South Africa Tours .
Nelson Mandela once said, ‘South Africa is the most beautiful place on earth. Admittedly, I am biased but when you combine the natural beauty and the fact that the region is a haven for Africa’s most splendid wildlife then I think that we have been blessed with a truly wonderful land”. With that said, I can attest that South Africa is a truly beautiful country, be it in its un-spoilt and untouched nature or its people, all of it makes South Africa one of the world’s top destinations. South Africa is a country with the most beautiful destinations, all with their own unique allure and one of a kind status. The South African destinations I will mention in this article are ones that even I, as a South African deem the brightest. These destinations are the true crown jewels of South Africa and without a shadow of a doubt are a must see when on this beautiful land.
If you have ever wondered what a city drenched in history and heritage looks like, wonder no further because Johannesburg or as its better known by the people of South Africa, Joburg or Jozi is exactly that kind of city. With history and heritage on its very walls and skies Johannesburg is the beacon that draws people from far and wide be it in its own land or countries afar. The history and heritage in this bustling economic hub can be found in places like Soweto, a township which is home to the Nelson Mandela House Museum, Hector Pieterson Museum, Vilakazi Street and Sakhumzi restaurant. Johannesburg is also host to places like the Apartheid Museum and Constitutional Hill which are truly historic places that everyone should visit at least once in their life. Johannesburg is also home to areas like Maboneng which is a true South Africa night life scene for my night time explorers. Johannesburg is home to all thing’s history, heritage, good life, extravagant, food and so much more and that is why it’s one of the top destinations when in South Africa. If you have a day in Johannesburg then book a Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour. These Pretoria and Johannesburg Tour will unpack the history of South Africa past and present. Pretoria boasts historical sites like the voortrekker Monument, Kruger House Museum, Church square and the Unions buildings. All these sites have a significant history when it comes to South Africa past and Present. Also on the Pretoria Tours, it will be good to know that Pretoria is the administrative Capital of South Africa with the Union Buildings the sit of the Presidency in South Africa. Apartheid museum needs no introduction as these is the Museum that unpacks the history of South Africa. The Apartheid Museum has a good history of what transpired during these apartheid days and shows how South Africa has managed to transitional to modern democracy. Also in Johannesburg Tours, we can also visit places like the Cradle of Humankind which has the Sterkfontein caves and Maropeng Museum. Pilanesberg National Park is home to the BIG 5 and these is 2 hours away from Johannesburg. Other South Africa Tours are scattered across many provinces providing an array of adventures and nature alike attractions to visit.
Cape Town “Mother City”
The city of Cape Town is another top rated South African destination because of its vibrancy and all around vibes. The city of Cape Town is without a doubt home to the most beautiful scenery, all thanks to its vast beaches and mountains backdrops. The beaches stretch far and wide calling everyone to only gaze upon them but to take dips and enjoy the waters and waves. Cape Town is also home to the world famous Table Mountain which is literally shaped like a table. This breathtaking mountain view will take your breath away and if you ask me we should see views that take our breaths away at least once in our lives. The Mother City as it’s known has plenty of gems as a destination to keep you entertained with places such as Lions Head, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point, Boulders Beach for the penguins and so many more other amazing places. To roam this beautiful city is reason enough to visit this top South African destination. A full day Best of the Cape Tour from Cape Town will get you to experience the Mother City in a different way. This tour will take you to the best tourists that Cape Town has to offer in a day. These Cape Town Tourwill take you to places like the Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, Penguins Colony in Simon’s Town and, we will pay a visit to the Winelands of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. If you are are looking to walk in the Footsteps of Mandela, then try and book Private Robben Island and Table Mountain Day Tour. These Cape Town Day Tour will take us on a Cable Way at the Table Mountain and will also give us an opportunity to visit the Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent over 20 years in Prison.
Kruger National Park “Big 5 Experience”
If what you seek is the King of the Jungle or just a day or two in the wild, the Kruger National Park is just for you. This heavy weight wildlife sanctuary is everything you can imagine, vast and untouched. The Kruger National Park is one of the top South African destinations because of its natural beauty and the residents which one finds there. The big 5 and small 5 alike animals reside in this number one safari destination. Here you will get to see your Rhinos, Leopards, Lions, Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes and so many more animals some of which you can get up close and personal with if you dare. The Kruger National park is basically your Jungle Book and you are Mowgli and in no way do you want to miss out on this opportunity. As one of Africa’s largest game reserves this is a highly recommended South African destination for any would be traveler. Look out for a Kruger 2 Day Safari if you don’t have a lot of time on your visit to South Africa. The Kruger 2 Days Safari comprises of an Afternoon Safari and a morning Safari before departing back to Johannesburg. Both the Safari gives you an opportunity to see the Big 5 and a host of other animals
Kruger 3 Days Safari is also a jewel of a safari that should not be missed if you are looking for a more safari experience. These Kruger 3 Days Safari comprises of an afternoon safari and a full day Kruger Safari with an opportunity to spot the BIG 5 on both safaris. The Kruger 3 Days on the third has a morning safari but if you have already experienced the BIG these can be swopped with a Panorama Day Tour on our way back to Johannesburg.
