There’s a certain charm about Africa. The hazy, beautiful sunsets, the coastal cities, the wildlife, and, of course, the enormous amounts of culture. The most developed country in Africa is South Africa, and it’s also one of the most popular tourist destinations on the continent.
The problem with South Africa is that it’s a big place, and choosing the right spots to visit for the first time can become a dilemma. The idea is to see it all eventually, but for those that are looking for a trip to South Africa for a much-needed vacation from work, where you stay can make all the difference.
These are some of the most popular destinations in the country.
- Cape Town
Cape Town has earned international fame thanks to its unique culture, its beautiful setting, and its abundant tourist activities. There is always new things to do – new restaurants to visit for dinner, new nightclubs that go all night, and plenty of nature to find a little peace. Situated on the southern peninsula of the country, Cape Town is overflowing with fun, good food, and plenty of fascinating history.
- Kruger National Park
One of the world’s most well-known conservations, and one of the few places in the world where you can see the Big Five in one day, the Kruger Park is a once-in-a-lifetime visit, and one that you’ll likely never to forget. The park borders South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, and allows you to travel out into the wilderness and watch untouched nature for as far as the eye can see.
- The Drakensberg
Forming the border of Lesotho is one of the world’s greatest mountain ranges, and one that everyone should see at least once. Named “mount of the dragon” by the Dutch, the Drakensberg is an incredible, breathtaking view of Africa without any human interference. It’s wild, peaceful, and offers some of the most refreshing spring water of the southern hemisphere, plus, it’s got great Internet coverage and you can enjoy Canadian mobile casino games at your leisure if you so desire.
While Cape Town sits on the western shore, Durban sits on the east, and the two cities couldn’t be more different. Offering some of the most renown beaches on the planet, incredible mangrove swamps, always-sunny weather, and plenty to see and do, Durban is the perfect place to catch a tan before heading out to the local clubs.
- Cape Winelands
Back to the west this time with the Cape Winelands. An extraordinary drive through the mountains and plains of the Winelands while stopping at various wineries to taste their latest vintage, which is often paired with a strong cheese. It’s a slow, leisurely drive, and one that should be completed with a designated driver.
Also known as Egoli, or the City of Gold, Johannesburg has a rich history and offers a glimpse into where most of the world’s gold comes from. With an extremely vibrant nightlife, plenty of malls, restaurants, bars, clubs, and more, Johannesburg is the party city of the country. Plus, it is also home to National Parks where you can see the Big 5 up close.