Summer is here, the weather is fine and it’s time to put 2021 behind you and welcome 2022 in with a bang! No industry has been more affected by the pandemic (and now the unfortunate international travel ban) than the tourism and travel industry in S.A but we’re still here and we’re still standing, eager as always to serve and to invite you to explore exciting new experiences on a sensational SA summer vacation!
It may have been disappointing for many of you who could not wing your way to exotic international destinations this summer but remember that more than ever your local industry needs your support – and the best part of all is that we live in a country that offers a range of vacation experiences that equals many of the best anywhere in the world.
So, let’s look to the four corners of this beautiful land to see what amazing, sensory experiences await you if you are simply willing to take a tour to give them a try…
The Western Cape
It is a vacation world in one and all surrounding the aptly named “Mother city” of Cape Town. It spans 2 oceans and stretches from the breath-taking Cape point where these 2 oceans meet, right up to the fabulous fun-filled West coast, where Langebaan, Paternoster, Lamberts bay and Tieties baai beckon you to just soak up the sun, let your hair down and experience the charm of quaint villages and flavours of fresh from the ocean seafood extravaganzas.
We have fabulous packages from the hub of the mother city to out of the way places like Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort. You can also Journey from the Winelands to P.E. via Oudtshoorn on Route 62, one of the longest wine routes in the world, or from Cape Town to P.E. via the world-renowned Garden Route, famous for the many fabulous beach and lagoon vacation locations and the wonderful forestry areas.
Kwa Zulu Natal
Keep going from P.E. all along with the spectacularly scenic Wild Coast to the idyllic South Coast of Kwa -Zulu Natal, where famous S.A. coastal resorts like Leisure bay, Port Shepstone, Margate and many more welcome you to family fun and the fabulous warm water of the Indian ocean.
Move on up the Coast to the great capital city of Durban with all its culinary delights, fabulous nightlife, rickshas, fishing and fun-filled days on the beach for the whole family. Extend your trip along the beautiful North coast and you hit the ever-popular resorts of Umhlanga Rocks and Ballito Bay, favourites with local tourists.
Those who love to dive can go a little further north to one of the dive capitals of the world situated in the largest protected wetland in Southern Africa – iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Here the activities that you can enjoy include game drives, snorkelling, bird-watching, hiking and of course superb scuba diving where the world-renowned dive resort Sodwana Bay is situated.
The bush and inland adventures
As we go even further North and inland from here, we experience the incredible wildlife sanctuaries that South Africa is so famous for. In Limpopo, within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, we have 2 fabulous packages this summer at Makalali Game Lodge for those who love to rough it in luxury and the very reasonably priced Buffalo Rock tented camp.
As we go inland there are so many choices that they need to be for another article, so watch this space. Suffice to say God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon, the majestic Drakensburg mountains and the vibrant city life of Johannesburg – or “Egoli, the city of gold” as it is often dubbed, will all be in the mix.
Let our experience amplify your vacation experiences this summer
Yes, South Africa is a world in one when it comes to travel experiences and you can stimulate every one of the senses encountering the sights, sounds, culinary tastes and smells, and the feel of the sand under your feet, or the wind blowing through your hair in a 4×4 in the bush.
Whatever you choose, Rennies Travel has the experience to enhance your vacation and we’ll be with you all the way, offering the best packages, some of which are displayed below, safe bookings and compliant covid protocols to ensure a seamless vacation experience.
Contact us today – it’s the first step to exploring exciting new experiences on a sensational SA summer vacation!