immaculate landscapes, grassy savannahs, coastlines, mountains, valleys,
forests, and even deserts, South Africa is divine. A gold mine, especially
for solo travelers, the treasures of South Africa are far beyond
its picturesque topography and warm-hearted population.
metropolises with museums, galleries, and high-end restaurants to the
culturally-opulent towns, there are a billion reasons why the southernmost tip
of Africa tops the most diverse holiday destinations.
Here are three must-visit South African cities for solo travelers:
Johannesburg: Also known as Jozi or Jo’burg, Johannesburg should be on the top of your bucket list. Here are 3 of the many reasons:
Soweto Township: This is the most sought-after tourist point of interest with a startling history. Ironically, a place that was meant to be away from the city-center eventually became the heart of Jo’burg. Take a day tour through Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and countless other intriguing spots.
Balloon Safari: Hop on a hot-air balloon ride just before the sun takes its position in the skies of Gauteng province. Float over some of the oldest mountains in the world to enjoy a misty welcoming of the sunrise. Follow the uplifting adventure with champagne and sumptuous breakfast. Art–Scene: Acquaint yourself with the Jo’burg’s art-scene. Check out galleries such as Wits Art Museum, Goodman Gallery, David Krut, and Everard Read. Another exciting tourist hotspot is the Market Theatre, where art, photograph gallery, bookshops, and restaurants come together.
Stellenbosch: Synonymous to Stellenbosch is South African Wine. Some of the best wines in the country are produced here.
Boschendal Accommodation: Although you can sip wine anywhere in the city, you can do it in style at Boschendal Accommodation. That is if you fancy a farm-stay experience coupled with rustic cottages, spas, and vistas of mountains.
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve: If adventure is your intoxication, Stellenbosch is for you. Nothing beats Jonkershoek Nature Reserve when it comes to mountain biking or hiking. You will also find many rock pools and waterfalls ideal for a rejuvenating swim.
Cape Town: Often cited as the best place in the world to visit, skipping Cape Town on your solo travel is nothing less than a sin.
Table Mountain: The flat-top mountain is the highlight of Cape Town. You can use a cableway or hike your way to the summit. The misty clouds along the way will light you up with a smile. There are other activities, such as mountain biking, rock climbing, and caving.
If you are wondering what’s Africa without a little wilderness, here’s a bonus place for you:
Kruger National Park: Kruger National Park is the best way to intermingle with the ever-exotic African fauna and flora. If you are looking for a temporary non-human companion on your solo trip, Kruger National Park has many.
If you are still wondering how South Africa can make you lend your senses and surprise you at every turn, check out our South Africa page and pick a tour that satisfies your travel aspirations whether it is a jungle safari or city tour.