Bucket List

If a poll was taken about tourist attractions and destinations, it is very likely that South Africa would be somewhere among the top choices, not only because bank repossessed houses are a great investment. Mostly, though, South Africa is sought after because of the range of choices for tourist attractions and destinations as well as a generally friendly and welcoming ambiance everywhere you go.

The World’s Bucket List for South Africa

A lot of items on a travel bucket list would involve one-of-a-kind or once-in-a-lifetime experiences of which South Africa offers in spades. Even experienced travelers have been known to pick South Africa because aside from the wildlife safaris, it has every possible terrain. Here are the common top picks for South Africa’s tourist attractions:

Cape Town

Cape Town alone is potentially a year-long adventure, if you have the time to stay because it is almost like San Francisco – but with more attitude. However, if you don’t have a lot of time, then make sure you see Table Mountain. You can hike up the mountain with a flat top or take the cable car for an easy ride. The cable car rotates gently as it climbs which is perfect for photo moments worth keeping. From the top, the view is fantastic. From there you can visit Robben Island Museum, tour the townships, and go shopping at the Waterfront.

The Winelands

Not far from Cape Town is a fun tourist attraction called Winelands which is a little like early Napa or Sonoma in the U.S. If possible, stay a night or longer because the trip would definitely be worth it. Aside from wine-tasting and visiting vineyards, the food at the Winelands is amazing. You will be treated like a VIP and the service is almost always friendly to first class.

The Garden Route

Take a drive along the Garden Route and experience a wonderful time stopping here and there. One idea would be to go to Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay for some water fun. Then you can drop by the quaint village of Knysna with its adorable art galleries and coffee shops. While driving along the coast, you might catch a glimpse of some whales and dolphins and visit De Hoop Nature Reserve and the Tsitsikamma National Park for a horticulture experience, South African style. In every place that you stop, you will discover even more exciting things to do.

Take The Blue Train

One of two luxury train experiences in the world, the Blue Train is a trip worthy of royalty with impeccable service and first class amenities. Your every whim is granted from food dishes to room temperature. You’ll hardly even feel that you’re on a train because the ride is smooth and comfortable.

Play Golf

South Africans are not just great soccer players and runners, they are excellent golfers as well. It shows in their taste in golf courses and golf clubs. Many of the golf country clubs allow access to non-members for a fee. If golf is your passion, playing in South Africa is unlike any other golf experience you will have. Some of the courses have amazing views and difficulties having been designed by topnotch golfers and landscapers.

Some of the top clubs are the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, Leopard Creek near Kruger National Park, the Links in the Southern Cape, and Pearl Valley Golf Estates which was designed by the great Jack Nicklaus.