Do you want to plan a vacation to a warm destination that has perfect weather during the entire year? Do you want to see a bunch of wild animals in their natural habitats? If this is the case, you might want to consider planning a getaway to South Africa. There are many exciting things to see and do in this beautiful country. However, it would be wise to make plans regarding what you want to do once you get there. You need to be sure that you use your time wisely. Here are some of the most significant attractions in South Africa.
1. Go for a hike on Table Mountain.
This is one of the places you absolutely must see if you are planning on visiting the Cape Town area during your trip to South Africa. There are so many hiking trails on Table Mountain that it would take you days to hike all of them. The main reason why you need to set time in your schedule aside to see Table Mountain are the spectacular views that you will be able to get of Cape Town and the ocean after you reach the summit. People who love to take photos of their vacations will definitely want to snap a few from this breathtaking vantage point.
2. Go on a safari to see wild animals.
There are many different safaris in South Africa that are offered in various regions. You will just need to decide which one is the most convenient for you to go on. You would also be wise to find out which types of animals that you are most likely to see on that particular safari. Some safaris go through regions that are plentiful in certain species of animals. Therefore, you will need to find out which safari you will need to go on in order to see the type of animals that you enjoy the most. You will be able to find this out by visiting the websites of the companies that provide the safari tours.
3. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
This is very close to Table Mountain. However, there will be no climbing involved for you and your family to enjoy the wonderful nature that surrounds this area. This is a great alternative destination if you will be bringing elderly or handicapped people who are not physically capable of climbing the Table Mountain. Small children will also have an easier time on these trails than on the mountain. There is a massive system of trails throughout the garden that are all clearly marked so you will not get lost. Another advantage the garden has is the amount of shade that it provides for its visitors. There are trails under a thick canopy of tree leaves that create shade and provide an escape from the hot sun.
4. Take a bus tour of Cape Town.
The beautiful scenery around the city of Cape Town should certainly not be missed. However, you should also make time in your schedule to explore the city itself. There are bus tours available that will take you around this historic city. You will be able to get off the bus at certain locations and take photos. This is a great way to see the highlights of Cape Town if you have a limited amount of time.
5. Plettenberg Bay
This is yet one more of the many unbelievably gorgeous places that South Africa has to offer the people who come to visit. Some of the major attractions in this particular area are the caves that have been there since the Stone Age. The beaches are filled with white sand that is flawless. There is a good chance you will be able to see some dolphins playing as you walk on the beach. You can also have a blast when you pay a visit to Monkeyland and the Birds of Eden aviary.
This stunning location is filled with scenic cliffs made from sandstone that provide amazing views of the Indian Ocean below. The biggest indigenous forest in South Africa can also be found in this region. There are ferry tours available that will provide tourists with plenty of photo opportunities.