It is a myth that South Africa is only about adventure. Sure, It provides its fair share of adventure but, it can also be about sitting back and relaxing in the cool embrace of nature.South Africa is sought after mostly for its safaris, its wildlife, its nature reserves.This trip pretty much sums up the best of South Africa into one.
Cape town was a perfect starting spot for many reasons.Cape town was a perfect starting spot for many reasons.It is ranked among the best travel destinations in the world. It's natural beauty and well-sculpted landscape, provided a great introduction as to what was going to follow. And, lastly - The Beaches. It has some of the most sparkling and exuberant beaches. The Cape Town journey started with a visit to the Cape of Good Hope. This rocky landscape is literally the tip of the continent. The view of the horizon and the infinite blue sea is breath taking.
The Cape of Good Hope is actually situated inside the The Cape Point Nature Reserve. The reserve provides a spectacular hiking routes with splendid scenes of the blue ocean. The Reserve itself organizes various walks around the reserve. The most famous being the full circle that starts and ends at Cape Point. The reserve also houses various species of wildlife. A hike here is a great idea to escape the tourist crowd the The Cape of Good Hope and find more empty expanses and beautiful landscapes.
Next day, we ventured to the Cape Winelands. After walking through the massive vineyards. There ia a relaxed evening here with the delight of tasting the local wine.There are tutored wine tastings challenged to recognize the aromas and flavors,sweet time to enjoy the drink at a nominal fee. The Bilton Winery and the Boschendal estate are good places to start the wine tasting experience.
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens have a lot to offer to nature enthusiasts. Situated at the bottom of the famous Table mountain it consists of various indigenous plants. It also has a conservatory that houses different flora from different regions.
After Cape Town, we reached Johannesburg, the most populated city in South Africa. The Johannesburg journey started with a peak into its history- The Apartheid Museum. The museum takes you on an emotional journey into SA's history of racial segregation through film footage, photographs and individual exhibitions.
Next day, started early morning for the Victoria Falls. The largest waterfall in the world, this is counted as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Caused by the Zambezi river, this is a beauty. An early morning visit is recommended to watch the sparkling water gushing down in the warm sunlight. The violent, loud roar of the fall covered with its deep mist gives it a local name of "The smoke that roars".
Next to the Selinda National Reserve. This is where the actual predators are. Leopards and Lions along with Rhinos and African Wild Dogs. Selinda Reserve was the actual jungle safari that I imagined I would have in SA.
Last spot was the Okavango Delta, an inland delta that is a habitat to various species of animals. A spectacular site is the emergence of a hippo from the water.the delta on a small boat called "mokoro" and watch the birds and animals on the way.
With that the adventure came to an end. I wondered when again will I get to experience the serenity of nature and the excitement of adventure.
|Date created :||2015-09-21 17:54:20|
|Location||Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa|