South Africa

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park covers vast shrublands populated by big game; the Western Cape encompasses lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, wild beaches, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

HOW TO GET THERE

Most used option for tourist to get to South Africa is by air, many companies fly to Johannesburg , Cape Town and Durban which are biggest airports in the country.Inside the country there is few low cost companies flight.Also Cape Town is one of the main african ports for cruising ships from all around the world.Another possible option but not so used is by car or public transport but is so huge Africa so not so many people do that.

WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO THAT

South Africa has lot of things to offer from history to modernity from desert to amazing mountains, from crowded beach resorts to untouched white and beaches. Capital city of the country is Pretoria but most of the government things are in Cape Town. Pretoria is combination of modern city and colonial look. Its very close to one of the countries centers- Johannesburg. The biggest city in the country offer vibrant night life some parks and natural place like Lion Park . Lion Park is a 2 km² wildlife conservation enclosure in Gauteng province in South Africa for Transvaal lions. The Lion Park is situated near Lanseria Airport and Fourways within distance of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Gold Reef City is an amusement park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Located on an old gold mine which closed in 1971, the park is themed around the gold rush that started in 1886 on the Witwatersrand.The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. It is about 50 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa in the Gauteng province

The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is located in the suburb of Emmarentia in Johannesburg, South Africa. The gardens were established in 1964 as a large rose garden and subsequently expanded to cover an area of around 125 hectares.

On the other site of the country is Cape Town and plenty of touristic attraction to visit there . Kirstenbosch is a famous botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The garden is one of nine National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa’s six different biomes.  For great hikes and view you must visit Table Mountains. Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa, and is featured in the Flag of Cape Town and other local government insignia.

Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town has sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Bay Harbour, the City of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Adrian van der Vyver has been credited with the design of the waterfront that is tourist friendly.Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town towards Cape Point, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian limestones at the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

Cape town is also known for the great club parties and of course for the wine.There is wine tours where tourist go around the winery with a travel guide.

The Tsitsikamma National Park is a protected area on the Garden Route, Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa. It is a coastal reserve well known for its indigenous forests, dramatic coastline, and the Otter Trail.

Around thousand kilometars from Cape Town is one of the  warmest place to be in the winter and one of the most layback places in South Africa – Durban. Durban is 3th biggest city in the country important port city on the Indian ocean and center of Kwazulu Natal area area full with history and nice resorts for tourist. Drakenbourg mountain is the highest mountain in the country and is perfect for hiking , rafting , fishing.Durban, a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences. The Golden Mile beachfront is a popular destination for surfers, joggers, sunbathers and water-sports enthusiasts. Refurbished for soccer’s 2010 World Cup, the seafront promenade starts at uShaka Marine World, a huge theme park with an aquarium, and ends by the futuristic Moses Mabhida stadium.

Is one of the most beautiful places i ever been , i spend most of the time in Durban having fun on the beach dining in fine restaurants of all kind .

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation depend from what kind of place you looking for . Its ranging from 20 $ hostels in most of the cities for private room to 200$ for 5star hotels . resorts are offering great prices and great conditions. You can also subletting apartments or rent one on short term.

WHEN TO GO 

Roughly speaking, the summer months are December to March, autumn is April to May, winter is June to August, and spring is September to November. Because southern Africa is such a large area, and each region’s offerings change with the seasons, when you go may determine where you go.South Africa’s southwestern coast (the province known as Western Cape) tends to attract the majority of international visitors during the summer months. Fortunately, the country is big enough to absorb these increased numbers without causing the discomfort most people associate with busy seasons, though parts of Cape Town become unbearably full for locals’ tastes. Be aware, however, that accommodation prices do increase in summer, some by as much as 70%; and if you dislike crowds, you should try to avoid South Africa’s coast during the busiest school holidays, which — like elsewhere — take place from around mid-December to mid-January. In fact, the hot months of February and March are considered by most Northern Hemisphere dwellers to be the best times to visit; not least, to escape what by then has felt like a very long winter up north. April, too, is a great month to visit, when the light takes on a softer hue, sunsets are often spectacular, and balmy temperatures are preferable for those who dislike baking heat. Note, though, that you’ll need to book early if your visit coincides with Easter weekend, when you will compete with locals on their 10-day school vacation.

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