Social media is celebrating the pictures of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan from their recent South Africa holiday. Saif in a recent Instagram post had said that they will be visiting South Africa to ring in son Taimur’s second birthday. But sources reported that they are in SA not just for the birthday bash but also for an Ad shoot. Anyways the photos of their leisure time in Cape Town have already become the talk of the town.
While they celebrate the birthday and have a great time, let’s look at why South Africa is a favourite place for families to spend their vacation. South Africa is famous for its indigenous forests and celebrity beaches. It is the most rated international holiday destination to go with family.
A series of beaches are among some of the natural wonders in South Africa. They are strikingly beautiful with turquoise waters and shining white sandy shores. There are around 20 beaches in South Africa. Camps Bay, Mossel Bay, Durban beachfront, Boulders, Clifton, Muizenberg are some of them.
Durban and Camps Bay in Cape Town are the most popular ones. Surfing, Marine park, shark cage diving are some interesting tourist activities on beaches. It is said that South Africa has a world out there to relish in. The abundance of wildlife and the big five safari are the next most loved activities after the beaches in Africa. The African elephants, lions, rhino, cape buffalo and leopard, are the big five.
These animals are never hunted down there and they say hunting for sport is not the South African sport way. The Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s oldest and diverse national parks with over 550 bird species and mammals than anywhere else. It features 16 ecosystems in there. So never forget it to pin it to the top in your South Africa bucket list.
On the southern coast of Cape Town lies the Garden Route, known as Africa's Eden. It is one of the best things to do in SA. The Mediterranean climate, safe beaches, lagoons and enormous number of accomodations.
And if you want a good laugh, then you should definitely ride an ostrich here. Enjoy a crazy animal adventure in Cango Ostrich Farm which provides a chance to ride an ostrich. They will kiss you, you could get a neck massage, you may feed them and even stand on their eggs! It would be an enriching tour if you are with your family and children. It attracts more adventure enthusiasts.
South Africa is also a place of historical importance with rich cultural heritage to its credit. The ethnic diversity it upholds is very much pictured in its stellar architecture. It really is worth the praise and rides us back in time for a moment, making it one of the beautiful places to visit and have a family time.
Even while the places boast of unending tourist attractions to showcase, nothing could beat the local cuisines of that place which grabs most visitors there. South Africa is no different. It is the right place for a daring diner. The cuisine range from crocodile sirloins to fried caterpillars.
The most traditional dish of South Africa is boerewors, which are hand-made farm sausages grilled on an open flame. Then there are bobotie and biltong, both traditional meat dish varities.You could find Italian restaurants, Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan, French, Portugese and Indian food outlets. Gujarati and tandoor are the Indian varities available.
Apart from all these, Cape of Good Hope, ‘City of Gold’ (Johannesburg) and Table Mountain are a must-visit too if you are interested. And this would be the best season to pack your bags and take your flight to South Africa.