South Africa is a lush, green with the most incredible weather you could want. What is amazing about South Africa is the weather conditions, where it is never too hot and never too rainy.

South Africa is known for the Kalahari Desert and the Kruger National Park. One of the favorite animals are the giraffes, there are many nature reserves for them.

Places to go in South Africa

If you like nature, you can go on a safari. The most popular safaris are the ones that you can see the “Big Seven.” Lions, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Great White Shark, and the Southern Right Whale. The Addo Elephant National Park is the place where you can see all these animals. You can also see African Gannets and Penguins at this park. They are located in Eastern Cape, close to Port Elizabeth. This is really a worthwhile stop for you on your trip to South Africa.

Another way to see nature if you are from the Northern Hemisphere, is to go on a Star Gazing Safari. You get to see the Southern Hemisphere stars, from a new perspective. When you go to the Kruger National park, there is no light pollution, and you can see the stars as you have never seen them before, as well as observe nocturnal animals that sleep during the day.

South Africa also has a hopping nightlife in the cities such as Johannesburg, you can dine out in wonderful restaurants, and spend time in museums. One museum worth going to, to learn about South Africa’s past is the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Here you can see first hand the real story and how apartheid tore apart the country and after the release of Nelson Mandela, the long road to reconciliation began.

South Africa is a country of contrasts, and is well worth a visit, for the nature and history.

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