South Africa is at the top of many travelers' bucket lists, and for a good reason! It's a destination that truly offers something for everyone, between its beaches, wildlife, and delicious food and drink. Today I'm going to share the top seven reasons why South Africa should be the place to visit for your next big adventure.
1. Stunning beaches
While a safari and visiting South Africa's major cities are probably at the top of your travel wish list, you'll be impressed by the country's beautiful beaches. If you are opting to drive along the Garden Route, you'll find breathtaking beaches on your journey, many of which are completely deserted and in pristine condition. In Cape Town, don't miss the chance to visit the penguins that call Boulders Beach home.
2. Best Big 5 Animal Sightings and Safaris in Africa
Whenever clients ask for my recommendations for safari destinations, my first answer is always South Africa. The country's safari tours are incredible, and you have one of the best chances of seeing the Big 5 all in one day in South Africa. Even though Kruger National Park is one of the most popular places to visit, you may also want to consider Madikwe or Phinda Game Reserves. If you are most excited to see elephants on your trip, factor in time at the Addo Elephant National Park.
3. Activities for the whole family to enjoy
You'll never be bored on a trip to South Africa. Apart from the safaris and beach time mentioned above, you can enjoy hiking, animal spotting, cycling, golfing, and so much more. There is something for everyone, so whatever hobby you enjoy doing back at home, you'll be able to find the opportunity to experience it within the beautiful surroundings of South Africa.
4. Delicious Food and Wine
Throughout the country, you'll find incredible food and wine to enjoy. A stop on your trip to visit the town of Stellenbosch - often considered South Africa's food and wine capital is a must. Located just an hour away from Cape Town, this city is part of the Cape Winelands, where you can enjoy visiting vineyards and sampling their products.
5. Sunshine almost every day of the year
While December to March is considered the rainy season around the Kruger National Park area, in comparison to many other worldwide destinations, you'll find the climate in South Africa to be good all year round. With hot summers and pleasant winters, it's the perfect all-year-round destination, with Durban and other cities experiencing over three hundred days of sunshine each year.
6. A favorite destination with the whole family
Kids and teens will be thrilled to visit South Africa, and with activities galore and chances to see some of the world's most spectacular wildlife up close, it's the ideal adventure for the whole family. You'll find fantastic accommodation options throughout the country with activities and pools to keep children of all ages entertained.
7. Experience South Africa's rich history
While many visitors come to South Africa for its wildlife, the country has a rich and fascinating history to immerse yourself in. I'd recommend taking a day out to explore the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields, where you'll experience the battles that took place here in 1875. No trip to South Africa would be complete without visiting Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent so many years of his life.
If a trip to South Africa is in your mind and you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We can help design your once in a lifetime experience in South Africa that best suit your personal travel style.