Top 10 Places To Travel To In South Africa
There are a plethora of amazing places in South Africa that may take a whole lifetime to explore it. Every time I pay a visit to South Africa, I feel compelled to plan for the next trip to South Africa. My previous tours could not fulfill my thirst of quest for Africa.
South Africa is larger than you think, bigger than your imagination.
From wildlife to African flora; Gorgeous beaches to Beautiful cities; Beauteous mountains to mysterious forests; everything is available here; let alone the cultural amalgamation, variegated foods and well hearted people.
All of these combinations are attracting people toward this country. And this is why, it is becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations for the tourists around this world.
This article will give you a full overview of the most beautiful places to visit while traveling to South Africa. At the end of this post, you will know which places need to be added to your bucket list while visiting this beautiful country.
10. Addo Elephant National Park:
This park is situated in the eastern region of South Africa. Addo Elephant national park is considered to be one of the largest parks in the whole Africa. By its name, you might guess that this park is popular for elephants.
This park is a great inhabitants for a special species of elephants which have got brownish skin due to the red soil of this park.
Ostriches, warthogs and antelopes can also be seen in this beautiful park. In 2004, the park authority introduced a group of lions and a group of endangered species of hyenas to the park. This has increased the attraction of this park way more.
It is said that the fortune of the Africans are made in Johannesburg. This city is the witness of so many historical incidents.
Johannesburg is the economic hub of Africa. About three million people live in the city which is what made it the second largest city of Africa. Though this city is stereotyped as a city of criminals and cruelty, traveling to South Africa will remain unfold if you don’t visit this historical city.
Which place would be more beautiful than Hermanus to watch a plethora of whales swimming in the sea shore? Every year southern right whales migrate to this region to mate and breed. The shallow and sheltered waters of this place attract the ____ of the whales.
This city is located on the eastern coast of South Africa. This is the second largest city of South Africa. The subtropical climate and beauty of the scenic beaches made Durban so special for the tourists.
The cultural dynasty of this city will give you a mixed feelings. You will see Zulu murals, Mosques, churches and hindu temples everywhere in the city.
South Africa was ruled by the british. As a result, you will see a lots of british colonial architecture in this city.
6. Cape Town:
Which one is the most popular city among the tourists in South Africa?
Undoubtedly, Cape Town.
The mild, Mediterranean climate of Cape Town makes it hospitable for the tourists. Everything is so well decorated and well-structured here in Cape Town. The center of this city is located in a smaller area between Table Bay and Table Mountain.
You can explore the hills and the valleys of the winelands in this city. Certainly, this city should be on the top of your bucket list while traveling to South Africa.
5. Kruger National Park:
This wonder park has borders with two different countries of Africa. One of them Is Mozambique and the other one is Zimbabwe. This park is covered with a variety of trees, bushes and savannah.
As a result, Kruger national park is considered as the jewel of South Africa. Its dense animal population and the variety of flora made it different from any other nation park.
To make the journey of tourists mesmerizing, the authority make numerous tarred and gravel road throughout the parks. One can choose this park for self-driving expeditions.
Drakensberg is a Dutch word which stands for the “mountains of the dragon”. This mountainous region offers some of the country’s beautiful and astounding landscapes.
The zulu named Drakensberg as Quathlamba. The meaning of Quathlamba is Battlement of Spears.
3. Simon’s Town and Boulders’ Beach:
Simon’s Town is a small town nearer to Cape Town. The main attraction of this city is Boulder’s Beach.
Well, why is this beach different from other beaches?
It’s because this is a home to a community of around 25000 penguins! Now, you must understand why you should not miss visiting this beach. Though you have to pay somewhat 10 USD to visit this place, you must give it a shot to enjoy its scenic beauty.
2. Cape Point Peninsula and Cape Point National Park:
This is a must to have a road trip around Cape point peninsula while visiting Cape Town. This peninsula is a part of the Cape Floral Region. The Cape Floral Region is known for its biodiversity. It was inscribed in the list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites back in the 2004. So, you can guess,You will get a lot of scenic views while driving around the Cape Point peninsula. One of nicest view that you will get at Hout Bay. It is a beautiful suburb of Cape Town which has a breathtaking sandy beach with a nice harbor. How beautiful this place must be!
You will get a lot of scenic views while driving around the Cape Point peninsula. One of nicest view that you will get at Hout Bay. It is a beautiful suburb of Cape Town which has a breathtaking sandy beach with a nice harbor.
1. Stellenbosch and Kayamandi:
I recommend you to spend at least three full days to explore the scenic beauties of Stellenbosch. This is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It has a lots of small museums which will enrich your knowledge about different dynasties of South Africa.
On the last day of your three days visit to Stellenbosch, you can have a look at Kayamandi. The meaning of Kayamandi is sweet home. This is a historical township with small village which were constructed in traditional style.