What to Do on Your August Holidays in South Africa

With summer quickly approaching and the long-anticipated start of August holidays, it’s time to get excited about booking your August holidays to South Africa. Many first time tourists to the country enquire as to which attractions are the most worthwhile, and what to look out for while on their trip. With a large variety of activities and sites, South Africa offers something for everyone, regardless of your interest. From lions cubs in Masiphumelele to waterfalls and mountain ranges in Robben Island, South Africa offers many more opportunities to see and do.

South Africa is an extremely popular holiday destination among tourists, with its vast variety of scenery and activities. It is situated in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Western Cape, and Okavango Delta. South Africa is made up of the Republic of South Africa (SRSA), whose flag is also known as the golden crown. Inland game reserves are home to some of the world’s greatest big five game species, including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, black rhino and the big cat, theele.

Masiphumelele Game Reserve, a World Heritage Site, is one of South Africa’s most visited national parks. Travellers often use the town as a starting point in the Greatitaire game; however, there are other options where visitors can get close to nature. Inland game reserves such as Transvaal and Mahale National Parks also offer a unique experience with a variety of animals, vegetation, caves and lakes. Waterfront wineries and art galleries offer a great chance for tourists to interact with locals and learn about the local culture.

South Africa has also become a very popular location for people who wish to visit more remote parts of the country. There are many opportunities for adventure tourism, with many lodges offering outdoor activities such as rock climbing, trekking and kayaking. Some lodges even have options for trekking into the wilderness. Many tourists are encouraged to go on self-drive tours and can explore at their own pace. Other choices for adventure tourists include horseback riding and tracking, which can be an exhilarating experience.

For those who wish to travel further afield, there are options for a luxury safari in South Africa. The Serengeti National Park provides an ideal destination for a luxury holiday, as it is the world’s largest national park. There are also many world heritage sites in this area, which means that this type of holiday can provide an impressive and lasting memory. Many tourists travel to South Africa with a diverse range of needs, which makes a luxury safari truly one of a kind.

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve offers a unique experience for all types of holiday makers. It is the largest reserve in the world, where a variety of animals are kept in captivity. Visitors are able to drive safely through the park, which is surrounded by stunning scenery and offers visitors the chance to see elephants, lions, zebras and other animals in their natural surroundings. This is also a particularly popular destination for honeymooners, who are able to observe the beautiful scenery whilst relaxing in the company of their special someone. Some of the most popular game reserves are located in the region around Masiphumelele, including the Sturnville and Selous parks.

South Africa also offers many different sporting opportunities, such as white water rafting, fishing, mountain biking and swimming. These experiences offer both the visitor coach their self-attitude and confidence. It is not unusual to come across many British expats living in the country, who take part in these activities on a regular basis. Some of the best white water rafting can be found in the Blyde River Canyon, and there are also several training centres in the area for those who wish to attempt the feat.

The wine and food culture of South Africa make it an extremely popular holiday destination for food lovers from all over the world. Many tourists come here on vacation and stay in self-catering apartments, which make it very easy to sample the local food. A visit to the Blyde River Canyon is ideal for sampling the local wineries and it is possible to combine this with a safari trip through the country. There is so much to do and to experience in this beautiful country, that there is no better time to book your annual South African holiday.