South Africa is a paradise for lovers of adventure, glorious landscapes, and natural diversity. Until you are there, you’ll always long for this extraordinary opportunity to come back and live again. It’s not easy to determine which places to visit best, so make sure you put them on your list so as to not get lost in the wild nature of South Africa.
- Cape Town: Table Mountain
Well, it already indicates the name of this main attraction — a flat mountain that overlooks Cape Town. Walk up the mountain to the top. The climb is tough work, but the view from up there is dramatic – from up there you can see all Cape Town’s luminosity, and certainly, the sea breeze can refresh you. There is a cable car to the summit for the not-so-adventurous kind.
- Cape Town: The Cape Peninsula
If you are a holiday-maker and love walking — the best place to go is Cape Peninsula. The Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope will be found within the Table Mountain National Park. The untouched nature gives you a lifetime of knowledge. If you visit this area in spring or early summer, you will see the southern right whales. Every year you visit, make sure you see the Boulders Beach colony of 3,000 African penguins.
- Cape Town: Robben Island
UNESCO UNESCO World Heritage Site. Robben Island. It is known for plenty, but mostly for the prison where political prisoners were incarcerated during the Apartheid period in South Africa. The island was once a leper colony, psychiatric asylum, and defense training center at different points in history. The prison is an excellent tourist attraction as it is possible to walk along the maximum wing where anti-apartheid leaders such as Nelson Mandela were incarcerated. You can see the lives of the inmates and their work. The interesting part of this is that the people who lead you on this tour get details first hand.
- Oudtshoorn: The Garden Route
From Mossel Bay (West Cape) Garden Route stretches into Storms Channel (Eastern Cape). It’s a beautiful place to walk. You are likely to want to look at the ten nature reserves first and then at the marine reserves. You will enjoy seeing over 300 different species of birds, coral reefs, dolphins, seals, and many other splendid animals. There are several bays along the Garden Route that carry whales to calve between July and December. Plettenberg Bay – a whale hotspot – is the perfect place to get to.
- Phalaborwa: The Kruger National Park
The National Park Kruger is situated in the province of Limpopo and is South Africa’s largest reserve. It’s a place that takes away your breath. With such a variety of flora and fauna, nobody will remain unimpressed. 336 trees, 49 fish types, 34 amphibians types, 114 reptiles, 507 bird species, and 147 sorts of mammals are present. At archeological sites such as Masorini and Thulamela, the wild diversity is mixed with tradition.
- Krugersdorp: The Cradle of Humankind
Just 50 km from Johannesburg can a complex of calcareous caves be found. Scientists also uncovered fossils dating from humanity’s birth in these cellars. The skull ‘M. Ples’ (a 2.1 million-year-old skull) and the skeleton ‘Little Foot’ are the most prominent among the fossils (which is 3 million-years-old). From the beret of mankind arose our earliest recognized ancestors.
Knysna is the town located in the center of the route of the Garden. It is one of the real gems of South Africa. It’s a great place for leisure, relaxation and good food. The town is an enormous attraction for artists and lovers of water sports. You can spend a day on a lagoon “wave jumping” and then have an amazing sunset. If you want to relax, then this is the place to have a nice time.
Oudtshoorn can look like an exceptional suggestion as the Ostrich Capital of South Africa is regarded. However, it’s the place you want to visit whether you want an or simply have an egg sample. Many hotels, mostly for breakfast, serve automatic eggs. They are extremely tasteful and very large in comparison to other eggs. Sausage and steaks are also used for ostrich meat. And you should go cycling for those who don’t like ostriches as the countryside here is also stunning.
Durban is a wonderful place to explore. It is South Africa’s third-largest town and is known for its “Golden Mile,” a series of surfing beaches and a free area with sharks. Guests will relax on the beach during the day and have good food in a nearby bar. Then go and check the World Marine Aquarium and have a memorable day.
If you are an adventurous guy or not, whether you want to visit Gansbaai doesn’t matter. Nature’s beauty is all around you – in the water and out. You can watch, for instance, the whale from the cliffs of De Kelders or take a walk through old milkwood forests in the white sands of Pearly Beach. You should swim with the Great White Sharks if you are out for a thrill.