- South Africa
Points of Interest
- Game Viewing
- The Cape of Good Hope
- The Winelands
- The Fairest Cape
- The Vast Heartland
- Considerations & Concerns
- Why our Africa is different
- The People of Southern Africa
Points of Interest
Travel to South Africa with Heritage Tours Private Travel
Five hundred years ago, this was the great challenge that led the richest of kings and the bravest of men to set out in search of a way around the massive continent of Africa. It was not until 1436 that Bartholomew Diaz first discovered the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of Africa and it was another 61 years until Vasco de Gama actually rounded the Cape.
In the following centuries, the little town at the southernmost tip of Africa became a welcome haven for the great wooden ships of the day and their exhausted crews on their long and dangerous voyages to the East.
As Cape Town grew, the Europeans who settled there started to move north to cultivate fertile soils. The Cape attracted Europeans—mostly Dutch—in search of new beginnings, new wealth and perhaps just a bit of adventure.
These settlers, however, could not have been more foreign to the land of Africa and its indigenous Khoi and San peoples. Thus began the great evolution—often borne by tensions and dynamics between various groups of inhabitants—that has characterized southern Africa until our own day.
Today's South Africa is still a land in transition and today's South Africans a people in pursuit of lofty dreams.
The dynamics of this evolution have left its mark upon a vibrant and evocative land, a true melting pot, loaded with history and shaped by its past. A land of majestic natural beauty, unequalled wild game reserves and unabashedly indulgent accommodations. A land which belongs to a kind and generous people with enormous pride in their country and the great changes they have willed into reality in only the last few years.
Come see this fascinating place with your own eyes. Meet a new generation of South Africans of all races anxious to throw off the yoke of its past and doing so with astonishing success.
Travel with your own expert driver/guide and enjoy a flexibility that will turn your vacation into a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Go on safari at the wonderful private game reserves. Enjoy diverse and majestic scenery, sample outstanding food and wines and witness remarkable and ancient cultures.
Benefit from a custom-designed itinerary which reflects your interests and passions in travel. Let Heritage Tours show you a South Africa that is rich and diverse, scenic and historic, fun and challenging.
The "New" South Africa is emerging as one of the hot up-market travel destinations of the 21st century. Before it is spoiled by mass-market tourism and overdevelopment, give yourself the chance to visit this engaging land deeply rooted in the past and alive in the present.
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