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Discover Southern Africa

Africa is continent rich in natural beauty, wildlife and culture - an exciting land largely unexplored by tourists. Some of the most breathtaking African safari holidays and adventures are found in the sub region of Southern Africa - stretching from the equator down to the Cape of Good Hope.

What's more, investment opportunities in Southern Africa abound and the world of business is waking up to the continent's untapped potential.

Be challenged. Be surprised. Be inspired. Explore Southern Africa - the Gateway to the Undiscovered. Click on a Southern African country to see what awaits.

  • Angola Stunning beaches, untouched wildlife parks and breathtaking waterfalls - one of Africa's most intriguing countries is now at peace and slowly inviting visitors back. More info here...
  • Ascension Island Ascension Island, named after the day it was discovered, is predominantly used as a military base and for many years this South Atlantic island was inaccessible to tourists. But recent flights introduced by the RAF and a few guest cottages that have sprung up has made it an attractive sport fishing destination. Much of the island is a volcanic wasteland and notoriously it also has the worst golf course in the world!More info here...
  • Botswana Wildlife enthusiasts are attracted to Botswana's Okavango Delta, situated on the Okavango River, while many top safari lodges are also to be found in the Chobe National Park in the north. More info here...
  • Burundi For long blighted by ethnic conflict, the small country of Burundi is finally at peace and adventurous travelers are trickling back to explore its stunning scenery of soaring mountains, lakes and inland beaches. The capital Bujumbura overlooks the vast Lake Tanganyika, a short distance from where explorer Henry Morton Stanley spoke the famous words: "Dr Livingstone I presume?"More info here...
  • Comoros Halway between Madagascar and Mozambique, the Comoros Islands with their picture-perfect beaches, turquoise waters and ylang ylang perfumed air makes for a magical summer holiday. More info here...
  • Congo DRC Despite having one of the world's largest chimpanzee populations, as well as many gorilla sightings, travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo has slowed to a trickle due to the ongoing security situation there. More info here...
  • Kenya The word "safari", which means "journey" in Swahili, originated here - no wonder, as the country has some of the most exciting wildlife parks in the world. It's also the home of The Lion King, in which the unforgettable sight of the Masai Mara's annual mass migration of wildebeest is immortalized. More info here...
  • Lesotho Ancient African culture remains preserved in this small mountainous country in the heart of South Africa. The majestic highlands are best explored on the back of a Basotho pony. More info here...
  • Madagascar Madagascar is the fourth biggest island in the world and is astonishingly rich in natural beauty and endemic wildlife - the most famous species being the lemur. From rainforests to coral reefs, the variety to be found on this exotic island is endless. More info here...
  • Malawi Known as the Warm Heart of Africa, Malawi is renowned for its friendly people. It has some of the best game parks in Africa, as well as scenic mountain hiking trails, while tourists flock to the beaches and reefs of Lake Malawi. More info here...
  • Mauritius The island of Mauritius is about as close to paradise as you can get, which explains why so many people flock to its luxurious hotels, spas and golf resorts in search of a dream beach holiday or honeymoon. More info here...
  • Mozambique Mozambique has become one of Southern Africa's newest and hottest tourism destinations, drawing visitors with its pristine beaches and islands, some of the world's best scuba diving and snorkeling and charming colonial culture. More info here...
  • Namibia Namibia is famous for its awe-inspiring desert landscape and the great sand dunes of Sossusvlei. Besides sightings of unique desert animals and plants, Namibia also offers exciting Big Five safaris. More info here...
  • Reunion The island of Reunion is a little known French gem lying close to Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. It has a live volcano, spectacular mountain scenery and quality hiking trails cutting through its wild and tropical interior. More info here...
  • Rwanda Rwanda is rich in flora and fauna and natural beauty, with scenic rolling hills and breathtaking green savannah. Rwanda is sadly associated with one of the most brutal genocides in history, but has regained stability, becoming a safe and magical travel destination unspoilt by tourist activity. One of the main attractions is the chance to view some of the last remaining silverback mountain gorillas at close distance.More info here...
  • Saint Helena This is one of the most isolated islands in the world, historically used by the British as a strategic point for ships sailing to South Africa, as well as a place of exile, most notably for Napoleon Bonaparte. Sailing remains the only means of getting to the island with the RMS St Helena doing a few round-trip UK-Cape Town voyages a year.More info here...
  • Seychelles Some of the most romantic holiday spots are found among the 115 islands of the Seychelles. Sun-soaked days, azure waters, dazzling beaches and a vibrant mix of cultures - no wonder this has become one of the world's most popular vacation spots. More info here...
  • South Africa With breathtaking mountains and beaches; exciting wildlife safaris, world-class cuisine and wine, and a rich history and culture, South Africa has it all and is considered the gateway for tourism to Southern Africa. More info here...
  • Swaziland Life continues pretty much as it has done for centuries in this tiny African mountain kingdom wedged between Mozambique and South Africa. Besides the vibrant culture, Swaziland is blessed with abundant wildlife and dramatic scenery. More info here...
  • Tanzania Home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the vast plains of the famous Serengeti National Park and the wildest animal population in the world, Tanzania boasts some of the best animal spotting opportunities in Africa. More info here...
  • Uganda Uganda is most famous for its mountain gorillas and friendly people. It has 10 national parks, exciting hiking trails and one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. More info here...
  • Zambia Zambia's unspoilt wildlife areas boasts some of Southern Africa's most luxurious game lodges, as well as an abundance of adventure activities, including white-water river rafting on the Zambezi River, close to the majestic Victoria Falls. More info here...
  • Zimbabwe It remains one of the most scenic countries in Southern Africa, but ongoing political unrest in Zimbabwe has prevented many travellers from experiencing the country's magnificent natural beauty, including the spectacular Victoria Falls and Zambezi valley. More info here...