A gateway to South Africa’s main safari regions, ‘Jo-burg’ – almost no-one utters those two middle syllables – is the largest and most populated city in South Africa. Found on the country’s eastern flank, this is a place of soaring skyscrapers and financial workers, of frenetic street life and traffic jams. It was once the world’s greatest gold mining centre, but for South African tourists, despite an excellent Apartheid Museum, the treasure is now typically found elsewhere. The leafy and sophisticated suburb of Sandton offers the perfect place to relax for a night when travelling between the Kruger National park and Cape Town, or as an overnight stop after a late international arrival. Sandton City boasts a string of top restaurants covering all cuisines, local and international. Wine is served from all over the world, but South African favourites are often the centre piece of any table.
A classy boutique hotel with African-chic suites and lush gardens, a perfectly placed pit stop in Joburg.
A Leading Hotel of the World where Nelson Mandela completed Long Walk to Freedom.
The Best of South Africa Travel map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.
Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.
When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.
A wonderful 7 night break to South Africa
We have just come back from a wonderful 7 night break to South Africa. We were incredibly well looking after from the second we stepped off the plane, by a lovely representative of Best of South Africa Travel - who met us and escorted us through customs and immigration literally behind the pilots. It was very efficient, and we felt very ...