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Make a holiday rental, home or villa in South Africa your home away from home

South Africa

South Africa is an incredible country of diversity, both in terms of culture and landscapes. The country is still developing an identity after the end of apartheid, and this means there is a vibrancy and excitement surrounding the country. No two holidays to South Africa will ever be the same, and no matter how much South African travel you have done, there are always many more experiences to be had.

Places to holiday in South Africa

It would take months to compile a list of places worth visiting from a South African holiday rental, and before embarking on a South African holiday it is strongly advised that you read about the country. However, here are a couple of vague ideas for your South African holiday;

KwaZulu Natal is a spectacularly beautiful area, steeped in Zulu history. The Drakensburg Mountains rise out of nothing, and are adorned with Stone Age cave paintings. The coastal regions offer some of the best surfing, deep sea fishing and beaches, 10 of which have been awarded World class status, and inland, the golf courses, hang-gliding facilities and mountain biking trails are amongst the best in the world. The city of Durban and the Golden Mile are situated in KwaZulu Natal.

The Western Cape is no less diverse. The wild Agulhas Coast is separated from the dramatic Cedarberg Mountains by the Cape Winelands and the Garden route, whilst the coast itself stretches for hundreds of miles, broken up only by fishing villages, beach resorts and rocky outcrops. The sea fishing, as in KwaZulu Natal, is exceptional, and there are plenty of opportunities to charter a fishing boat and guide whilst staying in a South African holiday villa. Any travel to this part of South Africa would not be complete without a visit to Cape Town and the imposing Table Mountain which overlooks it.

Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s fastest growing provinces, having been created in 1994. Despite being a new province, the land has a very long history, and sites have been presented exquisitely for tourists to gain an understanding of past events. However, Mpumalanga is South Africa’s safari heartland, and wildlife is diverse and exciting, and the fishing here is superb. Although there is no coast, you can view game from kayaks, cave dive, white water raft and power boat on the rivers.

Gauteng was also created in 1994, and is the region where you can find Johannesburg is located. It is a cosmopolitan area, with 70 shopping centres and derives its wealth from the gold deposits found there over the centuries. It is often considered the gateway to South Africa.

Limpopo is the north-eastern province of South Africa. It is an unspoilt region offering sanctuary for game, and is therefore a favourite for South African safaris. The world famous Kruger National Park is here and there is extensive wildlife to amaze and inspire you.

Things to do in the South Africa

South Africa is blessed with so many natural resources that it excels in every activity and adventure it offers. The violent history has produced some fascinating monuments and battle fields, whilst the natural surroundings make it a favourite for safaris, fishing (sea, river and lake), horse riding holidays, and beach holidays. There are also a huge number of world-class South African golf courses and vineyards, and this is before you immerse yourself in the culture and gastronomic delights of this fantastic country.

Travel to South Africa

There are many cheap flights to South Africa, but it is essential to choose the final destination for your South Africa holiday before deciding on flights as there is such a variety, and there are often good deals on cheap flights to South Africa.

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                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely accomodation, beautifully presented in a picturesque setting!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Accomodation was well presented with lovely details such as chocolates on the beds when we arrived. The little extras were just part of our host's fantastic attitude making sure all our needs were met. Simon even arranged for a wine tasting at a fantastic vineyard during our tour of the wine lands! Brilliant!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Coral Gables is a lovely home. It had everything we needed for our stay .

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      De Kraal is beautiful and well kept. Amanda and her crew is doing a brilliant job. Towels and bedding was changed every week which is great.The kids enjoyed the swimming pool, the tennis court and boating. The location is great . Not to far from beaches, shopping malls especially Canal Walk, Century City and close to great wine farms and restaurants. We will definitely be back👍👍👍👍
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful spacious house situated a short drive from Stellenbosch with lovely view.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed in December 2016 for 5 nights and enjoyed the many facilities of the house and its beautiful garden. We found the owner to be very efficient with plenty of information on the house and useful tips for visiting the many attractions nearby. The house itself has plenty of character, is really well appointed with very comfortable living areas including a large interesting library. There are two kitchens of a high standard and are very well equipped. We only used one bedroom which was spacious and very comfortable. We would not hesitate to return to this property in the future and further explore this beautiful area. We did book a meal at the nearby Jordan vineyard which was excellent.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016