28 Reasons why South Africa should be on your Bucket List

One of our favourite things about travel to South Africa was the variety. Variety of activities, variety of wildlife, variety of adventures, variety of scenery. It was a photographer’s dream to be able to take photos of such diverse scenery and experiences. South Africa has a soft spot in our hearts as it was in Cape Town that we finished the Tour d’Afrique in 2008 and solidified our desire to make travel a full time career of travel blogging. We didn’t quite know how we were going to make that happen, but after cycling the continent from Cairo to Cape Town over the course of four months, we knew that we could never go back to our old lives. Thus ThePlanetD was born. We have since been back and fell in love with the country even more. We’ve driven the magnificent Garden Route, went on safari, reached Cape Point and admired sunsets over its incomparable coastline. South Africa is one of those places that keeps drawing you back. Once you leave, you want to turn that plane around and start all over again. It’s just that good.

There’s still so much more to explore in the country and we cycled the entire West Coast and drove most of the East. But we still can’t wait to go back to travel the rest. The pictures say it all, we can’t get enough of South Africa.

28 Reasons why South Africa should be on your Bucket List

The Penguins of Simon's Town, South Africa wildlife

The Penguins of Simon’s Town, South Africa

 

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The eyes of gentle giant.

 

Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

 

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The King of the Savannah at Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa.

 

Looking down the coast at sunset on the Garden Route, South Africa

Looking down the coast at sunset on the Garden Route.

 

A big yawn form a hippo in St. Lucia, South Africa wildlife

A big yawn form a hippo in St. Lucia, South Africa

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Taking in the view on the plains of South Africa wildlife

Taking in the view on the plains of South Africa

 

Morning light in South Africa

Morning light in South Africa

 

Up close and personal with an elephant in the reserve South Africa

Up close and personal with an elephant in the reserve.

 

The Cango Caves in South Africa

The Cango Caves in South Africa

 

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An Impala family portrait.

 

The ever changing landscape of South Africa

The ever changing landscape of South Africa

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A heron takes notice in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa

A heron takes notice in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa

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Sand Dunes just south of Cape Town, South Africa

Sand Dunes just south of Cape Town, South Africa

 

Rhinos mating on the plains of South Africa. wildlife

A rare sight…Rhinos mating on the plains of South Africa.

 

The beaches of St. Lucia, South Africa

The beaches of St. Lucia, South Africa

 

Two Giraffes out for a stroll. wildlife south africa

Two Giraffes out for a stroll.

 

Birds are everywhere in the Isimangaliso wetlands.

Birds are everywhere in the Isimangaliso wetlands.

 

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Looking out over Cape Point, South Africa

Looking out over Cape Point, South Africa

 

A lone Wildebeest takes stock. Wildlife South Africa

A lone Wildebeest takes stock.

 

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A big yawn in the morning light

 

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A magical view from Durban, South Africa

A magical view from Durban, South Africa

 

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Taking a rest in St. Lucia, South Africa

 

 Enjoy – Kayaking with Hippos and Crocs, Oh My!

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A female lion walks the plains.

 

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The Rocky beach at the southern tip of the continent.

 

 See Kayaking with Crocodiles

Sunrise in South Africa

Sunrise in South Africa

 

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Dinner time on the plains.

 

South Africa wildlife penguins

Here is looking at you kid

 

What’s your favourite photo from our South Africa Collection?

 

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