The Drakensberg “Kwa-Zulu Natal”
Mountains, mountains and mountains is all you need to worry about when you visit the Drakensberg area in Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. If you like to hike or just enjoy beautiful scenery from mountains that look straight out of a Disney movie, then this is the destination for you. I highly recommend this place for a day of pure tranquility and something simply breathtaking. Drakensberg literally means Dragon Mountain and with that we can already see that it is magical in its own right even though there are no dragons that live there. With a World Heritage-listed site the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ,no wonder this jaw-dropping beauty with jagged basalt buttresses and San rock art is a true South African gem. This destination is also home to the Royal Natal National Park and that speaks for itself.
As with its name, the Garden Route is nothing short of true beauty. A route made of garden landscapes along the most beautiful coastal scenery is just the place to see at least once in a lifetime. This route stretches along the Indian Ocean from Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape, to the Storms River, in the Eastern Cape, keeping your attention on the most magnificent sites as you drive along. With stops at rolling green hills, pretty coastal towns, lagoons, lakes, and coastal cliffs and a view of beautiful forestry the Garden Route sells itself at first sight and that is why it is one of South Africa’s top destinations.
Shark Diving “Western Cape ”
If you are a thrill seeker and love to come face to face with danger, then the Western Cape sharking diving areas are just for you. Simon’s Town, Seal Island, Dyer Island, Mossel Bay, and Gansbaai, are the go to areas for the “Great White Shark “ experience in South Africa and are rated amongst the most popular destinations in South Africa for the thrill seekers. Don’t miss this opportunity to dive into the depths of the ocean and come face to face with the oceans deadliest predator. Private Shark Diving and Viewing tour gives you the perfect experience to come face to face with the great White Shark. These Cape Town Day tour departs from Cape Town hotels and also accommodation establishments.
Robben Island, Western Cape
Robben Island is a South African destination that one puts on a bucket list and it’s easy to see why. If you are anyone, you have most definitely heard of the iconic Nelson Mandela at least once in your life. Robben Island is the island prison that held Nelson Mandela for 27 years before 1994 during the apartheid years before his release and new democratic South Africa that allows for our rainbow nation to thrive. The prison which is now a heritage site is a beacon of hope, that even in the darkest of places there is always hope and a way to overcome and be great. This destination is a must see for a new set of eyes into what humanity means.
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
If you love beautiful architecture, vineyards and all things wine this is the place for you. Stellenbosch is the capital city of wine in South Africa and they do not disappoint. Foodies will definitely appreciate the Stellenbosch area for not only are they good at wine but food too. Let alone the already expected trip with ones tastes buds Stellenbosch is nothing short of beautiful scenery, with beautiful mountain backdrops and green landscapes that look straight out of a Jane Austen novel this is the perfect place to wind down and simply be. This top South African destination is not a one trick pony; it is a full package destination with perfect spots for picnics, museums, galleries and so much more.
Isimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal
A literal place of wonder, the iSimangaliso (Zulu word for “wonder” )Wetland Park is a one of a kind destination in South Africa and it’s easy to see why. This wetland park is home to large numbers of hippos, crocodiles, pelicans, and so much more wildlife than anyone can imagine. Formerly known as the St Lucia Wetland Park this coastal protected area is one of a kind in South Africa and is the reason why it makes for the top destinations. This destination offers a unique classic safari experience with coastal adventures in the marine reserve such as kayaking, fishing, diving, and snorkeling with the opportunity to see animals that thrive in wetlands.
Kgalagadi (Kalahari) Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape
If you have ever wanted to take a trip to the Kalahari Desert, well this is your opportunity. As one of South Africa’s tours top destination the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is everything you would imagine the Kalahari Desert to look like, red dunes and dry rivers. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a vast wildlife preserve in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana and South Africa, bordering Namibia to the west. The wildlife in this area includes migrating herds of wildebeest and springbok, plus predators like raptors and black-maned Kalahari lions. For a true game drive experience this is the place to be, on terrain that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
These South Africa gems can only be found on this magnificent land. Be it beautiful mountain ranges, busy cities or wildlife South Africa has it all. Like Coco Chanel once said “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different”, and South Africa is definitely different.