The Rainbow Nation - Blessed with a wide variety of natural beauty, South Africa the land of the wildlife, diverse culture and dramatic scenery. Fast becoming one of the worlds most visited holiday destinations, South Africa has natural friendliness, affordable and world class accommodation and restaurants, and a fascinating diversity of language and culture.
Without doubt, South Africa completely embodies the term ‘Rainbow Nation’, from the big game viewing in Kruger National Park, to sun-drenched vineyards, to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town to the dramatic Garden Route, South Africa’s variety is thoroughly alluring.
Top places to visit in South Africa:
Kruger National Park - Big 5 game viewing
Cape Town - Cape floral kingdom
Cape Winelands - vineyard-clad valleys
Garden Route & Eastern Cape - beaches, forests and seaside towns
KwaZulu-Natal - beaches and historic battlefields
South Africa experiences a wider diversity of climate change than most other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The western part of the country has a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry, sunny summer weather and mild, rainy conditions in winter. In contrast the eastern coastal and northeastern interior regions experience a sub-tropical climate. This means that most of South Africa, except for the Western Cape, experiences winter rainfall. The high-lying areas of the interior can be chilly in winter.
Spring: September, October, November
Summer: December through February
Autumn: March, April, May
Winter: June through August