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Visit the Popular National Parks During South Africa Tours

07.26.2019 · Posted in Writing and Speaking
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Considered one of the best destinations for wildlife safaris in Africa, South Africa is the southernmost country in the African continent. It is home to a multi-ethnic society with its population belonging to varied cultural, linguistic, and religious backgrounds. History buffs can get some interesting insights into the country’s tumultuous past while visiting its museums. While holidaying in this African country, you’ll also get to witness some diverse landscapes. There are a variety of attractions you’ll come across during your time spent in this part of the world.

Your South Africa tours would take you to the Kruger National Park, which is among the oldest game reserves in the country. It can be reached within a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg and gives you the chance to watch the wild animals, such as elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, and wild buffaloes in action. This national park is also home to some intriguing archaeological sites. You can also explore the vast grasslands, river systems, and forests in a hot air balloon. The options in accommodation available while touring Kruger National Park range from basic campsites for budget travellers to comfortable lodges for tourists seeking high-end stays.

Cape Town is one of the cities in this African country you’d not like to miss. It is surrounded by delightful natural features and has many places worth visiting. Among them is Table Mountain, which allows tourists to enjoy hiking while savouring the panoramic views along the way. On the eastern slopes of the mountain is Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Upon taking a stroll along the waterfront, you’ll get the chance to see some whales from the harbour. Nature lovers can watch a spectacular sunset while travelling along Chapman’s Peak Drive.

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park spans Botswana’s Gemsbok National Park and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park of South Africa and is located in a remote region of the country’s Northern Cape. You can find some fantastic natural features while exploring this national park, such as red sands, camel thorn trees, and golden grasslands. It is also home to diverse species of wild animals, including the black-maned Kalahari lion. Other predators like cheetahs, hyenas, and leopards can also be found in this vast conservation area. If you want to venture into Botswana, you’ll need a four-wheel-drive vehicle as the roads are quite rugged. Another popular place to explore during your tour of South Africa is the magnificent Drakensberg, which means ‘Dragon Mountains’.

It is home to the nation’s highest peaks and covers the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park also includes a provincial park known as Royal Natal National Park, which houses a 5-kilometre rock wall called the Drakensberg Amphitheatre. Large herds of eland are protected in this park through Giant’s Castle Game Reserve. This region also has dense forests, over 800 species of flowering plants, and diverse species of wildlife. The landscapes turn lush green and fertile during the summer season. If you visit this region during summers, you’ll also come across streams and gushing waterfalls.

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