Getaway has travelled to most, if not all, of southern Africa’s best holiday destinations. This is our guide to two of our top places to visit: a comprehensive, in-depth and honest take on everything you need to know about visiting the Kruger National Park and Cape Town. If you see anything you feel is out of date or inaccurate, please don’t hesitate to contact us here. More guides to come so watch this space.


The Kruger National Park is the best place to go in South Africa to see not only the Big Five, but also more mammals, birds, reptiles and antelope you can tick off your must-see list. Not surprising if you consider that this is the country’s largest protected area. The park is adored among tourists and locals alike, both as a place to visit for a day and a place to spend a few nights.


Cape Town, fondly known as the Mother City, is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Nestled against the iconic Table Mountain, the city is bordered by spectacular beaches and famed winelands. It has embraces a glittering city bowl at night and features spectacular views from places like Chapman’s Peak Drive, Signal Hill and Lion’s Head.