Happy New Year! Which makes it the perfect time to inspire your 2019 travel plans.
What better place to start then South Africa!
Instead of making that New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, join a gym, or quit a bad habit…why not make a resolution to TRAVEL in 2019; and not to just the common places like the Caribbean or Europe…make it the year to add adventure & excitement into your travel plans – such as Africa!
Over the next few weeks I’ll be ‘teasing’ you with places to visit in South Africa* that I hope will inspire you to think outside the norm this year and have a life-changing travel experience.
*As posted on 20 November 2017 by Africa Geographic Travel.
If there was a checklist for the perfect travel destination, South Africa would tick most of the boxes. Famed for its amazing wildlife and landscapes, superb local cuisine, warm hospitality and great weather, it’s easy to understand why tourism is so big in South Africa. With an average of 15 million visitors flocking to the country every year, the allure is strong.
We’ve put together a list of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions, based on bookings by our safari desk:
Cape Town and the Cape Winelands
Nestled between a rugged mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s also one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Africa. This multicultural city enjoys a superb natural setting, pristine beaches, sophisticated infrastructure and a mild, Mediterranean climate.
A few city and peninsula headline acts include Table Mountain and Lion’s Head (the most iconic landmark in South Africa),
The magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens,
Boulders Beach for penguins that waddle along golden beaches in and amongst holidaymakers, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the famous Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were imprisoned during the apartheid years) and Cape Point.
And there is no shortage of world-class trendy restaurants and a vibrant nightlife for all tastes. It’s no wonder that Cape Town is the crown jewel of the country.
Told you I was going to ‘tease’ you….there is SO much more, but you’ll have to wait until next week!
Have a safe & wonderful one,