Marvellous South Africa reigns when it comes to diversity. A destination that truly has it all, it allows you to experience so many types of holidays all in one. From cultural exploration in Cape Town to wining and dining in the Winelands, whale watching in Hermanus to safariing in private reserves and expansive national parks, prepare for one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever encounter on luxury holidays to South Africa. After a marvellous adventure, South Africa welcomes you to unwind on the shores of the Indian Ocean, of which it boasts some sensational experiential properties.
When you book South Africa luxury holidays with OROKO, our Africa Specialists will recommend the best lodges and camps as well as unique experiences that you would simply not find online yourself. Our first-hand knowledge and long-standing relationships with iconic African lodges mean that we can provide excellent value. We’ll ensure your itinerary features the best wildlife tours, game drives and exclusive lodges. OROKO are also committed to working with ‘conservation first’ suppliers who practise sustainable tourism as we plan your luxury holidays to South Africa. For further inspiration, read our travel blog post: Six ways to safari in Southern Africa.
POCKET GUIDE TO SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town is an excellent city in which to begin your luxury holidays to South Africa. In the scenic city, the chilly Atlantic laps onto pristine white beaches, framed by the lush green slopes of Table Mountain. The waves that crash onto Table Bay attract surfers from around the globe while its sandy shores are dotted with charming Cape penguins. The verdant trails of Table Mountain offer a wealth of exciting hiking trails for the impetuous adventurer. Further into the city, urban-chic streets are lined with trendy art galleries, hip bars, world–renowned restaurants and design-savvy shops.
Tucked away in a leafy valley of Western Cape Province, Franschhoek has a long history as the beating heart of South Africa’s wine and gastronomy scene. Influenced by centuries of French Huguenot settlers, Franschhoek is home to some of the finest vineyards and wine estates in the country. The town has an abundance of elegant restaurants, many influenced by its French origins. As one of the oldest towns in South Africa, Franschhoek also hosts a clutch of monuments and art galleries.
One of the largest game reserves on the continent and one of the greatest wildlife watching destinations in the world, Kruger National Park spans nearly 20,000 square kilometres, and should not be missed on South Africa luxury holidays. Living in its vast plains and savannahs, Africa’s Big Five can be found alongside over a hundred other types of mammals including cheetah, giraffe, hippo and zebra. The Lebombo Mountains rise in the park’s east, granite hills dot the bushveld of the south, while tropical forests cut across the north.
One of South Africa’s oldest towns, Stellenbosch is a mainstay of South Africa’s reputation for excellent cuisine and outstanding wines. Surrounded by the sweeping vineyards of the Cape Winelands and vistas of soaring mountains, Stellenbosch is the perfect place to sample some of South Africa’s world-class wines. Visit the endless rows of perfect vines populating the outskirts or stroll through the historic town’s Cape Dutch architecture; housing art galleries, cafés and restaurants, shaded by the oak trees that line the streets.