A visual diary with South African Airways.

South Africa has never been more in reach, with South African Airways servicing Johannesburg and Cape Town airports internationally (you can find routes here). From the great national parks abundant with wildlife, to the hot Western Cape with it's white beaches and hip food scene, South Africa offers curious travellers a journey packed with a spectacular moments.

If you've wanted to tick the Big Five off your bucket list, head to Sabi Sand Game Reserve for some of South Africa's best wildlife viewing. Giraffe, hippopotamus, rhinos, elephants, leopards, buffalo and lions roam the park in large numbers. In fact, they're so common you may turn your interest to some of the smaller creatures that live alongside the predators. Chameleon, wild dogs, vultures, frogs and endless variety of antelope are fascinating and give greater understanding to the delicate balance of the animal kingdom. For a luxury safari experience we recommend the newly opened Ivory Lodge in the Lion Sands Game Reserve.

For some much needed relaxation and rejuvenation after a bush safari experience, head to Cape Town (you can fly direct from Kruger International Airport to Cape Town International Airport). The view coming in to Cape Town is breathtaking in itself. Expanses of aqua water crashing over white sand frame a city with an epic mountain backdrop. It's an easy city to navigate and you can take yourself from the beaches of Camps Bay to the wine region of Stellenbosch in a mere 30 minutes. If you're looking for a quiet place to stay we recommend the chic guest house Cape View Clifton. It's a 5 minute drive to Table Mountain and walking distance to some of the city's best beaches.


I flew to South Africa courtesy of South African Airways. Visit their website for current offers and sale fares.