Looking forward to the December holidays? Whether you are planning a trip for yourself or with friends or family, create unforgettable memories with the perfect getaway. 

Cape Island tells the story of Africa through distinctive fragrances and artistic packaging. Similarly, we encourage you to experience a Cape Island inspired summer by exploring and discovering some of our country's many hidden treasures and writing your own adventure story.

Here are a few of our recommendations for must-visit places in South Africa.

De Hoop Nature Reserve

  • If you enjoy hiking, swimming, mountain biking, wildlife. 

Feed your curiosity this summer by exploring new routes. Just off the beaten path of the N2 in the Western Cape is a place where you can immerse yourself in mindful and relaxing activities, soak up the sun and unplug from the year past. Explore hiking trails rich with plant and wildlife, or attempt the famous Whale trail for a chance to do some whale watching.


Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Game Reserve 

  • If you like Safari

Avid lovers of wildlife and game drives will not want to miss out on exploring the bushveld at this iconic nature reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.

South Africa boasts many visit-worthy wildlife sanctuaries, including the famous Kruger National Park, and Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is undoubtedly one of them. Enjoy game drives or bushwalks at one of our oldest and most notable nature reserves in Africa to track the Big 5 and other wildlife species.


The Eastern Cape Wild Coast

  • If you enjoy backpacking and cultural experiences

The Wild Coast is the ideal location to enjoy captivating scenic beauty, quiet and off-the-grid beaches, and local cultural encounters. A great place to unwind is at one of the remote villages where time slows down and allows you to savour each memorable moment. Check out the Bulungula Lodge, a small eco-community lodge with low cellphone signal for an excellent end-of-year detox. While you are there, squeeze in a hike and visit the Hole-in-the-Wall, a rocky archway made up of shale and sandstone – an iconic site not to be missed! 


  • If you like farms, wine-tasting, cycling, art

One of the picturesque small towns in the Overberg, Napier offers a little of everything. Do your best not to leave before tasting the “Patat-koek”, a delicious pudding-like cake made from the locally grown sweet potatoes.

Well, we don’t know about you, but we are ready to pack our suitcases and go exploring!