Six must-see places to visit in South Africa

BY MARC JACOBSON - NOVEMBER 3, 2016

There is a lot worth seeing and experiencing in South Africa that can change your perception of the world around you. Without hesitation, this vastly enriched country has much to show off, and not just man-made stunts of pleasure, but the natural existent settings that have culminated into civilization for some phenomenal sight-seeing and enjoyable experiences.

Herewith are six must-see places or attractions in South Africa:

Kruger National Park: One of the largest game reserves in Africa, roughly the size of Israel, and with such a dense population, it makes for one of the best places for a safari adventure or nature drives. The animal and plant diversity has staggering figures of: 404 woody plants and 224 grasses, 53 fish, 34 amphibians, 118 reptiles, 517 birds and 147 mammals.  

City of Cape Town: It is not difficult to see why so many people flock to Cape Town with its iconic Table Mountain implanted in the middle of the city, beautiful beaches and surrounding wine lands, Robben Island, as well as much marine diversity to experience. The city also experiences mild year-round weather conditions and is Africa’s most visited tourist destination.

Drakensberg Mountains: The Drakensberg region offers some of Africa’s best hiking settings, and possibly even some of the best in the world. On site in the mountain range, there are also great mountain lodges, snowboarding activities, the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, as well as the best small town of Clarens which is situated at the foothills of the mountain range.

Cape Wine Lands: The wine lands in the Western Cape produce some of the best wines to offer and you can go on stellar wine tours in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The whole region is simply stunning with much to offer, with additional fine dining restaurants and boutique hotels.

Hermanus: In the town of Hermanus, Western Cape, you come to respect the majestic marine life in South Africa’s oceans and understand just how important it is to protect. The real attractions here are the ability to see whales, seals, manta rays and sharks in their oceanic wild. If brave enough, you can see Great White Sharks up-close in shark cage diving in the nearby town of Gansbaai.

The Garden Route: The cape stretch which extends between Eastern and Western Cape from Jeffreys Bay right through to Cape Town is one of the most trafficked destinations in South Africa. Unique vegetations is found along this route, as well as quaint towns dotted long its stretch such as Knysna, Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay and George. It is also home to the Storms River Mouth, the highest bungee jumping bridge in the world, as well as fine game reserves offering visitors the opportunity to explore the fynbos.