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5 Reasons South Africa Should Be On Your Life Itinerary

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Giraffes grazing in Kruger National Park
Giraffes in Kruger National Park

This destination has long been on my personal bucket list. The beauty, the culture, and the abundance of natural attractions are the perfect ingredients for travel dreaming.

South Africa is Africa's 9th largest country according to its landmass. The reasons to visit this vast and culturally diverse nation are seemingly endless.

To encourage you a little more and to further enhance your excitement, here are five reasons you should make it to South Africa at least once in your life…

1. Cape Town

As one of South Africa's three capitals, the Mother City is one that you must explore. Not only is it one of the top holiday destinations in the entire world, but it's full of natural, exotic beauty that you can't find anywhere else. There's excellent food, plenty of beaches, and, last but not least, Table Mountain.

Ariel view of Cape Town, South Africa

2. The Garden Route.

For some of the most breathtaking coastline views, take the Garden Route from Mossel Bay to Storms River. Visit and view small towns, rugged shores, sandy beaches, and thick forests.

Mouth of Storms River with boat and cliffs
Mouth of Storms River

3. Safaris in Kruger National Park.

It may not be the only place to go for a safari adventure in South Africa, but it is undoubtedly one of the greatest. On the safari, you'll get to witness and interact with the ‘Big Five’ of Africa’s most significant wild animals: lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, and leopards.

A lioness gazes at your from Kruger Park
A lioness in Kruger National Park

4. Family Safaris: They aren't just for the grown ups.

If you have decided to bring the children along on your once-in-a-lifetime, memorable South Africa vacation, make sure to go on several family-friendly safaris. Many of the safari tours will offer youth programs, age-appropriate, hands-on activities, and playgrounds.

5. It’s easy to navigate and explore nearby destinations.

South Africa makes it easy to get around with its well-established and maintained road network and infrastructure. You are also allowed to drive there with a foreign license as long as it includes your photograph.

Intersection in Cape Town, South Africa at night
Cape Town at Night

There are also several main international airports so that you can fly into any of the nation's major cities.

Of course, the list of reasons to visit South Africa doesn't end here. It would be too hard to name them all. Nonetheless, there are endless reasons one should make it a point to visit the country.

So, if you just added or have had South Africa on your life itinerary, let's get started planning your vacation! Just click the link below to set up your initial consultation.

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