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Five reasons why South Africa is worth a visit

Five reasons why South Africa is worth a visit

Beautiful South Africa welcomes visitors and promises them that they can have all it takes to enjoy a wonderful holiday. Here are the top 5 reasons to visit South Africa, often referred to as a world in one country.

Breathtaking Beaches all around the country

From elegant Camps Bay to Boulders Beach, with its humorous colony of endangered African penguins, Cape Town perhaps offers the greatest urban beaches. Long lengths of beautiful soft sand lapped by waves that get warmer and warmer the farther north you travel can be found all the way along South Africa's Garden Route and KwaZulu-Indian Natal's Ocean coastline. There are even tropical coral reefs and excellent diving and snorkelling spots to discover on Garden Route tours.

Big 5 Sightings of the best in Africa

South Africa is one of the few sites on the planet where you can see all five of the Big Five in a single day. Because of its great conservation areas and national parks, the country is one of the world's best Big 5 safari destinations with:

  • Kruger National Park and its private game reserves like Sabi Sands, Thornybush, Londolozi, MalaMala, Lion Sands and Dulini
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Phinda Game Reserve
  • Pilanesberg National Park
  • Addo Elephant National Park

Culinary delight galore

Look no farther than South Africa for great gastronomic pleasures at exceptional value for money. It is highly recommended that visitors to Cape Town spend time in the Cape Winelands, the country's indisputable 'gourmet capital.' Explore the magnificent estates, taste award-winning wines and dine at some of the world's best restaurants.

Enjoy a gourmet retreat in the verdant hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on the country's eastern coast, or in Johannesburg with craft beer, fantastic coffee, interesting markets, and inventive restaurants.

Did you know: Nearly 30% of Tanzania is National Parks

A variety of local cultures and friendly people

Visitors frequently comment on how pleasant South Africans are. They like meeting new people and enthusiastically promote favourite sites and activities. Because it is a melting pot of many diverse cultures creating one nation, you will notice numerous distinct accents in local English, many varied faces, and a rich fusion of flavours in the food.

Great weather to enjoy travelling

South Africa has a generally moderate climate, which means spectacular summers and comfortable winters. Great weather is essential for a wonderful holiday, and for many visitors (particularly those from the northern hemisphere), this is one of the top reasons to visit South Africa.

The beaches and cities of the KwaZulu-Natal Coast receive more than 300 days of sunlight every year. Even the 'rainy season' over the Kruger from December to March is relatively sunny, with rainfall often comprising of short-lived thundershowers in the late afternoons, washing the air clear of dust and allowing for brilliant, sharp images.

A rich history

The Cradle of Humankind in South Africa is where the 2.3-million-year-old fossil called Mr Ples was discovered, along with countless additional (and some of the oldest) hominid fossils.

The outstanding guides at the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields bring to life the world of 1875, when bravery, victory, and failure played out in gory fights between British soldiers, Boer commandos, and Zulu warriors.

A visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in jail alongside other political prisoners, exemplifies South Africa's contemporary history

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