The country has been on lockdown for a while now but with the numbers going down, its time to look for some of the greatest places to visit in South Africa. When choosing the best places to visit in South Africa you get the chance to feel like you’re selecting which countries to visit on a world tour because each district is so diverse, offering an assorted range of experiences, dwellings of interest, and the best South African vacation spots. Whether you visit the stunning city of Cape Town and the evergreen hills of its wine valleys or head out on a Big 5 quest in the wild Kruger, a South Africa vacation will tick all the right boxes.
Here are a few of our favourite South African vacation spots:
Kruger National Park: A Big 5 Capital
South Africa’s prime and best-known national park is home to the country’s greatest multiplicity of wildlife. As one of the primogenital conservation areas in Africa, it boasts healthy populations of wildlife and highly sought-after sightings of cheetah and wild dog. But the Kruger’s pièce de résistance is an almost guaranteed encounter with the super-celebrities of the safari circuit: Africa’s iconic Big 5. You can expect up-close sightings of elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard all year round. The Kruger is one of the best South Africa vacation spots and delivers unparalleled safari experiences.
Cape Town: Africa’s Most-awarded & natural City
Looking for some of the best South Africa vacation ideas? Look no further than Cape Town. Considered and consistently voted as one of the top vacation spots in the world for families, couples and solo travellers, Cape Town is one of the best places to visit in South Africa. The ‘Mother City’ boasts spectacular natural beauty, superb accommodation and fantastic weather year-round – and some of the best beaches in the world! The city’s acclaimed food and wine experiences are as alluring as its iconic landmark: Table Mountain, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. And for some of the best land-based whale watching on the planet, head for the Whale Coast during whale season.
Cape Winelands: South Africa’s Culinary Heart
The majestic beauty of the Cape Winelands’ green valleys ensconced by craggy mountains is as much of a treat for the eyes as its cuisine is a treat for the palate. Sip, swirl and sample award-winning wines, indulge in gourmet farm-to-table cuisine or wander down oak-lined streets to local art galleries with this stunning scenery as your backdrop. Although only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, a night or two in this peaceful patchwork of vineyards and mountains will dissolve any lingering city stress. It really is one of the prettiest places to visit in South Africa.
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