Why is the Eastern Cape the perfect cold season getaway? This is due to its climatic conditions, combined with the abundance of attractions in the area and the unique nature.
The terrain is so diverse that you can find yourself in the mountains, in the desert or on the ocean coast within one trip. A variety of outdoor activities will allow you to go hiking and enjoy African cuisine, for example, in the mountains of Hogsback. If you like more extreme adventures, then you are on one of the snow safaris in mountain passes.
Coast and safari
The local climate allows you to enjoy warm days and the sun. In winter, cloudy days are much less than in the off-season, which significantly expands the list of available entertainment and activities. A huge number of them take place in the fresh air, but there are also urban options for outdoor activities.
Winter safaris in Africa have their own distinctive features. In particular, the limited number of watering places and the conditions of the season tend to herd the animals together. This makes it easier for rangers to spot them and predict their locations.
You can choose one of the programs to get acquainted with the local fauna and its way of life. For example, the sardine run along the coast from April to June attracts huge numbers of predators of all sizes. Here you can see the southern whale and the great white shark – a thunderstorm of the seas! The Eastern Cape is the place to meet all the big seven and five!
The culture and traditions of Africa is a separate topic that can be revealed as part of a winter trip.
The most famous of these events is the National Arts Festival in Makhand. In the Karoo, family-friendly festivities take place, and in Middelburg, craftsmen show their art of wool processing. There is even a Snow Festival here. If surfing is in your blood, try your luck at Jeffreys Bay Open.
Perhaps the most serious plus of a winter holiday in Africa is the reduced prices for all services, assortments and flights. During this period, you can find a very profitable option and save money without losing the entertainment of the trip.
Africa is a place where dreams come true, it is the dynamics of a safari and the idyll of relaxing by the fire. Everything is here, you just have to come!