South Africa is a vast country with many attractions, including a long list of must-visit national parks. National parks offer visitors an unparalleled diversity of adventure tourism opportunities including game viewing, bush walks, canoeing and exposure to cultural and historical experiences. Here’s our 3 favourite underrated national parks in South Africa.
Mountain Zebra National Park
Mountain Zebra National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in South Africa, and it lies in the heart of the Karoo, which means it’s easily absorbed into a road trip through some of the most scenic countryside, littered with characterful towns. This park boasts a conservation success story, protecting over 700 zebras as well as wildlife such as endangered black rhino and cheetah.
Karoo National Park
The Karoo National Park is dominated by the lofty Nuweveld Mountains and rolling plains, with a wide variety of wildlife. Many species have been relocated to their former ranges, such as black rhino and buffalo, as well as Cape mountain zebra. Over 20 breeding pairs of black eagle find sanctuary within the park. There is also a wide diversity of succulent plants and small reptiles.
Agulhas National Park
Agulhas National Park lies on the very tip of Africa with a landscape so varied that its rare limestone fynbos and protected lowland become a draw card in their own right. What sets the Agulhas National Park apart is its rich diversity of flora and archaeological significance. The coastal plains of this Western Cape Nature Reserve in South Africa hold many secrets for nature lovers. You'll discover fascinating ecological habitats, shipwrecks, national monuments and signs of ancient settlements in this nature conservation area.
See the best nature has to offer on a trip to one of these spectacular national parks across South Africa.
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