Top 10 Reasons to Visit South Africa

November 5, 2012  By: Gretchen

There are endless reasons to visit South Africa.  We came across this ‘top 10’ list, and we really only need to look at one or two to encourage ourselves to get on a plane.  Which ones make you want to pack your bags?

1.  Affordable

During these tough times, who doesn’t want an affordable holiday? In SA, you can even afford luxury and have spending money for shopping and other treats!

2.  Natural Beauty

South Africa’s scenic wonders are legendary. From Table Mountain to God’s Window, the mountains, forests, coasts and deserts will feast your eye and lift your spirit…

3.  World-class facilities

Whether you opt for Afro-chic or authentic Africa, you’ll find it easy to get around, find a comfortable place to stay, have a great meal, connect.

4.  Adventure

South Africa is the adventure capital of the world. With over 130 adventures and counting, there is something for everyone from mountain walks to shark cage-diving!

5.  Good Weather

In sunny South Africa, our great weather invites you to enjoy the outdoors, play golf year-round and take advantage of the nearly 1,500 miles of coastline…

6.  Rainbow Nation

The Rainbow Nation celebrates all its African and immigrant cultures. Find out how friendly our people are while you try your tongue at 11 official languages!

7.  Diverse Experiences

Go almost anywhere in SA and experience the ultimate combo of nature, wildlife, culture, adventure, heritage and vibe – you’re spoiled for choice, so pack it in!

8.  Wildlife

Warning! Watching wildlife is addictive. First you start with the Big Five, then whales, penguins, meerkats, wild dogs, birds, dung beetles…

9.  Freedom Struggle

Discover a nation’s struggle for freedom while following the footsteps of Mandela, Hector Pieterson and many other celebrated revolutionaries. It will touch and inspire you.

10.  Responsible Tourism

In SA you can travel with care as you explore our protected areas, contribute to social and conservation projects, buy recycled art and stay green.

List courtesy South Africa Tourism