21 Reasons why I LOVE South Africa

My homeland is as diverse as it is beautiful. Reasons abound as to why South Africa is increasingly becoming a destination of choice for international travelers. Below are some of the things that ensure my heart will always remain, Proudly South African:

1. The people’s spirit of Ubuntu (human kindness)

2. The cable car ride up Table Mountain

Cable Car Table Mountain

3. Braais

(Photosource: braai.com)

(Photosource: braai.com)

4. River Cruises amongst crocodiles and hippos at The St. Lucia Estuary

Saint Lucia South Africa

5. Big 5 Viewing at any of South Africa’s amazing national parks

Safari South AfricaSafari South Africa6. Bo Kaap’s colorful façade

Bo Kaap

Photo Source (friendlyrentals.com)

7. Durban’s skyline since the new stadium was built

Stadium Durban South Africa8. Haggling with street vendors for unique hand-made crafts
9. The sense of feeling incredibly small when faced with the view from Cape Point

Good Hope Point10. Amarula Cream sundowners

Photo Source: Amarula.com

Photo Source: Amarula.com

11. Driving along the Garden Route
12. Wine tastings in Franschhoek

Wine tasting Cape Town

Photo Source (Winelands.co.za)

13. The slang! A mixture of several language influences – it’s in a class of its own!
14. Sunsets at Signal Hill

Sunset South Africa15. Sunrise over the Indian Ocean

Sunrise South Africa

16. The weather – hot summers and generally mild winters
17. Bunny Chows, Koeksisters and Potjiekos
18. Sweeping views from the top of Table Mountain

Table Mountain cape Town19. Swimming/surfing/waterskiing at Umhloti beach

Kite Surfing South AfricaDurban South Africa

20. Cozy chalets in the Drakensburg region
21. A glass of Pinotage with dinner

“I believe that South Africa is the most beautiful place on earth. Admittedly, I am biased but when you combine the natural beauty of sunny South Africa with the friendliness and cultural diversity of our people, and the fact that the region is a haven for Africa’s most splendid wildlife, then I think that we have been blessed with a truly wonderful land.” – Nelson Mandela.

I love south africa

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18 thoughts on “21 Reasons why I LOVE South Africa

  1. The reason that tops my list of why I love South Africa… is South Africa’s playground, Durban. We have the best weather, breathless beaches, beautiful women and such a diverse culture. Gotta love this place.

  2. Amarula sundowners and Braais should be number 1! Followed closes by Clinton wrestling the crocodiles at St Lucia Estury 😀 … Another brilliant read cuz…

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