So far in 2016 the South African rand has been trading at a record low against the pound thanks to Chinese slowdown concerns, commodity price upheaval and the prospect of higher interest rates being introduced in the US. However, with uncertainty in the markets over the EU referendum in the UK, now is the time to go.
We’ve seen so much interest in South Africa recently, helped by the great exchange rate. We could tailor make your perfect South African adventure or you can choose from one of our existing private tours, such as Cape Town, Vineyards and Big Game in South Africa.
This fantastic private tour begins in Cape Town, located in an area regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the world. An amalgamation of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers together with local bushmen, Hottentot tribes and The Bantu tribes from the north has produced a city of unique cultural and historical charm. Cape Town boasts a multitude of entertainment, a vast range of shopping opportunities and a huge variety of restaurants.
The tour moves on to Shamwari Game Reserve, one of the most successful private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa. Situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, an area that was historically rich in wildlife. Many species were eradicated by means of hunting or indiscriminate farming practices. During the past twenty five years, 25,000 hectares of pristine agricultural land has been consolidated and rehabilitated.
Franschoeck is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and is famous for its vineyards. It is notable for having some of the top restaurants in the country within its borders. Together with a strong wine culture and pristine natural and architectural beauty, Franschhoek has become what many describe as the food and wine capital of South Africa. This is a wonderful area to explore by foot or on horseback and if you’re interested in wine then a visit here is essential. We can arrange specific tours and tastings to maximise your enjoyment of this region.
Read more about this tour here.