• Aerial view Cape Town, South Africa
  • Lion cub, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Buffalo, Kruger Park, South Africa
  • Ostriches, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world with exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture. Baobab Travel offers not only fully tailor-made Responsible Travel itineraries throughout South Africa, combining well known destinations with unique and off the beaten track experiences, but also four Fair Trade Tourism certified travel packages.

The Cape and Garden Route is one of the most visited places on the African continent. Table Mountain rise dramatically above the city of Cape Town and the region is also famous for its winelands, restaurants, township tours, whale watching, shark cage diving, canopy tours and stunning coastline. South Africa’s premier attraction is its many national parks and private game reserves offering unsurpassed Fair Trade wildlife safaris. Visit the world renowned Kruger National Park, or choose a more exclusive and malaria free safari at one of the Private Game Reserves like Amakhala in the Eastern Cape.

South Africa is surrounded by ocean on three sides and has a long coastline of about 3000 km, swept by the warm Agulhas current on the east coast and the cold Benguella current on the west coast. Combine shark cage diving and Fair Trade whale watching on the Cape’s south coast with scuba diving in the warmer waters of KwaZulu Natal’s east coast.

A visit to Cape Town and one of the many safari destinations can be combined with more off-the-beaten-track experiences like meeting the Venda people in Limpopo or exploring the Kalahari Desert and visiting Augrabies Falls. The country is crossed by many good quality national routes which makes South Africa the perfect self-drive holiday destination. However if you prefer the reassurance and experience of a trained guide then guided tours and safaris can also be arranged.

Gallery image credits: Jani Smith (2,3,4)

 

Capital

Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative), and largest city: Johannesburg

Language

11 official languages (English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Sepedi, Setswana, Sotho, Swati, Tshivenda, Xhosa, Xitsonga, and Zulu)

Currency

South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Time Zone

GMT/UTC + 2

"We wanted to Scuba Dive and see the land animals of Africa - a land and sea safari.  Baobab worked with us to select the different areas to visit and completely customized our trip just for us."

- Steve Winter

 
 
 
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