6 Wondrous Holiday Attractions to Explore in South Africa

Do you travel for adventure? If you do, visiting the South Africa can bring you the best adventure experience you will never forget in a lifetime. It is not tagged the ‘adventure capital of the world’ for nothing, with more than 130 adventures to try with, you can stay in the country for months and you can still get non-stop excitement.

To enjoy the most of your travel in South Africa, planning would be vital. Since there are so much to do and amazing places to visit in the country, it can be confusing to choose the itinerary to prioritize. Well, it’s normal; as for true-blooded travellers whose thirst to get into new places is unquenchable, visiting all the places at once is a requisite that shouldn’t be missed.

The Picturesque Sunset of South Africa
The Picturesque Sunset of South Africa

Interesting Places To Visit In South Africa For Your Next Holiday

Travel South Africa for all its adventure wonder. From its rich wildlife and tantalizing scenery, we listed the top 6 attractions to explore in the country, and we hope that it may give you the best of experience.

1. Garden Route

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A part of Garden Route

In the stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa a verdant vegetation awaits adventure seekers. Garden Route provides one of the best zip-lining experience and canopy tours in South Africa, and aside from the thrill it offers, it has the mildest climate in the country, second to Hawaii with the mildest climate in the world.

The Garden Route is a nature lovers’ paradise. It is ecologically diverse and home to 10 nature reserves with splendid marine life. Travellers can find coral reefs, seals, and dolphins in its bays. It is also home to Southern Right Whale, an endangered whale that could be spotted July to December.

2. Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park - South Africa
Kruger National Park – South Africa
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Give in to the best safari experience of your life in the Kruger National Park. With its vast landscapes, country hotels and accommodations, and its magnanimous reserve of African wildlife. The park is undeniably a delight for the family. Yes, you got it right, family, as the place is perfect to bring the children as well.

The Kruger National Park is one of the biggest game reserves in South Africa. There, you can find ‘Africa’s Big Five,’ The Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, and Leopard. There are also sightings of Zebras, Cheetahs, and Giraffes in the area.

3. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Commonly known as the V & A Waterfront, the place is located at the Cape Town Harbour basin offering a great view of the Atlantic Ocean. V & A Waterfront is a place not to miss in South Africa. It comes with numerous shops, and offers superb cosmopolitan dining in its many restaurants, cafes, wine bars, pubs and taverns.

Basically, V & A Waterfront offers the best of worlds for its visitors with limitless options to stay, eat, and play.

4. Robben Island

Robben Island in South Africa
Robben Island in South Africa

The Robben Island holds a significant importance in South African history as it was the prison cell of Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. The place holds a special historical atmosphere and hails to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Taking the trip to the Robben Island is educational. It gives visitors an overview of the South African heritage and focuses on inculcating understanding and commitment to development and human rights. When you visit Robben Island, you also get the chance to learn some of prison stories of the famed political prisoners in the country.

5. Cradle of Humankind

Fifty kilometres northwest of Johannesburg lies the Cradle of Humankind, another UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases a collection of hominid relics basically, ape-man fossils. The Cradle of Humankind is the world’s richest site to human ancestor fossils.

There are plenty of things to do “At the Cradle” that also fit the taste of adventure enthusiasts. You can ride a balloon, take vintage flights, and enjoy traditional African Dining.

6. Table Mountain

Table Mountain South Africa
Table Mountain

Never ever go home from South Africa without setting your feet into the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town. Standing atop of the famous mountain is included in many peoples’ ‘things to do before they die’ for the view it shows is truly magnificent.

Take a cable car or hike your way to the top. The scenic overlooking view of the city of Cape Town is truly worth it.

The aforementioned places above are just some of the best that the country offers, explore your way through it as what adventurous travellers do. Travel South Africa and feast with your eyes and senses for an adventure of a lifetime. Have fun!

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