When it comes to travel, some of the best packages for tours or travel experiences of any kind are found right here on our home shores. Yes, sunny South Africa, especially in the winter months offers some of the best deals on holiday getaways to be found anywhere and the great thing is that the weather is still warm and inviting in many parts of the country, particularly in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN).
Why travel in South Africa?
Not only is the weather in winter better than in many of the northern hemisphere countries in spring, but when it comes to affordability and the very best travel packages, travel in South Africa just cannot be bettered.
Add to that the incredible travel experiences that we have to offer from pursuing the “Big 5” in an open top 4x4 with another exciting sighting around every corner, to chilling with your feet in the sand on one of our magnificent beaches, South Africa is an attractive year-round proposition!
Travel Packages for South Africa
It is not surprising then, that the best travel packages in South Africa are found in the primary destinations of the beach or the bush! When it comes to either of these, the top two destinations are Kwa-Zulu Natal and Cape Town in the Western Cape. Due to this South Africa is the best country in the world for a combination of safari and beach holiday experiences but KZN and the Western Cape are not the only destinations with some great specials, as this article will illustrate.
Escape to the bush
At the moment we have some very affordable bush break specials for weekend getaways like the June 16th long weekend - or longer stays like in the July school holidays. Then, if you’re planning a little further ahead the very best time to be in the bush is the September long weekend when the bush comes alive with new birth and abundant birdlife. Here are a couple of the best bush break specials available in the next couple of months…
AfriCamps at White Elephant Safaris
Pongola Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal is the perfect destination for a self-catering family getaway where land-based and water-based guided safaris departing right from the camp are the highlights of your stay. Pongola Game Reserve is the world’s second-oldest private reserve and the oldest in Africa, dating back to 1894 and is situated on the shore of the 15 000-hectare Lake Jozini at the foot of the majestic Lebombo Mountains.
Madikwe Safari lodge
Madikwe lies nestled in the uniquely beautiful North-West Province, close to the Botswana border. One of the largest and most exclusive private game reserves in South Africa, Madikwe’s wooded hills give way to flat savannah plains extending into the dryer, yellow-sanded Kalahari plains as you make your way west into the 75 000-hectare reserve. A beautiful diversity of biomes roamed freely by Africa’s notorious Big 5 as well as many other mammal species.
Beach breaks galore!
South Africa has many beach resorts all along its extensive coastline, but a great favourite in winter is the KZN coastline where the weather is still warmer, and of course, Cape Town in the Western Cape is favoured year-round as one of the most iconic travel destinations in the world. Here are a couple of the best beach holiday specials in South Africa right now…
The East to Western Cape Garden Route
For beaches galore all along the way The Garden Route is a journey of exploration and the chance to discover why this part of the world is renowned for its beguiling diversity. This stretch of coastline connects Mossel Bay to the Storms River Mouth and has sandy beaches, lovely lakes and lagoons, lush, evergreen forests, and protea-studded slopes. There are several specials and affordable packages in many of the beach resorts dotted along the way.
Cape Town and the Robben Island excursion
Enjoy the many beaches that adorn both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans in this world-renowned, “Mother City” of South Africa – Cape Town. Whilst there you must do excursions to the Winelands and in particular to the historically famous Robben Island. The Island was a training and defence station in World War 2 and has also served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment, which became world-famous as the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum with a fascinating history. There are many resort packages and great deals in the city and all along the West Coast.
How to find the best flights
The best way to look for flights within South Africa to all major destinations is via the Rennies Travel Flight Finder. It gives a comprehensive choice of available fights and airlines that are available at certain times and on certain dates. It is very user-friendly too.
Rennies takes you there!
Like our Flight Finder, Rennies Travel is easily accessible and a pleasure to work with. Many years of experience within South Africa and a global footprint with affiliated Travel Management Companies enable us to offer all the best holiday packages and specials available to all of our premier resorts.
For details of these perfectly priced bush getaway packages and beach break specials, and so many more, simply talk to the professionals that can always offer the very best travel packages for South African travel – Rennies Travel!