Suggested itineraries in January

Southern Africa, located in the Southern Hemisphere, means that January is the peak of summer. An ideal time to escape to glorious sunshine and leave the damp, cold and dreary winters of the Northern Hemisphere behind. Highly recommended places to visit in January are the Cape and the lovely Garden Route in South Africa. Mozambique is also beautiful in January although it can get very hot and there is a chance of short, sporadic showers. Due to the rains in the summer season, vegetation is thick, green and lush which can mean that game is a little more dispersed and high grasses make viewing more difficult, but is excellent for photographic safaris. The summer season for birders is the ideal time to visit Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The migrant birds flock south to breed - including flamingos, pelicans and the rare and beautiful Woodlands Kingfisher. Butterflies, wild flowers and iridescent insects are in abundance, making for spectacular sightings. Sunsets are also at their most dramatic with storm clouds reflecting the vibrant colours in tandem with the moonrise.

South Africa with the Kids: A Zero Jet Lag Family Holiday

Grootbos Hermanus South Africa 46

13 days from £3,870

Exploring the world through children’s eyes can be a magical experience and South Africa is an absolutely fantastic family holiday...

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Gourmet South Africa: Cape, Winelands and Garden Route

The Dostdy Eastern Cape South Africa 10

16 days from £4,100

One of the best ways to get to know South Africa is by sampling its local specialities and remarkable wines...

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Self-drive South Africa: Luxury Lodgings, Stunning Coastlines & An Epic Road Trip

South Africa Self Drive South Africa 2 3

12 days from £2,105

Experience all the romance and adventure of an epic road trip, whilst staying in the lap of luxury as you...

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Whales, Dunes, Shipwrecks & Wildlife – From Namibia’s Bush, Desert & Skeleton Coast to South Africa’s Garden Route & Cape Town

Namibia Hoanib Skeleton Coast Skeleton Coast Namibia 6

15 days from £10,241 (including international flights)

Take a spectacular coastal expedition beginning in Namibia at the greatest dunes on Earth in Sossusvlei and ending along the...

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