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10 reasons you should visit South Africa

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Here are ten reasons you should visit South Africa if you are thinking about where to go for holidays in Africa.

There are many advantages to visiting South Africa. Not only is it is a fun place to go to, but when you go there, you will be provided with the opportunity to try out things that you would have never thought of doing. It is an excellent place to be with family and friends.

1)Mind-Blowing Wildlife

 

South Africa is the most modern country in Africa, but there is various untamed wildlife that you can only find in South Africa. They’ve Got the Big Five, that’s lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino, in case you weren’t sure of what the big five are, and then there’s hippo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, meerkats, wild dogs, kudu, hyena and ostrich (including ones you can ride at Outsdhorrn). If you are fond of discovering new wild animals that you have never seen before, then it’s an opportunity for you. Kruger National Park is situated in South Africa, and It is one of the oldest game reserves in Africa. You will find 145 kinds of mammals, 114 types of reptiles, 34 types of amphibians, more than 335 species of trees, 49 kinds of fish, and 507 kinds of birds that will leave you wondering.

2)The Beautiful Beaches

Coffee Bay is a famous beach in South Africa where you can take your family to. Many other beaches in South Africa are popular for their deep blue waves that break on the shore outside this particular beach. Cape Town arguably has the best urban beaches globally, from fashionable Camps Bay close to to the city center to Boulders Beach with its comical colony of endangered African penguins that waddle about. You’ll find long stretches of pristine golden sand lapped by waves that become warmer along South Africa’s Garden Route and kwaZulu-Natal’s Indian Ocean coastline and warmer the further north you go.

3)It Is A Modern Country

Cities like Pretoria, Cape Town, and Johannesburg have the services, restaurants, entertainment, and offerings you would expect in European and African cities. There is so much to see here with advanced services at every place you go to. The Climate? It is a very sunny country that experiences more than 300 sunny days out of 365days every year. However, it has an inviting and warm climate, even during the winter. The climate is perfect, not too hot and not too cold.



4)Cape Town

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Cape Town

Cape Town should be the most beautiful city in Africa. People love this city. It is one of the most beautiful cities of the entire world with great western influence, natural beauty, and wonderful African culture. It is called the sister city of San Francisco.

5)One Of The Best Luxury Train Trips In The World

The luxurious Blue Train route covers the 994 miles between Cape Town and Pretoria in 27 hours, with one stop in each direction – the fashionable old town of Matjiesfontein in the Karoo on the northbound journey and the historic diamond-mining city of Kimberley on the trip back. Got £800 to spare? You can place it here and have fun.

6) Penguins

Penguins are rare and not just in any country can you go to the beach and expect to see penguins but, in South Africa, you can. There is a colony of 3,000 penguins that live in and around Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. If you are so inclined, you can visit a sea bird rehabilitation center called SANCCOB, with the majority of its residents being penguins, and you can arrange for a private behind the scenes tour.

7) It’s Family Friendly

South Africa has plenty of child-friendly accommodation and loads of great options for a family holiday; your kids will love it!. Cape Town and the Garden Route are particularly popular for a beach break. Pilanesberg, Madikwe, or one of the Eastern Cape reserves – all malaria-free with superb game viewing- is recommended for a family safari. Then, for loud, unrestrained whoops of joy, you should visit the almighty Sun City, a fantasy resort that even has a sandy ‘beach’ and ‘ocean’ built in the middle of the bush, less than a 2-hour drive from Johannesburg. Your vacation will be incomplete if it lacks sun city.

8)Vibrant and mixed culture

This country is sometimes referred to as the Rainbow Nation because it is known to have a great blend of several people of Asian, African, and even European cultures. The Afrikaners of the Dutch, the whites from British ancestry, people of Indian culture, and so much more can be found here. You will find different food items being sold here, allowing you to try new things such as samosas, curries, and cured biltong.

9)No Need To Worry About Language

If you speak in English, then you will not have to face any communication issues. You will not need a language translator. Nearly everyone in South Africa speaks English, which makes this a great experience because you can easily mingle with the people and have an even better time.

10)It Is Affordable

The South African rand, the currency of South Africa, is considered weak compared to Dollars, Pounds, and even Euros, which is a great advantage to people as this provides them with more buying power. A dollar usually trades around seven rands while the British Pound is around 14 Rand. The Euro is equivalent to around 10 Rand. With such a great currency conversion, you are bound to experience some of the best parts of South Africa without having to empty your pockets or wallet.


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Francis Chidera
the authorFrancis Chidera
Popularly known as Chokolate is a content creator. A lover of simplified words making it easy to get to a wider audience. It pains to see that Africans are forgetting and neglecting who they are, hence, I am passionate about reminding us of our culture. I work with 54history on the African culture category, to achieve this aim.

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