South Africa Holidays 2012

2012 Holidays to South Africa

South Africa holidays 2012

A human by nature is a nomad, a traveler. When you take a journey you grow and learn new things. You tend to understand the world better and accept its wilderness with all the chaos around. Your emotions tend to flow sometimes without any lucid thoughts, but then that is what a traveler loves to do. Challenge limits and appreciate the little beautiful things in life.  Such emotions erupt when you are on a vacation that has a whole world lapped up in one single place. Welcome to South Africa, a land where man and animals live in harmony and old rural tribal traditions balance with urban modern cultures Blessed with thick vast grasslands, endless ocean with white soft sandy beaches, table mountains and rocky terrains, game reserves and huge varieties of   fauna and flora are breathtaking . If you are planning 2012 holidays to South Africa, you will not regret it and cherish the memories all your life. South Africa is located in the southernmost part of the African continent. It is blessed with a large number of wildlife species and reserves. It is home to 20,000 species of plants, around 300 species of mammals and about 900 species of birds. The country has beautiful beaches and is the point where two huge oceans, the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean assemble and are home to wonderful exotic underwater life.


South African holidays 2012 will not only provide you with diverse landscape and its culture but also sundry climates. The weather normally is hot and sunny throughout the day during the summer periods and is gentle and breezy in the winters. Winter season is best to experience the country’s landscapes and wildlife. The winter months start from May to October and the summer months are from December to April. Although it is an all weather destination tourist spot.

South Africa Holidays And Safari  2012

Are you looking for holidays in 2012 to South Africa then, you are in the right place. Be it a family tour or with friends or honeymoon couples there is something for everyone to enjoy and marvel at this magnificent country. To begin your holidays in South Africa 2012, safaris are a grand way to tour that will give you a complete reflection of the country with its abundant forests, mountains, rugged terrains, grasslands, wildlife animals, contemporary cities and crystal clear beaches. 

To enjoy the safari in all its glory you can hire tours and travel agencies for a customized South African safari holidays 2012. You can also choose options from family safaris, budget safaris or an all exclusive luxury safaris. What is so distinct and enchanting about South African safaris? The landscape in the South Africa safaris changes from region to region depending upon its high and low altitude, climate, and geology of the land.

A South African safari will give you an experience of its diverse ecosystem from coastal plains to rugged mountains, savannah forests to exotic beaches and exotic birds to various species of fauna and flora . Some of the most popular South African safari region comprises of, The famous Kruger National Park, The Addo National Park and Shamwari in the eastern cape, The  Sabi Sand and The Timbavati which are the parts of Private game reserves and the densely vegetated  safaris of Phinda and Hluhluwe. Another popular safari destination among the visitors is the malaria free zone of Madikwe and Welgevonden which are in the northern region of South Africa.

Luxurious Safari

If you want to enjoy your South African holidays 2012 and safari in style then a luxurious safari is an option. These packages offer the finest hotels and lodges and a close encounter with the African wilderness. The number of people is also restricted to give you a personalized service. The safaris give you a view of the best of its ecosystem with wild animals, mammals, birds and plants still intact in its original unscathed form. They travel you around the regions where the maximum big five animals are found.

Budget Safaris

If you plan to have vacations in South African safaris and have a limitation of budget then you can opt for a budget or standard safari. The accommodation in the rest camps, guides, and schedules are provided by the authorities of the national parks. All comforts and basic amenities are taken care of and one can even book safari holidays 2012 through the tour agencies.

Family Safaris

Holidays in South Africa 2012 can be a lot more fun if you are travelling with family and friends. You can opt for family safari options according to you budgets and requirements. Families travelling with young kids can choose to stay in the Kruger National Park. This will give you a thrilling experience of the best game viewing of the safari. Families can also enjoy the malaria free zones of the country for an unforgettable safari experience.

You have vast range of safari options available from fly in safaris to self drive to overland adventures. To experience the urban feel of the South African safari you can also include Cape Town and Mauritius Island.

South Africa Adventures Activities

A holiday in South Africa 2012 is a paradise for travelers and explorers.  Apart from attractions like safaris and beach tours you can also enjoy adventures like table mountain hiking, wine routes, golf, cycling, diving and horse riding. One can even enjoy a soothing beauty of the beautiful sunsets.  You can include adventures like staying in ostrich farms, travelling in blue train, enjoying slides from tree to tree on a Tsitsikamma Forest canopy.  Take boat rides to view dolphins, seals and at times whales,  watch herds of elephants, hippo and crocodile filled lakes, game viewing, coral reefs and wild beaches and of course the big five animal safaris.

You can experience the urban culture by travelling to Sun City. Everything under the sun is available including from children activities to casinos, beaches and golf courses can be enjoyed.   Apart from safaris some of the adventure activities to be looked forward to are:


Golfers can have a ball of a time as no other country provides the combination of great infrastructure, luxurious hotels and restaurants, divine cuisines, magnificent wildlife, welcoming locals and a passion for the game. You can have an exclusive South Africa golf holiday 2012 with a wide variety of travel options. You will be surprised to find golf courses even in the lesser known towns of this wonderful country.


South Africa holidays 2012 will provide you with adventure breaks for all kinds of people. One can look forward to white water rafting; canoe safaris, trekking, elephant rides, horse riding, beach getaways, deep sea fishing, sky diving, bungee jumping, 4 wheels driving, and gorge swinging.


Cycling in South Africa holidays 2012 is a moment to cherish for life. You have eternal options of cycling holidays that will ride you through Cape Peninsula via Agulhas National Park to Langeberge Mountains and terminating into Bonte National park.


The diving tours run all through the year but the best times to visit are from April to September. South Africa holidays 2012 for diving ranges from the thrilling scuba dive to spectacular shark dive and tropical reef diving adventures. Explore the marine biodiversity of Ajiwal Shoal or the excitement of cage diving with white sharks at the Cape. Swim along with the exotic species of water like the eagle rays, manta rays, dolphins, seals, white sharks, tiger sharks and whales. Depending upon the weather and climate conditions you can experience different areas for dive adventures.

Horse Riding:

South African holidays 2012 will not only fascinate you with its wildlife of large animals but also the small mortals. If you are a lover of horses and passionate about riding you will be fascinated by the majestic joyful horses around you. You can experience the galloping rides through grasslands and sandy plains or a quiet walk through the rocky terrains and Table Mountains. The surprise element and the anticipation in the bushes or the look out for games exhilarates your senses. A horseback ride will give you a stunning view of the landscape of South Africa.

Holidays 2012 to South Africa will captivate your imagination of nature’s beauty and wilderness. You will be wondering about what magnificent piece of land you have visited on earth.