South Africa – 3 Hidden Gems That Are Breath-Taking & Spellbinding!

South Africa is popular among tourists for its Table Mountains, Boulder’s Beach and Cape of Good Hope. Also worth mentioning are the mesmerizing sunsets of Jo-Burg and the diverse flora and fauna that is the characteristic of the Kruger National Park.

These iconic tourist spots usually stand so tall, the common tourist doesn’t get to know much about the untouched, unseen, unexplored off-the-beaten track locations that are undoubtedly awe-inspiring in many ways.

Travel Agent Tip: As a travel expert, you should know about the places in each country that are amazing and not usually known to many people. This knowledge will help while convincing travelers to book with you, because when you mention the names of unexplored destinations, they are sure to get impressed with this.  

So now, let’s dive into the unknown and fascinating locations of South Africa. 

St. Lucia, KwaZulu Natal – South Africa’s First UNESCO World Heritage Site

In the year 1999, the quaint little village of St. Lucia in the coastal province of KwaZulu Natal was awarded the recognition of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The plethora of attractions offered by this tiny destination is simply unimaginable. To begin with, you can suggest your guests to visit the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, which is one of the oldest Game Reserves offering the spectacular Big 5 in the Open Game Drive Safari! Then you can advise them to enjoy the Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise (also known as the Estuary Boat Tours) at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Apart from these, there are many places to explore in St. Lucia and activities to take part in. This includes the Night Drive Safaris, Snorkeling in the protected bay area, attending the Zulu Cultural Tours, Bush and Beach Tours, and performing Deep Sea Fishing. Also, your guests can rent a bicycle to explore the location at their own pace. 

Tsitsikamma National Park – Bridge Bungee Jumping, The Otter Trail and Vivid Coastline

This protected national park is located in the province of Western Cape & Eastern Cape on the Garden Route. The coastline within the park extends up to 80 KM with spectacular view of the beach from the western end of the park known as The Natures Valley. Do any of your clients have an inclination to find picture perfect locations so that they can capture astounding photos with beaches, green mountains, and gorgeous wildlife all in one frame? Yes? Put this destination on their bucket list!  

The Bloukrans Bridge is world’s highest commercial bridge bungee jumping site with the bridge as high as 216 meters. This arch bridge overlooking the Bloukrans River is built at the scenic Nature’s Valley location, making it all the more a reason for adventure junkies to visit. Whether your guests love to laze around pristine beaches or love to do activities like black water tubing, Segway forest tours, tree canopy tours; you name it, Tsitsikamma Village has all these to offer and much more! They can even have a beer tasting experience at a microbrewery site within the vicinity. 

Drakensberg Mountains – World’s 2nd longest Mountain Chain

The Great Escarpment is a chain of continuous mountains spanning across the Southern African region with a total length of over 5000 km. To the awe of many, this is the world’s longest mountain chain – 2nd only after the Andes. Of this whole escarpment, Drakensberg spans about 1000 km and its highest is at about 3482 meters.

First on your guests’ bucket list on their tour to this scintillating destination must be the ‘High Berg’ – with the peak at about 3000 meters high, and the most inviting stunning landscape ever. For those of your clients who wish to take in the views and relax, advise them to take a drive up to the middle berg and simply enjoy the greatest views & visit the Drakensberg Gardens. For those who want to get deeper into adventure, suggest them to take waterfall hikes, the Grand Traverse (a hike that includes traversing through all the major peaks), and Zip lining through the thick forests. Finally, for those having more time, For those of your guests who have more time, don’t forget to suggest them to take the 120 km drive to the Golden Gate National Park.

To know more about the VISA for South Africa, to know which hotel in the above destinations are more suitable for your clients’ budget & which flights offer the best airfare into South Africa, get in touch with your T3 agent right away!