When you are going on holiday, it can be a chance for you to experience new things.
Choosing to travel in South Africa can become one of the greatest adventures because it is truly a diverse country; promising plenty experiences that will satisfy many such as beaches, national parks and a lot of places that you can visit with children of all ages too. You can have an excellent holiday and enjoy great scenery that will also suit your budget.
When traveling in South Africa there are plenty of holiday destinations that you can enjoy and it might be difficult to pick the best holiday destination for you. Luckily, we have made that easier for you by choosing the 7 safest destinations that you can travel.
Cape Town is well known for its cultural diversity and being one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It has one of the best sceneries and has incredible natural beauty as well as spectacular weather all year round.
You can visit the Table Mountain which is part of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and enjoy a walk up the mountain or enjoy the Table Mountain cable car which can be a fun activity for you and your children.
If you are looking for a relaxing day at the beach, then you can visit Clifton 4th Beach which is a beautiful beach; making it an interesting experience for you and your family where you can enjoy mingling with multicultural Capetonians. Another beach you can visit is the Noordhoek Beach which is at the door of Chapman’s Peak where you can go horse riding as well.
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is the biggest and most known national park that has incredible scenery as well as amazing wildlife such as cheetahs and wild dogs. The popular animals in the the park are the iconic Big 5 which are the elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, and leopard. You can see these animals on a game viewing and you can enjoy luxurious accommodation that is not too far from the park. You can choose a family package or a honeymoon package where you’re able to enjoy a romantic escape in Kruger’s legendary private reserves.
The Garden Route is 200km from the country’s southeast coast and runs from Mossel Bay in Western Cape to the Storms River in Eastern Cape. This popular route contains sandy beaches, rocky shores, verdant greenery, lakes, lagoons, and quaint towns. Some of the activities you can enjoy are bungee jumping, whale watching and elephant rides.
The greatest highlight about visiting Garden Route is the beautiful picturesque town of Knysna known for Knysna Heads which are two beautiful cliffs that protect the entrance to the Knysna lagoon. You can enjoy this town’s fresh oysters and sunset cruises.
Durban is well-known for having beautiful beaches. This city also has the warm Indian Ocean and the warm Mozambique current which ensures that the water is warm all year long. Durban isn’t as expensive as Johannesburg and Cape Town; meaning that your accommodation, food, and entertainment is cheaper in this city so you can enjoy more activities for less.
Some of the places you can visit in Durban are the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park which is a world heritage site. Another place you can visit is the Golden Mile which is a stretch of land that is along Durban’s North Beach where you can enjoy water-based activities. The city also contains an aquarium, waterpark, nature reserves, and craft bazaars so you will never run out of things to do.
Sun City is perfect for anyone who is looking for non-stop entertainment and it is perfect for both children and adults. Sun City is quite affordable so you can have top accommodation and entertainment without spending too much. One of the areas you can visit with your children is the Valley of Waves which is an exciting water park that contains several water slides.
You can also enjoy the entertainment such as a kid’s arcade, bowling alley, world class casinos, nightclubs, shops, and plenty of restaurants.
Cape St Francis
Cape St Francis is known as one of the best surfing locations in South Africa. The little village has soothing atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. There are so many things you can enjoy in this area. You can enjoy yoga at the beach with the sound of the waves while sitting on the shimmering sand dunes – an experience perfect for early summer mornings.
The little village also has many walking trails that cover its beautiful shorelines such as the Chokka Trail. The Sea Point Beach is rated as one of the best surfing spots in South Africa that can be perfect for surfers or those who want to learn how to as they can book surf lessons. Another beautiful feature that the village has is the Seal Point Lighthouse which was erected in 1878. This iconic landmark is a popular location to take photographs.
Johannesburg, known as the City of Gold, is a vibrant city that is beaming with energy. The city is one of the largest urban areas in the world. It contains so many historic sites such as the Apartheid Museum that features photographs, text panels, and artifacts of the unfortunate regime. You can also visit the Constitution Hill where you can learn more about South Africa’s journey to democracy and it takes about two hours to explore the different parts of the former prison.
Johannesburg has one of the coolest neighborhoods called Maboneng; which has beautiful and vibrant art which can be seen in the streets, buildings, museums, and art galleries. You can enjoy beautiful food and music at the markets. Johannesburg also contains many indoor and outdoor markets where you can enjoy beautiful food, beers, and cocktails while enjoying a beautiful view of the city and listen to live music.