Experience the authentic South Africa

South Africa
Be moved by the heartbeat and rhythm that South Africa offers. Be awe-struck by the expansive landscapes, the possibilities to encounter wildlife in their natural habitat and the vibrant modern cities. Visit sights unveiling chapters of heritage, the origins of peoples found here and the captivating history associated with the places and legends. Geographically you will find yourself embraced by the powerful Indian and Atlantic oceans. How about stepping out onto your balcony to be exhilarated by the spell binding roar of the ocean and seeing dolphins play in waves. The floral kingdoms, living deserts, towering mountains, treacherous ravines and canyons are breath taking, containing a world of possibilities to inspire you.

 

Safari
The greeting view from your safari camp will conjure excitement as steam rises from the water-hole and you can hear the wildlife moving in the bush. Whilst on safari in the many wildlife reserves, stay overnight at lodges and camps. Game encounters can be varied; join a walking safari, an open 4×4 vehicle game drive or a river-lake cruise. Your safari will be enriched by well-informed, knowledgeable ranger-guides. End your evening by the campfire where stories will be exchanged and, if you are lucky, you might even hear a lion roaring under the starlit nights.

 

Wine and dine
South Africa is well known for its beef, lamb and seafood, often prepared on open fire in a traditional braai. The influences from the diverse cultural traditions also means your meals will be spoilt with choice. Pair your served culinary delights with globally acclaimed South African wines of origin and superb blends. The production of ´soetwyne´, muscadels, sherries, brandies and MCC sparkling wines offer beverage choices for any occasion.

 

Meet the locals
We welcome you to enjoy South African hospitality and travel ‘off the beaten track’. Visit authentic African communities, home-stay and overnight with locals. Your visits will contribute towards achieving sustainable development and support conservation initiatives. Also, explore the many investment options and economic opportunities which in turn increase prosperity for all.

 

Abang Africa Travel
With hundreds of highlights and experiences, we help you to plan and book your travel arrangements. Select destinations, tours and accommodation options as well as varied activities that interest you. Abang Africa professional consultants will always ensure that you get value for money and journey with a light carbon footprint.

Country Information

  • Capital: South Africa has three designated capital cities; Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial) and Cape Town (legislative)
  • Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
  • Official languages: South Africa has 11 official languages, among others English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu
  • Time zone: GMT+2
  • Airports: Cape Town International, O.R. Tambo Intentional in Johannesburg and King Shaka International in Durban

With hundreds of highlights and experiences, we help you plan and book your travel arrangements.

Abang Africa professional consultants will always ensure that you get value for money and a journey with a light carbon footprint.

Must-do activities in South Africa

  • Community stays
  • Cape Malay cooking course
  • Wine tasting at Township Winery
  • Nqileni women empower excursion
  • Lunch at mama Elmarie 
  • Cape canopy tour
  • Kayak in Wilderness
  • Multiple day hike in Drakensberg
  • Bush walks

Must-try restaurants and food in South Africa

  • Gold Restaurant: Authentic African experience, trying out 14 African dishes throughout the evening. The evening starts out with a djembe lesson, followed by different performances.
  • Peregine Farm Stall: A must stop along your road trips are the different farm stall you will pass. One farm stall to visit is Peregine Farm Stall in Grabouw, which has one of the best pies in South Africa.
  • Mzoli’s: Experience a traditional African braai in one of South Africa’s townships.
  • Harries Pancakes in Graskop: who does not love a good pancake?
  • House of Curry: Durban is known for its great curries. Therefore, when staying in Durban, a curry is a must-try for dinner.

How to prepare for a trip to South Africa

  • Book: A must read before travelling to South Africa is Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom. South Africa is a country rich of culture and history – something this book will teach you more about.  
  • Money: Make sure to already convert some money before leaving to South Africa. This avoids having to find an ATM as soon as you arrive in South Africa.
  • Clothes: Pack clothes for different seasons. Even when travelling in the summer you might need a sweater in the evening. Also, if you are lucky, you will have a nice warm day during the winter months.
  • Supporting the local community: Please try to support to locals economically as much as possible and use natural resources, such a swater, responsibly. When respecting social and cultural differences, traditions and taboos, you will experience the real ‘ Ubuntu’, the solidarity and connectedness from the African population. 
  • Tip: Restaurant tips are not included in the quote and are optional, depending on service satisfaction. Mostly a tip of 10% is acceptable. When parking or going to the petrol station, it is recommended to give R5-10 to the person who assist you.
  • Evenings: Even though we book you in accommodations that are based in safe areas, we advise not to walk outside late at night or when it is dark. Rather take a taxi or Uber to go out during the evening.

Location

South Africa Tour Ideas

22 Days South African National Parks Tour

This diverse national parks and nature reserve tour gives you the best possible nature experience of South Africa.

15 Days Majestic Garden Route Tour

Travel the scenic and majestic Garden Route and experience spectacular scenery, mesmerising wildlife and adrenaline-fueled adventure.

14 Days South Africa, Drakensberg Hike and Kruger Walking Safari Tour

14 days which include the highlights of Cape Town and the Wine Country, a fully guided Drakensberg Amphitheatre hike and Kruger walking safari.

19 Days Cultural and Wildlife in the North Tour

Experience the glorious North of South Africa and all it has to offer of scenery, wildlife and culture.

18 days South Africa Fair Trade Tour

On this Fair Trade, self-drive itinerary, you will experience a truly unique, wild and pulsating African adventure.

16 Days Diverse Country and Culture Tour

On this great South African tour, where you will meet the different people of our many cultures that uniquely make our nation the ‘Rainbow Nation’.