When travellers think of visiting South Africa, Cape Town is usually the first destination that comes to mind, and it’s for good reason that Cape Town features on the bucket lists of so many foreigners wishing to visit the country.
It’s hard to overlook that Cape Town, “The Mother City”, has it all to offer, from Penguins to mountains and pristine beaches, to monuments steeped in history, world class dining, wines and everything in between. Additionally,with so many domestic flights in South Africa to choose from you can get cheap flights to and from Cape Town and to just about anywhere in the country with Mango and other leading local airlines.
While we would always support an traveller’s decision to take advantage of the cheap flights to Cape Town, it’s worth pointing out that carriers such as Mango airlines also offer affordable tickets to almost any destination within South Africa. Yes, the Mother City is breathtaking but you need to know that there is so much more to South Africa!
If you are a South African still to discover the hidden gems of your own country, or a tourist who hasn’t yet had the pleasure of visiting South Africa yet, you should really consider that our country has so much more to offer than Cape Town.
Here are just a few of the attractions that make South Africa great, and the good news is that you can make Mango Airlines Bookings to many of these places too!
The Expansive Kruger National Park
The bush awaits! South Africa proudly hosts one of the most renowned national parks in the world and the Kruger National Park with almost 2 million hectares, is the largest in South Africa. The park stretches across the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo and attractsthousands of international tourists and local wildlife enthusiasts every year. Self-drive the park, go on guided tours and game drives and even enjoy a guided bush walk to spot rhino and the rest of the Big Five. Are you brave enough to heed the call of the wild?
Appreciate Some Good Old Fashioned Art
Rock art is some of the oldest art in the world and can be found in Mapungubwe in Limpopo. These rock paintings date back thousands of years. Oh, and if you are visiting the Mapungubwe National Park, you can see a plethora of fauna and flora too.
Oldest Caves in the World
Yes, you read right! The Sudwala Caves are the oldest in the world and while you won’t find them in Cape Town, you can still find them in South Africa, nestled in the Mpumalanga province. You can really get up close and personal with the caves on a tour that goes 150m underground!
Take a Peek Through God’s Window
Here’s another one for Mpumalanga! God’s Window is one of the best birding spots in the entire country and plunges a whopping 700m. The view is simply unrivalled and if you have a bit of extra time after the long walk to the top, you should visit the nearby Gorge Lift that will take you to the bottom for a completely different perspective.
Go for a Splash in the Ash River
This river is a whopping 18km long and is found in the Free State, where you will discover a variety of other historical and natural attractions too. White water rafting is a must down this river. It’s Africa’s very own water park and it’s a dream come true for many adrenaline junkies.
Leap off a Bridge!
We just can’t stay away from the Cape but at least travel out of the city! Bloukrans Bridge near Nature’s Valley, on the world renowned Garden Route,is a firm favourite for adrenaline junkies. It’s the highest bungee in the world and the view is simply spectacular.
Stop, Look & Smell the Flowers
It’s not just roses that one should smell! The Namaqualand Flowers, named in 2017 by The Telegraph as “one of the 20 greatest destinations on earth for flowers” blossom mid-August to end September each year. The Namaqualand National Park is beyond gorgeous with its stretches of beautiful flowers in every imaginable colour. Photographers travel from all over the world to visit the Namaqualand just to snap pics of the flowers. It’s undeniable; they area sight to behold.
Experience an Unusual Culture
Sangomas are mystical traditional healers found across South Africa. They are called on to cast spells and carry out various cultural spiritual practices. Take a guided tour in Zululand and learn more about this mystical and spiritual part of the African culture.
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