Why Southern Africa MUST be on your list of destinations to visit

There are so many reasons why Southern Africa absolutely MUST be on your list of destinations to visit.  We highlight just a handful.

1.  Value for Money

Tents in a Safari Camp
Botswana Okavango Delta – camping safari
Boulders 3
Singita Boulders Lodge

There is something for every budget, from ULTRA luxury to ‘do-it-your-own-way on a budget’.  The options are endless.  At Thompsons Africa, we love arranging tailor-made packages…. It’s our ability to do so that makes us experts in our field. Whatever your guests’ requirements, we put together the perfect journey to accommodate their every wish.  On their budget.

2.  The Wildlife

African buffalo in Kruger National park, South Africa
African buffalo – Kruger National Park

The game viewing options are vast and excellent.  For many, seeing the Big Five is a ‘put that at the top of my bucket list‘ experience.  Africa offers superb safari viewing opportunity.  Secure in a glorious canvas tent or luxuriating in an acclaimed five-star lodge, an African safari with Thompsons Africa will always bring guests closer to the very nature of things.

3.  The Adrenaline

Adam Sivakoff - credit
Credit: Adam Sivakof @Bloukrans Bridge Bungee – the highest commercial jump in the world
White water rafting – Victoria Falls

Africa is WILD (not just because of the wildlife).  For those who want to experience it all, Africa is the perfect destination for the adrenaline junkie.

4.  The Wine

Perfect for the more adventurous
Babylonstoren – wine experience

If winding your way through the Winelands testing out the many, many wine estates on offer is your version of the perfect holiday?  South Africa, Cape Town is the place to be.  Thompsons Africa can help you craft the perfect ‘wining and dining’ experience.

5.  The Food

Milk tart – ‘melktert’

Ever tasted a traditional South African melktert?  What about a bunnychow?  Dried kapenta fish are shallow fried with onions, tomatoes and goundnut powder. They are eaten with traditional staple meal called isitshwala or sadza in Zimbabwe. Africa is home to such a diversity of cultures its no wonder there is such a variety of dining options.

6.  The People

Mandla – Thompsons Africa Guide

We are a humble people.  Enormous smiles and even more enormous hearts.  Guests will feel it wherever they go!  There is a welcoming, warm spirit in the people of Africa.  Its not something easily explained.  Send your guests to experience the diversity of cultures and warmth of the people for themselves.

7.  The Landscapes

Blyde River Canyon,South Africa, Mpumalanga
Bourkes Luck Potholes – Mpumalanga South Africa

The Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe, Blyde River Canyon in South Africa, the Okavango Delta in Botswana.  Within each country in Southern Africa there is a uniqueness that will keep guests coming back time and time again.  This is a ‘needs to be on my bucket list multiple times’ destination.

8.  Perfect for Families

Madikwe Safari Lodge_Mack & Madi_5_Kids On SafariMarataba Safari Lodge_Mack & Madi_5_Activities-45Boat-1189Southern Africa is the perfect children’s playground. The climate and outdoor lifestyle lends itself to so many activities which children love, some with which they’re familiar, others they’ll experience for the very first time. And the family is there to be part of it. Travel with children is a speciality of Thompsons Africa. After all, a family holiday is a true memory-maker, so we make sure those memories are picture perfect.

Visit our Customer Zone Tailor Made Packages section to view a sample of some of the tailor made experiences on offer.  These are a sample only and we recommend that you contact a Thompsons Africa consultant today to tailor make a Southern Africa experience.

Email: info@thompsonsafrica.co.za

Tel: +27 31 275 3500



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