The summer holidays are not all that far away now, and if you are hoping to spend your downtime in Africa, then South Africa should certainly be high up on your list of places to visit.

South Africa is that bucket list sort of destination, and should you be planning on spending a couple of weeks here, you are going to be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing the various destinations that you will want to see. From exploring the wildlife that can be found all over the country, to seeing the various natural landmarks that the country has become quite famous for, when you are in our country, these are just a handful of the attractions that should be on your bucket list.

  1. A cultural village tour

You might not know this but South Africa is home to dozens of different cultures, some indigenous and some imported, and one of the best ways to see what we are all about here is to sign up for a cultural tour, of which there are quite a few. One of the best places to tour is any of the cultural villages which can be found all over the country.

  1. See the Big 5

You are in Africa after all, so this particular point is likely to already be quite high up on your travel list. Seeing the Big 5 is made easy in South Africa, especially if you are headed to the Kruger for an exciting Kruger Park safari. When you are in the park, be sure to look out for lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhino.

  1. Go to the Drakensburg

It is hard to explain the beauty of the Drakensburg if you have never been there before. This mountain range is one of the oldest in the world, and one part of the range that you should take a trip to is the Sani Pass. You will need a 4 x 4 to get here and if you are a little unsteady on your feet, you can always opt for a guided drive since the pass can be quite intimidating.

  1. Explore the Panorama Route

South Africa’s Panorama Route is one of the most scenic and exciting roads you can drive in our country and it is quite close to the Kruger National Park. All along this route, you can stop off to explore waterfalls in shaded forests, old towns, strange rock formations and the Blyde River Canyon.

  1. Visit the Kalahari

If you are really up for an adventure and you have the extra time, book a Kalahari tour and see the wilderness that is made of red sands and sand dunes. The Kalahari is completely unlike any other part of the country and time here can be really rejuvenating for the soul. If what you really want from your holiday is a proper break away from the world, then this will be the ideal place for you to visit.