Looking for a holiday destination that offers you an unforgettable experience? You should consider spending your Christmas holiday in South Africa, and experience the rich wildlife, culture and food of the region.
A Christmas holiday in the wild would be a great gift for your loved ones. You could stay in a nature reserve or a safari conservancy and spend time spotting the wide range of species present in the African wild. The ‘Waterberg Biosphere’ in the Waterberg region is about three hours north of Johannesburg, and has veld and wetland vegetation. The resorts in and around the region would make for a nice holiday destination for you this Christmas. You can experience the safaris, and nature walks as part of the activities.
If you are not that into wildlife and are in South Africa to enjoy the culture of the place, you could do that as well; there are village trips that bring you face to face with the region’s culture and lifestyle. South Africa offers a wide array of tourism opportunities, and you can pick and choose a holiday destination of your choice.
Adventure and team-building
In South Africa and want to get a taste of adventure? You should look for a destination or a resort/lodge that offers team-building and adventure activities such as quad-biking, horse-riding or archery. If you are combining a Christmas holiday with a business visit too, there is no dearth of accommodation that provides golfing, and conference rooms, among others.
Still wondering which holiday destination to pick in South Africa this Christmas season? You could visit Johannesburg, which is known for its rich bold lifestyle and then explore all the reserves close to the city. Johannesburg is right in the centre of Gauteng province and attracts a lot of holiday makers. You could visit Pretoria, also in Gauteng province and explore the culture and heritage of the Jacaranda city, as it is known. There are wildlife hotspots in and around the city. Not to be missed are the other two big cities of South Africa, Cape Town and Durban as well.
Accommodation options and time to visit
There are plenty of accommodation options in the country, as diverse as its tourism potential. There are five-star hotels, lodges, camps and reserves to suit various interests and budgets. The best time to visit any South Africa game reserve or its cities is generally in the dry season, between May and October. If you are interested in whale watching opportunities in the Plettenberg Bay region then you should plan a holiday between July and October as well. The months of November and December are ideal for any holiday destination in South Africa, so do plan your Christmas holiday here! You would need to remember that schools are closed in South Africa for Christmas, and it is summer in the country and the African continent because it is in the Southern Hemisphere. The season is the beginning of the holiday rush, so it is advisable to plan in advance and book your reservations ahead of your vacation in any part of the country.