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Spending the festive season in South Africa

For some, the festive season means wearing every item of warm clothing in your cupboard and coddling up next to the fireplace. For others the festive season is the hottest time of the year, and festive cheer is paired with chilled summer vibes. If you’re looking to spend your festive season soaking up the sun, have a look at these 4 reasons why you should pack your bags and go to South Africa.

Breathtaking sunsets

South Africa has some of the world’s most scenic areas and is widely regarded as a mecca for those wishing to hike, surf, relax or seek adventure. This in turn has made it a prime destination for anyone looking to find ideal spots to enjoy sunsets. With so many different locations to choose from to watch the sunset during the warm summer months, find a spot and enjoy an unforgettable sunset in one of many destinations.

Amazing beaches

South Africa is home to some of the world’s best beaches. Everything from popular blue flag beaches to secluded sandy stretches, South Africa’s beaches have something for everyone. Enjoy miles of unspoiled, exotic beaches. From the warm East Coast (stretching north of Durban down to East London in the Eastern Cape) to the cold Benguela stream around Cape Town and the West Coast. You’ll be spoilt for choice!

Hike up beautiful viewpoints

South Africa is known to be a land of diverse landscapes and breathtaking vistas; an expansive playground capable of satisfying even the most die-hard traveler’s wanderlust. And what better way to explore this raw, unadulterated terrain than by foot? If you’re looking to step out into nature, surrounded by the earthy smell of the forest, hearing only the crunching of leaves, and the twittering of birds, South Africa has the best hiking trails with the most breathtaking views for you.


Gather the friends and family together and have a traditional South African braai with all the trimmings! A roast is also eaten around this time but add a few local extras – delicious seafood dishes, milk tart, peppermint crisp tart and an ice-cold beer on a warm summers evening.

There’s something about enjoying the magic of the festive season while getting your vitamin D fix that will change your idea of Christmas forever. If you’re looking for a warm vibrant festive season, South Africa has definitely got you covered!

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