South Africa is a new and very diverse country to visit for most nationalities. There are many tour packages on offer to tourists from around the world and from personal experience, they mostly follow similar routes and patterns. Of course, if it’s the first time you visit South Africa you will probably follow a highlights package on offer, as you would if travelling for the first time through Europe or visiting a city such as London.
However, before you make your mind up for South Africa travel, do your homework carefully. Ask yourself questions such as what time of the year am I travelling in, it may well be summer back home but is the opposite in the Southern Hemisphere so although it is still nice to travel in South African winter season, the colourful pictures of sunshine and swimming in the sea or a pool on the brochure could be misconstrued also for the fact South Africa has all geographical conditions changing from Province to Province at the same time of the year. So a package which works well in good weather is often discounted and sold during winter but you simply won’t achieve the same satisfaction. However you can come to South Africa in winter and visit a region which although cooler than summer, still has good outdoor weather for activities.
I always revert back to the fact that South Africa is a far bigger country than most people anticipate and packing too much into an itinerary can involve time consuming travel either by air or road. So ask yourself, do I want to see and do as much as possible in a 7 to 14 to 21 day period virtually packing your bag and moving on to a new hotel and destination every 2nd day and at the end feel like you have to go home for a holiday or do you select fewer places to visit and increase the days in each to maximise your time to explore and relax involving minimal bag packing and less travel time in a air-plane or coach.
Whichever travel pace or style you may choose, make sure each place you visit has a meaning and an interest or appeal to you. There is nothing worse than signing up for a tour and excursions which don’t appeal to you.
GPS Tours is a great place to start your planning for a South African holiday. GPS Tours enjoys success with travel groups and individuals by seeking out exactly what the group dynamics are and what the travellers’ interests are. GPS will study the South African calendar of events and compare the dates you wish to travel, for example you certainly don’t want to be planning a Cape Point tour on the day of the Cape Argus Cycle tour as this will severely disrupt your day out. GPS Tours is able to supply credible advice and firsthand knowledge of South Africa which will be extremely beneficial in your decision making and success of your African experience.
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