5 Reasons to Visit South Africa

South Africa is one of the most expansive, educational, far reaching and culturally exciting places in the world. There are a lot of reasons to go and visit this amazing place. Difficult as it was, we were able to break down five of the best reasons to visit South Africa.

Natural Beauty

From Table Mountain to the dramatic coastlines and rocky inlets, the scenery in South Africa is absolutely stunning. There’s no shortage of these views either. You can take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain that rotates 360 degrees as it rises. This is one way to see a lot of breathtaking views in one short ride!

Diverse Cultural Experiences

South Africa, also known as the Rainbow Nation, celebrates its diverse population. You can go almost anywhere in South Africa, meet people of very different backgrounds and experience many different cultures. If you’re lucky you may even pick up a few words from one of the country’s 11 official languages!


Between cultural exchanges and wildlife viewing, there is always an adventure waiting in South Africa. Take jeep rides through the bush, passing by beautiful and brightly colored flowers growing right alongside desolate, rugged terrain. From exhilarating mountain hikes and jeep rides to shark cage diving and whale watching, there is something for everyone!


South Africa is the only place in the world that is home to both the Big Five and the Marine Big 5: whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins! Be careful though, once you start watching the wildlife, it’s hard to stop. Going on safari by land or sea lets you see incredible wildlife up close. Seeing these animals in their natural habitat is special and offers memories that last a lifetime.

Freedom Struggle

It’s important to know and understand the struggle the people of South Africa went through to get where they are today. Learn about the nation’s struggle for freedom while hearing stories about Mandela, Pieterson and many other heroes, from people who lived through it all.

Learn more about this amazing country and find your own reasons to visit South Africa on your next family vacation!