Great Escapes! Dreamy Places to Visit in South Africa

If you are looking for a beautiful, diverse and fascinating holiday destination, and one which is often overlooked, then you should seriously consider South Africa for your next trip. This is an amazing country that is quite unlike anywhere else due to its geographical location and there are a handful of fantastic places to visit. Here are a few of the main highlights.

Cape Town

The most obvious highlight is the capital city of Cape Town. A port city, Cape Town is found on the southwest tip and somewhere with a lovely Mediterranean climate with a busy centre which is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including a number of alluring beaches in the area.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is found to the north of South Africa and borders Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This means that you will find all kinds of breathtaking wildlife here, including lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo. It is also a well-organised National Park with well-kept roads which makes it a good option for self-driving and catering trips.

Cape Winelands

South Africa is famous for its wines and most of the vineyards are located in the beautiful Boland Basin northeast of Cape Town. If you like to indulge in the finer things in life then this area is a must-visit as in addition to the vineyards and sampling opportunities there are also five-star restaurants, upmarket hotels and more in the area.

The Garden Routh

The Garden Routh is a breathtaking stretch of coastline from Mossel Bay to Storms River. Here you will find incredibly diverse and beautiful vegetation along with gorgeous lagoons and lakes. There are a number of highlights along the way, including Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley.

Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park is the best place to see these majestic creatures and one of the biggest parks in South Africa. In addition to its large elephant population, the park is also home to warthogs, ostriches, antelopes so it is a great place to see wildlife that you usually only get to see on the television.

As you can see, there are many highlights found throughout South Africa. As a large country and quite unlike anywhere else, it can be challenging to plan your own trips and pack everything in which is why it is a smart idea to book South Africa tours with a specialist. These can be bespoke trips so that you can see everything that you want and not have to worry about the planning.

South Africa is an incredible country which is quite unlike anywhere else. It is a superb place for a unique trip and the above are just a few of the highlights that you can find in this amazing part of the world.

Stella Ryne

Stella Ryne is an art historian, traveller, conscious consumer and a proud mother. When she is not trying to improve the things around her (and herself, for that matter), she likes to lose herself in a good book. She’s deeply into green practices, cherishing the notion that sustainable living and sustainable travel will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit and what we eat, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. Stay in touch with Stella via Twitter @RyneStella