One visit to South Africa and there’s a very good chance you’ll find yourself planning your next trip almost instantly.

It’s hard to not love South Africa because it really has something for everyone. With beaches, mountains and bush lands all within easy reach of each other, there’s never time to get bored at Africa’s most southern point.

No matter how much of this expansive country you manage to see, there’s a good chance you’ll want to come back.

Penguin at Simon's Town Cape Town South Africa

Why visit South Africa:

South Africa is wild, vibrant and homely all at once. It’s a unique combination that not many countries can pull off.

With its varied landscapes and phenomenal wildlife encounters, South Africa has a lot going for it if you’re a nature lover. The safari opportunities are endless, as are the hiking trails and camping spots.

Some of South Africa’s best spots need time, patience and an open mind to enjoy, but many are easily accessible – even for a fleeting visit. Whichever path you take, South Africa will make you fall more in love with our world than ever before.

It’s not all about nature in South Africa, though. Dig a little deeper and you’ll soon find hospitable locals, a buzzing food scene and lively cities that instantly feel like home.

Whatever your reason for travelling to South Africa, you can be sure that you’ll leave with a dozen more reasons to come back. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself with a South Africa bucket list that only gets bigger and better all the time.

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I only spent three months living in Cape Town – not very long in the grand scheme of things. But more than a year later, I still catch myself thinking the Mother City is my home. This is why.