I’m home from South Africa but, like everyone who visits this wondrous place, I left a little piece of my heart behind.
The entire country did not disappoint me as it is the perfect blend of city life to adrenaline-inducing adventure, enchanting wildlife to history/culture, breathtaking scenery to sun-soaked beaches, all wrapped up with incredible food & wine. A short 2-week trip can’t even begin to showcase the best of this incredible country so run, don’t walk to put this destination on your bucket list! To encourage you a little more and to further enhance your excitement, here are five reasons you should make it to South Africa at least once in your life.
1 . Cape Town
As one of South Africa’s three capitals, the Mother City is one that you must explore. Not only is it one of the top holiday destinations in the entire world, but it’s full of natural, exotic beauty that you can’t find anywhere else. There’s excellent food, plenty of beaches, and, last but not least, Table Mountain.
2. The Garden Route
For some of the most breathtaking coastline views, take the Garden Route from Mossel Bay to Storms River. Visit and view small towns, rugged shores, sandy beaches, and thick forests.
3. Wine Tasting In The Cape Winelands
Cape Winelands is a 45-minute drive from the Cape Town City Center & is a scenically enchanting region filled with dramatic mountains & fertile valleys, strewn with vines spanning across rolling fields. Here farmers enjoy perfect conditions to produce some of the best wines in the world
The Winelands is a wonderful combination of small, historical towns, beautiful scenery, & hundreds of wine estates. These estates offer visitors the rare chance to sample unique blends in an enchanting & charming setting.
4. Go on a safari at Kruger National Park
It may not be the only place to go for a safari adventure in South Africa, but it is undoubtedly one of the greatest. On the safari, you’ll get to witness and interact with the ‘Big Five’ of Africa’s most significant wild animals: lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, and leopards.
If you have decided to bring the children along on your once-in-a-lifetime, memorable South Africa vacation, make sure to go on several family-friendly safaris. Many of the safari tours will offer youth programs, age-appropriate, hands-on activities, and playgrounds.
It’s easy to navigate and explore nearby destinations. South Africa makes it easy to get around with its well-established and maintained road network and infrastructure. You are also allowed to drive there with a foreign license as long as it includes your photograph. There are also several main international airports so that you can fly into any of the nation’s major cities.
Of course, the list of reasons to visit South Africa doesn’t end here. It would be too hard to name them all. Nonetheless, there are endless reasons one should make it a point to visit the country. So, if you just added or have had South Africa on your life itinerary, let’s get started planning your vacation! Feel free to send an email with your inquiries and information, and I will get back to you soon.