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Top 10 Reasons to Visit South Africa

There’s almost no reason not to visit South Africa; from the beautiful beaches to the rich cultural diversity to the Big 5 and much more, South Africa is unquestionably the ideal vacation location. If you’re still not convinced keep reading as we present the Top 10 Reasons to Visit South Africa, which is sure to seal the deal. 

1. The Big 5

Africa, and particularly South Africa, is recognized for its diverse animal and wild animal sightings. Taking a safari or game drive to see the gorgeous animals in their natural habitats is undoubtedly one of the top reasons to visit South Africa. The Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest game reserve, is one such popular destination for “bush holidays”.

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2. Cape Town

Recently voted and known as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city in the shade of the majestic and one of the new 7 wonders of the nature, Table Mountain. Great beaches, historical harbors, spectacular views of nature, and excellent cuisine await visitors in Cape Town.

3. Whale Watching 

Admire the whales in Hermanus, Western Cape, which has been named one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world. The season runs from July through December, with the months of August and November almost guaranteed for sightings.

4. Culture and Food

South Africans are as diverse as the languages they speak, including English, Afrikaans, Tswana, Zulu, and Xhosa to name a few, and they are fondly known as the rainbow nation! You can be sure that the cuisine is as diverse as the language, and you can immerse yourself in a wide variety of cultures and cuisines like Indian bunny chows to pap and vleis when visiting South Africa.

5. World-renowned Wine Regions and The Garden Route

The Western Cape of South Africa is known for its extensive wine industry, which includes over 500 wineries in Cape Town alone. Between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay, the Garden Route stretches for almost 300 kilometers, providing travelers with unrivaled scenic vistas of the magnificent country! If you like wine and want to see some beautiful scenery while in South Africa, the Western Cape should definitely be on your itinerary!

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6. The Weather

South Africa is known for its sunny and warm weather for almost 300 days a year, making it a great destination to travel to especially in the spring and summer months between September and March.

7. Beautiful Beaches

South Africa is located at the southernmost point of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. While the warm Indian Ocean on South Africa’s east coast, particularly in Durban, is ideal for a swim, the Atlantic Ocean in the Western Cape is slightly cooler but still offers beautiful vistas.

8. Sun City

Sun City, dubbed “Africa’s Las Vegas,” provides casinos, golf courses, entertainment, and shopping. It’s also home to the world-famous Valley of Waves waterpark and many more activities to keep everyone entertained!

9. Affordability

Due to the South African rand being weaker to many other currencies, a trip to South Africa can be affordable while still being a wonderful and memorable experience without breaking the bank!

10. Visa free policy of South Africa

Another wonderful reason to visit South Africa is that many countries, like the United Kingdom, the United States, Schengen countries, South America, Japan, and others, do not require visas.

South Africa is certainly a favourite tourist destination and we can understand exactly why! Whether you are looking to enjoy the warm Indian ocean, take a cable car up the majestic Table Mountain, travel through beautiful roads, or take a safari and see the Big 5 up close in person, South Africa is sure to exceed all your travel and bucket list dreams!