South Africa is the most sophisticated country in Africa, celebrated for its diverse culture and captivating, untarnished natural beauty. It is blessed with some of the world’s most eye-catching beaches, ubiquitous with sun-kissed soft golden sand. South Africa is also eminent for its distinctive wildlife and multicultural cuisine, ranging from the finest of classic to contemporary dishes that will please the most discerning palate. South Africa is one of the most attention-grabbing, fun loving countries to travel within, thus making it idyllic for your holiday season. The three major cities being Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town have loads of exciting and refreshing options to indulge in.
Durban is located on the eastern seaboard of Africa and houses the busiest port in Africa. Renowned for its al fresco lifestyle and sunshine all year round, this city is friendly and laid-back. With the highest population of Indians outside of India, Durban has become famous for its lip-smacking Indian cuisine and freshly caught sea food.
Umhlanga on the north coast is a sanctuary for any holiday maker. It is renowned for its luxury hotels, breath-taking nature, shopping at the Gateway Mall, the Sibaya Casino and dinning at the high-end Oyster box. Further north, Ballito hosts a New Year’s Eve street party that will have you partying to the crack of dawn.
Johannesburg is also known as the city of gold due to its origins as a gold-mining town. However, the locals have condensed Johannesburg to “Jozi”. It’s the commercial hub of the African continent. Renowned globally for Soweto Township (once the home to Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu), this cosmopolitan city boast the most superior shopping malls in the country. Be sure to conserve some energy, Jozi is re-created at night. Brace yourself as the city adopts a pulsating ambiance with vibrant nightlife, electrifying nightclubs, cocktail bars, inviting world class restaurants and casinos.
Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and is referred to as the mother city. This picturesque port city is located on the south-west coast of Africa, on the peninsula below the majestic Table Mountain. Cape Town is a culinary delight famous for its wine tasting and tailor made wine tours. Also enjoyable is the hike to the top of Table Mountain, as well as plentiful beaches, whale watching, shark cage diving, and the big five.
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