The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about South Africa is the Lion King. But South Africa is much more than just wildlife. It’s a perfect mix of rich cultural heritage and urbanization with breathtaking locales all around. South Africa is usually not on people’s must visit travel destinations so I hope this post manages to change that. So here is a list of 5 reasons to visit South Africa apart from wildlife.
Never Wake a Sleeping Lion (and Lioness too)!!
A Stunner at the Ostrich Park
No trip to South Africa is complete without getting intimate with wildlife. The African wilderness is experienced with a variety of safaris to choose from; that touch both heart and soul. However, Kruger National Park is the largest and the most famous one.
1.The Wonder Cave, Gauteng
The Wonder cave is part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, an hours drive from Johannesburg. It’s a single limestone cavern beautifully decorated with stalagmites and stalactites. The cavern is millions of years old still its well-preserved and is a geographical wonder.
2. Sun City
The entrance to the Palace of the Lost City
The sun never sets in Sun City, South Africa. Its a family destination as much as its known for its casinos. It is a complete package of endless entertainment options; consisting of resorts, casinos, adventure water sports, golf courses, along with an elephant park and crocodile sanctuary. The Palace of the Lost City is a living fantasy in itself.
3. Penguins at Boulders Beach
Goofy and amiable penguins!!
Contrary to popular belief penguins are found not only in cold regions like Antarctica but some species are found in South Africa as well. And there are hundreds of them. These extremely adorable and goofy creatures will surely make your heart melt.
4. Table Mountain
The iconic Table Mountain
Table mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, is an iconic landmark of South Africa. A top attractions itinerary has to include a cable car ride to the top of the Table Mountain. Numerous trails and amazing views also make it a hikers paradise.
5. Cape of Good Hope
The scenic Cape of Good Hope
We all learned about this in school. The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky peninsula just outside Cape Town on the Atlantic coast known to bring bad weather to many explorers. this place has spectacular views of the Southwestern most point of Africa.
Huddle of Seals at Cape of Good Hope
The Cape Town Waterfront with the Luxury Yachts