South Africa is a large, diverse and incredibly beautiful country. The size of France and Spain combined, and roughly twice the size of Texas, it varies from the picturesque Garden Route towns of the Western Cape to the raw subtropical coast of northern KwaZulu-Natal, with the vast Karoo semi-desert across its heart and one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, Kruger National Park, in the northeast. Many visitors are pleasantly surprised by South Africa’s excellent infrastructure, which draws a favourable comparison with countries such as Australia or the United States. Good air links and bus networks, excellent roads and a growing number of first-class B&Bs and guesthouses make South Africa a perfect touring country.
For those on a budget, mushrooming backpacker hostels and backpacker buses provide cost-efficient means of exploring the vast number of places to visit. To visit South Africa without learning about its tumultuous history is to miss a crucial part of the country’s identity. Museum visits, many of which include exhibits on the apartheid era, might not be lighthearted but will help you to understand the very fabric of South African society and to appreciate how far the country has come. Continue your history lesson with a visit to one of the townships, taking time to chat to locals and to learn that despite a heart-wrenching past, there is great pride here, and an immense sense of promise for the future.
Browse our selection of recommended hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs in South Africa!
Explore the world and experience all its charm and beauty! We help you discover the best hotels in South Africa. Whatever you are looking for – splurging on a luxurious accommodation, or getting the deal of convenient family holiday rooms, living the romance of your life in an atmospheric cosy hotel, or experience the adventure of a friendly hostel – we cater for your needs and find the best fit for you!
Having the time of your life means travelling and having fun at the best and most popular bars, clubs and pubs in South Africa! Find out how the locals are having fun and explore some of the most atmospheric and charming bars around with our help! Dance the night away in popular DJ party stops, or sip on a tasty drink in a unique little bar, it is entirely up to you and we promise to find the best fit for you!
A big part of travelling and experiencing a culture is discovering the local cuisine. We provide you with a comprehensive list of the best restaurants and places to eat out in South Africa! From traditional cuisine, through fusion innovations and cutting-edge modern dishes, from the atmospheric and cosy little restaurants dotted around the map, through inspirational places to eat out and luxurious dine-and-wine experience, we got your back and help you experience the tastiest part of your holiday!