We’ve all earned a serious holiday over the last few months thanks to the global pandemic and now that the world is starting to open up once again, it’s time to sit down and really plan out where you want to go and what you want to see and do.
If you’re looking for a trip of a lifetime, what about booking holiday apartments in South Africa and whisking the family away for a few weeks? Here are just some of the top tourist destinations to consider. Where will you go first?
This is one of the most famous safari parks in the world and one of the oldest game reserves in South Africa. If wildlife spotting is high up on the agenda for you and your fellow holidaymakers, you’ll be pleased to hear you’re likely to see the Big Five here - lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo.
You can explore the region by car, go on a walking safari or even take to the air and see what the park has to offer by hot air balloon!
If you’re after a city break with a difference, Cape Town should be at the very top of your list. For the very best views, make your way up Table Mountain and follow the circular walking route to see the city from a different perspective.
You’re also sure to enjoy exploring Kirstenbosch, 1,300 acres of botanical gardens that lead down from Table Mountain through the suburbs of the metropolis. The Tree Canopy Walkway is a must and you’ll find that it’s incredibly easy to while away a whole day here, soaking up the sunshine.
Culture vultures and history buffs alike will love taking a stroll around the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, home to beautiful Dutch houses, lots of museums, botanical gardens and more… lots and lots to discover.
Foodies will also thoroughly enjoy their time in Stellenbosch and there are countless amazing restaurants to be found in the town. And you’ve got the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve nearby, so you can easily head out into nature if you fancy a hike around one of the many wilderness rails to be found here.
The Garden Route
If you fancy heading to the coast, you’ve got to follow the Garden Route, which will take you through some of the most stunning scenery to be found in South Africa. It runs from Mossel Bay to the Storms River, taking you through beautiful little towns, past coastal cliffs, green hills, lakes, lagoons… keep your camera at the ready as you’re sure to want to take snaps as you drive.
Make sure you head to the ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves, as well as the seal colony at the Robberg nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay.