Seeing South Africa: Making The Most Of Your Time In The Sun
South Africa is one of the world’s most incredible countries. It’s amazingly hot; it’s sandy and dry. It’s home to an incredible array of wildlife, from lions and cheetahs to zebras and giraffes, it has powdery beaches, luscious mountains, and deserts like nowhere else in the world.
A country with a vast and varied history, heritage, and culture, South Africa is somewhere that has to be seen to be believed. Famous for its safaris, South Africa is a travel destination that is on the bucket lists of many travelers purely for this reason.
However, there’s a lot more to this country that just safaris and wildlife tours - South Africa boasts museums, art galleries, busy towns and cities with a modern, cosmopolitan vibe, as well as an incredible array of wildlife. South Africa is a truly diverse place and the most amazing travel destination.
Planning a trip to South Africa? Below is a guide to all the sights and attractions that you can’t afford to miss…
Go wildlife spotting
You cannot go to South Africa without going wildlife spotting. Whether you are an animal lover or not, a safari is a must while in this incredible country. Safaris can be expensive, which is why a lot of travel companies offer them as part of a travel package. To cut costs, when you book your holiday package to South Africa, make sure to specify what you would like it to include, such as a day on safari as well as your accommodation. While you are in South Africa you have to see the big five - lions, cheetahs, rhinos, giraffes, and elephants - so booking a safari is a must.
Visit the national parks
South Africa is famous for its incredible landscapes due to how wonderfully diverse they are. If you want to get a real feel for how diverse this country is, visiting at least one of its national parks is a must. Kruger National park is one of the country’s largest game reserves, Table Mountain National Park is one of the largest parks in terms of land miles, while Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife reserve and is home to many elephants, as the name would suggest.
Head to the beach
As well as being home to some incredible national parks, South Africa also boasts some beautiful beaches. These include the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky headland in the southern tip of the country. Then there’s Boulder’s Beach, a sheltered beach speckled with granite boulders. There’s also Cape Peninsula, a rocky beach that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean.
Hit the shops
Believe it or not, South Africa is home to some incredible shopping destinations. One of the most popular of which is Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. Here you can explore some of the most incredible boutiques, as well as some more well-known brands.
South Africa is an amazing country and one that has a lot to offer any traveler. For a summer break or a break at any time of the year for that matter, South Africa is the perfect place.