Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa offers the best of Africa, from the hippos in the Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on Boulder Beach in the Cape.

It befits its position at the southern end of the world’s most epic continent, with more types of terrain than photographers can shake their zoom lens at. There’s the deserted Kalahari, Namakwa’s springtime symphony of wildflowers, iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point, Kruger National Park’s wildlife-stalked savannah and, running through the east of the country and into Lesotho, the Drakensberg Mountains and much more.

If you’re interested in another kind of wildlife, hit the nightclubs on Cape Town’s jumping Long St or sample African homebrew in a township shebeen (unlicensed bar). When it’s time to reflect on it all, do it over seafood on the Garden Route, curry in Durban’s Indian Area, a sizzling Cape Malay dish, or a braai (barbecue) in the wilderness – accompanied by a bottle of Pinotage produced by the oldest wine industry outside Europe.

– Info courtesy of Lonely Planet


Top Destinations in South Africa:

– Cape Point Nature Reserve
– Boulders Beach
– Table Mountain
– Garden Route
– Kruger National Park
– Addo Elephant National Park
– Wild Coast
– Cradle of Humankind
– The Drakensberg


Top Activities in South Africa:

– Shark Cage Diving – Gansbaai
– Surfing – Jeffreys Bay
– Ride the Table Mountain Cable Car – Cape Town
– Safari – Kruger National Park


Bush Butler Picks:

– Maboneng District Market – Johannesburg CBD
– Pilansberg Day Safaris
– Canopy Tree Top Tours – Tsitsikamma Forrest
– Oppie Koppie Music Festival
– Take a small river boat up the Tsitsikamma river and camp on the river beach