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Highlights South Africa
- National Park Safari
- Cape Town
- Sun City theme park
- Numerous animal species
- Miles of sandy beaches
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Vacation rentals in South Africa
In South Africa you will find a diverse landscape and your own flora and fauna in all parts of the country. Whether in the vicinity of bush land, rain forests, deserts, lagoons or wetlands, a vacation rental in South Africa lets you easily reach your excursion destinations. South Africa also has a two thousand kilometre coastline with unique dream beaches, making this region ideal for a relaxing bathing holiday.Find the perfect accommodation
Whether near Johannesburg or Cape Town, a vacation rental in South Africa is the ideal place to relax after extended tours and excursions and at the same time the best starting point to reach the beautiful national parks shortly. If you want a little more comfort in your accommodation, then it is worth renting a finca in South Africa. Such a holiday residence is often surrounded by a large plot with garden, so that you can enjoy peace and relaxation in the midst of a wonderful nature.
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Location and orientation
South Africa is a country bordering the Indian Ocean to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Neighbouring countries include Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Swaziland. The three most important government cities in South Africa are Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein. Johannesburg is the second largest metropolis in the country after Cape Town.
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In South Africa the climate can be extremely dry and hot, like in the Kalahari desert, but also very humid, like in the subtropical forests near Mozambique. On the coast, however, there is a strong maritime climate and on the higher mountains there is also snow in winter.Species-rich animal world
Particularly in the national parks you can visit the indescribably varied flora and fauna of the country. The Kruger National Park is home to three hundred mammal species, around one hundred reptile species and more than five hundred bird species. Not to forget the countless insect species that live in South Africa. Apart from the big game species such as lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino, South Africa is also home to giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas and many other animals.
In South Africa, music plays an important role that has been shaped by many musical styles, such as rock, pop and jazz. Mbaqanga is a style of music that combines traditional influences and danceable rhythms.
Top travel tips
An excursion to Cape Town gives you the opportunity to visit the most important sights of the country. These include Table Mountain, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and the Victorian harbour with its many museums, restaurants and boutiques. Worth seeing are also the Castle of Good Hope with its baroque appearance, the Cape Town Opera, the City Hall and the prison island Robben Island, which belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage.2. Visit the "Big Five" in the national parks
If you have always wanted to see the five largest animals in Africa on a safari in the open air, then a vacation rental in South Africa is the perfect place to start. The Big Five include the elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard that live in national parks such as Kruger National Park, Ithalan Game Reserve, Addo Elephant National Park and Augrabies Falls National Park.3. Fun and enjoyment in the amusement park
In the north-western province of South Africa, the Sun City amusement park is located in the middle of the High Veld and in the immediate vicinity of the Pilanesberg National Park. In addition to luxurious hotel complexes, this leisure complex also has several casinos, live shows, artificial waterfalls, sports facilities and golf courses. In the amusement park you can also visit an artificial sunken city with figures carved in stone and various attractions.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in South Africa
South Africa is one of the most expensive countries in Africa. For a vacation rental here, you can expect to pay around $306.00 per night.
Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to South Africa in June, November, and July, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $164.51, $186.41, and $194.83 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in South Africa, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, January, February and September, with average prices per night of $492.96, $481.46, and $436.41, respectively.
Considering the data observed in 2020, it is an excellent country for a last-minute escape, since it has an average annual availablity of 63%, which is comparatively high.
The most available months are, on average, June (with an availability of 76.75%), July (76.5%), and May (76.4%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is December (only 48% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by February (50.2%), and January (56%).
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