South Africa, the land of the wild, the uniquest animals, gorgeous expansive grass fields, and awesome landscapes, is one of the most interesting and adventurous places to visit in the entire world. South Africa has all the features that make it a heaven for wildlife lovers, nature enthusiasts, and adventure lovers. A land of pleasant weather, gorgeous scenery, beautiful lakes, breathtaking beaches, incredible accommodations, and mouthwatering cuisine.
The southern region of Africa also offers a wide range of exotic beaches, safari, and underwater world. Here are some of the most popular and beautiful cities, towns, and national parks.
Johannesburg is the hub of economy of Africa and the most common point of entry in South Africa. With about 3 million residence it is also the second largest city on African continent. Johannesburg is the place where people go to make money in Africa. While Johannesburg has been stereotyped as a concrete jungle, which is plagued by crime, there are many gorgeous places to see in here. Most of the South Africa tour packages have itinerary that include Johannesburg.
2. Cape Winelands:
Most of the vineyards of the country are situated in the lush green Boland Basic, which is located about 80 km to the northeast of Cape Town. The river valleys that freely flow into the basic are perfect for the growth of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Also, there are many five-star hotels, boutique hotels, and charming restaurants where you can spend a few days in peace amid beautiful nature.
3. Addo Elephant National Park:
Addo Elephant National Park is one of the largest national parks in Africa. Situated in the eastern Cape region, the national park is a popular place for elephants with special brownish skin color. Other than the elephants, there are animals including antelopes. ostriches, and warthogs.
4. Garden Route:
Situated on the southern coast of Africa, the gorgeous Garden Route in Hermanus is known for its mesmerizing shores and whale watching. The shallow waters of this region attract whales and it makes a perfect environment for them to mate and breed. It's a 10 Km. long cliff side walk and there are telescopes and benches that offer incredible views of these lovely animals.
Home to the second largest city in South Africa, Durban is situated on the eastern coast of South Africa. The subtropical climate, the scenic beaches, and proximity to Johannesburg have made this wonderful town a coastal heaven. The English Colonial architecture of the city will also make you fall in love with it. The mosques, temples, and churches have brilliant architecture too.
6. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park:
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is situated in the lush green Kalahari region of Botswana and South Africa. It came to existence after their merger of Gemsbok National Park and Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa. The national park offers marvelous views and breathtaking red sand dunes. One can also spot cheetah, lion, leopards etc.
A gorgeous mountainous region, Drakensberg creates a boundary between South Africa and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. This place offers wonderful views of South Africa's landscapes.
8. Kruger National Park:
Spread across a wide stretch of savannah in the northern reaches of South Africa. Kruger National Park borders Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The national park is considered one of the best jewels of South Africa due to the variety of flora and fauna that can be found here.