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.


28 Reasons Why South Africa Should Be on Your Bucket List

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The penguins of Simon's Town, South Africa

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.


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The eyes of a gentle giant

We have since been back and fell in love with the country even more.

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Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

We've driven the magnificent Garden Route, went on safari, reached Cape Point and admired sunsets over its incomparable coastline.

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

South Africa is one of those places that keeps drawing you back.

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Looking down the coast at sunset on the Garden Route

Once you leave, you want to turn that plane around and start all over again. It's just that good.

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

 See: 12 Awesome Things to do in South Africa

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Taking in the view on the plains of South Africa

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.

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Morning light in South Africa

The pictures say it all, we can't get enough of South Africa.

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Up close and personal with an elephant in the reserve


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The Cango Caves in South Africa


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An Impala family portrait


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The ever changing landscape of South Africa

 See: Things to do around Cape Town

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A heron takes notice in Isimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa

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Sand dunes just south of Cape Town, South Africa


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


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The beaches of St. Lucia, South Africa


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Two Giraffes out for a stroll


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Birds are everywhere in the Isimangaliso wetlands.

See: A Microlight Adventure in the Sky 

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Looking out over Cape Point, South Africa


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A lone Wildebeest takes stock


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A big yawn in the morning light

Check out: Diving with Great White Sharks

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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

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Sunrise in South Africa


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Dinner time on the plains



Here's looking at you, kid.

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