Extra-Curricular Highlights of South Africa

You’ll never be bored living in South Africa. Never.

This page is simply a misnomer because the natural beauty, history, culture and diversity that South Africa provides are all highlights in their own right. One can also take advantage of South Africa’s proximity to several other southern African countries with their own unique characteristics such as Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and the landlocked Lesotho.

Travel around and out of South Africa is made easy by frequent low cost and international airlines to several destinations and tolled highways.

Below are a few mentions you may want to consider:

THE DRAKENSBERG

Over than 1000km of stunning mountain range which defines the borders of several South African provinces, providing a playground for natural tourism.

KRUGER PARK +/- ANY SAFARI PARK IN KZN

The largest national park in Africa, located in Limpopo and Mpumulanga. Very popular amongst tourists who want to capture the Big 5 on camera.

JOHANNESBURG

One of the major cities with the largest population in South Africa, housing plenty of history epitomised in the Apartheid Museum.

DURBAN

Kwazulu Natal’s major city, home to the largest population of those with Indian origin, outside Indian. Popular cuisines include Bunny Chow, Curries and feasting after the annual Sardine Run. Other highlights include Ushaka Marine World – one of the largest themed marine parks in South Africa.

CAPE TOWN

One of the most temperate locations in South Africa with a metropolitan European vibe, home to Table Mountain, Two Oceans Aquarium, Robben Island, the unexpected home of a colony of penguins at Boulders Beach and a gateway to the plentiful numbers of wineries which define South Africa.

THE GARDEN ROUTE

One of the most aesthetic journeys in South Africa, stretching from Mossel Bay to Storms River in the south-east. My favourite highlights include Ostrich riding in Oudtschoorn and the Tsitsikamma Mountains and National Park.

YOUR LOCAL BEACH

If you live outside the city, it’s Likely there’s nobody there and you can only see miles of relatively untouched dunes in both directions. Unless it’s January 1st, where the beaches will be packed, as per tradition.

YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR’S BRAAI

There is nothing better than a South African barbeque. As a carnivorous country, you can enjoy a variety of different meats (some of which may have been legally captured and prepared same day!), Boerewors (oversized SA sausage with pure meat) with a side of Chakalaka!

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