Holidays to South Africa are more popular than ever before. Why? Just look at recent surveys and you will quickly discover that the Rainbow Nation retains her international appeal worldwide with a boom in the number of incoming visitors and outstanding tourist reviews underpinning a fascinating country.
Indeed, South Africa has just been crowned top dream destination by members of popular travellers’ social network – Where Are You Now? (WAYN) – the world’s largest online tourists forum. Beating off competition from other world class locations such as Brazil, India, Dubai and Fiji, South Africa collected 15,300 votes from real life travellers, billing the nation as a ‘dream’ retreat.
The positive findings also supplemented the recent reports surrounding increased arrival figures to South Africa. President Jacob Zuma recently announced that foreign visitors skyrocketed 300 per cent to 13.5 million arrivals further evidencing South Africa’s maintained appeal.
Given tens of thousands of travellers believe South Africa holidays represent a dreamlike experience, we thought we would shed some light on three particular traveller pursuits that you won’t want to wake up from.
Forging part of South Africa’s much celebrated Garden Route, Knysna is an idyllic settlement perfectly situated between the rich blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the steep, proud Outeniqua mountain range.
The N2 major artery road is intercepted by central Knysna which overlooks the Knysna Lagoon – perfect to simply relax adjacent to or for those more adrenaline fuelled, to be enjoyed via a range of plentiful water sports ventures.
Could there be any landmark dreamier than Table Mountain, set amidst the puffy white clouds as high up as 1,085 m above the ground?
Served by an aerial cableway, the individual Visa-branded cars provide spectacular 360 degree panoramic views across the city of Cape Town but the best view is from the top of the mountain. You’ll feel as if you’re on top of the world as the tiny buildings and beaches of Cape Town appear against the overwhelming blue mass of Table Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The eastern South African metropolis Durban is all about the beach! A generously sandy stretch of sand looms beneath the high rise buildings of the seafront and is perfect for those looking to top up their tan.
The beaches are only yards from a concrete esplanade and hundreds of retail outlets and eateries making for a fulfilling interconnected environment.