SOUTH AFRICA

Discover Southern Africa

SOUTH AFRICA

Located on the southernmost tip of Africa, lies this exceptional country of courage, pride and heritage. Flanked on both sides by two oceans (Atlantic and Indian) and a coastline stretching for more than 2500 kms, South Africa is known for it’s dynamic mix of cultures, hospitality, nature and wildlife, award-winning cuisine and wines, fascinating art and architecture. Spanning 9 provinces and bound by 4 neighboring countries (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique), South Africa is the gateway to the Southern African countries and the Indian Ocean Islands with Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport being the main hub. It lends itself to all types of travelers, a wide variety of experiences, and easy links to countries throughout Africa 

Map of South Africa in Africa

“Africa has her mysteries and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them.”
- Miriam Makeba (South African singer and civil rights activist)

What Will the Weather Be?

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

OVERVIEW

Generally, summer is from December until March and winter from June to August. The southern part of the country experiences a winter rainfall and dry, hot summer, whilst the northern part of the country experiences a summer rainfall and a dry winter. If you are planning a beach holiday then the best time to visit is November to March in the Cape.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

For Cape Town and surrounds, the best months are November to April. For Kruger and the northern parks, June to August. KwaZulu-Natal can be visited year-round.

WHEN TO AVOID

If you’re coming for a beach holiday, avoid the southern parts of the country in winter. To avoid the quick thunderstorms on safari in the north, November to March.

BEST GAME VIEWING

May to October in Kruger and the northern areas, and September to April in the eastern cape.

BEST FOR whales

July to November along the western cape coastline, particularly Hermanus.

Let’s Touch Your Imagination

OUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL IDEAS

Explore our sample itineraries to spark your imagination. Everyone is unique, so use these samples as an inspirational canvas waiting for your personal aspirations to paint it.

Remember, at Mallerby’s, we believe in tailoring each journey to the individual, ensuring your travel experience is as extraordinary as you are. Let these itineraries be a starting point, a palette of possibilities, waiting for the strokes of your own desires. Your journey is not just a trip; it’s a reflection of your dreams. Let’s craft it together.

Behold the Wonders of South Africa

EPIC EXPERIENCES

Where Will You Travel To

REGIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa Cape Town

Cape Town

Fondly known as the Mother City, Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain towers over the City with km’s of stunning coastline and blue flag beaches. It’s where the forest meets the ocean, offers an array of iconic experiences, award-winning restaurants and luxurious accommodations. 

South Africa Winelands

Cape Winelands

An hour north of Cape Town, you’ll find vineyards in every direction set against mountainous backdrops with breathtaking scenery. Although known for exceptional wines, the Winelands has so much more to offer every traveller and is well worth a 2 or 3-night stay.  

South Africa Cape Coastal Area

Cape Coast

The coastline stretches to the west and east of Cape Town, offering little nuggets of treasures along the way. With its countryside feel, expect elegant farm stalls, gorgeous markets, pristine beaches, nature walks and hikes, shark diving, whale watching and much more.

South Africa Garden Route

Garden Route

Set along the east coast of the Western Cape, 4 – 6 hours drive from Cape Town, this gorgeous area has pockets of towns that offer their own charm and experiences. Indigenous forests, championship golf courses, animal encounters, fresh oysters – there’s plenty on offer here!  

South Africa Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape

This province is home to a number of excellent game reserves – all malaria free!. It’s a fantastic family-friendly option with villas, but there’s also a selection of luxury lodges oozing romance. Easily combinable with Cape Town, Winelands and the Garden Route  

South Africa Kwazulu Natal

KwaZulu-Natal

The largest city, Durban, has an international airport for travelers to arrive direct. Experience the battlefields, laze on the beach, head north for a Big 5 safari, venture into the Drakensberg Mountains, learn about the Zulu culture and dive the reefs of Sodwana Bay.  

South Africa Johannesburg

Gauteng

Johannesburg’s melting pot of cultures through the continent are evident in this bustling city, filled with fascinating history, culture, arts, streets lined with Jacaranda’s, award winning restaurants and a plethora of activities. Apartheid Museum and SOWETO is a must.

South Africa Greater Kruger National Park

Greater Kruger

The oldest park in South Africa and home to a diversity of wildlife, expect up-close sightings of the Big 5, guided walking safaris, exceptional birding and photographic safaris. Direct flights to Livingstone, Zambia and Vilanculos, Mozambique for a Vic Falls or beach add-on.

South Africa Limpopo

Limpopo

The Waterberg Mountains form the backdrop of this province with a number of exceptional Big 5 game reserves, approximately 2.5 – 3 hours drive away from Johannesburg, offering a unique safari experience on vehicle, foot or horse back.   

South Africa Madikwe

Madikwe Game Reserve

This hidden gem offers a fantastic safari experience in a malaria free zone. Besides the Big 5, there’s a thriving wild dog population and roughly 300 species of birds! A quick 1-hour light aircraft flight from Johannesburg. Fantastic for families or as a romantic retreat.

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