South African vacation is the right way to go for a soulsearching, peaceful retreat into one of the best countries in the world. Choose to unwind at the tranquillity that this historic land promises from the tip of Cape Town’s captivating beaches to spectacular safaris at Kruger National Park. A treat to traverse through, this South African itinerary paves the way for a fun trip.
Nicknamed Rainbow Nation for the plethora of ethnicities colouring the cultural integrity of a diverse town like Cape Town, setting foot into this beautiful country and settling down for a quick respite before plunging into the city tour is the first step. Heed the hum of the historic influence of various settlements in South Africa during the Cape Town city tour covering the flourishing Company’s Garden, the poignant Iziko Slave Lodge, the significant flea market, Green Market Square and the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest monument with several others lining the route. To rest tired feet, hop on a bus to fynbos-blanketed Table Mountain’s flat-top summit to catch the remarkable sunset and end the day by savouring a delicious meal alongside the V&A Waterfront.
Start the day by travelling south, make time for Chappies, as the Chapman’s Peak Drive is fondly referred to by the locals, to let the winding roads of the brilliant marine drive take root in wandering hearts and take a glimpse at the bio-diversity area of Cape Point, an arresting sight of jutting cliffs and rugged rocks cutting deep into the ocean. Stop by Simon’s Town for a Cape Town speciality of beautiful Boulders Beach’s adorable penguin colony. Be amazed at the distinctive braying of these African Penguins, found nowhere else, greeting visitors with Madagascaresque attitude attracting kids and adults alike. No better way to end the packed day than to relax at Muizenberg Beach with a backdrop of amazing beaches and colourful huts, worthy of postcards and impressive surfer waves on your South Africa tour package.
An explosion of exquisite tasting is the glorious combination of cheese, wine and chocolate tour in South Africa. Begin the peaceful day at the Constantia Valley, famous for wine tastings, sampling wines made for indulgence. Heritage of the origins of wine-making is seen alongside the farms of Fairview Winery, the crux of wine history in South Africa. Sampling goat’s cheese with this artfully crafted wine is topped with the views of vines and baby goats. A drive to Bilton is the perfect end to the day by tasting a variety of Belgium chocolates complementing the distinct tone of the wine in this region.
Head to the grandiose Kruger National Park Reserve for a must-see wildlife experience. Pick a rustic lodge or a tent of choice and freshen up before jumping into the incredible action that this reserve offers. Get on an open Land Cruiser to enjoy an exciting opportunity to spot the Big 5, dubbed the most dangerous for their predatory nature. Nocturnal animal activities are observed better by the guides’ highlighting the natural habitat even after dark. A high point of the nighttime cruise is having a drink while listening to sounds of nature.
Take the time to lounge around the reserve’s facilities of pubs and pools perfect for weary travellers. A South African tour is incomplete without a world-renowned safari in the Kruger National Park. Immersive is this Lion King-reflecting experience best enjoyed by taking the morning and afternoon drives to explore the wildlife in their natural splendour. Plan the safari to catch sights of hundreds of bird species, the magnificent Big 5 and the hear the savannah’s calls resounding the wilderness at best with good intervals to rest and catch up on the serenity of this wonderful place.
Having been transported to the midst of a natural bounty, it is bound to be heartening to carry the souvenirs and indelible memories home. Head to Johannesburg to catch a flight home and prolong your vacay by journalling the trip for a wholesome journey.
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