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Climb table mountain, spot penguins, take
a boat to Robben Island, enjoy a sunset beach
stroll, visit the Cape of Good Hope ...
There's so much to do. See our Cape Town guide.
South Africa comprises three major geographical regions: the coastal belt running from Cape Town along the Garden Route and up to Kwazulu Natal in the northeast; the stunning Drakensberg Mountains that run unbroken for over a thousand kilometres; and the central plateau which is covered by rolling grasslands known as ‘highveld’.
For a South Africa safari, the mighty Kruger National Park will nearly guarantee you a sight or all of the Big Five. We also love the smaller game reserves that offer a more intimate safari experience, a feeling of having tracked a lion or an opportunity to take a walking safari or tailor a day’s safari tailored to your family. The malaria-free game reserves in the Eastern Cape and Madikwe, for example, offer excellent wildlife viewing and are ideally suited to family holidays.
Begin your holiday with a stay in one of our favourite cities in the world, Cape Town, with its top-class restaurants, perfect beach & mountain setting and plenty to keep you enthralled for days. Head to the Winelands for inspiring scenic valleys, wine-tasting galore and sumptious lunches. Or head along the Garden Route coast to kayak down rivers, eat oysters by the beach or stroll along wide sandy bays. You can safari at the end of the Garden Route or choose from a variety of game reserves dotted around the country. And, for the perfect South Africa beach, end with a stay in Kwa-Zulu Natal away from the crowds, with diving and snorkelling on tap in clear blue seas.
This is just the tip of the many sights that South Africa has to offer. Whether you are looking for safari hoidays, sef-drive holidays, beach holidays or active holidays, you won’t go wrong with South Africa.
Call us now on 01273 923100 to arrange your South Africa Safari or Tour or request a quote.
“I fell in love with Cape Town and now enjoy providing a wonderful tranquil base for others to see this amazing city. I wanted to create a beautiful home away from home, comfortable yet special, somewhere for all my guests to be happy, everyday surrounded by the sights of Cape Town.”
“Hosting is our passion. We want everything to be perfect and believe in being there alongside our team for our guests, each of us being hands-on for everyone who comes to stay with us, doing whatever we can to make certain that every guest is comfortable, happy, relaxed.”
“We strive to provide you with an experience that encapsulates those things we tend to gloss over in the rush of modern life – an opportunity to relax in comfortable, tranquil surrounds with good food, superb local wines, great views and plenty of fresh air.”
We had a self-drive holiday to KwaZuluNatal which was a wonderful experience from start to finish. We can thoroughly recommend this part of South Africa. The people encountered were delightful and we are already thinking about a return visit.
Thank you for helping us to arrange what has been one of the best holidays we have ever had. We have seen so much-the most amazing scenery and an incredible range of wildlife that we have come back with over 3000 photos to sort out! Everything went according to plan,all the accomodation was top notch. So thank you again. We will certainly reccomend both you and South Africa to anyone showing any interest in going there.
The boutique Guest Houses Sundowners chose were exceptional – fabulous settings, quality and service. The whole trip was excellently planned and organised, no hitches at all.
I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work with regards to our wedding at Garonga over Christmas. Everything was perfect and all the people we came into contact with were lovely. We couldn’t have been happier. The wedding at Garonga was just outstanding and the people at Four Rosmead genuinely couldn’t have done more for us. Many thanks, once again, for your efforts which were so pivotal in making our dream wedding happen.
We absolutely loved South Africa, the whole holiday was superb – thank you for organising. We fell in love with Cape Town and Trevoyan Guesthouse, the location, restaurants, tourist attractions and would love to return at some point. And the best highlight was definitely Garonga, we loved it. Amazing location & hospitality. We would thoroughly recommend it.
From the minute we checked in at the Emirates desk to the minute we landed back in the UK, everything was perfect. Our accommodation was WOW, our transfer drivers and trips were WOW. I don’t want to share where we stayed because they were so special and if we want to go back, I don’t want to find them unavailable!!!
