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South Africa Retreats

Be it Cape Town’s waterfront city charm, the vineyards of Western Cape, shark cage diving and whale spotting in Gansbaai, the scenic Garden Route or the country’s many upscale, luxury private reserves, the diversity of South Africa makes it one of the most enticing countries to visit for couples, groups and families alike. Self-drives are a popular option when visiting South Africa, allowing you to take in the beauty of this magnificent country at your own pace.

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South Africa Highlights

Discover South Africa's highlights by clicking on the interactive areas of the map.

We design itineraries entirely around your needs so speak with a retreat designer today to plan your perfect retreat.

When to Visit South Africa

Game viewing is at its best during South Africa’s winter months of May to September, when temperatures are enjoyably warm and range from 23°C -  28°C during the day, but colder at night. This is generally considered low season when parks are less crowded, except for in late July and August when UK's schools are on summer holidays. 

July to September is a particularly good time to visit for those interested in whale-watching as migratory whales arrive along the coastline. 

The wet season between October and April sees an increase in rainfall, particularly from December to February, when temperatures can soar and humidity is high. Rainfall eases in March and April, giving way to clearer skies and slightly less humidity… a wonderful time to visit. 

In contrast to other parts of the country, Cape Town has the warmest and driest weather from October to April. The hottest days fall in January and February, which also makes these months the busiest, with the colder and wetter months falling around June to August.

We design itineraries entirely around your needs so speak with a retreat designer today to plan your perfect retreat.

Getting to South Africa

To reach South Africa, direct flights are available from London to Johannesburg or Cape Town, depending on where your itinerary starts. Flights to Cape Town or Johannesburg from other UK airports include a stopover. Speak to your retreat designer about turning a stopover into a short stay of its own, as part of an exciting multi-centre itinerary.

Once you land at your final arrival airport, we’ll arrange for a private transfer to take you to the first stop of your itinerary. If you’re embarking on a self-drive adventure, your rental car will be brought to you when you need it. 

We design itineraries entirely around your needs so speak with a retreat designer today to plan your perfect retreat.

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