Are you thinking about visiting Africa? If not, you should be! The natural beauty in Africa is unparalleled on any other continent. It has a magical and unique flare, with a rich history, colourful culture and diverse terrains. South Africa is a great country to visit in order to get a rounded experience, especially if it your first trip to Africa.
The 25th largest country in the world is home to multiple untouched natural experiences. Waiting for you after an adventurous 11-hour direct flight from London is the world-famous Table Mountain, Lake Chrissie and Kruger National Park and more. The natural landscape is teamed with a spectacular coastline that borders the South Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. After seeing more of what this magnificent country has to offer, it will be hard to not want to visit.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
First of all, when visiting South Africa you need a chance to spot the Big 5, (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros). Kruger National Park is the place to achieve this dream. It is located in the province of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, close to Mozambique. During your 4×4 driving tour have your camera poised to capture these incredible creatures on film. The park is located on nearly 2 million hectares, therefore, the animals aren’t the only thing worth seeing. The views, flora and fauna will unleash your inner child.
Perhaps the most famous natural attraction in South Africa is Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site since 1998. There are so many different ways for you to experience and enjoy this unique natural beauty. But one activity you must do is ride the cable car, which have been open to the public since 1929. Which ever way you choose to ride, the views from 1,089 metres above Cape Town are sure to be spectacular. The cable cars are wheelchair accessible, so everyone can reach this epic viewpoint.
Other noteworthy activities include an independent audio tour. On this you will hear about the legends of Table Mountain, as you explore, above and below, the Cable Station. In addition, there are also free 30-minute guided walks tours. These are perfect for families and tourists that want to interact with the knowledgeable staff. Furthermore, there is an alternative for proficient hikers. There are three hiking trials open for exploration, all start from the Upper Cable Station. Select a route to complete your Table Mountain experience and enjoy the 360-degree views of Cape Town.
The Golden Route
On the South East Coast of South Africa there is a stretch of coastline for anyone looking for an adventurous and explorative journey. The 200km Golden Route is a unique collection of highways and roads that offer tranquil natural beauty combined with fun. Start this lovely journey from Mossel Bay and then continue through numerous towns, valley’s and past pretty lakes until Storms River.
Along the way you can participate in many water activities as the beaches are right on your doorstep. Surfing, kiting, diving, shark cage diving, whale watching are all popular and common activities along the coastline. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, there are many other activities available. In between the enchanting communities you can visit grape farms that produce South African wine, game reserves and animal sanctuaries. There are also hiking trails.
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