south africa

Discover the wonders of the Rainbow Nation

South Africa’s exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer a unique and inspiring experience. South Africa is a heady mix of third and first world cultures - along with the best and least crowded beaches in the world. With wildlife parks such as the Kruger Park, Eight World Heritage Sites, beautiful natural scenery, and a great infrastructure, this is a destination not to be missed.

South Africa is one of the most diverse and interesting countries in the world. Travellers flock to South Africa for its natural beauty, wildlife and year-round sunshine. Its immensely varied terrain supports a rich diversity of animals, birds, and plant-life and offers an incomparable range of experiences.

Sophistication and adventure sum up South Africa, a land offering big city delights, famous scenic drives, exciting game viewing parks, and some of the finest tourist facilities in Africa. The powerful majesty of the Cape of Good Hope the quiet beauty along the Garden Route palm-fringed beaches of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and windswept veld with a magnificent array of wildlife offer the most beautiful sceneries in the world. South Africa’s gourmet treats include established wine estates, world-class dining, luxurious railways and stately accommodations. Long known for its diamond mines, South Africa is also rich in other natural resources as well as home to diverse ethnic groups.

The best time for game viewing is in early spring (August to October). The southern right whales can be seen off our coasts from June to the end of October, and the humpback whales from August to December.

Summer can be very hot, especially in the lowveld. Higher-altitude areas are pleasantly warm over summer, but the mountains are rain and mist prone. The north eastern regions can be very humid, but swimming on the east coast is a year-round option. Visit the Northern Cape in the Spring - the best time for wildflowers. Winters are mild except in the highest country, where there are frosts and occasional snowfalls. Holiday-makers stream out of the cities from mid December to late January and resorts and national parks are heavily booked during these times, so it’s advisable to book trips in advance

The top 12 experiences that can give you fabulous fun include tours of the Drakensburg, Kruger National Park, Venda Art route, Namaqualand, Soweto, St Lucia Wetlands, Whale Watching, Sun City, The Cape Town Heritage Route, Garden Route, Backpacking and the Maloti route of the Free State province.

Whether you're in South Africa on safari or to enjoy the beaches, breath taking drives, or unspoiled wilderness, Bateleur Africa Tours and Travel strives to help you experience the very best that South Africa has to offer.