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Destinations in South Africa

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Hotels in South Africa

Hotels in South Africa

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Villas in South Africa
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Safari in South Africa

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WELCOME TO SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces and has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline. It's capital, Cape Town, is one of the world's most beautiful cities.

TOURISM

South Africa's immensely varied terrain supports a rich diversity of animals, birds, and plant-life and offers an incomparable range of experiences and Things to Do in South Africa. Whether you're in South Africa on safari or to enjoy the beaches, breathtaking drives, or unspoiled wilderness, SA-Venues.com strives to help you experience the very best that South Africa has to offer.

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The best time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park area is during the dry season, from May - November. This is winter when the temperatures can get a little chilly, but you won't burn in the sun on your morning drives. Most importantly, the wildlife congregates around waterholes and the grass is shorter. These are all factors that make it easier to spot wildlife. The dry season also means fewer mosquitoes, so there's less chance of catching malaria. If you are planning to camp, you should avoid the peak of summer from October - April. But if you like to see little ones, many young are born around November - December when the bush is lush and there's plenty to eat.

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If you are planning a safari in other parts of South Africa, check the weather for the time of year. Safaris in general are better when its dry, for the reasons mentioned above. If you want to avoid malaria completely, there are some excellent malaria-free safari options in South Africa. If you wish to go on safari while visiting Cape Town, the best time to visit would be in the drier summer months from November to March (the opposite to Kruger).

There's so much going on in Cape Town, it's really a year-round destination. but the dry summer season (November - March) is the most pleasant time to browse the markets, hike up Table Mountain and enjoy the beach (see below). It can get crowded with local tourists, especially around the Winelands region during the peak summer season, so if you'd like to avoid the crowds aim for September - November and March - April. It's still dry and not too chilly and windy.

The best time to hike the Drakensbert is April - May. Once you hit the winter months (June - August) it can get very chilly and snow is common (yes it does snow in Africa). December - February can offer a nice respite to Durban's sunny, humidity - but that's when the rains fall as well, and you have a good chance of getting very wet.

BEACHES AND OCEANS


South Africa is blessed with many fine beaches on two oceans so the best time to swim, sunbathe, watch whales, dive with sharks and surf - depends on where you go. If you're headed to Cape Town, keep in mind that both oceans are quite chillly throughout the year - especially the Atlantic. But the sunniest and driest time is November - March, perfect for sunbathers and swimmers.

If you wish to dive with sharks October - May is your best bet when the warm current brings many shark species to this part of the coast. For surfers who care more about swell than water temperatures, June - August brings the most storms and better waves. But surfing is quite good year round here. If you're in the Western Cape area and want to do a spot of whale watching, the best time is June - November. You can spot southern-right whales and hump back whales from land (nice if you want to avoid getting seasick).

The Garden Route is well known for fishermen and beach lovers. The best time to head down is during the warm summer months between November - March. But all of South Africa tends to flock to this lovely stretch of land during the long school holidays, so do book in advance if you plan to go between December and January.

Durban is known as "South Africa's playground" with its lovely beaches and great surfing waves. It helps that the weather here is tropical year round, and the Indian ocean is much warmer here than around Cape Town. Yes, there are sharks along this coast too, but luckily swimmers are protected by shark nets that line KwaZulu-Natal coast. Surfing is good year round, but for the advanced surfer the best time is during the winter months (June - August) when the winds are from the northwest.

Other than swimming and surfing, the KwaZulu-Natal coastline offers some very unique experiences. You can check out the amazing annual Sardine Run and swim with Tiger sharks.

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