There are popular places in Europe, Asia and South America that people prefer to spend their holidays. But the accommodation, food and activities can be extremely expensive in these regions. So we suggest that you take a breakaway in sunny South Africa on your next holiday.
Today’s article is aimed at locals and our friends abroad. South Africa is the best place to go on holiday and here are five reasons why.
1. South Africa’s Wild Life – The Big 5
Many people won’t ever see a lion or elephant in their natural habitat. There are zoos all over the world but some people are against animals in captivity. Luckily, South Africa has myriads of places where you can see animals roam freely.
There are plenty of game reserves in KZN, Nelspruit and Mpumalanga where you get a chance to see the big five. These game reserves give people the opportunity to see a running cheetah or a lioness hunt for her prey.
Many game reserves have affordable accommodations and the weather is almost always perfect for a game drive through the bush.
2. Hot and Sunny Weather
The best time to visit South Africa is between October and December because this is when spring is slowly moving into summer. December is the best time to be on the beach under the hot African sun. Since it’s winter in the northern hemisphere at that time, why not head over to sweet SA for a warm reprieve.
3. The Beaches are Breath Taking
Durban and Cape Town coastlines are stunning. There are private beaches and resorts that you can go where the beaches are clean. If you enjoy surfing or snorkelling then you’ll love visiting South African coastlines. Yes! South African waves are the best for surfing!
4. Award-Winning Wineries
If you love wine then you should visit the Cape Winelands where you can explore stunning estates. What’s more, you get the chance to taste award-winning wines. There are over 30 wine farms in Cape Town so you’re spoilt for choice.
5. The Best Mountain Ranges
Do you enjoy hiking? There’s an array of mountain ranges all over South Africa where you and your loved ones can go backpacking. The most popular mountain range to visit is the Drakensberg where there are plenty of places to camp and historical sites such as the battle caves.
Another popular choice is Table Mountain in Cape Town which is also an iconic landmark in South Africa. Table Mountain looks over the city of Cape Town so once you’ve climbed it you’ll be treated to an incredible sight.
South Africa has the best cultures, food & nature reserves and the people are incredibly friendly. No matter where you decide to go in SA, you’ll be treated with kindness. What’s more, it’s easy to get around no matter what province you’re in.
There are many small quaint places to visit in between your destinations that you’ll love. So visit a few places around South Africa on your next holiday for a fun and cultural experience.