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Winter Sun Destinations

There’s nothing quite like enjoying your morning coffee on a veranda, with the sun shining down on you. But knowing that you’re enjoying the beautiful sunshine whilst escaping the cold, dark winter of your hometown, is even sweeter.

When it comes to inspiration for winter sun escapes, we’ve got you covered. Generally speaking, the southern hemisphere is a good place to be as temperatures are high, with an abundance of sunshine. Destinations close to the equator like the Seychelles, also offer idyllic conditions. Spend the days with wiggling your toes amongst white sand beaches, and your evenings eating under the stars during a candlelit dinner.

Winter sun escapes can be more than just beaches, though. For those looking for adventure, South Africa is home to safari destinations, vast winelands, and mountain ranges for hiking. Head to the Kruger National Park or private reserves like the Sabi Sands for a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience, ticking off the Big Five: the rhino, the leopard, the lion, the elephant and the cape buffalo. For those more active, explore the fascinating Galapagos.

Whichever destination takes your fancy, one thing is certain: a winter sun escape is always a good idea.

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South Africa

Located on the southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa is a country of plentiful sunshine, picturesque vineyards, and dramatic cities – where mountains meet ocean. The wildlife is second-to-none, with national parks like the Kruger, Madikwe and Sabi Sands boasting its numbers of the Big Five. For those looking for a more relaxed experience, the Garden Route and Cape Town offer a beautiful blend – idyllic views with a real sense of space and adventure around every corner.

 
Singapore

Singapore

Located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is often known for a layover on route to other Asian destinations. Logistically, this works well and a few nights to explore this hustling city is always an interesting angle. The country, its people and its culture is a fusion of Indian, Malay and Chinese – which can definitely be appreciated through its delicious food. While skyscrapers dominate the skyline, Singapore has dedicated space to parks and green spaces, so the city feels clean and enjoyable.

 
Seychelles

Seychelles

This paradise location, off the east coast of Africa, is made up of over 100 smaller islands, each with white-sand beaches and turquoise, azure waters. Some of the most popular islands to visit include Praslin, Cousin Island, St. Anne Island and Anse Lazio among others, but arguably the most visited is the largest island – Mahe. A contrast of dense jungles and clear waters, you will instantly feel like you’ve arrived in paradise here.

 
Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius is one of the most sought-after islands of the Indian Ocean. Just a 4-hour flight arriving into the capital, Port Louis, across from Johannesburg, this breath-taking island can be combined with an exhilarating safari or South Africa adventure. That said, Mauritius can definitely be a stand-alone destination. Not only does the island feature white-sand beaches, but it also homes a diverse ecosystem of lagoons, reefs, waterfalls and rainforests.

 
Malaysia

Malaysia

When we think of Malaysia, an exciting blend of cultures, nationalities and cuisine dance around in our mind, full of colour and energy. Located in southeast Asia, Malaysia combines several Malay islands and Borneo. It’s diversity of landscape is second-to-none, with rainforests, beaches, rainforests, vast tea plantations, and jungles among more. The starting point is almost always the capital city, Kuala Lumpur which in itself, is an exhilarating city of delicious food, varying architecture, and kind, welcoming people.

 
Chefchaouen Morocco

Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco lies in the northwest corner of Africa, an area known as the “Arab West,” less than 10 miles from Spain, yet a world apart from Europe. Slightly larger than the state of California, it features a spectacular coastline with beautiful beaches along both the Mediterranean and Atlantic and is filled with sandy deserts, rugged mountains, lively souks and Berber culture. The rich kaleidoscope of cultures is a result of its control by the Berbers, Arabs, the French and Spanish conquistadors, as well being home to Jews for centuries.

 
Galapagos

Galapagos

Located off the Ecuadorian coast, the Galapagos Islands often entice and intrigue travellers. This may be because the islands are remote and mysterious, or the fact that the wildlife is to diverse and unique. From giant tortoises to sea lions and marine iguanas, the Galapagos Islands offer something for the nature-enthusiast, and those who appreciate beautiful and memorable landscapes.