South Africa is a country of vibrant cultures and stunning scenic beauty, offering a myriad of adventurous activities for any traveller. In fact, there is so much to see and do in this beautiful land that it can be hard to choose the top places to see during a short visit. That is why we have put together a list of 5 places that are a must-see while on holiday in South Africa!
Thailand is infamous for offering a perfect budget beach getaway. Awesomely affordable, even in the best hotels, with cocktails served in coconuts all-day, clothing markets galore (arrive with an empty suitcase), street food stalls to make your mouth-water, white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and palm-tree adorned islands, it’s a picture perfect destination that summons up all of those tropical cliché expressions. more “The perfect triad – Phuket, Phi Phi and Krabi”
Not every walking safari is created equal. From the introductory bush bumbles offered at luxury high-end lodges in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, to multi-day camping based walking trails through the heart of the Kruger National Park or the desert scorching safaris of the Kgalagadi, learning about the natural habitat from the ‡Khomani San inhabitants, each of South Africa’s walking safaris offer a unique experience. more “What to expect on your first walking safari”
Often forgotten in favour of the more well-known wine routes or unheard of by tourists, the Robertson Wine Valley provides an off-the-beaten track experience where winemakers indulge visitors with long talks in cosy cellars and local chefs cook up a storm in quaint country kitchens. But every year, the Wacky Wine Weekend attracts wine lovers who flock to the region in search of a burst of bubbly, to savour a good glass of Sauvignon Blanc or to enjoy a lingering Pinotage on the palate. more “Rustic rendezvous in Robertson”
Monkeyland, a wildlife sanctuary situated just outside of Plettenberg Bay in South Africa, provides a safe haven for 11 species of primates. These monkeys have been rescued from a captive life as pets in private homes, as attractions in zoos or as test subjects at various facilities, and are given a new lease on life at Monkeyland. Here these rescued primates are free to roam the sanctuary’s wild forest area, experiencing a life that is as close to wild as possible. more “Meet five adorable rescued monkeys”
When I was invited to the unveiling of a life-size elephant cake at the Good Food & Wine Show – the jokes were never ending… “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” “We herd it’s amazing!” “Size is irrelephant!”
The picturesque stretch of South Africa’s coastline between Mossel Bay and Jefferys Bay is dotted with quaint seaside towns that are rapidly expanding as more and more tourists discover this not-so-secret gem and locals flock to the oceans, lagoons and forests of the Garden Route to retire, get away from the daily grind or simply escape for a weekend.
Langebaan on South Africa’s West Coast provides a tranquil escape from the daily grind of Cape Town and offers the perfect destination for a weekend escape with the family, friends or one you love.
Here are just four things you can do in Langebaan:
2,000 hectares of land, set inland from the quaint seaside town of Keurboomstrand on South Africa’s magnificent Garden Route, is home to the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve. Located only 20 minutes from Plett and home to a myriad of wildlife including zebras, elephants, wildebeest, springbok and waterbuck, there are so many reasons to visit the reserve. more “4 things you need to know about Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve”