Southern Africa Destination Guides
It can be quite overwhelming deciding where to travel in Africa. Here, we give you detailed information about southern Africa's superb destinations - from the natural wonders of Table Mountain and Victoria Falls, to the sculptured sand dunes of Namibia; from the leopards of Zambia to the wilderness camps of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; from the star beds of Kruger to kayaking on the Storms River; from the crystal clear waters of Malawi to the wonderous sea creature of Mozambique; from the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho to the home made candles of Eswatini; from the water slides of Sun City to the waterholes of Etosha.
Whether you are planning a self drive adventure, prefer a tour or package, want a family safari, a glamping mobile camping safari, a luxury safari, a walking safari or a combination of any of the above, our destination guides give you:
- Information about the countries we organise holidays in and short descriptions of the various regions and tourism destinations.
- Seasonal information to enable you to decide when to visit.
- An interactive google map of each country. Click on the map and move it around. Double click on the map to zoom in and get more details of different areas.
- Photographs from each country to give you a taste of what’s on offer.
Southern African offers travellers the most wonderful experiences filled with numerous different and interesting people, places, animals, birds and landscapes. It also offers you the comforts and familiarity of home – making it an easy region to travel in. You may be surprised to know that:
- English is an official language in all southern African countries, except for Mozambique which has Portuguese as its first language.
- Tens of thousands of European tourists visit southern Africa every year. Of those a large proportion self drive in southern Africa, including many families who camp in the national parks over the European summer school holidays.
- You will be amazed by the extent of mobile coverage and Internet access (we sat by the banks of the South Luangwa River in Zambia emailing the kids’ friends and asked directions in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia from a little old lady who had a mobile phone tucked into a pouch around her neck!).
- Ablution facilities are usually accessible and clean, especially in South Africa (often putting public toilets in Australia to shame).
- In all cities and towns you will not only find great street markets to wonder through but modern supermarkets with shelves full of quality products to choose from.
- The quality of health services and accessibility of chemists and health products.
- The quality of drinking water .... during our 8 month trip in the region we didn’t open or use our water filter once!
- The fabulous animals and birds you can see around your camp without setting foot in a vehicle.
- You can transit through Johannesburg if you'd prefer and head straights to a range of destinations – from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, Windhoek to Maun.