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South Africa


Travel South Africa! After all, it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Beach holidays, safari tours, adrenaline adventures and culture trips are all on offer. Start in Cape Town, South Africa’s most popular holiday destination with magnificent Table Mountain as its backdrop and a stunning, scenic coastline. Further inland there’s the breathtaking Winelands, where visitors can sample some of South Africa’s legendary wines and enjoy the country’s signature gourmet food.  

And then there’s the spectacular Garden Route, with even more beaches to explore in quaint Knysna and breathtaking Plettenberg Bay. The sun always shines in KwaZulu Natal, home to the port town of Durban and its stunning seaside resorts up and down the coast including Umhlanga and Margate. Inland there’s bustling Johannesburg, with plenty of shops, restaurants, historical and political sights. And when you go off the beaten track, you’re in for a treat, with some awe-inspiring landscapes such as the Cradle of Humankind where fossils and other traces of early humankind have been found; and the Kruger National Park, home to an incredible diversity of wildlife.  

Why choose a holiday in South Africa 

  • The natural beauty is extraordinary – and it’s all within driving distance! 
  • Game viewing is varied and exceptional on a South African safari tour.  
  • With so many diverse cultures, it’s no surprise that the cuisine is unique and delicious – go ahead and try something new.  
  • It’s a world-class destination offering incredibly luxurious hotels and resorts.  
  • The wine is legendary.  
  • Wherever you go, you’re close to nature.   

South Africa offers so many different holiday choices, it’s difficult to choose just one. You can enjoy a beach break or try adrenaline sports, go game viewing, see spectacular scenery, dine out in style and live in the lap of luxury. Explore more of this fascinating country with a South Africa holiday package from Thompsons Holidays.


Whether you’re visiting South Africa for the first time or exploring more of your own backyard, natural beauty is a given. This magnificent country is a holiday paradise, offering a wide choice of experiences to suit every type of traveller. From nature lovers and sports enthusiasts to keen photographers, foodies and wine fans, not forgetting sunseekers and history and culture buffs.  

Whatever you want to see and do, you can do it in this beautiful country, from hiking in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains, riding horses on the beach in Noordhoek, enjoying the striking beauty of the Wild Coast or savouring fresh seafood in a little village just outside Cape Town. Go surfing in Blouberg or on one of Durban’s beaches, explore historic Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, shop for local and international designers’ and artists’ masterpieces, browse through food stalls at weekend markets… you’ll be spoilt for choice.  

Things to do in South Africa on holiday

  • Visit the spot where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, at Cape Point.  
  • Discover the magic of Durban’s harbour.  
  • Gain insight into the country’s political history at the Apartheid Museum.  
  • Explore the French Huguenot-inspired town of Franschhoek in the Winelands.  
  • Go hiking in the Blyde River Canyon.  
  • Climb to the top of Table Mountain for an unprecedented view of Cape Town below you (or ride the rotating cable car). 
  • Visit an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn.  
  • Go game viewing to see the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park.  
  • Drive through the scenic Valley of a Thousand Hills.  

Choose your ultimate South African holiday package, whether it’s spending time with the kids, a romantic break, stepping onto untouched beaches alone or hiking along picturesque Chapman’s Peak with friends. South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and offers every type of travel experience imaginable. Let the experts take care of you. Call Thompsons Holidays and book now.