Holidays in South Africa

Where to stay in South Africa

Holidays in Cape Town

South Africa's 'Mother City' rests between the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain and the country's most visited tourist attraction the V&A Waterfront. 

Holidays in Winelands

Or why not stay longer? Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are all situated amongst the stunning natural mountain ranges of the Western Cape offering numerous vineyards, stunning views and romantic getaways.

Holidays in Garden Route

Officially stretching from Mossel Bay in the west to Port Elizabeth in the east, the Garden Route is actually a great drive all the way from Cape Town to the 'Big Five' game reserves in the Eastern Cape. Sleepy historic towns, endless desert skies, white sandy beaches and amazing wildlife all make the Garden Route a highlight of any trip to South Africa

Holidays in Kwazulu Natal

Further afield are the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift made famous in the epic film 'Zulu' and in the north some spectacular game reserves and the untouched beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Holidays in Johannesburg

This diverse metropolis is bursting with super trendy bars and restaurants, stylish shopping malls, contemporary African art galleries and upmarket entertainment areas. Melrose Arch and Sandton are the places to be seen

Holidays in Sun City

Whether you are looking for an active holiday filled with adrenaline sports, a beach or safari holiday for the family, a trip that's all about golf and good restaurants, or a 5-star spa break; Sun City Resort is the place for you!

Holidays in Madikwe

Great for families or those on a smaller budget and dreaming of safari. Madikwe also boasts the 'Super Seven', which consists of the 'Big Five' plus cheetah and the endangered wild dog.

Kruger and Surrounds holidays

The world-renowned Kruger National Park is one of the world's most spectacular nature reserves.

Hotels in South Africa

Essential information for South Africa

Local time


English and Afrikaans


Rand (ZAR)
Official currency of South Africa

Do I need a VISA?

Your UK passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa.

Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages when you present it at immigration to enter or leave South Africa.

Flight information

Johannesburg (JNB)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic fly daily to Johannesburg from Heathrow
are our main partner airline

Travelling with children

Parents travelling with children may be asked to show the child’s full birth certificate, and where only one parent is accompanying, parental or legal consent for the child to travel (e.g. an affidavit from the other parent). You should travel with these documents in case you’re asked to provide them. For more information, contact the South African High Commission.

Highlights of South Africa

From glorious sunshine and breathtaking wildlife to delicious food and wine, there are few holiday destinations that offer such variety as South Africa. Here are some of its best attractions.

Wildlife and Safari



Food and Drink