South Africa is a unique tourist destination in the far southern part of the African continent. These are some great reasons to visit South Africa since they are home to one of the most diverse landscapes, wildlife abundance, and world-renowned cities. Any visitor will be surprised to learn more. Having visited South Africa many times in recent years, I can only say that you will want to come back for more once you have discovered a section.
Married to a South African, I had just been able to explore the great outdoors, the fewer tourist areas, and the path off the road. Here are my 13 reasons why you should visit South Africa, I’d say, no more excuses.
South Africa is rich in wildlife
A large number are wildlife, about 300 mammalian species and 850 bird species are present in South Africans. The different national parks offer excellent sightseeing throughout the country. The safari is high on many bucket lists to see the famous Big Five animals.
A safari of a lifetime will be one of the reasons to visit South Africa. The National Park of Kruger is the country’s largest game park. Kruger Park is easy to visit and provides one of South Africa’s best safari. Addo Elephant Park is another popular touristic park that is located near the beautiful Garden Road and includes tourists during a journey to South Africa.
World Capital of Adventure
Any adrenaline junkie has a good destination. There’s not much in the country in terms of any activity related to adrenaline. Paragliding, abseiling, kite surfing, rafting, mountain biking, walking, skydiving, fishing, and surfing. There’s never a dull moment in South Africa with the wonderful outdoor scenery and the beautiful climate.
Bungee jumping southern Africa
The Bloukrans Jump is known to be the world’s largest commercial jump, the Cape Argus Cycling Tour is the biggest cycling run in the world, and the Camera Marathon is the world’s oldest ultramarathon event, which is 216 meters.
The oldest European wine industry
Winelands in the Western Cape is one of the places to see. Although is one of the new wine-growing countries worldwide, its wine history is 350 years old. In 1659, the first raisins were pressed. South Africa, the world’s ninth-largest wine producer.
The world’s longest wine route with apparently countless wine farms, viñedos, and even brandy cellars is said to be the famous Route 62. The Pinotage is a signature grape from South Africa and produces a good combination of wine.
When in South Africa, visit Cape Winelands with its sunny winemaking and mountainous regions.
The town of Cape
Cape Town is considered a melting pot of people, culture, and food among the most international cities in the world. It’s a vibrant city with plenty of atmospheres and stuff for every visitor.
The town of Cape is one of the most popular towns in Africa. Who doesn’t want to look at one of Table Mountain’s natural wonders in the world? Cape Town is certainly one of South Africa’s cities to visit and a good reason to visit South Africa in general.
South Africa is the paradise of a photographer
Haven for photographers, professionals, and amateurs with some of the most magnificent landscapes, famous landmarks, stunning wildlife, beautiful peoples, and famous landmarks. And there are many Instagrammable locations in the country.
Cape Town is such a city with many very worthy Instagram spots to get the best shot of a personal photo book or Instagram account.
Species of cuisine
Pot of cultures that also affects the food scene, of course. There is only an incredible variety of flavors, ingredients, and ways to cook. You can have a spicy Indian curry, a hearty stew made in an open fire in a cast-iron pot, an outdoor braai (grill), sweet Malay curry, sushi, pap en vleis, and many more things.
Excellent price value
The great value for money that you get is another great reason to visit South Africa. Any budget type is for South African visitors. Every bag, from extremely luxurious to very affordable, has something for you. A specific visitor with either lot of money and a tight budget is not reserved for South Africa.
Luxury in the private game resort, a budget safari in Kruger National Park, high-priced activities, free walks around the mountains, luxurious seven-star hotels, and a bedroom in a backpacker hostel.
Ethnic and cultural variations
Also known as the “Rainbow Nation,” means a nation that unites a wide range of languages and cultures, all of whom live together as a single nation.
Rich history dating from some of its earliest human settlements, the San people, the tribal speakers of the Bantu people, and the European integration in the country in more recent times.
Various sites can be visited to visit the various historical stages and experience them. The Battlefields, the Cradle of Humanity, the rock paintings by the Bushman, several cultural villages, and historical sites such as Soweto and Robben Island, for example.
Reserves for Premium Game
South Africa has a large collection of private and public wildlife and game reserves. Each has a unique landscape, climate, and landscape, with wildlife adjusted to this particular area.
The biggest and most renowned wildlife park is Kruger National Park with almost 1 million visitors a year. The St. Lucia Wetlands, Hluhluwe, and Addo National Park are also widely visited game parks. Many people are going to visit South Africa for their first safari.
In South Africa, there are a lot of private game reserves, each with its unique and special character, as well as national and public parks.
South Africa is also one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world. Each year, several whale species migrate from the Antarctic colder waters to warmer climates via South African waters, whether from a boat or even coastal shores. You can see whales along the shore. Hermanus, where whales are often seen swimming in the bay, is the most popular area for whale watching.
Very varied countryside
South Africa is the third most biodiverse country in the world and the only country with its floral kingdom in the world. This means that the country is home to some of the most spectacular sceneries. Most of the country is semi-desert; however, there are also a long coastline, several mountains, and many varieties of flora, forest, and savannah.
Friendly family journey
South Africa is a friendly destination for families. The hygiene standards are high, drugs are hardly needed and the infrastructure of the countries is world-class. In most campgrounds or accommodation families with children are provided.
There are lots of activities for kids such as a safari and wildlife spot, huge playgrounds with trampolines, hiking, and swimming, just to name a few. This is a great country for any family to visit the African continent and children are excited about all the great experiences they will encounter indoors and outdoors.
A 4 to 4 lovers of heaven
South Africa has an enormous off-road and 4 / 4 culture. Even though the road system, in general, is very good, there are many four-way trails for an off-road enthusiast. Even some national or nature reserves with a 4/4 vehicle are best explored.
Only a 4-4 way, same for Baviaanskloof, and a couple of routes through national parks such as Mountain Zebra and Karoo NP are worth visited on Sani pass between Lesotho.
Why are you visiting South Africa?
This quote from Ernest Hemingway sums everything up: ‘When I woke up in Africa I never knew about the morning and wasn’t happy.’
I can confirm that only.
What is South Africa’s best time to visit?
South Africa is a destination for tourists year-round and this beautiful country is always a good place to visit. The only thing to remember is that in winter the Western Cape and Cape Town are raining and in the rest of the country there are summer precipitations. Because of the winter rains, in July and August Cape Town can be cloudy and cold, but let the rain do not make you visit South Africa.