If you could take just one vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go? We think South Africa would be a great choice. A classic luxury with an amalgamation of varied experiences, a vacation to South Africa can be memorable for families and exceptionally romantic for couples. Explore the vibrant sights and sounds of the cosmopolitan African city, Cape Town. Drive one of the most scenic roads in the world, the Garden Route. Stay in the exclusive and lavish lodges of South Africa’s most famous wildlife destination, Kruger National Park. Vibrant sights, colourful street art and a strong culture wrestle for traveller’s attention in Johannesburg while extreme adventures like Shark Cage diving in Western Cape will get that adrenaline pumping like never before!
From your armchair, let us jump into the top-rated ideas and destinations that must be part of any South African trip.
The multi-cultural Mother City with its remarkable history, cool vibe and delectable cuisine really has it all. Crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain and bound by the most mesmerizing beaches, you will likely run out of superlatives when exploring Cape Town.
The Cape Peninsula is among the best day trips from Cape Town and once you soak in the incredible scenery here, you will know why! Icing on the cake are the tuxedoed sunbathers, the African Penguins, that call the Boulders Beach in the Cape as their home.
Spectacular and unforgettable natural landscapes have been a prominent draw in South Africa. The eagle-eye views and epic rock formations at the dramatic Blyde River Canyon will make you feel like being a part of a pretty wallpaper.
Relive your Enid Blyton fantasy of spending a night in a treehouse in the African wilderness. Watch the changing hues of the sky from orange to red to purple to a dark blue and connect with nature’s sounds, scents and sights, as you sleep in an open-air environment with songs of the wild for company.
A trip to Cape Town cannot be complete without a dose of its rich heritage and culture. Whether you are taking a cooking class or exploring the bustling markets, look no further than the colourful Bo-Kaap, one of the trendiest districts here that perfectly exemplifies why South Africa is called ‘The Rainbow Nation.’
Oenophiles have a lot to enjoy in South Africa. Wander through and taste some of the best wines in the world against the backdrop of magnificent mountain ranges around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek that provide the prefect microclimate for these wine farms.
Road trip anyone? Dense coastal forests, deep river gorges, fresh water lakes, quaint towns, sprawling beaches and exciting outdoor activities represent the beguiling diversity of the Garden Route which more than lives up to its name as a holiday hotspot.
Witness the cycle of life from its unmerciful, violent side to its most breathtaking at the 19000 sq. km. large Kruger National Park. Stay at one of those all-inclusive luxury lodges and get ready for up-close experiences with the Big 5 and plenty of more exciting wildlife in the Kruger area.
There is even more to South Africa. Their cuisine that reflects the various cultural influences which have existed since colonial times, make it a foody’s paradise. And the ever-smiling locals love to meet travellers and share favourite things about their area. Ready now to buy that plane ticket to this wonderful country?