Africa is a massive continent with a population of over 1.2 billion, making it the second most populous continent in the world. The continent is also one of the most diverse, with some of the most stunning natural and ecological attractions in the world, coupled with exciting cultures, pristine beaches and delectable cuisines, which all combine to make Africa one of the most alluring destinations in the world. The African continent is so huge that one needs to take many trips here to truly appreciate the diversity that is on offer, we will however highlight some of the best countries and attractions to start with when visiting Africa and provide some tips on getting there and the best time to visit this wondrous continent.
South Africa is one of the most beautiful African countries and offers some world class attractions for all to enjoy. Located on the Southern tip of Africa, the capital city Cape Town serves as the gateway to several other African destinations due to the fact that one can get a flight from Cape Town to virtually anywhere in Africa. The city is located on a peninsula, immediately beneath the breath taking Table Mountain and one of main attractions in the city is to take a cable car to the top of the mountain for panoramic views of the alluring city. Table Mountain also offer hiking and climbing opportunities for the avid explorer who wants to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Other attractions in the city of Cape Town includes the notorious Robbin Island – formerly home to a prison that the famous South African leader Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Robbin Island is now a UNESCO National Heritage Site and is worth a visit to learn more about South Africa’s interesting history.
Cape Town is also home to pristine beaches such as Boulder’s Beach which has its own colony of Penguins! And the scenic Cape of Good Hope which is a favorite lookout spot for visitors.
Destination South Africa is also home to the Kruger National Park, which is one of the few National Parks where you can find all five of the African big game species (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhinoceros). This park is the place to visit if you are enamoured by wildlife and wants the opportunity to get close to them in their natural habitat. Museums that you must visit in South Africa includes the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, these are two of most renowned in the country and they chronicle the history of Apartheid and the struggles involved.