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Why South Africa Is A Preferred Travel Destination

International travellers are not starved for choice when it comes to travel destinations throughout the globe. The multi-billion dollar tourist industry is massive business and hundreds of countries beckon American, Asian and European tourists to their shores, extolling the virtues of their sights and vacation experiences. Research shows however that Southern Africa and particularly the Republic of South Africa is one of the fastest growing tourist industries in the world ….and why, when there is so much on offer globally, should this be the case? In this article we take a look at a few very good reasons why South Africa is a preferred travel destination… and promises to be even more so in 2018 and beyond…


Its wildlife – and the Kruger National Park

For a vacation that excites and gets the adrenaline running, without any extreme sports, the viewing of wildlife from an open four wheeler has no equal. The Kruger National Park has the largest diversity of large mammals of any reserve in the world and is the easiest place on earth to see “The Big 5”, predominantly due to the highest density of Rhino & Leopard populations in the world. Many of the Kruger Park’s private reserves, such as Timbavati & the Sabi Sand, virtually guarantee visitors will see all of the Big Five animals within a single day’s safari.


Cape Town, Cape Point and Table Mountain

Beautiful beaches, wonderful winelands and sublime scenery are all part of Cape Town and Cape point, at Africa’s southernmost tip. Cape Town, apart from its hustle and bustle, is breathtakingly beautiful, while the little town of Franschhoek has been designated as one the five prettiest towns in the world. Gently enfolded by Cape Town, is one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature; Table Mountain. The view from its flat peak after an exhilarating cable car ride, or challenging hike, is nothing short of spectacular!


Numerous Tourist attractions

There are a few obviously great tourist attractions like:

  • The weather is great! With mild winters and sunny summers it’s the best place to be on most days of the year.
  • The rand exchange rate – It’s really affordable, in American and European terms its one of the cheapest places in the World to visit.
  • Great food and wine – Because it’s so cheap, travellers can experience some of the finest cuisine in the world at world class restaurants and (with a visit to some of the best wine country on the globe) some of the world’s finest wines, without breaking the bank!

Its culture and great people – A world in one country, a rainbow nation…this is South Africa! It has many names and they are all true. There is almost no country that offers more diversity than South Africa. Its history as the ‘cradle of humankind’ and its colourful cultures offer wonderful tourist opportunities in many ‘off the beaten track’ parts of the country. The people are friendly and welcoming, knowing the value of its burgeoning tourist industry.

Professional, personalised tour operators – Last, but certainly not least, international travellers can book with confidence, knowing they are receiving the best advice, personalised attention, safety and a luxurious travel experience when partnering with accredited expert African safari and guided tours operators like Jewel of Africa. We even offer tailor made packages to suit every requirement and pocket. If you’re not already convinced, contact us to learn more about why South Africa is a preferred travel destination!

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