South Africa is perhaps the most well organised tourism and safari destination on the continent for any Kosher traveller.
South Africa is often referred to as a “World in one country” and it really lends itself to a lovely 3 or 4 stop experience. Cape Town is BY FAR the most popular stop, with mountains, beaches, Table Mountain, Robben Island and Cape of Good Hope.
Its also the launch pad east along a magnificent stretch of coastal roads, and highways, tropical rain forests, semi deserts, all the way to Port Elizabeth. Collectively known as the “Garden route”. From west to east, you will find Hermanus, whale watching capital of Africa, the southern tip of Africa. (2 hours drive east of Cape Town).
Then inland from this is the Klein Karoo semi desert with great mountain passes, ostrich farms, small safari lodges (4 hours drive east of Cape Town), then moving further east, we have the start of “subtropical rainforests, lagoons and beautiful coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay (home to the only Shul on this stretch of 800 kms).
Then nearby we have the coastal forest park, known as Tsitsikamma National Park, offering sea kayaking, hikes to suspension bridges over massive gorges and snorkelling. Very much like parts of the Amazon or similar forests. At the far eastern end of this Garden route , is a lesser known, but lovely malaria free safari region, centred around Addo Elephant National Park and many private safari reserves, offering family friendly, excellent Big 5 game viewing.