Embark on a Tour of South Africa
South Africa is a country rich in culture and heritage, fast-paced, dynamic and cosmopolitan. It is renowned for its array of natural attractions – from the stretches of untouched beaches, to the rolling mountains and game reserves teeming with some of the world’s most magnificent bird and wildlife species. It is also known for gold mining and cities that bustle with life and activity.
It is recommended that a tour of South Africa should last at least 2 weeks – as this is the ideal amount of time to experience the diversity of the country and soak up the magic of this Rainbow Nation. With the FIFA 2010 World Cup(TM) drawing closer, South Africa is gearing up for a year of excitement and bubbling with anticipation to welcome visitors from all over the world! Here is more on Namibia Tours and Safaris check out our own web page.
You could spend an entire lifetime in South Africa and still not manage to experience all the wonders the country has to offer. That said, if you are embarking on a South Africa tour, be sure to add these world-famous destinations and activities to your itinerary. Bring your binoculars, your camera, an open heart and a spirit of adventure!
Cape Agulhas in the Cape Overberg marks the southern most tip of the African continent and a must-visit destination on your South African tour. This quaint seaside town boasts homely bed and breakfasts and a pristine stretch of coastline. Visit the lighthouse, one of the oldest in South Africa and witness a panoramic view of the ocean. Be sure to keep an eye out for Southern Right whales and bottlenose dolphins – the area’s local aquatic residents. Take a quiet stroll to the official Cape Agulhas plaque, a landmark of the place where the warm waters of the Indian Ocean meet the icy waters of the Atlantic.
Another location not to be missed on your tour of South Africa is the De Hoop Nature Reserve, one of the largest areas that has been well maintained and cared for by the Cape Nature Conservation. In this gorgeous area, you’ll drive past fields littered with colourful flowering fynbos, the dominant vegetation group of this area. The terrestrial nature of the reserve is an ideal habitat for a number of animals, so be sure to keep an eye out for mountain zebra, the rare bontebok and the ever-present baboons of the area. De Hoop Nature reserve is a birders paradise – so keep your bird book at hand to tick off all the resident species you may come across.