Explore South Africa
If you love the beauty of nature and want to spend your vacation surrounded by natural wonders, a trip to South Africa is the perfect choice. Visiting South Africa is overwhelming – and a delight for all the senses. From a thrilling game drive in the back country to an exploration of ancient and modern history in Cape Town, there are plenty of wonderful things to see, do and explore.
If you have never been to South Africa before, you might want to start your adventure in Cape Town. This bustling metropolis is fun to explore, either on your own or as part of a guided tour. Cape Town is also a popular jumping off point for a tour of the South African interior, making it the perfect place to start your journey.
From Cape Town, you can move on to the famous De Waterkant Village, an eclectic collection of houses and cottages with a distinctively European influence. The colonial influence that played such a big role in the history of South Africa is on full display here, and you are free to explore that history during your journey.
The Cape Peninsula is another popular area to explore. You can book a private tour of the area and benefit from the expertise of the locals, or just wander on your own. Any good tour of the Cape Peninsula should include a visit to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, two sites that played a huge role in ancient exploration and sea travel.
You will also want to visit Boulders Beach, with its spectacular penguin colony. If you want to see penguins up close and personal, this is the place to do it. If you like, you can extend your adventure with a boat trip to a seal colony. Seals and penguins are not the only residents of the Cape Peninsula. As you travel through the area, you have a chance to see an abundance of wildlife. Keep your eyes open and look for baboons, bonetboks, ostriches and a wide variety of birds. If you are near the water, you may also see southern right whales as they make their annual migration.
While in Cape Town, you will want to take a trip to notorious Robben Island, the harsh prison where freedom fighter Nelson Mandela spent so many years for his attempts to free South Africa from the horrors of Apartheid. Now that Apartheid is part of history, Robben Island has become a popular tourist destination.
If you want to get a new perspective on the natural wonders of South Africa, take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain. You will feel like you are on top of the world as you watch the natural world unfold beneath you.
No trip to South Africa would be complete without a photo safari, and there are plenty of chances to see the wildlife close up. The Hluhluwe Game Reserve is one of the most popular resorts in South Africa, but it is by no means the only one. When you stay at a game reserve, you have the chance to see everything from endangered white rhinos to giraffes, wildebeests, lions and antelopes. If you love nature and want to experience it in all its glory, South Africa is the place to be.