The country that has a “world in it” brings to its travelers a variety of experiences as they get to experience beautiful coastline, landscapes, cities, wine lands and not to be missed South Africa’s famous wildlife. The experiences are abundant in South African giving you enough opportunities to explore the world in a single country. Following are some of the main experiences that South Africa has to offer its travelers:
South Africa is an adventure haven with beautiful mountains and 3000 km of coastline along with perfect climate all around the year make it a great place for adventure seekers. South Africa offers a good amount of outdoor activities which include hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and white water rafting. When it comes to water, it offers scuba diving, surfing, wind surfing, snorkeling and kayaking. Apart from these, it offers extreme activities like skydiving and paragliding. South Africa has plenty of horse trails through the vineyards in the mountains and beaches. Travelers can even abseil in Knysna in Western Cape. Travelers also get an opportunity to go on river trips which include scenic and grade five white water washing machines. Another hot favorite in South Africa is the art of canoeing which can be done on your own.
South Africa offers a cultural heritage with diversity as the history of South Africa dates back to those times where earliest human settlements are found. There are about 300 museums which reflect the 18th century places ranging from rural villages to mountain caves and 18th century homes to urban cities. There are many tours organized in the central cities to give you deep insight of South African culture and its history. It is also believed that human life started in Africa and to actually believe it you have to see it with your own eyes at the fossil sites of the country. Cape Town has fossilized footprints and Drakenburg Mountains and rock painting gives factual evidences of human origin. Travelers also have the opportunity to explore the battlegrounds and you can visit Isandlwana, Langa in Cape Town and from KwaZulu – Natal to Soweto to get a better idea of South Africa’s history and to interpret it in a better way, a guided tour to these places is recommended. Some of the recommended tour sites to have the South African experience are The Nelson Mandela Route, Constitution Hill, Robben Island remembers and The Apartheid Museum.
South Africa has a lot to give to its tourists when it comes to the beautiful cities with lively nightlife, endless shopping, exotic cuisines and great hotels and Spa. Johannesburg is quite popular amongst tourists who would like to go for a city getaway. It is indeed a lively and a fast moving city. The centre of Johannesburg boasts of a variety of people from the entire continent along with Civic Theatre, Museum Africa, Newtown Cultural project. The northern part of Johannesburg illuminates in the sense of opulence and abundance that include number of shopping malls, restaurants, coffee shops, restaurants etc. For people loving golf, Johannesburg is the place to be as it offers various golf and perfect climate. Apart from Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria, a city of Jacarandas, Soweto and Relaxing Port Elizabeth are other cities to experience South Africa’s city life.
People across world come to South Africa to experience the adventurous safaris especially at the jewel of South Africa- Kruger National Park. This area is bigger than Israel and is a homeland to diversity of game. Even the accommodation options vary of standard lodges to exclusive luxury ones. The park is surrounded by private concessions like sabi sand and Sabi Sabi. South Africa brings to you world’s interesting wildlife with animals including, rhinos, elephants, lions and Leopards with various kinds of game reserves for visitors seeking the glimpse of this beautiful wildlife in their natural habitat. Apart from Kruger National Park, South Africa has Phinda National Reserve and San Parks. Tourists who are looking at an economical safari experiences in South Africa can surely take up the self drive safari tours as they have the liberty to drive around the national parks during the day only. The other good wildlife park is the Hluhluwe- Imfolzoli game reserve and the Pilansberg game park in the northern part of South Africa.
Wine Tasting Experience:
A delight for wine lovers, wine tasting experience in South Africa can be a great add on to your South African holidays. South Africa offers various wine tasting tours accompanied with scrumptious delicacies. You can catch sight of beautiful vineyards located in Cape Town as it has the best of vineyard regions in the entire world. On wine tours in South Africa, travelers get to taste a variety of wines, invitations to lunch and dinners and abundance of scenic views to make you feel on top of the world.
South Africa offers the world’s best scenic views to be captured in your camera and giving you world class experience. From parks to beaches and from mountains to botanical gardens, South Africa has it all. Some of the must see botanical gardens in South Africa are Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, Pietermartizburg quite near to Durban, the Johannesburg National Botanical Garden, the Free State Botanical Garden near Bloemfontein etc. Other beautiful sites of South Africa are the the Harlenbeespoort Dam, located in the North western part. It is a lovely destination for people on family holidays and offers activities like boating, golfing, hiking, skiing and horse riding. Port Elizabeth is considered the windy city of South Africa has the loveliest beaches offering great scenic views of Indian Ocean and skyline. The best beaches of South Africa are Margate main beach, Marina Beach near Southbroom and Willard beach in Ballito.