From luxury safaris to the Wild Coast, South Africa is the place to go for adventure. With attractions such as Kruger National Park, Cape Town and the Winelands, you will need multiple visits to take it all in. Come experience South Africa’s gourmet cuisine and cosmopolitan culture; go whale watching off the Cape of Good Hope or visit its world-famous Winelands. For adventure, nature and wildlife tourism, remember South Africa.
Table Mountain is one of the seven Wonders of Nature and is Cape Towns most recognizable landmark. Towering over the city, the mountain is the one of the most popular attractions within Table Mountain National Park, along with Boulders Beach & the Cape of Good Hope. There are different ways to experience the mountain, but the most popular is the aerial cable-way.
First opened back in 1679, the Winelands is a beautiful region near Cape Town; this region is full of architectural & cultural history dating back to the 17th century. The Winelands has several areas each with their own wine tours. If you happen to be in Cape Town try to stop by for a visit. There are hotels and bed & breakfasts available; also the region is known for its excellent restaurants and of course wine.
This is one of South Africa’s most popular and remote stretches of shoreline; reaching from East London in the East Cape to Port Edward, it is home to some of the most breath-taking coastal scenery in the world. While not nearly as glamorous as other South African beach destinations, every year adventures, hikers and nature-enthusiast travel there. The Wild Coast is a place with steep green hills; also you will find windswept cliffs, white-beaches, forest, untamed waves & shipwrecks.
Kruger National Park
Kruger is one of the oldest and most diverse parks in Africa. With close to 20,000 square kilometers of land, sixteen habitats and numerous species of mammals & birds, this is a nature-lovers haven. it is there you can see the big five including Lions, Leopard, Rhino, Elephants and Cape Buffalo. Kruger National Park is one of the largest and is considered the epitome of a safari experience in Africa.
One of the must see attractions in South Africa, the Garden Route is a popular scenic stretch of coastline that is dotted with beautiful beaches; In addition you will find picturesque lakes, lagoons and rolling hills inland. Also, the ancient forests that lines the coast offers adventure trails, hiking, bird-watching and canoeing. If you like nature walks, get ready to see a 600 year old yellow-wood tree. The name of this area comes from the ecologically diverse vegetation and the numerous lagoons and lakes along the coastline.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
This popular attraction is located on the east side of Table Mountain; Kirstenbosch welcomes thousands of tourist each year to explore the 7,000 plus species of indigenous species housed on this eighty-nine acre facility. As you explore this gardens’ colorful plant life, keep a lookout for stunning sculptures throughout the garden.
Known as the ‘Mother City’ Cape Town was the first city to emerge in South Africa. This is a complex, multicultural city that has been heavily influenced by British, French, Dutch and Malaysia. Three hundred plus years of history has led to a diverse metropolis with a wealth of cultural attractions, heritage sites and even their own style of music. When visiting Cape Town, consider a visit to “museum mile.” If you are interested in the nite-life, there is a variety of Theater, Jazz Venues and Bars to choose from. For the shopaholic, that is content to eat, drink and shop Victoria & Alfred Waterfront awaits you.