Discover Southern Africa

Vacationing in Africa?

Discover southern Africa and experience how vacations differ, especially when involving wildlife, raw landscapes, cultural polars and gastronomic endeavors. For hundreds of years southern Africa has encountered pioneers and game changers: from Livingstone, FW de Klerk, Mandela and Archbishop Tutu, to name a few.
It’s spawned others like Elon Musk, Trevor Noah and Charlize Theron whose talents blaze abroad. And since the abolition of apartheid in 1990, South Africa has led the charge in a new democratic era for a sub-saharan melee of new possibilities, vision and opportunity. This is a very creative rainbow nation.
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town

How does one access the people and the places that count?

How does an outsider and tourist sink beneath the skin of this vast country and its little known neighbours of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique? An area of the continent where one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World (Victoria Falls) exists on the Zambian-Zimbabwe border. A continent that conceived the World Wildlife Fund. Southern Africa is where two oceans meet (Atlantic & Indian) and some of the oldest people’s on planet earth descend: the San.

discover southern africa

Microlighting over the Victoria Falls

It’s all about the people, knowing who to contact, where to tour, what to visit and how to interact. This is the single most important connection to southern Africa any bystander can afford to make. Enriching your life with unforgettable experiences that become more than a simple ‘holiday’. From personally guided hikes up Table Mountain, to tracking rhino in the Kruger National Park, dining with one of the great para-legal minds of South Africa, spotting leopard in the Sabi Sands, understanding why Namibian elephants possess shorter legs to cope with desert sands, and that Cape leopards are protected whilst roaming the mountains above the great wine regions of the Cape.. “a most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth” said Sir Francis Drake in 1580.
River safari on the Okavango

Safari on the Okavango

Tiger fishing on the river Zambezi, safari by canoeing the Okavango Delta, historically tracking the story-telling of the anglo-zulu battlefields of Isandlwana, and hot-air ballooning over the Sossusvlei desert….
hot air ballooning

Hot air-ballooning over the Sossusvlei Desert

……this is a taste of Africa.



About the Author
Richard is the Founding MD of Greatest Africa & Richard Hilton Vineyards. He lives in Somerset West with his wife and two daughters. He is passionate about the Cape, travel, global wines, wine education and sharing his experiences of this beautiful country that he calls home.

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