Officially known as the Republic of South Africa, the country is a golden savannah with beautiful deserts, deep gorges and the Big Five: lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino, and elephant. The place is brimming with wildlife lovers. Coral reefs, mountain ranges and river rafting make it an adventure zone. It is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. The country offers numerous chances to learn about its tumultuous history, land and peoples, with museums and trips to Robben Island or a visit to a Township.
1. Cape Town:
Glide up on the cableway or hike to the peak of flat-topped Table Mountain. Lion’s head is a favourite hiking zone for its panoramic views. The UNESCO world heritage site – Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens, Whales in the harbour, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Camp’s Bay, Chapman’s Peak Drive – Cape Town is a tourist heaven
2. Stellenbosch, Western Cape:
One of the most picturesque towns in South Africa Stellenbosch is a beautiful mix of farms, oak trees and Cape Dutch dwellings from the time of East India Company. The best thing here is the food scene – vibrant cafes and the best restaurants! The village Museum, Rupert Museum, Jonkershoek Nature Reserve and the Botanical garden at University of Stellenbosch are must visits.
3. Garden Route:
The Garden Route is 200 kilometers of the most breathtaking coast of southeast South Africa ad stretches along the Indian Ocean from Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape, to theStorms River, in the Eastern Cape. The route boasts some of the best gorges, forests, caves, ostrich farms, seal colonies and tidal pools. You can even have some adventures along the way – from elephant rides to bungee jumping, and even whale watching.