7 Reasons Why you Need to Add South Africa to your Family’s Next Big Vacation

South Africa is well known for its wildlife and safari adventures, but these are not the only things that you can expect to find when traveling there. The country has a lot to offer; it is certainly more than just wildlife and safari related activities. Many travelers are taken by surprise when they are exposed to the country. Not only are they taken aback by its history and beautiful cities, but they are also surprised by the various activities that they get to be part of on their trip. The wonderful thing about traveling there is that South Africa is perfectly suited for a family trip. Traveling there can be fun, educational, and relaxing. So, if you are traveling soon, look no further than South Africa.  

7 Reasons Why you Need to Add South Africa to your Family's Next Big Vacation

7 Reasons to Put South Africa to your Family’s Next Vacation

Cango Caves

It doesn’t matter whether your kids are fans of caves or not because after visiting the Cango Caves, they will forever be fascinated by them. These caves are known to be one of the great wonders of the world. It is said that it has been inhabited since the stone age. You and your family will get to learn about its geological background and history. You will also get to see different illustrations and observe the natural beauty of the cave for yourself. 

Penguins

Typically, no one thinks of South Africa when thinking about penguins. In fact, most of us associate penguins with the South Pole. But, surprisingly, South Africa is home for a colony of penguins that live around the beach in Cape Town. Amazing, right? And, the best thing about it is that you get to have your private tour just so you can watch how these penguins live and interact with one another, or maybe even you.  

Beautiful Cities

Speaking of which, Cape Town is known as the most beautiful city in the world. You can expect to see gorgeous scenery, go on whale watching tours, and relax by beautiful scenery. You might want to read more here about the beauty that is Cape Town if you are interested in visiting. You can also visit Johannesburg; also known as the City of Gold, that is home to 10 million trees and is the largest city in the country.

The Blue Train

Visiting trains might sound weird. And, it is. But that does not apply to South Africa’s Blue Train. It is known to be one of the most luxurious trains in the whole world. You might want to look at it from afar, or you might want to travel on it, if you can afford it. This train has rooms with bathtubs and showers, a butler for every section of it, an open bar, and a cigar lounge. The Blue Train makes traveling to your destination fun and luxurious. So, if you are traveling to Cape Town, you might want to use it as your means of traveling. 

Safari

You can’t go to South Africa and not go on a safari. Especially, that you should not miss out on visiting Kruger National Park. You can arrange your own private tour or have one with the park. You can even stay overnight in a lodge if you like. This allows you to have several game drives and see more amazing animals.  

7 Reasons Why you Need to Add South Africa to your Family's Next Big Vacation

The Cuisine

South Africa has a wildly different and varied cuisine, owing to it being colonized by many different countries in the past. You will get to enjoy many delicious and different foods. You will find that their meals are influenced by Asia and Europe. They also eat exotic kinds of meats, like Ostrich, Springbok, and Kudu, all animals that are widely available in South Africa. 

The Sardine Run

One of the most mind-blowing things to witness there is the great migration of the Sardine. The sardines’ number is unfathomable and the whole scene is just beautiful. You will witness how the light rapidly reflects off their scales as they swim quickly, and you will watch how they all swim in harmony. You will get to watch sea predators, like sharks, attempt to eat the sardines, and you will watch the sardine shoal move around the sharks and circulating around them as they swim away. 

Traveling can be a lot of fun, especially when you are with your family. And South Africa is one of the best countries that you can visit as a group. There are a lot of family-friendly activities that you can all participate in. You will all get to enjoy things like exploring the Congo Cave and watching the great Sardine Run.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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