The Republic of South Africa is the land of safari. The beautiful savannah opening its arms and alluring the blue sky. Experience the wilderness amid gargantuan gorges, deserts, and much more. People come from several corners of the world to get a glimpse of the “Big Five”. The “Big Five” consists of Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino, and the Elephant. Wildlife photographers, wildlife researchers, form a canopy of visitors and lenses. Most people plan the trip in Jeeps which becomes very exhausting after long hours of flight journey. Therefore people prefer hotels near or Tambo airport. There are hotels for a short stay for travellers.
Moreover, these hotels are great for a day conference and then moving on in the depth of South Africa.
Kruger National Park
Among various other National Parks, this is one of the oldest ones. This seems to be reserved for wildlife lovers only. A 3.5 to 4.5-hour drive treats the eyes of the visitors with the “Big Five”. Once bored of the incessant animal watching, you can suddenly flip over to history. Remarkable rock paintings, that have already become the prodigal wealth of the archaeologists are sure to amaze you with the things of the past. A simple walking safari can be a sight to behold. You can also sway over forest roads and rivers and the vast grassland in a hot air balloon. After a whole day of visual beauty bathing, you can relax in an authentic thatched bungalow, or even get a luxury lodge for your luxury stay.
A fantastic place for photographers who abide by the theme of nature and cultures. This is one of the most beautiful cities that keep rugged mountains and the sea in the mid-ground of its canvas, with the sky fulfilling the solitary glances in the background. The table mountain, gliding in a cable car is the dream of most geography books. You can also hike up Lion’s Head to get a panoramic view of the whole city. There are Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens that still hold the aura for plant lovers and enthusiasts.
The Garden Route National Park
South Africa’s beauty of the coastline can be found from Mossel Bay to the Storms River. A drive through the coastal Towns, Lagoons, and cliffs is beyond the human concept of beauty. Dive in the ripples of sparkling lagoons. Venture the ostrich farms and Congo caves, and you shall never brush out the memories of South Africa.
A trip is never complete without a visit to the museum of a particular place. That reciprocates the past. Stellenbosch is one of those towns that Instagrammers and social media freaks love to visit. This is one of the towns that are best preserved since the era of the Dutch and the East India Company. The Stellenbosch Village Museum takes you back to the past and shows you the ecstasies of South African artists.
The Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
The above-mentioned word means, “Dragon Mountains”. The country’s highest peak is here. There are several caves and national parks that are enveloped in this range.
South Africa has been a love spot for travellers and not much for the tourists. But, with the growth of photography and social media, tourists are also becoming travellers.