South African (SA) holidays are spent at beaches, safaris and visiting most popular small towns. For an experience of all the above and more here are places to consider visiting for your South African holidays.
Visiting SA for most people means images of wildlife animals roaming about freely enjoy and experience this at the world renowned Kruger National Park, nearly 2 million hectares, features 16 ecosystems and offers Big Five game viewing on a 4×4 drive or walking safari.
Ecosystems found nowhere in the world
Attractions such as the Drakensberg mountains, the Garden route for beaches, seaside towns, forests and a place popular with tourists, Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain is the first Botanical Garden to preserve the country’s unique flora. In the summer evening outdoor concerts are held in the garden.
A road trip to the many quaint towns in SA
The small towns in SA are mostly a few hours’ drive from the main cities and offer a great South African holiday. Visit one of SA’s best small towns, Clarens in the Eastern Free State for country scenic views of Rooiberge and Maloti mountains, art scene, horse riding and best trout fishing spots in SA. It’s the experience of adventure and living on a farm.
But if the hustle and bustle life is for you then visit S.A’s big cities. In Johannesburg visit Africa’s premiere holiday resort Sun City.
Cape Town, the oldest city where parliament sits, known for its scenic beauty, coastal line, Cape Winelands and Table Mountain a prominent landmark that visitors use its aerial cableway 302 metres above sea level or hike to the top of the mountain, also option to mountain bike or caving.
Durban the second biggest city is a beach paradise and port on the eastern coast found in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Visit UShaka Marine World, a theme park that offers Sea World (the fifth largest aquarium in the world), Wet ‘n Wild, a Beach, Village Walk and a unique restaurant on a ship that allows you to dine near a shark tank.