After a challenging trip to Cape Town and Table Mountain it’s time for some relaxation. Lodge in the beautiful villas nearby and admire the stunning South African views. Kesington Villa for example, is an excellent choice. It features stunning views of Table Mountain and it’s the perfect accommodation facility for families looking for some peace and quiet. There numerous other luxurious rental villas scattered throughout South Africa, so it’s up to you to decide what places can bet match your requirements.
Johannesburg and its Hectic Lifestyle
If you’re interested in a more “African” experience, the eastern side of South Africa is definitely your best bet. Johannesburg will probably be your point of entry to this astonishing region, and its hectic street life, dynamic mix of people, and soaring office blocks will transform your journey into a unique experience.
South Africa has sandy beaches, and the Eastern Cape coast is a great location for sunbathing. What’s more, this area offers you the opportunity to stroll and admire backdrops of huge sand dunes and mountains. If scuba diving is your thing, don’t hesitate to head for KwaZulu-Natal, where the coral reefs and the multicolored fish will simply mesmerize you!
The aforementioned KwaZulu-Natal is considered to be the most “African” province of the country since it comprises everything the continent is famous for - wildlife, rich ethnic culture, beaches and mountains. The Kruger National Park is one of most interesting attractions of KwaZulu-Natal, as well as the greatest game reserve.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is your best choice if you want to admire endangered rhinos. Moreover, there are also several marvelous game reserves close to it, including Ithala, Ndumo and Mkhuze. Those who are interested in hiking can head for the soaring Drakensberg, which is the highest point of the area. Durban is another interesting city to visit, and you’ll surely enjoy its energetic beachfront and busy Indian district.
The Northern Cape
Furthermore, you can also explore the Northern Cape, which is the biggest and most dispersed province of the country. Even though the region is dominated by vast travelling distances, heat, empty spaces and aridity, it gives you the opportunity to take pleasure in the astonishing miracles of the desert, including scattered swaths of flowers and wild animals.
A wonderful display of wild flowers can be observed in Namaqualand, a region located on the province’s western flank. Likewise, the Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, a beautiful mountain desert, offers visitors the chance to admire the spectacular landscape provided by the blossoming succulents.
Gauteng is the smallest province of South Africa, including about 2% of its landmass. Gauteng is nearly entirely urban and it’s inhabited by ten million people. The eastern side of the region comprises a part of the Magaliesberg Mountains, while the western side encompasses the gold-rich Witwatersrand. The region is highly dominated by the vast conurbation incorporating Pretoria, Johannesburg and an array of industrial cities that encircle them. If you visit this area during summer, everything around you will be green! As a matter of fact, you should know that Pretoria and Johannesburg are two of the 3 richest towns in the world. The omnipresent jacaranda trees won’t blossom until late spring, but when they do it, the towns become purple.
South Africa is an excellent touring country that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. It offers a myriad of attractions, a spectacular wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Pick one of the provinces mentioned above, pack your bags, and embark on one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
Site updated on 4. January 2018