There really is no better place to experience a wealth of exotic culture than to take holidays in South Africa. Located on the tip of Africa, the area generally referred to as South Africa rests between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. Inside the borders of Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique is the Kingdom of Besotho.
This extraordinary part of Africa has an unforgettable history, which only adds to its magnificence. It is due to this rich and diverse history that you will find public holidays such as Human Rights Day, Day of Reconciliation, Youth Day, and Freedom Day.
If you are not certain when to book your holidays to South Africa, the months between June and October are the driest. These winter months not only offer great weather, they are also considered to be the best times for game viewing and hiking as well as a variety of other outdoor activities. For those wondering about whale watching, these are also the key whale watching months.
Your South Africa holidays should definitely include at least one local festival. This part of the country is notorious for its numerous cultural events, so it should be easy to find something while you are visiting. One popular event is the Addo Elephant Trail Run. Held each April inside the Addo Elephant Natural Park, this event allows racers to run alongside the elephants for an unforgettable experience.
There is also the Festival of the Arts in Cape Town each July, as well as the Hermanus Whale Festival, which is held each September. This festival provides great family entertainment and awareness about the local environment. Another highly popular festival is Woodstock. Yes, Woodstock lives as a youth festival each year at the end of September.
Aside from festivals are many beautiful towns such as Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, and Johannesburg. Don’t forget about the national parks such as Mkuze Game Reserve, Kruger Park, and Kgalagadi Traansfrontier Park.