The stunningly varied views of South Africa

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Discover some culture and urban life in the townships or take a journey across the vast terrain on the plateau.

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South Africa has it all. A gorgeous and dramatic coastline, great mountain ranges, wildlife, vineyards and plenty more besides. Luxury, farmsteads, adventures, safaris and, of course, surfing are just a few of the options to take on this dream destination of many a person.

Discover some culture and urban life in the townships or take a journey across the vast terrain on the plateau. Many people have lived their dreams and seen the magic of South Africa, let’s take a look at some of what they saw.

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View from Chapmans Peak of Hout Bay harbour by Ben Crouch
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Flametree by Mara 1
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South Africa sunset by flowcomm

Of course a hotspot for many is Cape Town. Beyond the trendy city come stunning views and a beach available for all occasions. Beaches perfect for surfing are well known but there are also warmer bays for soaking the sun whilst heading to the Atlantic facing shores you can capture the sunset you have dreamed about.

The coast in Cape Town doesn’t escape the beaches either. For instance Boulders Beach has delightful inhabitants, a colony of penguins.

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Penguins on the beach by Frontierofficial
Cape Town city centre.
Cape Town Night by Derek Keats
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Cape Town surfer by flowcomm
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Cape Town night by butforthesky

Wildlife? You want wildlife? Well, South Africa, from savanna, to grassland, to mountains and plateau, it most certainly is a dream for those wanting to experience raw nature.

For a start it is one of the few places in the world you can whale watch from the shores and see all the dramatic detail. National Parks known the world over like Kruger National Park are the natural homes to animals as diverse as rhinos, buffalos, elephants, leopards, lions, need I say more.

Trees as old as 6,000 years can be found in the parks as well as birds of a rich and diverse variety. High up in the mountains you could travel to see some of the very rarest animals, birds and alpine flowers.

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South Africa rhinos by Arne Boll
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photo by frontierofficial
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Squacco Heron by Derek Keats
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Giant Kingfisher by Derek Keats

As well as the coast to the South the country is situated next to countries like Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Mozambique. This to me, and what I already know of these places, gives an idea of the scale of landscapes to be discovered and explored within and by the ocean.

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Cape of good hope by Crystian Cruz
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South Africa Landscape by Bart Hiddink
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Cape Point by Martie Swart

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Cape Town by butforthesky

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The stunningly varied views of South Africa was last modified: July 17th, 2015 by Paul Steele
Author: Paul Steele (21 posts)

Founder of BaldHiker.com - Avid wanderer whom loves to share the great sights and hidden treasures of the world. From the mountains of his home in Cumbria to lands far away. Contributes regularly to Cheapflights, Visit Britain and Huffington Post