South Africa offers an irresistible introduction to the wide range of jewels of the Dark Continent. It also offers a wide spectrum of African scenery such as golden savannah, great gaping gorges, and hauntingly beautiful deserts. It is said to be home for lots of wild animals that give a unique experience to tourists.
African creatures are well-known for their wild unique features that attract all the tourists to capture memories in their cameras. Apart from the wildlife, game parks of Kruger and the Kgalagadi (Kalahari) Transfrontier Park are quite well-known. South Africa has world famous and most luxurious private game reserves and lodges. Basically, it is a place for wildlife lovers, who come from all corners of the world in search of the “Big Five”: lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino, and the elephant. Often, they are successful in getting a fantastic view of these wild animals.
South Africa has a variety of attractions that include coral reefs, shark dives, dragon-backed mountain ranges, white-water rafting, and golden beaches lapped by legendary surf breaks. Visitors can learn the turbulent history of this vast land by touring the vibrant and famous cities. Cape Town is one of the most famous and beautiful cities in South Africa. It is said to have a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, at the poignant museums and galleries in Johannesburg.
Let us explore some of the top-rated destinations of South Africa as below.
- Pay a visit to Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces
Kruger National Park is one of the world’s most popular safari parks. It is said to be one of the oldest game reserves in South Africa which will take about a 3.5 to 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg. It offers visitors to witness the “Big Five”: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino. Moreover, it also offers an astounding diversity of other wildlife. This park offers great bushman rock paintings and archaeological sites to add to its history. Tourists can explore this place on the large network of sealed roads, conduct a walking safari. Other activities that visitors can do is soar over the vast grasslands, gallery forests, and river systems in a hot air balloon. You can get easy accommodation in basic campsites and comfortable lodges.
2. Visit Cape Town, Western Cape
Cape Town is one of the breathtaking cities of the planet and is the second largest city in population in South Africa. This city is placed between a rugged range of mountains and the sea. You can have a spectacular view from the peak of flat-topped Table Mountain, or by gliding up on the cableway. You can have a panoramic view of the city from Lion’s Head, which is an hour-long hiking. The other attractions to look for in this city are the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Victoria, Alfred Waterfront, Chapman’s Peak Drive and many others. Here, you can see wonderful penguins waddle along the golden beaches of False Bay. The south of the city, Cape Point is rich with abundant wildlife and botanical wonders. Visitors can have a view of whales spouting from the harbor. Reminiscent of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco is a place where you can shop, dine and enjoy lots of entertainment venues, including Two Ocean’s Aquarium.
3. Visit Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch is one of the most colorful towns you can visit in South Africa. It consists of a mosaic of farms, old oak trees, and white-washed Cape Dutch dwellings. This town is also said to be the best-preserved towns from the era of the Dutch East India Company. In the current era, it is a university town with a vibrant feel and fantastic scenery. If you are a foodie, this is a perfect place for you. It has South Africa’s best restaurants as well as lots of sidewalk cafes. You can even explore this history at the Village Museum and Rupert Museum.
4. The beautiful Garden Route
Garden Route lies along the country’s southeast coast and is about 200 kilometers. It has some of South Africa’s most breathtaking coastal scenery. This popular driving route goes through rolling green hills, pretty coastal towns, lagoons, lakes, and coastal cliffs. The highlights of the route are the charming town of Knysna, the beautiful Garden Route National Park, Oudtshoorn’s ostrich farms and Cango Caves, and the seal colony of the Robberg Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay. You can have ample of adventure with elephant back rides and whale watching trips, bungee jumping and tree canopy tours.
When you take a holiday to South Africa, you will find lots of other beautiful destinations, apart from the ones we discussed here. You can make your journey more exciting and take benefits of attractive deals and packages by booking your tour with Flamingo Tours.