So much more than just safari!
While we are self-confessed safari addicts, there really is so much more to Africa than just safari.
Whether you simply want to relax on a long stretch of white sand or white water rafting down the Zambezi is more your thing, there is always something exciting to do in Africa. Here are some of our favourites!
Blessed with thousands of miles of pristine coastline, Africa has everything any self-respecting beach goer could want. From the quintessential white sand and azure waters of the Indian Ocean off Zanzibar or Mozambique, to world famous surf in Durban and Jeffrey's Bay or even the shark rich waters of the Cape where you can dive with great whites and share your beach with penguins.
One of the earth's great natural spectacles. The falls are truly a sight to behold, as millions of litres of water cascade over the edge every second.
Even late in the dry season when the water is at its lowest there is plenty to enjoy from daring to dip into the "devil's pool" or braving the white water rapids at their most ferocious!
From the fabled city of Cape Town, nestled below Table Mountain, to the shabby chic remains of grand Portuguese architecture in Maputo or the bright lights of Johannesburg, Africa's vibrant economic capital, the cities of Africa have so much to offer.
The spectacular desert landscapes of Namibia's Namib and Kalahari deserts are a feast for the senses.
Towering dunes, coastlines littered with shipwrecks, ancient bushman culture and even desert elephants await those ready to explore the vast open spaces of Namibia
Hit the rails
Two of the world's great train operations run through southern Africa.
The classic Blue Train between Cape Town and Pretoria, and the legendary Rovos Rail that does the same route as well as several others throughout the sub-continent.
For those wanting to be pampered while watching Africa's awe-inspiring scenery glide past, there is no better way than on one of the great train journeys.