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South Africa - East Rand
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What can tourists see in the area?
Karoo - Wine farms, Ostrich Farms, Cango Caves, Museums
Cape Town - Wine farms, exquisite coastlines, olive farms, etc
Kwa-Zulu Natal - Coastline
Mpumalanga - Lodges / Nature reserves - Wildlife
What advice can you give to travellers
Travellers should book at a cenral destination. Sometimes people dont realize that they can see so much more if they plan properly and maybe even for less than just visiting / booking one specific destination.
My aim is to do my bookings central - this enables people to stay in one destination and still be able to be in driving distance from others and therefore see so much more…….This helps with your budget and is a VALUE FOR MONEY holiday.
What is the climate like?
A subtropical location, moderated by ocean on three sides of the country and the altitude of the interior plateau, account for the warm temperate conditions. Summer
Over much of South Africa, summer (mid-October to mid-February / March) is characterised by hot, sunny weather often with afternoon thunderstorms that clear quickly, leaving a warm, earthy, uniquely African smell in the air.
The Western Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is the exception, getting its rain in winter.
Autumn (fall) in South Africa (mid-February to April) offers in some ways the best weather. Very little rain falls over the whole country, and it is warm but not too hot, getting colder as the season progresses.
In Cape Town, autumn is fantastic, hot sunny days and warm, nights which many people spend at outdoor cafés.
Winter in South Africa (May to July) is characterized by dry, sunny, crisp days and cold nights. So its a good idea to bring warm clothes.
KwaZulu-Natal coast (humid), as well as the Lowveld (lower-lying areas) of Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces, offer fantastic winter weather with sunny, warmish days and virtually no wind or rain.
The Western Cape gets most of its rain in winter, with quite a few days of cloudy, rainy weather. However, these are always interspersed with wonderful days to rival the best of a British summer.
The high mountains of the Cape and the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal usually get snow in winter.
Nowhere in South Africa is spring (August to mid-October) more spectacular than in the Cape provinces. Grey Winter is forgotten and thousands of small, otherwise insignificant plants cover the plains in a carpet of flowers.
The journey to see the flowers of the Namaqualand in the Western and Northern Cape is an annual pilgrimage for many South Africans.
Best time of the year to travel?
That depends on what you want to do. The best time for game viewing is late spring (September and October). The southern right whales hang around off our coasts from about mid-June to the end of October.
Diving is best in most of the country outside of summer (ie, from April through September), and so is the surfing but that doesnt limit either activity to those times.
River rafting is better in the Cape at the end of winter, and in KwaZulu-Natal in the height of summer (late November to mid-February). In Mpumalanga and Limpopo, its less time-dependent.
Spring and autumn are best for hiking, as summer can be hot over most of the country. In the Drakensberg, summer thunderstorms are dangerous, while there is a good chance of snow in winter. In the Cape, the winters are wet, so hiking can be a bit hardcore.
Of course, if you want to lounge around on the beaches, mid-summer is the best time though everyone else will be there too. And big bonus the beaches of northern KwaZulu-Natal are warm and sunny even in midwinter.
What type of accommodation is available?
Discover holiday ideas that are different from the mainstream Sea holidays, Nature,Game holidays, family adventures, special getaways and group get-togethers / teambuildingGuesthouses B & B / selfcatering apartments / Backpackers / Lodges / Nature Reserve - selfcatering etc. Few photos available on Skys the Limit website
What fees and costs are required?
Example: - 10 Day accommodation for 2 people, guesthouse B & B, Karoo & Cape Town Coastline trip - min R6 500 (could be less if out off season & depend on Star accommodation required)
Most of SAs 3 Star accommodation is excellent.
I DO NOT put a mark up on your holiday(accommodation prices)as I do not use specific places and therefor dont get special discounts. I only charge a fee for my work & time which is a set fee.