South Africa is a country that needs to be on your travel bucket list if it isn’t already of course. This diverse country has so much to offer, it is full of activities and experiences that will make your visit a once in a lifetime trip. With so many things to do, you’ll want to pack in as much as possible during your stay. However, it is impossible to do everything, therefore you will need to decide what exactly you want from your visit. Here are three bucket worthy things you must do, but don’t forget to check the best time to visit South Africa.
1. Go On Safari
Going on Safari is something that is high on most people’s bucket list and where better to go on one then in South Africa. It will allow you to see the “The Big 5” up close and in their natural habitat. There are numerous national parks and game reserves in South Africa where you can go on safari including Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Pilanesberg Game Reserve and the world-famous Kruger National Park, which is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the largest in Africa. Here you can immerse yourself in breathtaking nature, explore vast landscapes, marvel at spectacular African wildlife and create memories that will last a lifetime.
2. Take The Blue Train
If you are looking to travel in style with attentive service, your own dedicated butler, comfortable accommodation and excellent fine-dining options together with an extensive list of South African wines, then the Blue Train is for you. Taking a trip on the Blue Train is unlike any other rail journey in the world. On this train, you will travel the 994 miles between Pretoria and Cape Town in 27 hours and get to witness South Africa’s spectacular landscapes, including Table Mountain which overlooks the city of Cape Town and visit amazing attractions along the route. The Blue Train has provided luxurious travel since 1946, offering grace, elegance and romance which allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy.
3. Drive The Garden Route
If submerging yourself in natural beauty is something you are looking for in South Africa, then driving the Garden Route is a must as it is considered one of the greatest drives in the world. Driving the 190 miles between the south-western coast from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape will allow you to pass through forests, pine plantations and natural shrubland known as “fynbos”. The route runs alongside rocky coves and beautiful sandy beaches, not forgetting, lagoons and gorges. The views are breathtaking and unique to South Africa and something every nature lover must do at least once in their lifetime.
There are, of course, a million and one other things to do in South Africa which can make your trip unbelievable. Therefore, if South Africa is not on your travel bucket list it really should be. It is just waiting to be explored.