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Game Safaris

One of the main attractions of a trip to South Africa is a game-viewing safari; in fact, the image of the country in the international imagination almost always revolves around the famous Big Five (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo) and the vast and beautiful swathes of wilderness that support a rich diversity…

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Golf

That some golf tour operators are also safari operators should hint at some of the course features. Adventure sportsmen and golfers don't usually find much common ground but the Kruger National Park's course, Skukuza, balances the golf game with game viewing opportunities. At the country's best course, Leopard Creek,…

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Shark Diving

Observing and diving with Great White Sharks can provide one of the most thrilling experiences of a lifetime. Numerous tour operators run cage diving trips around Gansbaai (two hours from Cape Town) where the open stretch of water between Dyer Island and the mainland is referred to as the shark diving capital of the…

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Surfing

South Africa offers some serious, world-class surfing with two oceans (Indian and Atlantic) delivering grinding swells to a vast expanse of coastline extending all the way from the Namibian border on the arid west coast to the Mozambique border at the far northern corner of the sub-tropical east coast. Surfers should…

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Whale watching

Every year from July to November whales can be seen along the southern coast of South African shores, travelling thousands of miles to mate and calve in the safe and warm waters of protected bays. The 'heart of the Whale Coast' is Hermanus, renowned as the best whale-watching area in the country, where Southern Right…

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Wind and Water Sports

South Africa's West Coast region offers excellent wind and water sport opportunities to visitors. Whether you're looking to get involved in some windsurfing, kite-surfing, kayaking, sailing, water-skiing, wakeboarding or good old fashioned bodyboarding, South Africa's West Coast is the place to go for endless fun in…

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Wine tasting

South Africa's Western Cape produces some of the New World's finest wine, and has some of its most historic wine estates, where visitors can meet the winemakers, enjoy the fruits of their labour and order their wines to be shipped home at discounted rates, all while enjoying cheese, olives or fine food in the beautiful…

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Our Travel Expert

I am passionate about South Africa and everything that it has to offer. I love creating personalised packages for my clients that suit their exact requirements; I do not feel that one-size-fits-all works when it comes to travel. I started my own travel company, Southey Travel (www.southeytravel.com), to offer clients a personalised service with expert advice. My favourite holiday is to go on safari!

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