If your budget and time permit it, we recommend you visit a few different regions in South Africa. The country is overflowing with diverse landscapes that are just waiting to be traveled and explored. On the one hand, Cape Town has crystal-clear waters and beaches with sand softer than one can even grasp. On the other hand, these beaches quickly turn into a big city with towering mountains. You can cycle through the mountains and witness how Kruger National Park’s landscape and animals change every 20 kilometers!
Speaking of beaches in the Cape Town area, be sure not to miss the South African penguins. Yes, you read that right. Penguins! Only an hour outside of Cape Town, you’ll find one of the only places in the world where you can swim and hang out with wild penguins.
Located in the Western Cape, the Winelands (South Africa’s wine country) is home to more than 300 vineyards. In recent years, South Africa has begun producing excellent wines. Surprisingly enough, this wine is not only delicious, but it is also considered insanely cheap! A fine bottle of wine will cost you between $4 and $8. We’re serious!
If you’re a nature lover, you’ll be happy to learn that throughout the country, there are easily accessible and beautiful hikes. Cape Town has a variety of trails in the city that have incredible views that demand minimal effort. If you’re feeling lazy but want to enjoy a hiking trail at the top of Table Mountain, it has a cable car that will get you there!