30 Photos of South Africa that will fuel your wanderlust

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South Africa is a beautiful country with so much to see and so many places to explore. Here are 30 photos of South Africa that will fuel your wanderlust.

Here are 30 Photos of South Africa that will fuel your wanderlust

Get lost in nature…

  1. Go hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains…

Drakensberg Mountains - Photos of South Africa

2. Or cool off on the river banks…

Drakensberg river - Photos of South Africa

3. Admire the spectacular Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon

4. Visit our beautiful gardens – like Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens…

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - Photos of South Africa

5. Or take a road-trip – be prepared for views like this…

Roadtrip - Photos of South Africa

6. Then there’s Table Mountain – one of the world’s Seven Wonders of Nature

TableMountain - Photos of South Africa

 Visit our beaches…

7. The colourful beach houses in Muizenberg…

Muizenberg beach huts - Photos of South Africa

8. The Umhlanga Whale Bone Pier…

Umhlanga Whale Bone Pier - Photos of South Africa

9. Camp’s Bay Beach…

Camps Bay beach - Photos of South Africa

10. Swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach…

Boulders Beach - Photos of South Africa

Explore our beautiful country…

11. The colourful houses of the Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap - Photos of South Africa

12. The Big Hole of Kimberley – one of the biggest man-made holes in the world…

Big Hole of Kimberley - Photos of South Africa

13. Durban Beachfront -The warmest place to be…

14. Cape Town – view from Table Mountain…

Cape Town - view from Table Mountain - Photos of South Africa

15. Johannesburg from the Top of Africa – the 50th floor of Carlton Centre…

 Johannesburg from the Top of Africa - the 50th floor of Carlton Centre - Photos of South Africa

Did I mention that our sunsets are spectacular?

16. An African Bush Sunset

African Bush Sunset - Photos of South Africa

And our wildlife is magnificent…

17. Meet the Lion King…

Lion Madikwe



18. Herd of elephants in Kruger National Park…

Elephants in Kruger National Park

Elephants in Kruger National Park

19. Some black and white amid the green

Zebras in Sabi Sands Private Reserve


What about some memorable experiences? Like…

20. Ziplining through 2400 million year old mountains…

Magaliesberg Canopy Tour - Photos of South Africa

21. Hot air ballooning at sunrise…

Hot air balloons South Africa

22. Go bungee jumping between the Orlando Towers – the world’s first bungee jump between two cooling towers …

OrlandoTowers - Photos of South Africa

23. What about a five-star experience aboard one of the world’s most luxurious trains -The Rovos Rail…

Rovos Rail - Photos of South Africa

24. If you fancy a round of golf, try The Links – one of the best golf courses in the world…

Fancourt Links

The Links

25. Or play the legendary 19th hole at Legend Golf and Safari Resort – only accessible by helicopter. On the mountain in the distance …

Hanglip Mountain - Photos of South Africa

Need a place to stay? How about…

26. The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa – one of The Leading Hotels of the World…

12 Apostles Hotel and Spa - Photos of South Africa

27. Or Hotel Verde, one of the greenest hotels in the world?

Living Wall - Hotel Verde - Photos of South Africa

28. Or how about some bush luxury at the world-famous Sabi Sabi

Presidential Suite at Sabi Sabi's Earth Lodge

29. Or the Cathedral Peak Hotel where you can swim with a view like this….

Cathedral Peak Hotel

Last, but not least, follow in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps…

30. This is Mandela House in Vilakazi Street, Soweto – the only street in the world to have had two Nobel Prize winners as its residents.

Mandela House Soweto - Photos of South Africa

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Image of Africa

Thanks for sharing these amazing 30 photos of South Africa.

Leanne Zornes

Thanks a lot for the blog post. Really looking forward to reading more.

Erika @LatinAtlas

I was tearing up looking at these photos. Going to South Africa has always been a dream of mine. I loved seeing it through your eyes and hope to see it through mine one day soon. 🙂

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life

These are fantastic pictures and just the way I love to see Africa depicted. Beautiful just like the continent is 😉


    Thanks Sheri. There’s so much of the continent I still want to see (and photograph) 🙂


Incredible!!!! I definitely want to go even more now! Thanks for sharing 🙂


    Thank you Jessica. It helps that South Africa is such a photogenic country! 🙂


Wonderful pics?

Roxanne Reid

I’m so proud of South Africa when I see photos like these. We’re awesome.


    Thanks Roxanne. It sure feels good to live in such a beautiful country!

Saima Masood

Mind blowing! I had no idea South Africa could be so beautiful..thanks for sharing!

Fozia S

Stunning photos! Makes me want to visit!


    Please do – I’d love to meet you!


Wooow… Masha Allah.

Such lush and breath-taking nature… plus all of the adventures! Great *African pride*. Will love to try the hot air ballooning and bungee jumping.

Myda Tahir

Saraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, you has just killed me with these snaps,
SubhanAllah to the Almighty,
who has made the the once dark continent so rich and impressive.
Subhanallah again,
thanks a lot for sharing.


    Thank you Myda. Africa is a beautiful continent indeed.

Lottie Reeves

These photos are beautiful! Im working my way through many of these at the moment 🙂


    Thank you Lottie and happy exploring!


Masha Allah such beautiful pictures.I had no idea south africa was a gem of a place. Thank you for posting.


    Thank you Kenz. South Africa is a beautiful country.

Creative Khadija

Wow, these are such magical clicks, very nice! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂


    Thanks Khadija. I love showcasing my beautiful country.


mA! You have a great camera :). South Africa is our bucket list and you make it so easy for us! Thank you! 🙂 xx . The bungie jumping and the ziplining hmmm, not sure if I’ll ever have the guts to do that lol!


    Thanks Papatia. I’ve done ziplining but I’m not brave enough to do the bungee jumping yet.


Such stunning photos! Makes me want to go there. My daughter saw the picture of the hot air balloons and is insisting we visit lol!


    Thank you Ruku. The hot air balloon experience is absolutely amazing.


Masha Allah! Excellent snaps. I amazed at the versatility of Africa- Urban jungle right next to real jungle; the colours, hotels and wildlife, potray Africa to be full of life. Thanks for sharing.


    Great observation. Thanks Haya. Africa really is a versatile continent.

Ashfa Salam

Wow! These photos are breathtaking! Especially the nature and wildlife photos!


Wow such beautiful photos. They certainly make me want to visit South Africa even more now! 🙂


    Thank you Aaliyah. You should definitely visit!


So privileged to be South African…. no place like this on earth. Thank you for gorgeous pics.


    Thank you Janet. It’s great to be able to call such a photogenic country home.


Just breathtaking!

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