South Africa is one of the world’s most popular international beach holiday hotspots and every measure is being taken to maintain this reputation. This is perhaps because of the variety of golden sands and tranquil seas the country has to offer. As a country, South Africa is multi-cultural, multi-lingual and its diverse culture lends itself to its unique history, while also embracing its promising future.
A beach holiday in South Africa with a Seventh Wonder backdrop
Table Mountain in Cape Town, the Western Cape, was nominated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is a backdrop to all of the city’s tourist activities. It is not surprising because of its spectacular fauna and flora, cultural and environmental heritage and, of course, its spectacular view. Standing on Table Mountain, tourists may view the breathtaking beaches that line the coasts of South Africa.
Chapman’s Peak (Table Mountain) is where the three major oceans meet; the cold Atlantic, warm Indian and the temperate Pacific Oceans. The Mediterranean climate is conducive for a beach holiday in South Africa. Further north, the city of Durban in Kwazulu Natal offers a taste of tropical paradise ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Equally spectacular is the coastal sunrise or sunset drive around the peninsula where travelers may enjoy a beach holiday along the various beach fronts; from the feared shark infested waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the warm embrace and splashing Indian Ocean and right through to the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean. Restaurants, picnic spots, tidal pools and barbeque areas are found all along the drive. Some travelers follow hiking trails and walk down the mountain and long the beaches and later enjoy the freshly caught fish of South African oceans. Alternatively, travelers can enjoy the breakfast train from the city hub along the coastline to the historical city of Simon’s Town.
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