This week South Africa made news when it ranked as one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Popular British travel book company, Rough Guide, announced the results of their recent audience poll. South Africa came in at number five.

There is much more than meets the eye with this country. South Africa goes above and beyond the traditional African safari. This country holds top rank for its cultural diversity, natural beauty, and urban charms. So no matter where you travel in South Africa, we are sure you will find something unique to explore.

Cape Town is a true highlight of South Africa.

A bustling port city found on South Africa’s west coast, this town has a little bit of everything. We are sure you will never get bored if you stay here.

The prominent Table Mountain overlooks Cape Town and is hard to miss. Many tourists flock here to experience this iconic flat-topped mountain.

Within Cape Town lies the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Attracting over 23 million visitors every year, this colossal commerce hub totes more than 450 stores. The Waterfront is a South Africa must see. It offers countless shopping opportunities, restaurants, and activities to explore.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a nature reserve filled with unusual plant species. Nearby you will find the beach and will likely spot some tiny African penguins. From a distance these black and white creatures resemble salt and pepper dotting the sand.

Do you still want to visit a safari?

For the traditional safari experience, you should travel to Kruger National Park for an up close and personal encounter with Africa’s wildlife. Kruger is Africa’s first national park and home to numerous animals. Here you will find lions, elephants, giraffes, and leopards, all thriving in their natural habitat.

Be sure to visit South Africa soon. Get ready to surf their dazzling ocean waters, witness nature in its rawest form, and trek across breathtaking terrain.

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Faith is a writer and social media manager residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is passionate about people and currently attends university in pursuit of a degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling. A nomad by nature, Faith finds utmost joy in trekking around the globe and strongly advocates backpacking as the best way to explore anywhere. Being a bookworm and an avid coffee drinker, she is likely to be found sipping an Americano and mulling over a classic novel.

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