Right now in South Africa reasons for a holiday
South Africa was home to the oldest human remains. There are more than 2000 wrecks off the South African coast, most of which date back at least 500 years. And South Africa is likely the only country in which you can find deserts, wetlands, grasslands, subtropical forests, mountains, and cliffs. But it’s only the iceberg tip!
10 more reasons for planning a trip to South Africa’s magical country.
1. A lot of wildlife.
South Africa is at the top of the chart of rich nature and wildlife destinations. Start with Big Five-elephant, lion, leopard, and buffalo. You will soon be looking for whales, penguins, meerkats, wild dogs, giraffes, hippos, and birds. Enthusiasts for animals will be able to unveil 299 mammal species and 900 bird types. Remember to carry along your DSLR and binoculars!
2. Your Buck More Bang
In South Africa, the exchange rate is of benefit to you. 1 South African Rand equals 4.67 rupees, which means more purchasing power for you (as applicable on the date of posting of this blog). Instead of Europe, you can shop as much, without hurting your bank balance, and affordable luxury.
3. Galore Adventures
South Africa offers more than 140 adventures and something for all. Go bungee jip, hike, abseil, or dive with crocodiles and sharks. Mossel Bay is your place if you like to dive in the sky. Also, sandboarding, spelunking, or a wide selection of safaris may be your choice.
4. Perfect beaches to swim and surf.
Cape Town boasts of the world’s most beautiful urban beaches, with tropical coral reefs and snow sports. The town also houses a comical colony with threatened African penguins, flaring pristine gold sand, on the Indian Ocean coast. The beaches are always packed with swimmers and surfers. Windsurfing, kite surfing, fishing, or profound sea diving. Most beaches feature lively restaurants and cafés that allow you to end up with drinks and food. Don’t miss out on the fresh meals! Especially recommended are Codfather Seafood and Sushi in Cape Town.
5. Wine and delicious food
The oldest food destinations in South Africa are Johannesburg and Cape Town. Both house great coffees, breweries, inspiring food, trends, and, above all, a warm welcome. If you go to Cape Town, spend some time exploring vineyards and enjoy local wines in courtyards.
6. The option of adopting penguins
You can only walk up the beach in South Africa, expecting to see penguins in groups. Indeed, in Cape Town, there is a colony of 3000 penguins. SANCCOB is home to most of those penguins in the marine bird rehabilitation center, but it’s not. A resident Penguin can be adopted! You may not take them home, of course, but you can appreciate the joy of being the human parent.
7. Amazing architecture
Everything about the magnificent architecture is the Painted Chimneys, the Ponte City Towers, the Carlton Centre, and the Hanging Building in Johannesburg. The Lost City Palace and the Spider Bridge are worth a visit to Sun City. Mossel Bay’s port and beachfront is of its own, and Cape Town stadium is incredibly beautiful. South Africa has everything it needs to blind its visitors.
8. The chance to diving with crocs and sharks
Here is a serious adventure! The best way to know these majestic animals is through cage diving, to stand up closely and personally. Gansbaai offers the best-walking facilities for adventure hunters, 2 hours’ drive from the city of Cape Town. Go to Oudtshroon if you like to cozy up with crocs. You certainly have something to boast about back home for your friends.
9. Luxury on wheels, mind-blowing
The ‘Blue Train’ in South Africa is one of the world’s most luxurious trains. The train journey from Pretoria to Cape Town is magnífico for 27 hours. Every room has a butler service of its own. They also have an open bar, a cigarette lounge, and great rooms with great douches. Diamonds can also be purchased at the gift shop. Rovos Rail has rightfully been named ‘The Pride of Africa’ with its vintage coaches, private suites, restaurants, and an opulently decorated decor, exuding charm from the old world.
10. The country’s unique sense of humor display
You’ll see cool, jerk-inducing bumper-sticks on cars throughout Africa, roadside stalls selling used toothpaste, or a hilarious road sign. Africans are friendly, dark-humored people. Wait to find people in whacky quotes on the streets.