The books you should read before coming on holiday to South Africa

If you’re coming on holiday to South Africa, these are the books we recommend you either read before your trip or pack in your suitcase. From bird books to history, the heart-breaking to the page turner, we hope you enjoy this selection. 1. Sasol Birds Southern Africa We...

Top wine farms in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

For anyone who loves their wine, the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is one of the best places in the world to spend a few days or a weekend exploring. With some of South Africa’s most impressive and innovative wine farms situated along the R320 and just a stone’s throw from...

10 things to do in Hermanus

Hermanus is about a 1.5 hour trip from Cape Town and is renowned worldwide for being a fabulous spot to see Southern Right Whales. It is also a stone’s throw from the Hemel en Aarde wine region and offers visitors to the Cape a chance to experience some of South...

Off-the-beaten-track things to do in Cape Town

From going up Table Mountain to visiting Robben Island, there are many things to do in Cape Town. But if you are wanting to step a little off the track, perhaps for some adventure, or a taste of what it’s like to live in this great city, here are some of our favourite...

The best gourmet picnics in and around Cape Town

Spending an afternoon enjoying a gourmet picnic is one of the best ways to relax, catch up with friends and soak in the beauty of the Cape. With so many to choose from whether you are in Cape Town or exploring the winelands, we have picked our top 10 in the hope that it will make...

5 hidden gems in South Africa – book for 2016

Escaping the big smoke is something we all long for every now and then and, in this ridiculously fast-paced world, it’s becoming both more important and more difficult to do. A time to unplug; to reconnect with nature and family; to enjoy the simple pleasures of watching...

Garden Route: what to do and where to stay

An itinerary that takes in the Cape and the Garden Route has got to be up there with the best ways to explore this vast and beautiful land as well as a wonderful way to unwind and relax. However, with so much to see and do on the Garden Route, it can be a little overwhelming when...

The best places to stay in South Africa if you love golf

If 18-hole, championship golf courses, exclusive luxury and the perfect greens are the things of your dreams, South Africa awaits you in 2016. The right bespoke itinerary can include a once-in-a-lifetime safari, white sandy beaches, all the sights of the Mother City, top class...

Things you should know when travelling to South Africa

South Africa offers the tourist an incredible opportunity to have the holiday of a lifetime. Its diversity, in people, geography, climate and culture is truly awe-inspiring and with the weak Rand, it offers astounding value for money. Here are some of the questions we are asked...

5 luxury vineyard escapes within an hour of Cape Town

Here at Greatest Africa, we are often asked where to find luxury vineyard escapes in the Cape Winelands, just one hour away from Cape Town. With so many world renowned vineyards to choose from and five star luxury that’s up there with the world’s best, it’s no...