As we all know, there’s no better source to turn to for delectable insights into the trips, travels and all-out fun happening in the lives of our friends and neighbours than Instagram. For the avid traveller, it’s also a great way to get a true sense of where’s trendy, who’s delivering the most awesome service and what hidden gems lie in wait for you at your destination. That’s why Acacia Africa has spent some careful time exploring the top places to travel in Africa according to you, the folks who make Instagram great.
What won out for South Africa, you may wonder? We’ll be honest…. We weren’t that surprised! Acacia Africa’s two favourite South African destinations topped the list…and here they are!
Dizzy, electrifying, a city that never sleeps… There are many names for vibrant Cape Town, and they all fit. It’s a place where you can find any vibe you wish, from sipping cocktails on the beach before partying all night in the trendiest clubs, to relaxing in some of the world’s best spas and feasting on world-class cuisine from a melting pot of cultures. Shop till you drop at the V&A Waterfront, or hunt the perfect niche bargain from a curio shop tucked in the back of a hidden cobble lane. Drink in the arts, history and culture best experienced on the popular ‘First Thursday’s’. Head out of the city on the spectacular wine routes and sample classic vintages surrounded by exquisite country scenery, or time your trip to the early spring and chase a veritable carpet of wildflowers of Namaqualand from quaint village to quaint village. Meet whales, sharks, dolphins and penguins in their natural habitats, or bask on the beach and have fun in the surf. From utter relaxation to adrenaline pumping adventure, Cape Town truly has it all.
Kruger National Park
Kruger is one of Africa’s largest game reserves and famously home to the Big Five, but it has so much more to offer! The reserve offers a truly life changing experience for most who enter her gates. This diversity of plant and animal life meshes with a location packed with history and archaeological significance. Meet predators and prey alike up close and personal under the watchful eye of trained wildlife guides. Enjoy a true South African style night in the boma, then sleep under the glittering stars with the natural sounds of the wilderness surrounding you. People come to the Kruger for the rich safari opportunities, but they leave with a true sense of what it means to be African, and the critical role the natural world plays.
Wondering where to travel in Africa? If SA made your bucket list, then be sure ask Acacia Africa’s team to add these two classic destination to the tour roster… You can’t afford to miss out!