Roadtravel Photo Gallery Preferred Suppliers Itineraries News & Views
Matjiesfontein

Above: Bushman, Deception Valley
Many visitors come to see the wildlife and the choice of excellent game reserves virtually guarantees good sightings of a whole host of African animals and birds.

About South Africa

South Africa Travel and African Tours

South Africa offers a myriad of travel opportunities for just about any experience you can imagine. A land so diverse it really presents a world in one country! Before you commence your journey, discover some more general information about South Africa.

We create African tours for:

  • Adventure seekers
  • Desert experience
  • Island breakaways
  • Romance & weddings
  • Safaris
  • Luxury getaways
  • Family travel
  • Business travel

South African tours are all about one of the following elements: sun, land, air, water or holistic. Visit our Travel Packages page to discover what kind of traveller you are. We’ve listed a few Great Places to Start for when you arrive, or visit our Africa Travel Articles section to help you get better acquianted with our hidden gems, top destinations and general travel tips for your journey.

Contact us today and let us help you discover South Africa in a tour tailor made to your preference!


South Africa - General Information

South Africa is celebrated for its incredible natural beauty. It has some of the most varied and diverse landscapes and environments in the world, from the tropical beaches and dramatic mountains of KwaZulu Natal, to the sweeping emptiness of the Karoo or Kalahari Desert. Many visitors come to see the wildlife and the choice of excellent game reserves virtually guarantees good sightings of a whole host of African animals and birds. But the cities too are equally interesting, from the fast-paced sophistication of Johannesburg, the spicy humidity of Durban, to the spectacular setting and vibrancy of Cape Town.

South Africa also has a compelling history from the Boer War to the more recent breakdown of Apartheid, seen in its colonial architecture, breezy battlefields and contemporary museums. Yet it is the people who are the beating pulse of South Africa. It has the largest population of people of European descent in Africa, the largest Indian population outside of Asia, and the largest Coloured (of mixed European and African descent) community in Africa, making it one of the most ethnically diverse countries on the continent.

There are 11 official languages, several religions, and a myriad of cultural identities that are reflected through food, dress music and dance. Visitors to South Africa can not only marvel at its staggering natural beauty but gain an insight on how the Rainbow Nation got its name.

Welcome to South Africa, let Road Travel introduce you to our home.

back to top

More Information:

Climate: South African Weather Service
Currency & Exchange: X-Rates Dot Com

CURRENT MOON

Great Places to Start:

Get to know our oceans by discovering two great aquariums, the one Two Oceans Aquarium which is situated in Cape Town offers you an opportunity for shark cage diving, the other Ushaka Marine World is situated in Durban and offers visitors a real marine experience with dolphin and seal shows and an opportunity to swim with the sharks!
If you’d rather experience an encounter with the mammals of the sea then visit Ocean Blue, located in Plettenberg Bay for permitted whale & dolphin encounters.

Whilst you’re in Cape Town, you can’t afford to miss two of her greats! The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and a visit to Robben Island!
For outdoor lovers and avid botanists, the Klaas Voogds nature reserve in Robertson (also a superb Western Cape wine region) offers great mazes, hikes and botanical gardens at the Soekershof Walkabout.

For an outdoor adventure of a different kind, visit Tree Top, in the beautiful forests of Tsitsikamma. Glide the steel platform based high in the Yellowwood trees from tree top to tree top and discover the forest birds and monkeys.

Discover the cultural side of South Africa as you travel to Newtown located in Johannesburg. Originally known as the Brickfields, this area was rich in clay and brick making became the most popular form of generating income at the turn of he 20th century.

To discover the diverse heritage of South Arica pay a visit to the Iziko Museums of Cape Town. African museums of excellence that empower and inspire all people to celebrate and respect our diverse heritage.

back to top