Scents and sensibility

The fragrance of sun cream should act as reminder to ‘factor up' on your holiday to cater for South Africa's balmy climate.

Don't let areas of dense forest lull you into thinking you don't need any protection from the sun, which will permeate through the trees as well as through the doors of open sided game viewing vehicles. No matter whether you're in a city, on the beach or sightseeing - be especially vigilant when walking around in the heat of the day, remembering always to apply ample sun lotion to sensitive areas like the back of the neck and the forehead.

The senses are all linked, but it's always good to use common sense.

  • Durban and Surrounds

    Enjoy the beaches and waves of Durban or Ballito where on average there are 320 sunny days per year. April – September is the best time to visit to avoid rainfall.

  • Kalahari

    Remember your sun cream in the arid open desert! Here you will find one of the most thrilling Meerkat Reserves in the world.

  • Shongololo Southern Cross Adventure Northbound

    Discover the land of the ‘Rising Sun' as well as Kruger National Park with this 15 night tour by train.

  • South Africa Explorer Tour

    Travel through Paradise Country by coach through Mpumalanga to Kruger and enjoy an overnight and full day stop at Durban where you can do some sunbathing or surfing.