Few places offer as much diversity as South Africa. Reborn as the Rainbow Nation, this enthralling country offers culture, wildlife, landscapes and history – all as varied as the country itself. Vibrant Cape Town and the magnificent Kruger attract most attention, but South Africa is dotted with private reserves, boutique properties and activities for all ages.
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Our South Africa Holiday Experts
Both Illona and Bridget were born in South Africa and have travelled around the country from an early age.
Illona qualified as a safari guide and worked in various lodges, before joining Steppes in 2000. She has since returned on many occasions with her children. Bridget also has 16 years of travel experience, having visited South Africa numerous times during the last decade.
Advice from our South Africa Experts
"I believe that you can see the world in one country, when travelling in South Africa. Sandy beaches, snow-capped mountains, lush vineyards and the Kruger National Park provide a plethora of dramatic scenery.
Despite being vast in size, travelling around the country is surprisingly easy, making a combination of the country’s highlights, not just possible, but also incredibly rewarding."
Illona Cross | Steppes Travel South Africa Expert
"The Sabi Sands, for me, provide one of the greatest all-round safari experiences on the continent. First timers and seasoned safari goers alike will relish a safari here, thanks to the outstanding wildlife sightings on offer. And with the rand having fallen in recent years, a trip to the Sabi Sands is currently incredibly good value."
Bridget Cohen | Steppes Travel South Africa Expert