Pin point a spot on the globe. Where did your finger land? That’s one way to choose your next vacation destination. Did your finger pinpoint New Zealand, or Tasmania, or the Canadian wilderness or perhaps even Iceland? Or, maybe your finger landed on the continent of Africa! The world is literally at your fingertips.
Africa, Let’s think about that. What comes to mind when you think of Africa? A safari? A trip to the beach? Or, maybe some serious hiking? Or, how about taking in the views of spectacular waterfalls? Let’s do a little exploring and see what strikes your fancy, shall we?
South Africa Western Cape
South Africa’s Western Cape is fast becoming a top travel destination for those looking to enjoy some of the world’s most outstanding scenery. The captivating Cape Town, the white sand coast, safaris and gorilla trekking are just a few of the memorable opportunities Africa has to offer.
The Western Cape is probably one of the most diverse destinations you’ll ever visit and you can easily find something to fill your wish list. Whether on the beaches, or in the fast-paced cities or quiet small towns, or on one of the plethora of available scenic excursions, Africa has it all.
A Choice of Beaches
The Western Cape is filled with seriously lovely beaches. The coastal route offers some of the best swimming spots and you can even swim with dolphins in the warm Atlantic Ocean waters. There’s something for everyone to enjoy on a Cape Beach vacation, whether you wish to walk for miles along Grotto Beach and spot the whales, or enjoy some family time with the penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town. Regardless of what you’re looking for when it comes to a beach experience, you’ll easily find a beach that meets your desires.
If the beach isn’t what you’re looking for, chart a course inland. Perhaps you’re ready to take on a trekking safari in Uganda. Wildlife safaris are a must while in Africa. Where else can you get a close-up view of wild game such as tigers, giraffes, elephants and/or maybe gorillas. There are a multitude of transportation options as well, such as riding horseback or traveling by jeep.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to get up close and personal with the wildlife that roams the continent of Africa.
A trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park, or taking in the views of the Murchison Falls are at the top of the list for scenic excursions. Boat trips along the Cape Whale Route make for another exciting day out and can include stops to explore beautiful towns such as Betty’s Bay and Pringle Bay. Thrill-seekers can take in the coastal scenery by kayak or while para-sailing or even test their bravery with some shark-cage diving.
If your wish list includes a trek to viewing magnificent waterfalls, Victoria Falls is an absolutely must see. The falls are one of the greatest treasures on the continent of Africa, and truly a stunning site to behold. And, the falls are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
That alone should inspire you to make the visit. It is said that the sound of the rushing water – known locally as thundering smoke – can be heard from a distance of 40 kms away. Don’t miss an opportunity to spend time witnessing the glory of Victoria Falls, which define the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It’s a safe bet that no matter what your heart desires, you can tick the boxes off of your wish list when it comes to travel on the continent of Africa. It truly is a dream destination.