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What makes South Africa
a travel destination many can only dream of?

4 amazing places to visit in South Africa

South Africa is an amazing place to visit; there is something for everyone and opportunities that are difficult, if not impossible to find anywhere else in the world. It is a country with a rich, although checkered history, a fantastic sense of culture and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

However, South Africa is not generally a cheap option for a vacation. Travel costs, accommodation and a variety of excursions quickly add up. On top of this it is not possible to visit South Africa without indulging in a safari. In fact, this is the main reason why many people visit the country.

Elephants in South Africa
When you visit South Africa, include Kruger Park on your itinerary, where you can see
what makes it Africa's biggest game reserve.

Kruger Park

This is the biggest game reserve in Africa and is home to many different species of animal, including the big five; the lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and the rhinoceros. Kruger Park is more than just the largest park; it offers a variety of ways to experience these animals in their natural surroundings. You can choose from a traditional safari, a walking safari or even a cycling safari. Even the accommodation is flexible; a traditional hotel, tents in the wilderness or, a luxury lodge in the heart of the bush.

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You can climb to the top of Table Mountain, or take the cable car if you prefer. From here you can look over the whole of Cape Town and on, to the white sandy beaches and the deep blue sea. To the other side of the mountain you can see the plains and possibly a herd of wildebeest! The city is bustling, vibrant and full of life. You can find traditional African food or international cuisine; it is even possible to dance the night away or enjoy an exotic cocktail. Don't forget the Cape Carnival, too.

Cape Town also acts as an excellent base for exploring the surrounding coastline; you should be able to see penguins and giant turtles on the beaches. Look to the sea and you may see a pod of orcas or sharks swimming by!

Wine region in South Africa
South Africa's wine regions are interesting places to visit, as the quality of their wines
are becoming more widely recognized.

Cape Winelands

South Africa is becoming known for the quality of its wine. It has gradually improved and now appears around the world, rivaling the Californians and even some of the French wine! You can take a trip to one, or more of the wine yards and see how the wine is made. Of course, you can also sample the wine and buy some to take home with you!

Johannesburg

Johannesburg used to be merely a stopover as holiday makers passed through on their way to Cape Town or another part of South Africa. However, it is now becoming a destination in its own right. It is rapidly developing a buzzing atmosphere and a good selection of cafes, restaurants and wine bars. There are an excellent range of accommodation options and an abundance of top end shops, which will rival those in the most fashionable cities in the world. You can even visit the apartheid museum to understand South Africa’s past a little better.

Hillside township in South Africa
Although visitors usually just pass through Johannesburg or smaller places, they're becoming interesting tourist destinations on their own.

South Africa has a huge range of luxurious hotels, spas and trips. It is possible to complete many of these adventures on a budget but to really experience the best of what this country has to offer you will need to sign up to the luxury experience. It is for this reason that South Africa with its luxury African safari is often seen as a destination that many people can only dream of; the cost can be extensive. However, those who do raise the funds will have the experience of a lifetime and will never forget what the country has enabled them to witness.

 South African Destinations
Attractions in Cape Town
Attractions in Cape Town
Cape Town Carnival
Cape Town Carnival
Family Travel in South Africa
Family Travel in South Africa
Last Minute Family Vaction
Last Minute Family Vacation
Places in South Africa
Luxury Places in South Africa
National Parks in South Africa
National Parks in South Africa
New Year in Cape Town
New Year in Cape Town
Restaurants in Cape Town
Restaurants in Cape Town
Shopping Centres in Cape Town
Shopping Centres in Cape Town
Surfing Spots in Cape Town
Surfing Spots in Cape Town
Travel Destination South Africa
Travel Destination South Africa
Unforgettable South Africa
Unforgettable South Africa
Unseen Parts of South Africa
Unseen Parts of South Africa