Last updated on February 11th, 2019 at 04:06 pm
South Africa is a place where nature shines around you. Where jungle safari is its superpower. Where the water explodes amidst the sun and moon. Exploring South Africa is immersing yourself in the astounding diversity of this scenic country.
Explore its rich Wildlife:
The country offers your eyes the big five (leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo and the king of the jungle, lion). It also offers you more than these spectacular animals inaccessible parks and reserves. A short drive can take you right into the dense wilderness at Kruger, Kgalagadi. You can also join the Khaki-clad rangers when you are on a guided walk and drives.
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Though South Africa’s wildlife offers you a wild adventure of a lifetime, it also teaches you to take part in the small happening or interactions among different species. Admire the chase of a leopard and a tortoise from the roadside. Or indulge yourself fully into the chirping of a variety of birds in the deep forest. Feel lucky on an encounter with the whales, seals or a great white shark, while you are surfing along the coast. Explore South Africa like a never-ending relationship with its wildlife and you will find yourself in the best of the wildlife places the country has to offer.
Take adventure outside the four walls:
Go with an open mind and open eyes if you want to fill them with the ever-changing scenery of the Country. Make your trail to the craggy Cederberg and try the rock climbing to relish the scenic beauty. Or you can head to the Garden Route’s Bloukran’s bridge to sense the adrenaline rush when you try bungee jumping.
Or you can try swinging in the air at Graskop Gorge. And if you are a seeker of intense adventure then you can opt for hiking. Explore from a wide array of options that are available for making your hike a spectacular adventure. From slackpacking along the Cape Coast, dusty and long walks in the Karoo desert during the day time to an overnight trek to the Drakensberg. Try these options and you will find that exploring South Africa was the one wisest decisions and sporty adventure of a lifetime.
And don’t miss Durban:
Though Durban opens up the aquatic world for you, it is also the third largest city of South Africa. The city got itself transformed during the 2010 World Cup, with a stunning waterfront and an eye-catchy stadium. The city is also home to a huge population of Asians, which gives the city an Asian feel. You will find many Indian marketplaces and streets along your way.
Playing sports alongside the beaches, enjoying Indian cuisines to surfing are the top experiences in Durban city. And if you are unable to control the rush to travel to this vibrant city then you can find cheap flights to Durban from many online booking portals. Choose your stay from a wide variety of hotels that are located alongside the Golden mile to stay close to the adventure sports at all time.
Know South Africa from its days of past:Visiting South Africa without knowing the tumultuous history of its making would be like not knowing the true identity of the country you are landing into. From Robben Island to Johannesburg, these museums might be lighthearted but they carry with themselves many exhibits from an apartheid era. On visiting these museums, you will not only know its history but also appreciate how far South Africa has come. And on knowing about the country you will indulge with places with more intensity and serenity.
Don’t stop your journey of learning about the place and continue your history lesson on visiting the towns, similar to Soweto (Jo’burg) or Langa (Cape Town). On involving in small talks with the locals, you will come to know about its heart-wrenching past. As you will stride through the lanes and discover more about the country, you will start taking pride in your and country’s journey with time and a promise it has for days to come.
Indulge in its dramatic landscapes:
From the warming deserts of Kalahari and Karoo, South Africa offers you stunning landscapes, semidesert and more. Find yourself among the huge Blyde River Canyon to the Drakensberg range. Even when you roam into the urban Cape Town, you will only need to stare around to see the indigenous flora climbing to the Table Mountain.
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Once you are on your way, you will see one of the most dramatic coastal roadways in the world leading to the Hermanus to Cape Point. Cherish your eyes with the Cape Winelands that is carpeted by the vineyards. Find the Garden route and scenic mountain ranges that starts from Cederberg and ends in Swartberg. Along with your journey, indulge yourself into the most immersive sight of the Indian Ocean beaches.
Stop by The Golden Mile DurbanIf you are visiting South Africa, then stopping by the Golden Mile and accepting everything that it has to offer should be on the top of your itinerary. Golden Mile is not a city or an area, but it is a six-kilometre stretch of long sandy beach. It is the most attractive spot in the city and it has all the reasons to be. Let yourself pulled by the colourful Zulu Rikshas, alongside the Golden Mile.
These rickshas are immensely decorated along with their drivers. If you are a lover of surfing in the blues then Golden mile is your one true destination in the world, as the waves are always powerful and long. But even if you’re a non-surfer then you can watch the surfers at proximity. Every year, many international and national events take place here. It is also a pleasure resort with many splash pools, waterslides, fountains, curio markets, merry-go-rounds exotic nightclubs, a dozen of swimming pools and a variety of hotels and apartments that are always ready to serve in their best possible way.