The allure of a South Africa bucket list and adventure exists in the depth of rich experiences, vast culture, extreme landscapes and fascinating wildlife. Have been dreaming about where you would like to venture to once the lockdown eventually scales back and it’s safe to travel locally again? Make sure you tick these destinations off your post lockdown travel bucket list.
Explore the Garden Route
It’s difficult to have a South Africa bucket list without mentioning the Garden Route! Road trip the idyllic Garden Route along the country’s South-eastern coast, running along Mossel Bay to the Storms River in neighbouring Eastern Cape, with plenty of scenery along the way. There is so much to do and see along this scenic route!
Sleep in a Treehouse at Lion Sands
Stay in a Treehouse located in the middle of the Savana where you can sleep under the stars and essentially wake up in the jungle to an array of wildlife! The main lodge is a picture of opulence with its high thatch roof, luxurious wooden finishes and African decor. Guests can relax or dine on the large viewing deck as it opens up onto the African bushveld.
Enjoy the Sabie’s waterfall route
Just 60 km from Kruger National Park is a route of eight waterfalls about which few people know. Nowhere else in the country is it possible to combine such incredible scenery and picnic spots with so many waterfalls. Even if you’re pressed for time you can manage to see at least three falls by following the R532 south west of the town of Sabie, taking in Bridal Veil, Lone Creek and Horseshoe falls. But best option is the circular route that combines all eight. Do it over two days to get the full benefit of the experience.
Visit Lake Jozini
Aside from its acclaimed cultural heritage and historic battlefields, the northern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal, particularly the Elephant Coast offers a bounty of unexplored game parks, tremendous walking trails and, of course, the most seductively beautiful lakes at its heart. The largest body of water here region is Lake Jozini, a well-known Tiger fishing destination. Bookmark Jozini Lodge & Spa as an accommodation option, where you can throw in a line and view wildlife in real-time straight from your boat – a nice change from a phone or tablet screen.
South Africa’s vastness means there are endless nooks and crannies lurking in amongst which you’ll find surprising mountain passes, caves, hamlets, little towns, or even whole cities that deserve a closer look. Make sure you visit one of these destinations in South Africa when the lockdown is over to remind you of why you love this beautiful country.
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