South Africa Travel Guides

South Africa has long been one of our most popular countries and our specialists return time and time again to make sure we have the most up to date knowledge. From the newest luxury hotels to the most unique experiences, we’re always adding to our portfolio. To inspire your travels, we’ve put together a number of South Africa travel guides that will help you grasp all the diverse things on offer in the country.

From the best spots for bird watching, to everything you need to know about a self-drive holiday, you can peruse our extensive travel tips. Our knowledge doesn’t end there either. We’ve got loads more hidden gems and insider info up our sleeve to whet your appetite. Give our specialists a call and let us guide you through everything you need to know before booking a trip.

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Beyond Cape Town

From the spellbinding, vineyard-lined landscapes of the Winelands and the dramatic coastline of the Western Cape to some of the best wildlife reserves in Africa each unique for its own reasons, there is so much more to South Africa than Cape Town. Below are our other highlights from this diverse destination and collection of exemplary hotels which manage to capture the magic of South Africa.

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South Africa was initially used by Europeans as a stopping point for trading ships on their way to the East Indies, and fruit and vegetables were grown here to deal with the problem of scurvy aboard passing vessels. However, the Dutch eventually settled the area that was to become Cape Town in 1652 and expanded across the entire tip of southern Africa.

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Local culture

Read our quick guide to South Africa's local culture.

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Our highlights

Discover South Africa’s stunning wine estates on the Western Cape, and be sure to book a private tasting session and vineyard tour.

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South Africa for Families

A world in one country – South Africa is one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world. It boasts impressive mountain ranges, wild deserts, meandering marshlands, stunning beaches, and bustling, cosmopolitan cities. One of the biggest perks of South Africa is that many areas are malaria-free, so you don’t have to worry about vaccinations or health risks.

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South Africa for Teens

For teenagers, South Africa opens up into a playground of exciting wildlife, rich culture and adrenaline filled activities. At Scott Dunn, we know the best places to explore to create the most memorable South Africa holiday for your family. Being such a diverse country, there is something to pique the interest of even the most hard-to-please teens.

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Useful phrases

English and Afrikaans are the official languages of South Africa, although many local African dialects are also spoken.

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