Being the home of the famous Kruger National park and deserts, South Africa is a country that offers amazing African scenery. It is one place in the world that you can see the famous Big Five in one park. For the wildlife and beach lovers as well as mountaineers, this is a great destination. There are plenty of things to see and do.
Visit Kruger National Park
The world famous park is home to varieties of wildlife and gives you a perfect chance to see the “Big Five” which are the leopard, elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo. Exploring the park whether by opting for a walking safari or on a safari van, you will be amazed by the beauty of its grassland, archeological sites and bushman rock paintings among other attractions.
Since there are various accommodation options to choose from, you can spend a few days in the park to ensure that you have the best experience.
This is university town is one of the most beautiful places that you can visit in the country. It is a well-preserved Dutch town that is home to old oak trees, the Rupert Museum, the Village Museum, white-washed Cape Dutch dwellings, Botanic Garden at the University of Stellenbosch, the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve which is perfect for biking and hiking, some of the best restaurants you could ever dine in and mosaic farms. It simply has something for everyone.
Explore iSimangaliso Wetland Park (miracle and wonder)
The largest estuarine system in Africa is located at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is home to varieties of wildlife. Formerly known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, it is a paradise for birdwatchers as it has over 500 bird species. It is a park that you should not miss out as this is where the largest number of crocodiles and hippos are found in the continent.
It’s a world heritage site with lakes, coral reefs, swamplands, crocodile filled rivers, savanna and coastal dunes. This is what makes it an excellent spot not only for viewing wildlife, but also for watersports such as snorkeling, fishing and kayaking.
Visit Robben Island, Western Cape
The country is famous for apartheid and how this was overcome. If you are a history buff, you should head to Robben Island and learn how Nelson Mandela together with social misfits and various political dissidents were jailed here for 18 years. Declared as a World Heritage Site, at Robben Island you will hear the tales from ex-prisoners themselves.