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3 Things to Experience On Your Next Trip to South Africa


As far as holiday destinations go, South Africa is one of those locations that has a little something to offer everyone. While Cape Town is among the more popular cities for tourists, there are a number of other places in South Africa that make for a fantastic holiday spot.

Here are three unforgettable things to experience there that you will certainly want to include on your to-do list.

1. The Food

South African cuisine boasts some unique dishes that you can only find in their most authentic forms when you visit there. Probably the most famous food from South Africa would have to be a cured meat snack called biltong. You will find a variety of specialty shops that make and sell this protein-packed dish, so be sure to sample a variety of flavours while you are in South Africa.

If you are in the mood for something sweeter, pop into any bakery to try out some Melktert. Similar to a Portuguese custard tart, this pastry makes the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea or coffee.

2. The Sights

If you are planning on booking one of the South Africa holidays through Exoticca, for example, then you need to know all the must-see sights in South Africa. There are so many that you probably can’t see them all in the span of one trip. That being said, some of the more breath-taking sights are those that have been created by nature. With such varied and geographically stunning landscapes across the country, South Africa has some incredible things that you won’t want to miss.

Table Mountain in Cape Town is one of the better-known attractions in South Africa. Even if you aren’t too keen on hiking a lot while you are on holiday, there are cable cars that you can ride to the top so that you don’t miss out on the views that this attraction has to offer.

If sticking to the coast is more your style, there are plenty of sights along the water. The Cape of Good Hope is a natural masterpiece, and there are plenty of quaint surfing towns along the coast to check out.

3. The Wildlife

The wildlife in South Africa is as varied as its landscapes. There are a number of tours that you can choose from in order to experience some of this wildlife up-close for some truly memorable experiences.

If you visit during the right time of the year, you might be able to witness sea turtles coming ashore during the night at iSamangaliso Wetland Park in order to lay their eggs. There are also great opportunities for whale-watching where viewers can witness the migration of Humpback whales or Right whales, depending on what month you are planning to visit.

Lastly, no trip to South Africa would be complete without heading inland to catch a glimpse of a herd of elephants or to witness hippopotamuses as they swim and feed in a river.

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