South Africa , the whole world in one country. From breathtaking scenery to intriguing culture: South Africa has it all. The following 7 highlights you shouldn’t miss when visiting the country.
1. Cape Town
The more than 1,000 meters high, flat table mountain reveals immediately that you are in Cape Town. South Africa ‘s most famous city is convenient, the environment has a lot to offer: nature Cape Peninsula ( Cape of Good Hope ) to wine tasting in Stellenbosch . But do not forget to take a tour through the old town city itself! Go shopping at the always charming Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and close off the day in the bustling boulevards of Clifton and Camps Bay.
2. Garden Route
The Garden Route is a perfect alternative for a road trip through South Africa , ideal for nature lovers among us. Along the way you’ll endless deserted beaches and ancient forests against, interspersed with lively and charming villages. Go whale watching in Hermanus or venture a leap of faith by a bungee jump from the
Bloukrans Bridge. Step sure to get out to Swellendam, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay to discover more.
South Africa is known for its great variety of nature and landscapes. The Drakensberg will make your heart beat faster in the east of the country. While visiting this area Amphitheatre and Tugela jump Falls almost directly in the eye. The Drakensberg Mountains are incredibly beautiful. You will experience it naturally when you
cross the border to mini-state like Lesotho
4. Kruger National Park
A visit to South Africa is incomplete without a safari. And where can you now do better than in the world’s most famous safari park? The Kruger National Park is known for its great variety of species. In addition to the ‘Big 5’ you will undoubtedly see animals such as giraffes, hippos, kudus, zebras and impalas encounter. Success guaranteed! For a unique experience, there is the chance to “between” to stay the wildlife. This can be in one of the 25 camps in the park.
This park, is located near Port Elizabeth, the only park in the world where you can spot the ‘Big 7’. Besides the notorious Big 5 (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino) you will also find the great white shark and the whale. This is because Addo beside a nature park also contains a real sea world. Let nature work on you, grab your list there and try to tick off all the animals of the Big 7
This is a true gem in the Indian Ocean. With a subtropical climate and its beautiful beaches, Durban is a popular holiday destination. Both locals and tourists know where to find this spot. Stroll on the idyllic beach promenade, visit the historic City Hall or try your luck at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.
7. Blyde River Canyon
This is a part of the Northern Drakensberg (and the world famous Panorama Route) which is the Blyde River Canyon, the greenest and one of the largest canyons in the world. At the height of the “Three Rondawels’ you can enjoy spectacular views. Also, God’s Window, the Pinnacle and Bourke’s Luck Potholes are a feast for the eyes!