The best local holiday destinations for the solo female traveller


In the mood for a bit of travelling? We always are! Discover, delight, and embrace the incomparable joys of travel that await you…and do it so safely with these travel tips for women. 

Whether you’re an adventure seeker, culture vulture, wellness enthusiast, shopping maven, or foodie fanatic, we have the perfect holiday inspiration for every type of woman. 

  • Adventure Seeker: Conquer the mountains

Dive into the heart of the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal for exhilarating hiking and climbing expeditions.

Conquer the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town for a rewarding and picturesque adventure.

  • Culture Vulture: Unveil historical riches

Take a city break in Cape Town and visit historical sites such as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Or visit Zeitz Mocaa (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) a public non-profit museum located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Head to Stellenbosch and explore the history, culture (and, of course, the wine) of this charming wine country town.

  • Wellness and spa: Soak in the tranquillity

Book a spa getaway in Mpumalanga, where bush meets tranquillity. From an oasis of 5-star luxury to more affordable 4 and 3-star resorts.

Escape to the Drakensberg Mountains for a serene wellness retreat of guided meditation, invigorating hikes, or soul-soothing spa treatments. 

  • Shopping maven: Retail therapy galore

Explore the trendy Johannesburg malls, Fourways Mall, Sandton City Mall or Mall of Africa for chic boutiques and designer shopping.

Stroll through the colourful markets in Durban and discover unique artisanal treasures. 

Discover the diversity of shopping in the Mother City. 

  • Foodie fanatic: Savour South African flavours

Experience the fusion of flavours in Cape Town, where diverse cultures offer a gastronomic feast.

Knysna is a seafood lover’s dream destination.

Enjoy fresh oysters, fish, and prawns while taking in the scenic beauty of the

Garden Route.

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