The Wonders of South Africa

If you’re trying to pick your next travel destination, then South Africa should be on top of your list! It is a stunning country that offers diverse experiences that will truly be unforgettable. If you need further convincing, here are just some of the amazing wonders in store for you.

 

The Big 5

The Big Five game animals are the rhino, lion, elephant, leopard, and buffalo. This term was first coined by big-game hunters as these animals are the most difficult to hunt on foot. Sighting the Big Five animals in their natural environments is a once-in-a lifetime experience you should not miss. There are many different national parks where you might view these animals and we would be happy to recommend a few: info@africawildtrails.com

 

The Kruger National Park is a vast conservation area that it stretches across two of the nine provinces that make up South Africa. Depending on your budget, you can choose from affordable accommodations, or more exclusive ones. The highest concentration of animals is at the southern area of the park and that’s where most of the accommodation is.

 

If you are an animal lover, then you must head to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, the oldest in Africa! If you are looking for adventure and you want to drive around yourself, it is possible to do so in this park. You will be provided a map and will be told where the animals were spotted that day. However, they are careful not to give away the locations of any threatened species.

 

Blyde River Canyon

Capture that ultimate Instagrammable moment at this spectacular spot. The depth of the canyon reaches up to 2,400 ft in some areas and it extends to 26 kilometres. There are many different viewing places but the best spots to view the canyon are from Three Rondavels, World’s End, and from God’s Window. You can also opt to join tours which will show you the highlights of the place including different viewing spots, the Tufa waterfall, caves, hippos, crocodiles, leopards, and rare bird species.

 

Whale Watching

From land to water, South Africa definitely has something incredible to offer. This country has some of the best whale watching opportunities in the world. There are around nine different whale species that frequent the Whale Coast from July to October each year. The Southern Right Whale is the most common to the Cape Town area. You can head on to the coastal town of Hermanus, known to be one of the best spots to go whale watching. They even have an annual Hermanus Whale Festival that takes place in September.

 

Wining and Dining

If you’re a wine enthusiast and a foodie, then a visit to South Africa should be on your list. At the Western Cape of South Africa, you can find the Cape Winelands. There are many different wine farms and wine estates you can visit in here. You’ll surely have a wonderful time wine tasting and of course, try out the many different top-notch restaurants in the area.

 

Mountain Hiking

The Drakensberg Mountain range is a destination for many who like to walk, hike, trek and climb in low and high altitude mountain locations. Home to many wildlife species and ancient bushman rock art, these mountains are well worth a visit. Accommodation can range from sleeping in a cave, under an overhang, in a tent or in a lodge, so plenty here for every type of traveller.

 

If you want to learn more about wildlife and travelling to Africa, send us a message today. We’ll tell you all about how you can plan your adventure!

 

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