Blessed with picturesque landscapes, vast national parks, and raw subtropical coasts, South Africa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. No wonder why millions of tourists throng to South Africa, every year, to experience the beauty of this region. Also, let us tell you that if you plan to book a South Africa tour package anytime soon, then make sure you opt for a longer stay as a week’s vacation won’t be enough to experience the vividly beautiful country.
And just in case you don’t have much time on hand, make sure you at least visit these five South African attractions that are one of the most famous destinations among tourists on a South African tour. Take a look.
1. Kruger National Park
One of the world’s most famous safari parks in South Africa, Kruger National Park is a must-visit attraction. The oldest reserve in South Africa is approximately 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. The national park gives visitors to see the ‘Big Five’– lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino and a variety of other wildlife. The park is also home to bushman rock paintings as well as archaeological sites. You can also opt for the walking safari, or take a hot air balloon ride to explore the vast grasslands, gallery forests, and the river systems.
2. Cape Point Nature Reserve
A natural reserve in the Table Mountain National Park, Cape Point Nature Reserve lies at the tip of Cape Peninsula. The nature reserve was originally named Cape of Storms and has an 1859 lighthouse. A paradise for nature lovers, the abundance of flora and fauna includes approximately 250 species of birds, bucks and baboons. The best part is the National Park also has some world-class restaurants and curio shop.
3. V&A Waterfront
V&A Waterfront, which is named after Great Britain’s Queen Victoria and her youngest son Alfred, is one of the top attractions in South Africa. The popular destination is very popular among local families as well as tourists. From a number of shopping outlets, curio shops, puppet shows, fine dining places to workshops, there are of things you can experience at the V&A waterfront. There are also a number of museums, markets, which give you a chance to learn about the city harbour and also visit the Two Oceans Aquarium. You can also indulge in some outdoor activities such as harbour cruises, boat charters and helicopter flips.
4. The Drakensberg
Drakensberg, which implies Dragon Mountains, is another spectacular destination in South Africa. The place is home to the country’s highest peaks. The region has some of the famous World Heritage listed destinations such as uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, San rock art, Royal Natal National Park, beautiful Amphitheatre and a cliff face. Don’t forget to go for hot air balloon rides to appreciate the place.
5. Garden Route
The Garden Route runs for approximately 200 kilometers through some of South Africa’s breathtaking coastal scenery. The main highlights of the place include the beautiful town of Knysna snuggled in the dense forest, Garden Route National Park with the stunning gorges , tidal pools, and thick forests. You can also go for elephant rides and whale watching trips to bungee jumping and tree canopy tours.
Last Few Words
South Africa’s scenic beautify and diverse wildlife make it a popular vacation destination. If you too want to book a South Africa tour package, the best way is to contact an international tour operator that can help you select a holiday package that matches your plan and budget. But, make sure you get quotes from at least three to four operators to be able to compare the packages, and to get the best deal possible.