The leading “tourist trail” in South Africa goes between Cape Town and Johannesburg, embracing the country’s southern coast for most of its length. You could go in whichever direction - and nearly just half of tourists pick one over the other - but we started in Cape Town.
The way in which table mountain rises just like a towering giant in the center of the town - like life gathered and evolved all around it - is unlike anything we have seen in life. That way the outdoorsy kind possess an almost endless amount of adventures to experience, starting from morning hikes to multi-day treks, numerous water-based activities, kite-boarding, scuba diving, as well as shark encounters.
We say that this is the most incredible town we've ever been to in our marriage, with cool neighborhoods like Woodstock, as well as classy seaside neighborhoods like camp’s bay.
Cape Town is the best place for models and celebrities, glistening frigid waters as well as a tourist favorite.
THE GARDEN ROUTE
Going east from Cape Town brings you to South Africa’s “Garden Route,” a considerably talked-about portion of coastline which er felt was a bit boring, to tell the truth. It was very true for locations across the Western portion of the route, like Mossel Bay and Knysna, while spots such as Nature Valley as well as Storms River, the adventure travel capital of South Africa, been shown to be more fascinating.
THE WILD COAST
These were also a harbinger of things that come going east beyond the town of Port Elizabeth, that is the de-facto transition point in between the Garden Route as well as the “Wild Coast,” or Transkei. Rocky coastlines, captivating mountain settlements and much more ancient development aside, the defining characteristic of the Wild Coast is just how black it is. Up to we arrived at the Wild Coast, we were of the belief that South Africa was a much whiter country compared to it actually is - and also a way more divided one.
LESOTHO AND THE DRAKENSBERG
JOHANNESBURG AND KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Coming from the Drakensberg, our next - and last - logical trip is Johannesburg, South Africa’s noisy, unattractive (and by a few reports dangerous) economic capital. Similar to numerous travelers, we just used Johannesberg as a final relaxing spot, and a base for visiting Kruger National Park, South Africa’s most popular safari destination.
OTHER SOUTH AFRICA SPOTS
As we talked about earlier on this page, 30 days on South Africa proved scarcely enough for us to scratch the surface of travel on this incredible region. We have missed full parts of the country, like the diamond-producing Northern Cape, exotic Zululand and also the west coast north of Cape Town.