Why visiting South Africa in Winter is a great idea

Food? Probably the most uniquely south african dish is Bobotie. Its origins are from Batavia or Jakarta in Indonesia which were bought when the Cape was still in Dutch hands. It consists of minced meat, spices and the now famous yellow egg-based topping. Few things are as delicious when enjoying bobotie whilst the rain lashes the windows outside.

Bobotie also spelt bobotjie, is a South African dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping

Snow anyone? Snow in South Africa?! No ways! In fact South Africa even has it’s own ski resort called Tiffindell in the Eastern Cape. The resort has been in operation for 25 years and has even been voted by CNN as one of the best ski runs in the world.

Safari me now! Luckily, the winter months for the northern provinces such as Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Kwazulu Natal are the dry seasons, so heading off for a safari is a must due to the massive discounts available. A bonus is due to the lack of water during this time, the animals tend to gather at watering holes making spotting wildlife very easy.

travel, tourism and people concept – happy couple with backpacks having fun over giraffe in african savannah background

Was that a Whale?! The quaint seaside town of Hermanus is probably the best place to spot the biggest mammal in the world, in its natural habitat. The months of August to September is whale season and seeing a southern right whale up close is an incredible experience.

A Right Whale in Peninsula Valdes, Argentina.

Power of the Flower! Probably one of the greatest sites is the annual wild flower season which is best seen in August to September (Spring I know but close!) Postberg Nature Reserve on the West Coast and the Tankwa Karoo National Park are probably your best options to witness a kaleidoscope of colours, patterns and prints. Monet would’ve been proud.

Field Filled with Orange White and Yellow Spring Flowers in West Coast National Park