If you can go to just one country in Africa, then make it South Africa. With its immense displays of diversity, it’s often referred to as the world in one country.
In South Africa you will find stunning coastline, gorgeous beaches, vibrant city centres and fascinating museums. From the picturesque wine regions to the awesome snowcapped peaks of the mountains; the lions in the game reserves to the dolphins and great whites lurking menacingly off the coast. There’s something to do for everyone on a holiday in South Africa, adrenaline junkies can get their fill abseiling down Table Mountain, leaping off the world’s highest bungee jump at Blaukrans Bridge or swimming with the sharks from Gansbaai. For something a little more leisurely, consider hot air ballooning over the Cape Winelands or the Lowveld Bushveld near Kruger Park.
The scars of apartheid are still visible yet the feeling from the people is one of hope, looking towards the future with enthusiasm and optimism. Nowhere is apartheid more poignantly observed than on a township tour, where you will come face to face with poverty and disadvantage. The experience is both moving and uplifting, however try to choose one that has its roots in the town you are visiting, so you are giving back to the community you are in.
Durban is a city on the east coast known for its African, Indian and colonial and art-deco influence. Explore the colourful Indian District, with the highest concentration of people of Indian descent outside of India. Stroll or walk along the Golden Mile, a scenic promenade lining the coastal edge of the city or people watch while enjoying the warm breeze off the Indian Ocean. Visit the nearby heritage city of Pietermaritzburg for its grand historical buildings and large Zulu and Indian communities which give it a bright and vibrant edge.
Forming the boundary between South Africa and the kingdom of Lesotho are the magnificent valleys and peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains, offering some of South Africa’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Hike and camp in this beautiful region; resplendent with breathtaking scenery, dramatic mountain views and unique natural beauty.
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