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The Best Places to Visit in South Africa in 2021

South Africa remains one of the world’s most sought after travel destinations. Home to the most breath taking scenery and an abundance of wildlife, our nation is packed full of touristy attractions that lure both international visitors and locals alike.

Our country has a fascinating albeit often sad history, but that is not our defining characteristic. Instead, South Africa should be best known as an outdoorsy kind of country, full of the most exquisite natural land forms.

Reasons why you should visit South Africa

South Africa is a nation of diversity and interesting things to see and experience. Despite our perhaps negative reputation, there are still plenty of good reasons to make our country your next holiday destination.

  • We’re affordable. Most South African attractions as well as the basics like food and accommodation are really easy to budget for, even if you are looking to plan the luxury type of holiday.
  • We’re friendly. Whether you are out in the country visiting a small town or nature reserve, or if you are in the middle of a bustling city, you will find that people are super friendly.
  • We have culture. South Africa’s incredibly diverse background means we have a collection of cultures for you to get to know.

The Top 5 Must Visit Places

  1. Hermanus

A place where you could be lucky enough to spot whales right from the beach, as well as an artistic hub, Hermanus is a stunning place. Popular things to do here include exploring the beautiful coastline and enjoying a delicious picnic.

The area is well-known for its beautiful greenery and its laid back vibe, which guests from all over enjoy being a part of. And if you are more adventurous, you can head to nearby Gansbaai where you can go shark cage diving.

  1. Cape Agulhas

It is the southernmost tip of Africa and it is also the place where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Cape Agulhas is a wonderful attraction because it is out of the way of most tourists and as such it is a quiet attraction.

  1. The Kruger National Park

South Africa has countless game reserves as well as national parks, where guests can see all types of wildlife. But it is the Kruger National Park that still stands out as the most sought after attraction. It could be that the park has a long and interesting history, or it could be that it is home to one of the biggest and most diverse wildlife populations in the country, either way, a visit here is a must.

To make the most of it, sign up for a Kruger Park safari.

  1. The Natal Midlands

This is not an attraction on most lists, but the Natal Midlands are one of the most beautiful places in all of South Africa. There are rolling green hills as far as the eye can see, and a variety of quaint towns to explore. It can be best to spend a few days driving through the area to take it all in.

  1. The Magoebaskloof

Here you will find South Africa’s very own natural forests which in the cooler months fill up with a dense fog, transforming it into a mystical attraction. The Magoebaskloof attracts all sorts of eccentric people and has a number of small villages that you can explore.  

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