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 cool off on the river banks in Drakensberg

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Drakensberg

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 Botanical Gardens

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

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Road-tripping

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…

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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

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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

Durban Beachfront

14. The Knysna Heads

Knysna Heads

Knysna Heads

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

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View from the Top of Africa

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

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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

See 21 photos of Mpumalanga that will inspire you to visit this beautiful province here.

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43 comments
Julie

Wow we would love to visit South Africa!! It looks stunning, but I’d be most excited about the wildlife!

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Image of Africa

Thanks for sharing these amazing 30 photos of South Africa.

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Leanne Zornes

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

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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. 🙂

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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 😉

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    Sara

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

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Jessica

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

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    Sara

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

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Marriam

Wonderful pics?

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Roxanne Reid

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

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    Sara

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

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Saima Masood

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

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Fozia S

Stunning photos! Makes me want to visit!

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    Sara

    Please do – I’d love to meet you!

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Amina

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.

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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.

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    Sara

    Thank you Myda. Africa is a beautiful continent indeed.

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Lottie Reeves

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

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    Sara

    Thank you Lottie and happy exploring!

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kenz

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

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    Sara

    Thank you Kenz. South Africa is a beautiful country.

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Creative Khadija

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

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    Sara

    Thanks Khadija. I love showcasing my beautiful country.

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Papatia

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!

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    Sara

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

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Ruku

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!

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    Sara

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

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Haya

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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    Sara

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

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Ashfa Salam

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

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Aaliyah

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

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    Sara

    Thank you Aaliyah. You should definitely visit!

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Janet

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

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    Sara

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

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Sharon

Just breathtaking!

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