First Time In Africa? Top 5 Places to See
So many beautiful attractions, so little time?
Here are the top 5 must see in your visit to the magical land of Africa:
1) Cape Town
On the southwest tip of South Africa’s Western Cape Province is Cape Town, the most popular tourist destination in all of Africa, with a Mediterranean climate, well-developed infrastructure and breathtaking beauty. The city also serves as a home base for exploring nearby attractions, including the region’s many diverse beaches as well as the lush hills and valleys of the Winelands.
2) Kruger National Park
In the northern reaches of South Africa, Kruger National Park borders the countries of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The park is considered the jewel of South Africa’s extensive park system as it houses a dense animal population and the variety of its flora and fauna. Numerous well-kept tarred and gravel roads have made the park a favorite choice for self-driving & self-catering expeditions.
This mountainous region forms the boundary between South Africa and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, and contains some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes. The name ‘Drakensberg’ is derived from the Dutch, meaning “mountains of the dragon”, while the Zulu named it Quathlamba, meaning ‘Battlement of Spears’. The atmosphere is described as otherworldly and captures an escape from the mundane.
4) Garden Route
More vast than the PCH in California, this scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Here you will find diverse vegetation and numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes some of the best places to visit in South Africa including Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley.
5) Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Located in the Kalahari regions of both Botswana and South Africa, the park offers a majestic and unending red dunes with migrating herds of wildebeest, gemsbok, springbok and eland, and predators like lion, cheetah and leopard. Wildlife and beauty at its best.