Attractions / Destinations

A To Z of South Africa (Part 1)

Updated Tuesday, 29 January 2019

South Africa really does have it all. We’ll prove it. We’ve come up with an A-Z list of what makes South Africa such a wonderful place to visit for a holiday (and to live in). We have split it into two parts so look out for the second half of this list next week …

A – Adventure

There is no end to the variety of adrenalin-inducing activities there are to enjoy in South Africa. These include bungy jumping from the world’s highest commercial jump (Bloukrans Bridge at 216 metres), white water rafting, ziplining, sky diving, abseiling, deep-sea fishing, 4 x 4 trailing, and much more.

Bungy Jump with Amakaya Backpackers in Plettenberg

B – Beaches

Some of the world’s most beautiful and inviting beaches are perched along the South African coastline. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean lap the shores of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, while the Western Cape and West Coast has the refreshing icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

C – Culture

The cultural array of South Africa infuses every town, attraction and smile with its charm and diversity. This gives visitors a chance to learn about how very special the Rainbow Nation is.

D – Day Trips

Because there are so many things to do and see in South Africa, the proximity of many of these attractions is conveniently close to the accommodation and tourist hubs. This means that day trips can be organised to some of the most incredible sights imaginable, just a stone’s throw from the big cities.

E – Entertainment

Within the hearts of the metropolises as well as further afield, there is no end to the variety of entertainment available. This ranges from rocking night clubs and restaurants to outdoor music festivals, theatrical performances and jazz events.

AfrikaBurn Festival

F – Flora and Fauna

South Africa has an impressive abundance of incredible plants and animals for nature enthusiasts to enjoy. These include such variety, and each province has a unique combination of natural gems. KwaZulu-Natal is known for its tropical appeal, while the Garden Route is lush and densely forested. The Karoo, on the other hand, has an arid, sparse beauty that invades the soul. The wildlife inhabiting these very different habitats is nothing short of incredible.

G – Game Parks and Reserves

It is not unusual for international tourists to visit South Africa with the sole purpose of exploring the many game parks and nature reserves around the country.

H – History

This country has a complex and fascinating history that has shaped the lives and cultures of its modern society. This history is sometimes painful, often beautiful, and always interesting.

I – Infrastructure

Unlike many other African lands that have not been developed sufficiently to support a bustling tourism industry, South Africa is extremely advanced and well prepared.

K – Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is one of the world’s most respected game reserves, and promises visitors an absolutely unforgettable South African safari experience. Its abundance of wildlife and its magnificent settings make for the perfect getaway for honeymooners, families, friends and even corporate groups.

Kruger Wilderness Trails

L – Lakes and Lagoons

The picturesque quality of the many magnificent water features of this country make for stunning backdrops as well as prime fishing and camping hotspots.

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