It’s a jungle out there, a fashionable jungle, surrounded by gorgeous beaches and surfing galore. Welcome to South Africa.
South Africa is a beautiful country with such an exquisite landscape that you will need to travel this country several times just to start scratching the surface. South Africa is quickly becoming the adventure capital of the world because it is offers a surprise on every other step you take. There are some adventures you can only do in South Africa and most of the travelers have this country on the list of their most desired destinations.
South Africa is located on the southernmost tip of African continent. South Africa has considerable variations in topography and climate despite of the fact that country is generally recognized as semi-arid. The landscape changes throughout the country from misty and dense bush mountain forests to subtropical jungles, mountain regions, thorn trees and dry grass savannah and large lands that transform into flower wonderland during summers. Different regions of the country have different climatic conditions such as it is mostly warm to hot in the ‘platinum’ province whereas the lofty Drakensberg Mountains forming the eastern escarpment of South Africa can be can freezing cold in the winter.
Coming to the best cities in the South Africa, Cape Town is indeed the most beautiful city in the country beyond any doubt. What makes this city special is that there is no bad time to travel to this place. Cape Town is not only beautiful, it provides a world of opportunities to anyone whether you are an adventure seeker or just want to enjoy on shiny and unmatched beaches of the city. In recent years, taking a cable car tour up to the Table Mountain has become the most popular activity among the locals and tourists.
Cape Town is also the best places in the world to witness sharks thriving in their natural habitat. If you are brave enough, you can also jump into the shark infested waters to have direct encounter with these adept predators. Various beaches of the Cape Town such as Beta Beach, Oudekraal and Tietiesbaai are regularly declared as world’s best beaches offering you a unique opportunity to dip your toes in the pure hidden waters.
After absorbing all the natural beauty of the Cape Town, it is time to move to the eastern City of Durban. Although, the city is not as naturally beautiful as Cape Town yet it makes for this shortcoming through its glorious buildings, museums and a lot of outstanding safari parks spread around the city. The Berea, providing the bird’s eye view of the Indian Ocean and the city, is the perfect place to take some breathtaking photographs. Similarly, if you want to learn more about the culture and history of Natal province, you must visit Durban’s Natural Science Museum. uShaka Marine World, Umgeni River Bird Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium and The Golden Mile are other stunning places you must visit while you are in Durban.
When it comes to Jungle Safaris, South Africa is at par with countries like Kenya if not better than them. For many people, jungle safari in South Africa is just about Kruger National Park and they have every right to think in that way. However, safaris in country is not confined to this amazing part as there are many other great safari destinations in South Africa such as Samara Private Game Reserve, the province of Natal and Eastern Cape where you can see all types of animals ranging from lions and elephants to giraffes and cheetahs.
South Africa is also a perfect jungle safari destination for off season tourists. You need to take advantage of quiet winter months from May to July. During this time, the prices are lower, animals sightings are better and most importantly, weather is cooler.
In general, South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and you as a diehard traveler, needs to visit this wonderful land once in your lifetime. It offers everything you dream of such as pristine beaches, exceptional jungle safaris, unparalleled natural beauty and bustling cities making your money worth spending.
South Africa Airlines
Airlines providing service between South Africa and Australia include South African Airways, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, British Airways and Thai Airways International.
Australia to South Africa
Popular stopovers between Australia and South Africa include Beijing and Singapore as well as multi-city stops in both Australia and South Africa.
More information at the South Africa Holidays guide.