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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 27 Oct 2010
With more than 130 adventures, incredible diversity, 11 official languages, and a year full of sunshine, South Africa may just be the vacation you are looking for.
Places to visit:
Craving for a little adventure? Then Cape Town is the right place. You can get yourself suspended in mid air or abseil from the Table Mountain or sit in a steel cage and dive deep into the sea and have an eye to eye encounter with white sharks or jump from a cliff – 3 to 20 m high and get immersed in the river. Skydiving, kitesurfing, paragliding, microlighting, snorkelling…there’s plenty to do in the city!
Johannesburg is filled with historical and natural tourist attractions. The first place to head would be Johannesburg Lion’s Park where you can acquaint yourself with African lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and also have the fun of feeding giraffe from a giraffe platform.
Make a date with history and visit the Apartheid museum, Gold Reef city and Constitution Hill. You can also relish in the lush green vegetation and watch birds at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.
Kruger National Park
The world renowned Kruger National Park, covers an area of 2 million hectares. It houses an impressive number of species of both – flora and fauna.
Every adventurer here looks forward to the Big 5 Safari, taking guided walks through bushveld to catch the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo…in their cameras, that is!
Durban is a cosmopolitan city where you can look forward to beaches, museums, shopping malls, golf courses and of course picturesque locations. Botha’s Hill offers a great view of the Indian ocean.
Do not miss the Gateway Mall and get thrilled at the Wavehouse 23m high indoor climbing. Combine diving and dining, at uShaka Marine World! Also you can charter a boat and enjoy deep sea fishing or view mystical world under the sea.
Traversing through Panoranma Route, you can have the fiesta of your life! It is journey across the rugged mountain range of Drakensberg in the Mpumalanga district. The starting point of Panorama Route is Graskop. A short drive from Graskop encompasses nature’s landmarks such as the God’s Window, Wonder View, the Pinnacle, Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
From here you can go to Blyde River Canyon Reserve which is the world’s third largest of its kind and at 800 m above sea level, the sight is simply scintillating. The “must see” attractions also include – Echo caves, Horse Shoe falls, Hazyview, Sabie and few natural reserves. If you can loosen your purse strings a bit, invest in a helicopter ride for a true “once in a lifetime” experience.
The magnificent sights make Panorama route one majestic route.
With all its exuberant locations South Africa is a must visit. Sounds exciting? Yes! So start making your plans. But before you start your adventure, have the assurance of Royal Sundaram’s Travel Insurance, to enjoy a peaceful trip.
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