Offer all the magic of South Africa to your customers!

Launch of the “Live Again” campaign

To support the return of tourists, South Africa has just launched a new campaign in France and Southern Europe: “Live Again” (“Re Vivre”). A campaign which of course aims to reassure travelers in search of a real escape, but also to inspire them, to arouse their curiosity, to awaken their senses and to reveal to them all the magical assets of this destination like no other.

“The aim is to propel the South African tourism sector to the forefront of the country’s economic recovery effort and to position South Africa as a safe and secure destination,” said Lindiwe Sisulu, South African Minister tourism.

A world full of sensations

A trip to South Africa is a clever mix of landscapes of exceptional beauty, cultural and historical discoveries of great richness, unforgettable encounters with a diverse population with a warm welcome and journeys through wide open spaces. closest to a preserved wild life.

The surprising Johannesburg

Johannesburg is both the economic capital and the most important industrial and commercial center of South Africa. It offers its visitors some particularly interesting discoveries such as the Newton Cultural Precinct (with a complete panorama of the various cultural traditions of the country), the Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City (reconstruction of a mining town from the 19e century), the township of Soweto, symbol of the fight against Apartheid with the houses inhabited by Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu…

Around : Sun City, an attractive leisure complex located 160 km from the “city of gold”.

Cape Town, a city of legend

In Cape Town, you can, among other things, sleep in palaces, dine in gourmet restaurants, go shopping, listen to music, visit museums, swim at the edge of superb beaches… There, you have to stroll on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the old docks converted into a very lively place to live, and in the Malay quarter (Bo-Kaap) with multicolored houses. Then visit the South African Museum, the Zeitz Mocaa (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa), the Fort of Good Hope (Castle of Good Hope)… and discover the Two Oceans Aquarium. Unmissable: Table Mountain, which dominates the city and the bay from its height of 1,000 m, offers an extraordinary panorama. The ascent requires no effort: the ascent is done by cable car!

Around : Robben Island (Nelson Mandela’s prison island that has become a museum), the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, the Wine Route (in particular in the footsteps of the French Huguenots) and the Garden Route are exciting excursion destinations. With, of course, the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope, mythical cape of Africa, for its grandiose landscapes and its atmosphere at the end of the world. There are plenty of surprises along the way, such as the colony of penguins on Boulders beach.

A preserved fauna and flora

Imagine! In South Africa, national parks and private nature reserves reveal breathtaking landscapes and allow you to observe the “big five”, the famous “big five” in the wild: the elephant, the lion, the rhinoceros, leopard and buffalo. But many cheetahs, antelopes, giraffes, hyenas, hippos, baboons, zebras, crocodiles and other warthogs are still eagerly sought there.

Vast as two and a half times Corsica, the famous Kruger National Park is the largest on the African continent. It is possible to explore it by car in complete autonomy in search of animals and birds. There are also San cave paintings and archaeological sites such as Masorini and Thulamela. In the immediate vicinity of Kruger Park, the private nature reserves, renowned for their hospitality and their “Out of Africa” atmosphere, offer very high quality hotel services and optimal conditions for discovering the beauty of wildlife.

The parks of Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg (listed as World Heritage by Unesco), Pilanesberg, Karoo, Addo Elephant or even the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a fantastic ecosystem that surrounds Lake St Lucia , also provide intense moments to share as a couple, with family or friends.

Sports and adventure: South Africa is the land of escape. You can practice a wide range of land or air sports in complete safety (hiking, horse riding, bungee jumping, zip line, rap jumping, rafting, paragliding, microlight flight, helicopter or jet, hot air balloon, parachute, climbing, descent abseiling, golf, etc.) and also nautical activities (scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing, seaside pleasures on Blue Flag beaches, etc.).

Advise your clients…

…to explore the Drakensberg Mountains which are home to several natural curiosities such as the Blyde River Canyon, one of the largest gorges in the world (30 km long), and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, astonishing cylindrical cavities carved into the rock and rich in color.

…to go on a hot-air balloon safari to observe wildlife from the sky.

…to watch the whales from the shore at Hermanus (not far from Cape Town), from June to December. The town, overlooking Walker Bay, is considered one of the best land-based whale watching sites in the world. Plettenberg Bay (Western Cape), Algoa Bay (Eastern Cape) and the Wild Coast (Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal) are also excellent spots.

…to play golf in Durban, port city on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Here, the courses at Durban Country Club and Beachwood Country Club are especially popular with players of all levels.

How to get there ?

Air France flies directly to two cities in South Africa: Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT) on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. From October 30, 2022, the airline will operate flights between Paris and Cape Town. Flights will operate three times a week, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, by Boeing B787-9 (Dreamliner). This new-generation aircraft has a large number of operational advantages, including: fuel consumption 20% lower than that of previous-generation aircraft, a significant reduction in CO emissions2 (about 20%) as well as noise emissions.

In addition to Cape Town this winter, there is a daily service to Johannesburg. The 7 weekly flights to Johannesburg are operated by Boeing 777 equipped with 4 new travel cabins with a capacity of 296 seats: 4 La Première suites, 58 Business seats, 28 seats in Premium Economy and 296 in Economy.

Where to inquire?

www.southafrica.net/en/en

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