Top African destination by month – DECEMBER IN SOUTH AFRICA

Top African destination by month – DECEMBER IN SOUTH AFRICA

Top African destination by month – DECEMBER IN SOUTH AFRICA

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For December I would say that South Africa is the best destination, why? Well, it’s summer, it’s the holiday season and South Africa has everything you need for adventure,  family fun, and tradition, you can celebrate in a beautiful city, go on a fantastic safari and enjoy incredible beaches, all this in one country. 

December is the peak season for South Africa, especially Cape Town, and it is when we welcome the most tourists as well as people from other parts of the country, making Cape Town a city full of energy, vibes and of course events, the beaches are full, the weather is perfect and as always, there are lots of things to do here. 

When it comes to a safari, it’s the beginning of the rainy season so the vegetation is not as dry as in winter, making it a bit more beautiful (if this is possible).

But also it’s babies season, most of the animals would have given birth in September or October so it’s a great time to see all the newborns. When I say rainy season, please don’t be alarmed, it’s sporadic rainfall and not as often as it would be in January or February. It rains in bits and not necessarily everywhere.  

Oh! Another bonus, the river starts filling up, and if you like thunderstorms, you will definitely get those in Johannesburg.

What to do and where to go.

In Cape Town, I would recommend the Pod hotel, or The Marly hotel, not only because they are fantastic hotels but also because they are within walking distance from the beach. If you prefer something closer to the city, for me, The Winchester Hotel is the best, halfway between the city bowl and the beaches, right on the promenade it is perfectly located. I normally don’t recommend hotels in the city bowl just because I personally prefer the ocean views and the closeness to the sea. However, if you insist, La Botessa would be one that I’d recommend, also Gorgeous George and Camissa House, without forgetting the Silo Hotel and The Cadogan Boutique Hotel.

A day in the Winelands is a must as well as the Cape Point Tour, but also taking a couple of days to relax and enjoy the beaches, Camps Bay, Clifton, Llandudno, etc. There are also a lot of activities to do all year round but some of these are much more fun in Summer like Scuba diving through a Kelp Forest or Snorkeling with seals, an Ocean Safari to look for whales and dolphins, Paragliding, Kayaking, Sandboarding, Skydiving, and plenty more. There’s something for everyone. 

Something a lot of people love to do is the Garden Route, it’s a great way to enjoy a road trip visiting some incredible beaches and then end up with a Safari near Port Elizabeth, if you are not the type that likes road trips, you can always fly to the Kruger National Park area and do a safari in one of the most fabulous private game reserves in the country for example, Royal Melawane, Singita, Earth Lodge, Saseka, etc.

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Maria Isabel Armejo
Maria Isabel Armejo
2022-11-29
We had the best experience with our honeymoon trip. German booked our tours, pick up taxis and even our local flights. The trip exceeded our expectations and we had a lot of fun, and enjoyed each day, just like we wanted. Very lucky to find Nanan travel. Cant wait to book another trip with them. Thank you ❤️
Geoffrey Chin
Geoffrey Chin
2022-11-24
Excellent Service! German went above and beyond making our arrangements. Very professional! Highly recommend.
Antonio Sánchez
Antonio Sánchez
2022-11-12
He tenido unas vacaciones espectaculares en Sudáfrica, el entorno, los hoteles, el personal y nuestra guía Alicia Maravillosa y el Organizador y Director Germán también de gran nivel para viajes de lujo, los 2 siempre pendientes de todo. Muchísimas gracias por estar con nosotros hasta en los mínimos detalles. Berny
Paola Izaguirre
Paola Izaguirre
2022-10-23
100% recomendado. Germán planeo con nosotros nuestro viaje a africa. Estuvo literal 24/7 durante todo el viaje, haciéndonos sentir seguros durante las 3 semanas que estuvimos en Africa. Los hoteles donde nos quedamos súper bonitos y súper bien ubicados, sus recomendaciones también súper! Definitivamente entendió lo que queríamos en este viaje. Los guías que nos puso todos con bastante conocimiento, muy buen inglés y amigables. Y en Capetown definitivamente Germán nos hizo sentir como locales y en casa! Ahora a planear africa parte 2 y con muchas ganas de volver a Cape Town! Thanks German!
Rachel Konforti
Rachel Konforti
2022-10-21
German from Nanan Travel was amazing to work with! I found Nanan Travel on instagram when I was researching places to do our safari at. I had some questions before booking but he actually helped take over that process for me which was so helpful! Also, I never thought to work with a travel agent because I wouldve thought they charge us but turns out they dont and even more….they have discounted pricing to hotels I wouldve already booked at myself. So truly it is a win win situation for a traveler to work with Nanan Travel & I will definitely be using Nanan again. 🙂
Betina Menahem
Betina Menahem
2022-10-04
Gracias Germán por tu búsqueda, tu buena onda, tu paciencia y tu predisposición. Gracias a tus recomendaciones pasamos un hermoso fin de semana en un safari cerca de Port Elizabeth y tuvimos nuestra primera experiencia en un safari como familia. 100x100% recomendado!
Ernesta Swanepoel
Ernesta Swanepoel
2022-09-26
This was the second time that German from Nanan Travel arranged accommodation for us during our holidays. And every time he delivers ! German understands what it is that you are looking for in accommodation and he makes sure that you gets what you want. He is quick to respond and happy to answer all questions. We recently travelled to the Maldives and he patiently guided us through the 1000+ options until we found what we were looking for. The accommodation that he suggested exceeded our expectations. Everything went smoothly and all our transfers were arranged. Nanan Travel is the company to use when you want to have a picture perfect holiday !
Pablo Tapia
Pablo Tapia
2022-08-29
Una experiencia alucinante todo el viaje a Sudafrica! Gracias German y a todo el equipo de Nanan Travel! El lodge de Kapama y los safaris fotográficos un éxito! Vimos a los big 5 y muchos más muy cerca! CapeTown también de maravilla! Una ciudad espectacular, el hotel 👍🏻👍🏻! La zona de viñedos también espectacular, un viaje recomendable para los amantes del vino! Clouds estate donde nos alojamos estuvo excelente! Y la Garden Route (si bien manejamos mucho por los pocos días) fue muy interesante, paisajes preciosos, actividades súper divertidas (caminatas, avistamiento de tiburones y ballenas, kayak en stormriver!…) Gracias por todo!
Paola Protzel
Paola Protzel
2022-08-27
This is our second time traveling with Nanan Travel and it just keeps getting better and better !!! We are already dreaming , saving and planning for our third trip to Eastern Africa with German. . If you want to visit Africa please look no further and do it with Nanan Travel . German is super experienced , knowledgeable and caring and thanks to him we have fallen in love with this amazing continent . Can’t wait to be back and discover new places. Thanks German . You are the best !!!
Daniela Abugattas
Daniela Abugattas
2022-08-25
We had the most amazing trip of our lives… the perfect honeymoon package: Safari + Zanzibar! German thought of every detail for our trip and his recommendations were spot on! The hospitality we experienced in every place went above our expectations in every sense!

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