25 February, 2019
Capping off a whole continent in style, South Africa packs in everything from lion-stalked savannahs to wave-bashed shores patrolled by whales and sharks. Bucket-list adventures are just waiting to unfold here. They can take you along the jaw-dropping cliffs and coves of the Garden Route, through idyllic swathes of emerald vineyard under the mountains of Stellenbosch, and down to penguin-trodden beaches that flow to surfer vibes. Back inland and safaris are the name of the game. Kruger, Mala Mala and the Shamwari often top the bill, touting visions of elephants, cheetahs, and wildebeest. Cheap flights to South Africa from Australia can even be with airlines that go direct. For those, be sure to check out deals leaving from Sydney and Perth.
The Kruger National Park hosts the fabled Big 5 game of Africa. Come here to see buffalos, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and lions.
The road trip of a lifetime is what's on offer from the Garden Route. It's got whales, penguins, surf breaks and wine between the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape.
Cape Town is a stunner of a city, framed by Table Mountain and fringed by gorgeous beaches.