Famous for its wealth of natural beauty, the nation of South Africa can be found on the southern tip of the African continent. The combination of modern cities and large and lovely natural zones that the country offers makes this a great place to explore at leisure. However, planning all the details can be a real headache, and people who want to save themselves the hassle can opt for professionally organized South African holidays and tours.
Most visitors start their trip in the coastal city of Cape Town. Famed for its abundant natural beauty, the city offers visitors plenty of amenities to make use of. Taking a tour of the metropolis is a must, and highlights include the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the picturesque Robben Island and the Bo-Kaap district.
Most local travel companies offer a wide range of day trip tours from Cape Town. By far the most popular is Table Mountain. After admiring the views from the top of this mighty mountain, visitors can take trips to nearby destinations in the Cape Winelands, where they will have the opportunity to sample locally produced wine.
The southern part of the country is lapped by cool, clear water, which is ideal for scuba diving in. Special scuba diving packages offer divers the opportunity to visit some of the most impressive dive spots that this part of the world has to offer. These include the areas around Rangatira Bay and Robben Island, and special diving packages include transportation, equipment and a range of optional extras.
People who have a strong sense of adventure will be in their element as they check out all that South Africa has to offer. Rafting down the Orange River is the perfect way to see the surrounding scenery. Trips include the opportunity to camp underneath the starts and typically last from four to six days.