The best of South Africa


Ulusaba Rock Lodge ©Virgin Limited Edition

Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and in August it played host to the Australian Society of Travel Writers, who enjoyed several days in this historic nautical city before driving or jetting off to every corner of the country.

One fact that became obvious to all, is that South Africa is arguably the best value luxury destination in the world at the moment.


Mont Rochelle ©Virgin Limited Edition

Luxury accommodation such as the Cape Grace in Cape Town, Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek, Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi and the Saxon in Johannesburg is extraordinarily well priced compared to similar properties elsewhere. Then add into the equation gourmet cuisine and exquisite wines that are so well priced it is hard to believe, and sights like the view from Table Mountain, the penguins at Boulder Beach and the leopards of Sabi Sands, that are so beautiful your eyes can hardly take it in.


Ulusaba Bush Dinner ©Virgin Limited Edition

The people of South Africa are full of smiles, whether driving taxis, serving a fine wine or making your morning coffee – which is also outstanding by the way – ensuring that when you return home, you will not only remember the spectacular beauty of the country, but also the friendliness of the people.

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