SOUTH AFRICA OVERVIEW

From chic and stylish Cape Town, overlooked by Table Mountain, through the fertile valleys of the winelands, to the rugged grandeur of Kruger National Park – this is a country with something very special about it. A destination that changes those lucky enough to visit it.

Where to start… after all, Africa covers over 20 per cent of the world’s entire land area, and you could spend several lifetimes just exploring a single corner. But the first time you visit South Africa, you’re guaranteed to be inspired – and not just by the astonishing beauty of its landscapes, and richness of its culture.

This inspirational country is one of the continent’s most beautiful. From the rolling plains of some of the world’s best national parks, to the cosmopolitan cities, beautiful beaches
and spectacular mountain ranges.

Lying on the southern tip of Africa, here you’ll find over 1,700 miles of coastline and some of the world’s most fantastic scenery. Not many destinations can provide the diverse experiences on offer in the Rainbow Nation.

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ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA

GMT: +2 hours
FLIGHT TIME: 11 hours to Cape Town
10 hours 45 mins to Johannesburg
CURRENCY: South African Rand
CLIMATE: South Africa can be visited comfortably any time. In South Africa, June to September is cooler, drier and ideal for outdoor pursuits. Spring is the best time to see the Northern Cape carpeted in wildflowers, while April to September are the months for premium game viewing.

INSPIRATIONAL COLLABORATION

DESIGNER DETAILS BY CHARLOTTE HUDDERS

Who wouldn’t be inspired by the vistas in this incredible part of the world? Out on safari the wildlife is just unbelievable, perfect if you love painting animal portraits… which I do. There is so much beauty amongst the nature. I just look at Table Mountain and am in awe, I’ve heard stories about climbing it at sunrise and how spectacular the views are.

CULINARY CUES BY NIGEL HAWORTH

Where to start with the food in South Africa. It’s a wonderful mix of traditional ingredients blended together to create an explosion of flavours in every dish. Wherever you go the food takes a twist and turn with the influences of the different regions. Meat lovers will feel right at home here with bush flavours in abundance – think kudu, springbok and ostrich rather than the usual chicken or beef! South Africa also has the oldest winemaking tradition and heritage of any New World country, and the district of Stellenbosch is the heart of South African wine production. With over 50 soil types it is not surprising that a complex range of white and red wines are made here.

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