South Africa Travel Blog› entry 13 of 27 › view all entries
South Africa is a land of natural beauty, unforgettable scenery, and safari wildlife. Few who visit are ever disappointed. The landscape and terrain is as diverse as any other country in the world--from the lofty and lush Table and Drakensberg mountains, to the dramatic coastlines of the south, to the scorching deserts inland, to the gorgeous waterfalls of the northeast. Even more diverse is its flora and fauna, highlighted by game viewing of elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo. And, of course, in 2010 there's also the World Cup!
Geographically, South Africa sits at the southern tip of Africa bordered by Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Within South Africa are the independent nations of Swaziland and Lesotho in the north. To the east is the Indian Ocean, to the west is the Atlantic. Scattered throughout South Africa are more than 20 national parks and along the southern coast you'll experience the Garden Route. The country offers everything from wine touring and beach fun, to safari tours and cave exploring. In the great landscapes of South Africa, you can also embrace every kind of adventure sport imaginable...from bungee jumping to hand gliding to surfing.
In the following entries I will list some of the top destinations/attractions that you should consider putting in your itinerary if you're coming to South Africa.