Going Places, Doing Things in South Africa South Africa has always been the darling vacation spot for all the nature-enthusiasts out there and it has never failed to leave its tourists awed. But South Africa Travel is not just about the landscapes. As one of Africa's most wildlife-packed countries, amazing safari experiences await in virtually every region. You'll never be at a loss for a view: travel in South Africa is never without amazing scenery! Yes, NEVER! Culture: South Africans treasure their diverse cultural heritage. South Africa's rich history dates back to some of the earliest human settlements in the world. There are over 300 museums which reflect this heritage in a range of places - from 18th century homes to mountain caves, from rural cultural villages to state-of-the-art urban facilities. But no museum can show you the culture of a country like actually meeting people. South Africa's many cultural villages offer a close insight into the country's traditional cultures. And remember, as they say no matter where you're from, this is where your roots are. As apparently human life started in Africa. Most people look at the world differently after a tour of the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg - one of the richest hominid fossil sites in the world. Adventure: The country's diverse terrain, together with an ideal climate for outdoor activities, makes it a rich hunting ground for adrenaline seekers. Abseiling is just the method climbers use to get off mountains. You can hang out high over Cape Town abseiling from Table Mountain. The "big drop" is 112m high. Rapp jumping is abseiling with the ropes attached to your back instead of your front, so you go down facing the ground! SA offers world-class climbing, surfing, diving, hiking, horseback safaris, mountain biking, river rafting – and just about any other extreme activity you can name. Eat: South Africa is truly blessed. A 2500 km long coastline supplies an astonishing amount and variety of seafood; plus an enormous range of agricultural products; and finally its chequered history which endows it with a population with such diverse cultural backgrounds that fusion is hardly anything new here. Those in search of authentic South African cuisine are in for a treat at the justly famous Gramadoelas in Johannesburg, Wandie's Place in Soweto or the Africa Café in central Cape Town. Stay: Open grassland, blue skies, running wildlife and the "Big Five" attract tourists from around the world to the South African jungles – and there's no better way to experience it than by staying in one of the many exclusive lodges in pristine natural surroundings around the country. Guests can see Africa's "Big Five" - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard - while driving in an open vehicle, or simply enjoy the sounds of wildlife from a deck outside a luxurious camp. Thanda Private Game Reserve is the perfect and luxurious answer to all your accommodation questions.
Drive: Self drive your way by hiring a cheap car from Cape Town to the Fish River Canyon but make sure to explore the treasures on back roads. Pop in at Paternoster, West Coast National Park and Lambertâ€™s Bay. Visit the Augrabies Falls. The drive via Sendelingsdrif through Ai Ais is a spectacular add-on. Another is the Maloti Drakensberg Route which is a breathtaking route that spans the borders of the eastern Free State, southern Drakensberg and Lesotho. It takes you through mountain passes and sandstone cliffs weathered into strange shapes, past fields of sunflowers and cosmos, waterfalls and dinosaur footprints! Indeed South Africa is a land of Colors and Contrasts!
Published on Nov 7, 2012
South Africa's amazing diversity is showcased throughout its many attractions, natural wonders and cultural heritage. Self drive your way by...