Buzzfeed recently published an article proclaiming South Africa to be the most beautiful country in the world. South Africa prides itself on its stupendous natural beauty and outstanding city centers. If you love adventure and wide opportunities for fun, then you should visit the coastal South African province of KwaZulu-Natal to enjoy the sights of big game, beaches, mountains and more. Here are four reasons travelers and adventure seekers need to visit South Africa.
The first democratic election in South Africa was held on April 27, 1994. The country suffered under white minority domination for too long and liberation meant everything to indigenous black South Africans. A must-visit site in South Africa is Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years, which will help you begin to understand what life was like in the struggle for the country’s freedom and in ending apartheid. Tourists who visit the island have the opportunity to learn about how prisoners were treated historically.
The other historical site to check out is Soweto – the township that led the struggle to end apartheid. There is also the Nelson Mandela museum in Johannesburg, that is a must-see. These two destinations offer you amazing and unique opportunities to learn about South Africa’s history.
A Safari is one of the best treats you will ever give yourself. Remember that South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park is one of the best places to go for your overland journey. Here, you get to enjoy the beautiful sights of the Big Five – the lion, rhinoceros, elephant, leopard, and Cape buffalo.
You also get to see wild penguins for a unique experience. Boulders beach, situated south of Cape Town, is the home to thousands of African penguins.
Most tourists visit “Nandos”, a South African restaurant chain that sells “peri-peri” style chicken dishes and other delicious meals. South-African cuisine “gave birth” to Nandos, so prepare your palate for spicy food.
There is also a lot of Indian food options due to the large Indian population in South Africa.
Some of the most amazing beaches in the world are found in South Africa. South Africa has over 1,500 miles of coastline that run from the wild to beach resorts. South Africa’s wild coast will also give you the chance to explore a wide range of natural gems from pristine beaches to rich and abundant biodiversity.
The Eastern Cape Province has a hot spot called “Coffee Bay” where you can go and treat yourself and your friends and family to some adventure. Are you a beginner or an experienced surfer? Take advantage of the Atlantic Ocean’s riptides which have made the country’s coast a famous surfing route.
South Africa as all of this and so much more. It is no wonder it all ranks high on the top travel destinations in the world. Book your next trip to South Africa today.
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