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Millionaire Holiday Home Swap: A South Africa Holiday GuideSeptember 7, 2022 • By Ben Ball
A holiday in South Africa is something that most people dream of, but in the Paramount+ original series, Millionaire Holiday Home Swap, those dreams become reality. South Africa is the southernmost country on the continent and one of the most diverse countries one could visit on the entire globe. With everything from mountains to cities to powdery beaches, you can never run out of things to see and do. The only problem you may have is fitting it all into one itinerary. So our guide is here to help you prepare for your next holiday in South Africa.
Where should you go during a holiday in South Africa?
Cape Town – Table Mountain, sandy beaches, nightlife, world-class restaurants, and just visibly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it’s no wonder why Cape Town is one of the top places to visit while in South Africa.
Kruger National Park – One of the world’s greatest and most famous national parks, known for its density of diversity of species. Kruger is the best option if you want to see one of Africa’s Big Five.
Winelands – What do you get when you cross dutch architecture with some of the best wines in the world? Answer: the South African Cape Winelands.
Wild Coast – An untamed wilderness, The Wild Coast stretches along South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Known for its empty beaches, beautiful waterfalls, and freshwater pools, the Wild Coast is best explored on foot.
Cape of Good Hope – Part of Table Mountain National Park, Cape of Good Hope has a unique history and is considered one of the world’s great centres of terrestrial biodiversity.
When should one visit South Africa?
As a year-round destination, there’s never really a wrong time to visit South Africa. It mostly depends on which part of the country you plan on visiting and what you’d like to do while on holiday there. May through October is ideal for those who wish to go on safari because game-viewing is at its best thanks to the dry season’s thinned-out vegetation, with the exception of Cape Town whose dry season runs from November to March.
What is there to do in South Africa on holiday?
- See African Penguins at Boulders Beach
- Take the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
- Sip your way through the Cape Winelands
- Ride the luxurious Blue Train
- Snap a selfie at “The Most South-Western Point of the African Continent”
- Go on a safari wildlife tour to see the Big Five
South Africa Travel Hacks
- Uber is available in major South African cities
- Leave expensive valuables like jewelry at home (see our suggested packing list here)
- Car guards are common in South Africa; be sure to tip them
- Wi-Fi is available but isn’t always free nor fast, so buying a local SIM card is a great option
Where to Stay While in South Africa
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