Robben Island & Cape Town, South Africa - Photographed by Belmond

Category: Africa/India Destinations, Destination Getaways, Destination Stories, Hot Destinations

The Big 5 of South Africa

Visiting South Africa reveals a magical world unlike any other. From this side of earth, the grass grows as high as your head, your golf caddy is a giraffe, and everyday animals are lions, elephants and leopards. South Africa is experiential travel at its best. This diverse destination offers endless vistas and adventures so dramatic they will take your breath away. Read on for Huffman Travel Luxury Travel Advisors’ BIG 5 travel experiences not to be missed:



A journey to South Africa is an adventure beyond your wildest expectations, making Africa a paradise for active travelers and explorers. We invite you to come hike the stunning Table Mountain, experience hands-on conservation efforts, go sand boarding along the coasts and discover what it feels like to get back to nature again. Awaken your senses in South Africa!

 Belmond Khwai River Lodge


Turn memorable into unforgettable as you explore untouched landscapes in search of South Africa’s majestic wild animals. From guided bush walks to open-vehicle game drivers, nature is what South Africa is all about!



Hear that? It’s the sound of nature welcoming you with open arms. No luxury travel destination is complete without opportunities for pampering and South Africa is no exception. The options for indulgence are plentiful among the growing number of spas and are definitely worthy of notice. Treatments capitalize on the country’s indigenous materials – therapists hands reminiscent of a birdsong, mingled with laughter. Solace seekers can’t get enough of what South Africa has to offer!

 Belmond Eagle Island Lodge - Frameworx


South Africa is an authentic, one-of-a-kind experience. It boasts awe-inspiring scenic beauty, magnificent mountains, abundant wildlife, and a diverse range of adventure activities. But we will tell you, its the people you’ll meet there who will truly make your visit unforgettable. The African villages and towns offer local delicacies, lively music and some of the best storytellers in the world!


Food and Wine:

South Africa – taste the good life! No trip to South Africa is complete without time spent experiencing the culinary specialties of the region. South Africa boats a thriving food and wine culture. The wine-lands surrounding Cape Town are considered home to some of the best vines in the world. Food is a focus not only at the fine restaurants in Cape Town and Johannesburg, but equally in the bush. Linger longer as you enjoy each meal on your food and wine journey through this incredible country!


Photographs by: Kate Neill & Frameworx