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Destination South Africa | A fascinating, complex country.

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Destination South Africa

South Africa is a fascinating, complex country. Its democracy is still evolving, post-apartheid, and visitors are usually struck by the general sense of energy and optimism that abounds there. The toughest part of planning a destination wedding in South Africa will be choosing among the many options for venues that combine adventure and romance in singular ways.

Couples can choose from big game safaris, rustic mountain huts, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, national parks, eco-tourism retreats, wonderful beaches, snorkeling and diving on the capes.

Whatever your passion - whether waking each morning to the bellowing of elephants, experiencing the elegance of a colonial English high tea, sea-kayaking, extraordinary wildlife, music, or wineries - you can explore, experience, and delight in it during a South African destination wedding.

Top 10 list of South Africa

  • Wildlife, including the big five: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros- found in Kruger national Park and other parks and reserves throughout the country.
  • Table Mountain , with its spectacular views of Cape Town .
  • Blyde River Canyon , the third largest canyon in the world, featuring the Pinnacle- a 98 foot tall quartzite rock topped with trees
  • Robben island, the former prison where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were held during apartheid
  • Cradle of Huankind, where the 3 million year old remains of a female skeleton at the Sterkfontein Caves have led many people believe it to be the birthplace of the human race
  • Soweto , the soul of South Africa , a township where the struggles against apartheid captured the world's attention
  • Sun City , one big playground, complete with casinos, a wave pool and great entertainment
  • The Big Hole in Kimberley is the largest man made hole in the world at 1,640 feet wide and 787 feet deep
  • The Bungee Jump off Blaauwkrans Bridge a 591 foot freefall, the highest commercial jump in the world
  • The colony of Jackass penguins at Boulders Beach . Or maybe the San (bushmen) rock art images in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg park...or iSimangaliso Wetland Park ...or the playful meerkats in Kgalagadi Park ... or- well , you get the idea.  You could make 10 :top 10" lists and still not cover all the best of South Africa
  • Not Just Attractions

    More than just attractions: Beyond the myriad attractions touched on above, there are many other reasons for choosing South Africa for your next vacation:

    Genuine hospitality: the warm, friendly people of south Africa make you feel at home. South Africans pride themselves on being hosts who make their guests feel comfortable no matter how long they stay. You will also appreciate the face that everyone in South Africa speaks English.

    Easy accessibility: There are direct flights available from major U.S cities as well as convenient services via Europe .

    Value for money:  South Africa is one of the most affordable holiday destinations in the world, according to a recent American Express Foreign Exchange Cost of Living Index Survey.  Local costs for tourists in restaurants, shops and such are much lower that the world average

    Outstanding Accommodations: South Africa's first world infrastructure includes a wealth of world class hotels, five star game lodges, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts and well as tented camps for back to nature seekers.  The emphasis is on safety standards and quality assurance through cutting edge benchmarking and tourism grading certification including relevant ISO standards.

    All your vacation needs: In addition to its signature wildlife parks, scenery and such, South Africa offers just about everything anyone could want and expect in a vacation, including pristine beaches, championship-caliber golf courses, great nightlife, shopping galore and find dining accompanied by an array of South Africa's own world recognized wines.

    So come and visit the friendly people of South Africa , take in the history and culture, be awed by the incredible wildlife, relax, enjoy, have fun and create memories that will last a lifetime!

    South Africa Travel Info

    • Climate: 
      Temperatures are generally pleasant in South Africa, but the best time to visit may depend on your plans. Whale watching is popular mid-June to December, game watching runs from August to October, and diving and surfing are excellent from April to September.

    • Get current weather for South Africa.

    • Currency: Rand

    • International calling code:  +27


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