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Clearly the place to be if you want to make your insta pop, South Africa secured fifth place in a new poll - travel guidebook company, Rough Guides revealing what their readers consider to be the most stunning destinations on the planet.

Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “South Africa is on everybody’s bucket list this year, the country also appearing in ABTA’s top ten most popular destinations for gap years. Whether you’re on a Big 5 safari in the Kruger or taking a leap of faith and bungy jumping from Bloukrans Bridge, home to the world’s highest commercial bungy jump, the destination of South Africa is bound to satisfy your appetite for adventure.”

Good news for travellers who have the country on their wish list, Acacia Africa is discounting several of its camping overland tours covering South Africa by 20% if booked by 31 October

The promotion includes selected dates in November and December, with many departures incorporating the Christmas and New Year period. The tour operator is also offering savings of 10% on its accommodated overland tours. 

SAVE 20% (£63pp) Acacia Africa’s four day Kruger Safari includes two full days of game viewing in the national park and an optional night drive to view the Kruger’s nocturnal wildlife. From only £252pp (no single supplement). Departing 11 & 25 November. Starts Johannesburg - ends - Johannesburg. Full tour price before discount £315pp. 

SAVE 20% (£148pp) The seven day African Insight southbound includes a Christmas Day game drive in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. From only £592pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £80pp. Departing 20 December. Starts Livingstone - ends Johannesburg. Full tour price before discount £740pp. 

Arno Delport comments, “There’s even more reason for South Africa to celebrate, as this month the Africa's largest gallery for contemporary art from the continent and its diaspora opened in Cape Town.”

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa) is set inside old grain silos on the V&A Waterfront. Visitors are greeted by a giant flying dragon made of rubber, created by South African artist Nicholas Hlobo.

All prices include transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a tour leader/driver and exclude return flight. Acacia Africa (020 7706 4700; acacia-africa.com). SATSA membership No. 1931, ATTA membership no. 20151, ATOL No. 6499 and ABTA No. W4093 PROTECTED. 



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