A Heaven for Archeologists and Tourists Alike
To begin with, South Africa is one of the most important countries on the globe for archaeologists; it’s the territory where the oldest human fossils have been discovered, in some caves located near Gauteng Province. Having a very long coastline located along two of the most beautiful oceans (The Atlantic and Pacific oceans), South Africa is also a great destination for tourists who enjoy sunbathing and swimming in the clear waters of the ocean. Besides, tourists will be delighted to taste some of South Africa’s delicious cuisine, which uses curry as a basic ingredient.
Exploring Garden Route
Most tourists who choose to visit South Africa focus on its wildlife and forget to enjoy the others amazing destinations and activities that the country has to offer. For example, The Garden Route is a very popular choice among tourists who want to try out something different. The Garden Route is an outstanding combination of golf courses, secluded artists’ communities, mountain hideaways, modern malls, beach holidays, and craft centers. Once you visit this place located in the vicinity of Cape Town, you will definitely fall in love with it and especially with the destinations that are hidden on the side roads.
One of the most beautiful spots you’ll come across while exploring this amazing garden is Outdshoorn, which is also known as the world’s ostrich capital. Tourists who underestimate their South African trip will be deeply punished, as they will fall helplessly in love with its beauty.
The African Customs and Traditions
When it comes to the culture, South Africa is a very powerful country, as a remarkable part of its population lives in rural areas. This is one of the reasons why most of the old traditions and habits have been preserved. When you mention the name of this country, you should immediately imagine locals telling tourists some of their country’s myths and legends, while wearing mind-blowing traditional costumes. Every little region of South Africa has its own myths, legends and historical meanings.
Visit the Vredefort Crater
If you happen to visit South Africa, you should definitely take some time to visit the Vredefort crater, which is located in the Free State Province. Not many tourists are aware of this incredible destination, and it’s a pity considering that the crater is the largest on Earth, spreading on a surface of more than 300 km. Although the crater has disappeared, its geological structures present in its center have remained known under the name of Vredefort Dome. What once was the center of the crater is now home to three different towns (Parys, Koppies and Vredefort) which are great attractions for tourists.
South Africa is not just breathtaking because of its wildlife. The diversity of people and dialects, the wonderful natural environments, archeological and historical sites, and amazing beaches, will certainly help you have the greatest times. South Africans are very warm people whose views on life and spirituality will make you change yours too.
There ‘s something extraordinary about the feeling you get when you visit countries like South Africa, so if you’re looking to plan a trip, try to dig deeper as there are so many interesting things to see and explore.
Site updated on 24. June 2017