg Wilderness area is framed by the majestic Cederberg Mountain range, thought to be one of the oldest formations on earth, renowned for its rock formations and ancient rock paintings left by the San Bushmen. Characterised by angular peaks and nature trails, visitors to the Cederberg Wilderness area can enjoy activities such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing and 4x4 excursions.
 
The West Coast, far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, is a semi-arid yet beautiful stretch of Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town all the way to Namibia. Secret surf spots can be found throughout the coastline with plenty of amazing affordable accommodation.
 
Cederberg & The West Coast makes for a great extension on your trip to Cape Town.

Sun City

If you’re looking for true escapism and non-stop entertainment then South Africa’s undisputed ‘Kingdom of Pleasure’ is where you need to go. Hidden in its own jungle, and surrounded by tropical gardens, waterfalls, streams and even a man-made beach, Sun City is a year round holiday paradise.
 
Sun City is ideal for family holidays, with its adventurous entertainment, that can keep children and parents busy for hours on end. But it is also a perfect place for couples to enjoy the most relaxing and romantic atmosphere, Sun City has to offer. Activities and entertainment range from championship golf courses, game viewing and world-class casinos, a slide-filled water park plus nightclubs, shops, restaurants.
 
Sun City holiday can easily be combined with a malaria-free safari in Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve.
 

Location

Unit B
4 Lourensford Road

Somerset West
Stellenbosch

South Africa
7130

 

Contact

Please give us a call at
+27 (0)21 851 5172
Email

info@jambosafari.co.za