Jo arranged our once in a lifetime trip to South Africa and we could not have had a better time. It has been the best holiday we have ever had and will certainly be using Sundowner again for any other long haul trips. Don’t hesitate to give them a call – you wont regret it
Thank you so much for organising our SA trip. So appreciative of all the help and advice James gave me when planning it. I shall certainly recommend you to my friends as an excellent travel agent to use when thinking of travelling.
We can honestly say it was the best holiday we have ever had. The small boutique guest houses were all amazing and certainly gave us a real flavour of the country. We drove to Cape Town where our lovely hotel was a perfect base to explore this beautiful place and beaches along with all the sights.
Thank you for organising our trip. We had such an amazing time, really a trip of a life time. Everything went smoothly bar a couple of days bad weather in cape town. All the accomondatipn was amazing but in particular Garonga, such a great place. We saw everything and the room, food and service incredible. I really feel that I couldn’t have had a better honeymoon.
The honeymoon was fantastic. The best experience. Everything went to plan no problems. The Cape Town car hire was a fantastic recommendation that meant we got to go everywhere. Garonga was just perfect. Accommodation outstanding and Food and service 5*. The highlight…. an encounter with a leopard on safari one morning, got the heart pumping slightly. Thanks for putting it together for us.
We loved the safari in Zambia. Such brilliant, friendly guides. The diving at Thonga was another favourite because of the colours and variety of sea life. All in all, it was a great fun, exciting, informative and relaxing holiday.
Superb honeymoon – everything was taken out of our hands so we could completely relax. The quality and detail of accommodation and safari were perfect.
Such a fabulous time that it may require a return visit! A big thank you to James for all his help with bookings and arrangements/advice.
We have just arrived back after the most incredible road trip around South Africa. Jo organised everything perfectly for us, we didn’t want to come home. We would even go to say it was our best ever holiday and we have been to some lovely destinations. The whole holiday was just perfect in every way.
This was a holiday of a lifetime. Apart from the financial investment, we invested a lot of hope in it. It did not disappoint – everything worked from beginning to end. James designed an excellent itinerary which fully catered for our needs. Satisfying an age range 15-51 is no mean feat and all 6 of us had a great time.
Thank you for everything. The trip went without a hitch and we really enjoyed every minute of it. I should say a special thanks for suggesting Buffalo Ridge lodge, we saw loads, and the staff there were all fantastic. It’s great that it really is a community lodge and it’s great to know you are promoting them!
We had a wonderful time – everything went well. Great time to go – schools were back so most of the time everywhere was quiet….driving easy and I’d forgotten they drive on the same side as we do! Thanks for putting together a great itinerary – we did lots of walking (forests and beach), canoeing, wine drinking, sight seeing …the Garden Route is such a wonderful part of the country!
Thank you for the FABULOUS arrangements on our South Africa safari.
We just wanted to say thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday for us. We had such an amazing 10 days and everything went just as planned. We would highly recommend James to our friends and the order that we visited each place was perfect. We were lucky in Cape Town as one of the days was warm and sunny so we were able to get up to Table Mountain before we left for Hermanus. We also braved great white shark cage diving and saw plenty of whales on our lovely walk along the Hermanus coastal path.
Her suggestions were amazing, our expectations were pretty high to begin with, but were massively exceeded in each place without exception. Each transfer went off without a hitch, and she’d primed each hotel that it was an anniversary celebration and we were greeted with champagne at every one of them, one of them even made us a cake!
Many thanks for all you have done for us for the holiday, it went to so well and all of us had an amazing time. It brought us together as a family and it was super time together.
The selection of accommodation was exactly what we would have chosen from colonial Elephant house to coastal Lavender Manor. The fab boutique hotel in Cape Town was a great location for New Year celebrations and the trip to Franschoek and the winelands fabulous, not just the wine hic hic but the journey there and the spectacular scenery on the drive over.
Thank you for a great experience and abundance of memories.
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