Countries like France, Kenya, Italy and Monaco are premier vacation destinations. However, if you want to do it right – a South African vacation is the way to go.
With its beautiful beaches, idyllic forests, a thriving nightlife and some of the world’s most beautiful hotels, why would anyone not want to vacation in South Africa?
South Africa’s rich diversity caters to everyone regardless of tastes and preferences. Sports fan should make it a point to visit East London. Nature lovers are mandated to answer Knysna‘s call. Lovers of culture ought not to miss out on Cape Town. Durban, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg will definitely appeal to curious minds and lovers of history.
Affordable accommodation, an unlimited number of places to visit, things to do and weather that evolves all year round but remains inviting are the foremost reasons why vacationing in South Africa can be described as ‘perfect’.
Things To Do In South Africa
While planning a vacation is hard, planning a South African Vacation is never hard. With a plethora of activities and a variety of places to visit, what could be easier?
No South African vacation can be complete without a visit to Kruger National Park, Robben Island, Durban Botanic Gardens, Addo Elephant National Park, Buffalo Park, the Cederberg Mountains and Nature Reserve or Pilanesburg Game Reserve.
The best part about a South African vacation is that there’s never a shortage of things to do, literally. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Knysna, Pretoria, East London, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town or any other part of South Africa. It doesn’t matter if you’re a book lover or an outdoors man, a fisherman or businessman. Whatever your tastes, wherever you’re from – South Africa has something for you.
A safari on the Garden Route, hiking Table Mountains, swimming with Sharks, visiting the Cango Caves and riding an Ostrich are all on the menu.
When in Cape Town, be sure to check out Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned), Table Mountains, Boulders Beach and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
When in Johannesburg – Wits Art Museum, Constitution Hill, Museum Africa, Gold Reef City, Lion Park and Apartheid Museum definitely deserve your time.
Kragga Kamma Game Park, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium are all worthy visits in Port Elizabeth.
South African Weather
Knowing when and where to visit in South Africa is important to ensure your South African vacation goes off without a hitch. The weather in south Africa has a wider range of temperatures than majority of countries in Sub Saharan Africa. This is because South Africa is in a subtropical zone.
The South African weather is considered one of the most attractive in Africa because of its varying degrees in different parts of the country. In Cape Town for example, the weather is known for its warm heat and dry summer weather that usually occurs between November and February. It’s Mediterranean climate allows warm summers and cool winters.
The weather in Johannesburg tends to be a lot milder in contrast. Johannesburg winter is considered the ‘driest’ time of the year with its infrequent rainfall, warmer days and colder nights. However, if intending to visit Johannesburg, Autumn is considered the best time of the year to visit.
Because of the variation in climates all over the country, anytime you choose to visit South Africa is ideal – it’s just a matter of choosing the right places. Knysna is generally considered to have the best weather in South Africa because of its oceanic climate. Being warm and welcoming all year round, Knysna remains a tourist destination regardless of time or season. Its accommodating weather is the primary reason senior citizens move relocate there upon retirement.
Flights and Accommodation
When planning your South African Vacation, it’s best to know that there’s never a shortage of flights to and within South Africa. Easy commutes and convenience of travels from one tourist destination to another has been made available to ensure you enjoy your holiday.
The Sun City Resort, MannaBay Hotel, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Grace Hotel, The Oyster box and The Plettenberg Hotels are some of the more popular South African Hotels.
Menlyn Boutique Hotels, Villa Zest Boutique Hotel, Dock House Boutique & Spa, Alphen Boutique Hotel and the Views Boutique Hotel& Spa should also be given first consideration.
With its rich history, exciting culture and an excess of tourist friendly activities, it should be no surprise the amount of people clamoring to visit South Africa. As a result, there’s also a surplus of accommodation for visitors. Whether it’s five star hotels that interest you or boutique hotels, there’s no shortage of choice.