South Africa is a unique country that offers experiences that leave an indelible mark on anyone who visits here.

Renowned for its great weather, friendly hospitality, good infrastructure, wildlife, culture, adventure and scenic beauty – these are some aspects that keep incentive travellers coming back for more.

1. Scenic splendour and serenity to soothe your soul

South Africa is blessed with spectacular scenery and natural landscapes – places to be still, places to inspire you, places to explore or to simply revel in the joyous gift of nature.

2. Wine tasting

With wine regions stretching from the western to the far northern Cape and the edge of the Karoo you can almost taste your way around South Africa. Sample at well-known estates or seek out little-known gems – our Port and Brandy routes are renowned too. Where there’s fabulous wine, great food is never far behind.

3. Five-star safari

At our finest safari lodges, the bush equals bliss. Luxury on call, impeccable service and cuisine, soothing spa’s and superlative wildlife encounters add up to safari adventures that will exceed your wildest expectations.

4. Struggle sites

South Africa’s struggle for democracy continues to inspire and touch the lives of millions. Visit our top struggle sites and museums and be a part of our journey to freedom as you walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest living freedom icons in history.

5. Magnificent marine life

Where else can you sail beside a whale, go eye-to-eye with wild Tiger sharks, cage-dive with Great Whites, be charmed by urban penguins, snorkel beside whale sharks and be entranced on a moonlit beach as new-born turtle hatchlings make their bid for life in the ocean?

6. Cultural encounters

Experience cultural interactions that are real and inspiring. Whether you spend a day in a Zulu village or a city township; a week in a Xhosa household or escape to a typical South African farm, you’ll find South Africans are friendly and their day-to-day lifestyles and customs accessible. Short or long stay – you’re welcome!

7. Outdoor rush

Beautiful weather, spectacular locations, awesome scenery, and record-breaking, mega-thrill adventure mixed in – that’s how we’ve earned the title the Adventure Capital of the World.

8. Urban rhythm

Feel the energy of our cities, catch the beat of Afro-pop, hip-hop or jazz at a shebeen or all-night club, play in our casino’s, visit our museums, be entertained in our theatres. Shop, dine and follow the pulse of our rhythm to your next urban African adventure.

9. Your South African feast

From traditional comfort food to Michelin-star dining; a hearty buffet or a gourmet banquet beneath a star-strewn African sky, let your taste buds take you on a journey of discovery with mouth-watering South African soul food.

10. Indulge your senses

Relax and rejuvenate the South African way. Cocoon yourself in calming treatments and soothing therapies. Scented traditional balms made with indigenous oils and ingredients will have you stress-free and feeling like African royalty in no time.

 

Source: www.southafrica.net/za/en/top10/entry/top-10-experiences-in-south-africa

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