Travel Southern Africa

Welcome to Southern Africa, a vast and untamed land which promises to reawaken the spirit and capture your heart from the moment you arrive. The heady mix of ravishing coastlines, jaw-dropping scenery, thrilling wildlife and world-class cuisine and lodgings make this a one-stop shop for the adventurer, sun seeker, safari enthusiast, foodie fanatic and budding photographer alike. 

From the moment you set foot on African soil, you can expect to be captivated by the wide-open spaces and sense of freedom. Wherever you choose to visit within Southern Africa, you will be wowed by the sheer size of everything and the sense of peace and space.

Probably best known for its safaris, Southern Africa offers prime game viewing from the southern tip of the Cape in South Africa to the northern reaches of Kafue Park in Zambia. With the largest concentration of wildlife on the planet, you can expect to see everything from whales and dolphins along the coastline in South Africa to lions, leopards and elephant further north in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. 

Alternatively, should safaris not be your thing then the bustling and vibrant city of Cape Town and its surrounds offer some of the finest eateries and vineyards in the world.  

Getting around Southern Africa nowadays is very easy and an excellent network of flights can transport you from the wilds of the Okavango Delta to the gastronomical capital of Cape Town in a matter of hours. Equally, if relaxing on an exquisite deserted island beach is on your bucket list then you will find plenty of connecting flights to the lovely islands of Mozambique.

Whatever is on your wish-list, Southern Africa has it all. A very special place indeed.

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
Henry Miller

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It is hard to explain the mysterious allure of Namibia. To the eye it can seem formidable: huge and barren landscapes, wind-swept deser…

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Mozambique: a yet-to-be-discovered hidden gem! Mozambique beckons visitors with its ravishing coastline, buzzy Afro-Portuguese vibe, f…

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Although land-locked, Zambia offers access to one of Africa’s most mesmerising sights: Victoria Falls. Sharing the Falls with neighbour…

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Zimbabwe is showing signs of recovery after two decades of political instability; employment is on the rise and the economy is improvin…

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