South Africa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. It truly offers magnificent views and has an abundance of activities for everyone to enjoy. This country is rich with cultures and traditions where every citizen has a unique heritage, culture and story to tell. South Africa with its combination of beautiful landscapes and friendly nature of the locals makes it a truly inspiring and wonderful country to explore.
South Africa has been claimed to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the world since the 17th century and the arrival of the first settlers. South Africa’s main attractions are its beautiful mountains and coastal views.
Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town. Enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township, browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates doting the Cape Winelands. Historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of Kwazulu Natal, the Apartheid museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. It’s untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Sandwiched between Mozambique and the Mpumalanga area of the Drakensberg, the Lowveld is renowned for its subtropical climate, abundant wildlife and ancient history. This area encompasses a number of spectacular game reserves including the world famous Kruger National Park, vast farmlands and the popular Panorama Route. This serves as an excellent base from which to explore the Kruger. The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and attracts over half a million tourists every year. Come experience a thrilling safari and observe the big 5, zebras, giraffe and rhinos. Relax while experiencing the Kruger life like you would never have imagined possible.
God’s Window looks out over the Drakensberg escarpment dropping 1000m below offering a view of the lowveld stretching out towards the Kruger National Park. Magnificent forest, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls can all be seen.
Bourke’s Luck Potholes
The Treur River into the Blyde River has caused waterborne sand and rock to create huge potholes, some sixe meters deep, into the bedrock of the river. This natural water features is known as Bourke’s Luck. There is a well-developed picnic area here and a series of walkways and bridges that enable visitors to get great views of this amazing geological feature.
Three Rondavels Lookout
The Three Rondavels Lookout is famous for its view of the 33 kilometer long gorge that forms the Blyde River Canyon. Its name is due to three hills that resemble African husts and were once called round hovels by the British.
The Garden route is found on the south eastern coast of South Africa. Here you will be able to explore several different eco-systems and a variety of landscapes which are all unique to South Africa. Offering a stunning scenery and quiet seaside towns and a laid back atmosphere, the Garden Route is an idyllic getaway. As most of the route follows a coastal road between the Indian Ocean, various mountains and seaside towns you can enjoy stunning views of the sea and beautiful mountains. Due to its ecologically diverse vegetation and numerous lakes and lagoons, the region became known as the Garden Route. The Garden Route is home to over three hundred bird species, an elephant sanctuary and several game reserved. The graceful Southern Right Whales can also be observed from the coastline during the whale season.
The Garden Route with its beauty, mountain, sea and towns comes with a variety of activities to take part in. There is something for everyone to do, from an exciting adrenalin rush, nature expedition or a change to just simply explore the local towns and their cultures. You will be surprised what the Garden route together with Marek Adventures has to offer