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Dérive Travel specializes in bespoke luxury travel packages in Southern Africa. Here you can find our top 10 pick of places to visit and activities to try.
Watch the penguins at Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach in False Bay not only showcases a spectacular beach, but it also is home to a colony of African penguins. African Penguins used to be known as jackass penguins because of their distinctive braying, and they’re the only penguins found on the continent. Colonies can be found from southern Namibia all the way around the South African coast to Port Elizabeth, but few places offer as remarkable a viewing point as Boulders Beach.
The beach is always clean and safe, because it falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area. It is rarely crowded, and kids will be delighted by the stunning rockpools.
Serengeti Great Migration
The greatest show on earth. Every year a vast number of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate across Northern Tanzania and Kenya in search of fresh grazing and better quality water. The timing of the 2 million animals migrating through the Serengeti and Masai Mara is dependent upon the rainfall patterns of that year.
This is a truly spectacular event to witness and one of the greatest wonders of the natural world.
Visit the Kruger National Park
To see the The Big 5 up close is on any animal lovers' bucketlist. The Big 5 is made up of the fierce and formidable lion, elephants - the largest mammals on land, the stunning and elusive leopard, the mighty buffalo and the remarkable rhino.
Book a game drive with a professional guide to ensure you get the most of your visit to any of our National Parks.
Experience superb food & wine
When you are visiting South Africa's Mother City, Cape Town, we highly recommend spending time in the Cape Winelands. Explore the beautiful estates, sample award-winning wines in cool cellars and on vine-covered patios, and relish some of the world's finest cuisine in its incredible restaurants.
You can also indulge in a gourmet getaway when visiting the lush hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Get active and enjoy a comfortable hike in the foothills of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.
Visit the Nelson Mandela capture site
South Africa has a rich history and culture. From the ancient Cradle of Humankind, to the more recent Anglo-Boer War where excellent guides bring to life the world of 1875, when bravery, victory and defeat played out in the bloody battles between British soldiers, Boer commandos and Zulu warriors.
We highly recommend a trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Another spectacular site is the Nelson Mandela capture site in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
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