Travelling to and around South Africa


Travelling to South Africa and touringSouth Africa is a popular winter destination for people from the northern hemisphere because whilst it's freezing cold and damp back home, South Africans enjoy sunny weather and days on the beach.

For foreign tourists outside of Africa Cape Town remains the main airport that visitors fly into followed by Johannesburg. Internal flights between major cities allow visitors to cross the expanses of South Africa easily and quickly.

International and domestic Flights from all South African airports

Rail Travel in South Africa

There is a rail network for certain areas in South Africa, principally linking the main cities. The advantage of rail is that you can relax and watch the scenery go past your wondow with no effort at all.


Bus Travel in South Africa

 It's worth mentioning that open-topped tourist sightseeing buses operate in popular local South African tourist destinations such as Cape Town and allow for flexible sightseeing with on/off points.


Car Hire in South Africa

Another option is to hire a car and drive between destinations. The quiet high quality main road networks of South Africa mean that a driving holiday is an enjoyable option and you see the countryside. Find out more about touring South Africa.

Because South Africa is such a big land of so many individual fabulous holiday destinations, many South Africans stay at home for holidays. The wide open spaces and rich flora and fauna encourage sporting actvities, birdwatching, safaris and otdoor pursuits.

So many beautiful beaches in South AfricaThos who prefer lazy days at the beach are also spoilt for choice with an incredible coastline, white sand beaches, sea shells to collect and beachside fish restaurants where you can enjoy lobster and langoustine.

Beach holidays in South Africa

South Africa is increasingly attractive to people from other parts of the world, especially the British with whom there are long associations and there is a common language.



Most popular destinations in South Africa 

  • Cape Town for Table Mountain, Robben Island, penguin colonies and Stellenbosch wine tasting
  • Garden Route along the south coast between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay 
  • Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape
  • Kruger National Park for the BIg Five in the north east
  • Whale watching on the south coast from Humansdorp