A land of great diversity and incredible beauty South Africa has become one of the most sort after travel destinations in the world. South Africa is a heaven to those who love adventure, magnificent landscapes and diversity in nature. It is not an easy task to decide which places are the best to visit, so in order not to get lost in the wild nature of South Africa, be sure to put these 5 places on your list.
Located on the southwest tip of South Africa’s Western Cape Province, Cape Town is the most popular tourist destination in all of Africa. The metropolis enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate, a well-developed infrastructure and a spectacular natural setting. Cape Town also serves as a home base for exploring nearby attractions, including the region’s many diverse beaches as well as the valleys of the Winelands.
Blyde River Canyon
Located in Mpumalanga, the Blyde River Canyon – one of the largest canyons on earth – is where you’ll find a scenic river winding past red sandstone cliffs as it crosses the Lowveld. You can stay up high and get some breathtaking photos of the river and cliffs or head down to the river itself and take a boat tour where you may even spot a hippopotamus or two.
The Garden Route
The Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay (Western Cape) to the Storms River (Eastern Cape). It is a marvelous route to walk through. The name comes from the diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. You can experience the pleasure of seeing over 300 different bird species, coral reefs, dolphins, seals, and many other magnificent creatures.
With magnificent views, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls, God’s Window is truly an area of breathtaking scenic splendour. God’s Window is a small part of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant beauty. One can observe the hills and forests as far as the eye can see.
Knysna is a town situated in the middle of the Garden Route and is one of South Africa’s true gems. The town is a big attraction to artists and people who enjoy water sports. You can spend a day “wave jumping” on a lagoon, then enjoy an incredible sunset. If you want to relax and have a good time — Knysna would be the perfect place for you.
It’s a new year, and if you’re looking for exciting new adventures in South Africa, make sure you visit these beautiful places to make you stay even more splendid.
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