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About South Africa

One destination, infinite possibilities: from Safaris to shopping, golf to spas. At the southernmost tip of Africa lies a country that offers something for every kind of traveler. South Africa, with its eclectic abundance of culture, landscape and wildlife, is unlike any other African destination. Its rich diversity ensures that every visit will unearth a new experience.

Travel from the unbridled urban energy of the cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg to some of the world’s finest Safari parks within a few hours. Or spend the morning diving with sharks, only to dine that evening in the shadow of majestic Table Mountain, one of the natural wonders of the world. From the arid, desert heat of the Karoo and the vast open spaces of the Kalahari, to the lush subtropical coast of KwaZulu Natal and the fertile, temperate valleys and vineyards of the Western Cape, South Africa is a country that readily offers up its riches to those willing to explore.

Why South Africa?

Whether you’re looking for a cultural experience in a small indigenous village, a world-class safari, a chic, urban shopping adventure, or just a relaxing, luxurious holiday in some of the most beautiful natural surroundings in the world, you’ll find it within the borders of this amazing and diverse country

  • Award winning restaurants, wineries
  • Big Five Safari
  • Water & land adventures
  • The lush Garden Route
  • Iconic Cape Town – the best city in the world

Best time to go to South Africa

  • Peak Season
  • Mid Season
  • Rainy Season

South Africa is unique in that it has wide range of weather patterns, dependent on where you go and is viewed as a year round destination. As a rule, summer lasts from December to March and then winter runs from June to August. The best time to enjoy a South African safari is between May and October. These are the drier months, so animals tend to congregate around watering holes and rivers, hence easier to view. For a Cape Town experience, the best times are the hot summer months between November and March.

Regions to Explore in South Africa

South Africa’s rich diversity ensures that every visit will unearth a new experience.

Our insights on South Africa

  • With some of the most diverse landscapes, wildlife and floral kingdoms in Africa, as well as world-class cities and spectacular views, if you’re looking for one destination that has it all, South Africa might just be ‘the one’.

  • Foodies can enjoy South Africa’s many award-winning, world-class restaurants, wineries and distilleries, or opt for a deep-dive into tasting local cuisines from a melting pot of South African cultures.

  • Malaria-free game reserves means your group can avoid taking unpleasant preventative medications that are necessary for other regions of Africa.

  • Tick off the Big 5 and the Marine 5 in one trip. With stunning coastlines, you can enjoy a magnificent land safari and a remarkable sea safari on the same visit.

  • History buffs can opt for visits to iconic spots linked to the country’s poignant history, meeting locals who lived through and directly experienced infamous periods in South Africa.

  • Boasting one of the seven wonders of the world (Table Mountain), Cape Town is the perfect base for a fitcation, shopping sprees, cultural immersions, outdoor adventures and five-star accommodations. You’ll meet artists, poets, chefs, historians, nature enthusiasts, patriots and innovators for a well-rounded getaway.

Guest Feedback
"We visited South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. The accommodations were next level. There are no adequate words to describe the experience in the bush with the Big 5 and beyond. The people are the most gracious, appreciative, and kind I’ve ever encountered. If you want a worry free, experience of a lifetime you must use Timelines Africa. I can’t wait to go back!!"

Chari-Beth, USA | TAS Adventure

Guest Feedback
"We’ve told all our friends that you have to use TAS when you go to Africa because they are organized, great communicators & have the best places to stay and best guides. We have told everyone that visiting South Africa should definitely be on their bucket list!"

Rupe Family, USA | Southern Africa Trip

Guest Feedback
"We spent 10-nights in South Africa and would have loved to extend the trip and continue exploring. Our two most favorite parts of the trip were hiking Table Top Mountain with our fabulous, very knowledgeable and polite guide Nick one early morning (5am pick up!) and our time on Safari. Seeing all of the animals in their habitat and being a part of their world was a memory we will never forget."

Paige & Matt, USA | Honeymoon in South Africa Trip