Planning A South African Holiday

Traveling to South Africa on holiday is but just a dream to many people, for others it is a once in a lifetime dream come true. Appropriately nicknamed the rainbow nation, because South Africa has something for everyone to experience that will be memorable for the rest of your life. The only thing one must consider now is how it will be memorable. Will it be an amazingly breath-taking sight seeing trip, or will it be a rainy, miserable time that your stuck in a tent with strangers? It is completely up to you, how you prepare for the South African holiday, and how you plan the trip out. As I am sure many of you already know, Africa can be a dangerous place if you are not prepared. So I suggest organizing a tour guide to follow while on your holiday that can show you the best sights and experiences while touring this beautiful land.

Beyond organizing a guide for your trip through one of the many safari companies, there are a few other things that should be at the top of your list. First I would decide on the best time of year to take a South African Holiday. The rainy season is mostly in the summer, and temperatures reach a scorching 35 degrees Celsius in some areas. Remember that their seasons are opposite ours in the northern hemisphere. It really depends on what you would like to do while on holiday in South Africa. If your wanting a great safari experience then the dry season is the best time ranging from June through September. A great rafting trip would be best planned in the rainy season which goes from December to February. If flowers are your sight seeing preference, then I suggest planning a holiday in the Spring which runs from August to September. For all the whale enthusiasts out there the best time to spot those beautiful creatures is from June to December.

After deciding where it is you would like to go while on holiday in South Africa based on what you want to do, the next step is to figure out the best way to get there. Airplane travel is the most commonly used method of travel, but it is important to research this in great detail as there aren’t too many flights so they are booked up fast (usually about a month in advance). If there isn’t a direct flight to your desired country, you must then check into the regional flights. A plus side to traveling to the southern region of Africa is that is where the bulk of the flights go already. Also some people choose the option of taking a cruise to South Africa. This would be a great start to a relaxing, enjoyable holiday but it can be quite expensive to travel by cruise.

Always be prepared before you get to your destination. So when planning your South African Holiday remember to pack your luggage accordingly. You wouldn’t want to take a bunch of ski jackets if your planning to holiday in the dry season. Great packing ideas can be suggested through your travel planner as well.

A South African Holiday can be a very memorable experience. If you take the right precautions, prepare for what’s ahead, and research what you going to be doing you can be sure it will be an amazing memorable experience and not a terrible one.

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