From Superb Cuisine to Weather, Here Are Reasons to Add South Africa to Your Travel Bucket List

We all have different ideas of a perfect holiday experience; while some enjoy adventurous activities and Instagrammable sightings, others enjoy serene weather and friendly locals. In South Africa, you can have it all. South Africa has something for every type of tourist, and that’s why it’s called a world in one country. Here are the top reasons for you to travel to South Africa.

Perfect weather

Although South Africa isn’t the sunniest holiday destination, the country has a temperate climate with mild winters and enjoyable summers. Weather plays a prominent role in making a vacation sensational, so this destination has a happy-medium to please every traveller. 

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Ballito, Durban, and the beaches of the KwaZulu-Natal Coast have an average of 300 days of sunshine. Even the rainy season features thunderstorms that only make the air free of dust, bringing about brighter pictures.

Food and wine

Food is another important part (if not the most important) of any travel experience. For amazing coffee, craft beer, and international delicacies, head over to Johannesburg for a treat you’ll never forget.

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However, the mother city, Cape Town, is the most famous for its fantastic cuisine. You shouldn’t miss the gourmet capital, the Cape Winelands, for culinary adventures, from exquisite wine to tasty snacks and meals.

Urban beaches

The whole idea of going on vacation is for some form of relaxation- and is there anything more relaxing than basking in the beauty of extraordinary beaches? Well, South Africa has some of the best urban beaches in the world.

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These beaches offer snorkeling and diving spots. You can explore stretches of pristine soft sand lapped by waves along KwaZulu-Natal’s Indian Ocean coastline. You can also enjoy the sight of African penguins on Boulders Beach.

A rich history and friendly locals

South Africa has a deep culture that emanates from their rich history. From the Constantia Winelands that date back over 300 years and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in detention, to the 2.3 million-year-old fossil in the Cradle of Humankind, there are many interesting stories to learn.

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You might have heard someone say that South Africans smile a lot- it’s a real fact. You’ll surely meet friendly people who are more than willing to share their recommendations with you. You can even learn how to make some of their popular meals.

The best safari sightings

South Africa offers some of the best safari adventures in the world- a trip to South Africa can never be complete without a safari experience. What makes the country one of the best safari destinations on Earth?

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It’s one of the few places where you can see the big five- lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant- in a day. From Madikwe Game Reserve to Addo Elephant National Park to Kruger National Park and Phinda Game Reserve, you can see these animals up close.

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