30 Photos of South Africa that will fuel your wanderlust

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

Get lost in nature…

1. Go hiking in the Garden Route

Robberg Nature Reserve

Robberg Nature Reserve

2. Or do the Whale Trail in De Hoop Nature Reserve , one of the best places to see whales in the world

De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop Nature Reserve

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3. Admire the spectacular Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon

4. Visit our beautiful gardens - like Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens...

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Kirstenbosch Gardens

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

Road trip in South Africa

Road trip in South Africa

6. Then there's Table Mountain - one of the world's Seven Wonders of Nature...

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

Visit our beaches...

7. The colourful beach houses in Muizenberg...

Beach huts in Muizenberg

Beach huts in Muizenberg

8. The Umhlanga Whale Bone Pier...

Umhlanga Pier

Umhlanga Pier

9. Supertubes Beach - Jeffreys Bay - Surfers' Paradise

Supertubes Jeffreys Bay

Supertubes Beach -Jeffreys Bay

10. Swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach...

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African Penguins at Boulders Beach

Explore our beautiful country…

11. The colourful houses of the Bo-Kaap...



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

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The Big Hole of Kimberley

13. Durban Beachfront -The warmest place to be...


Durban Beachfront

14. The Knysna Heads

Knysna Heads

Knysna Heads

15. We have waterfalls in the city too - Johannesburg

Did I mention that our sunsets are spectacular?

16. An African Bush Sunset...

African Bush Sunset

African Bush Sunset in Madikwe Game Reserve

And our wildlife is magnificent…

17. Meet the Lion King...

Lion in Madikwe

Lion in Madikwe Game of Reserve

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

What about some memorable experiences? Like...

20. Ziplining through 2400 million year old mountains...

Canopy Tour

Canopy Tour in Magaliesberg

21. Hot air ballooning at sunrise...

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Hot air ballooning in Magaliesberg

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

Orlando Towers

Orlando Towers

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

Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

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

The Links at Fancourt

The Links at Fancourt

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

Hanglip Mountain

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

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

Hotel Verde

Living wall at Hotel Verde

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

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

29. Or The Plettenberg where you can swim in your own private pool with a view like this...

The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg

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

Mandela House

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42 comments on “30 Photos of South Africa that will fuel your wanderlust”

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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