Traveller’s guide: 6 top attractions to visit in Kuwait

The Middle-East is a region rich in cultural and ecological diversity, and Kuwait is a country that has both in abundance. We spoke to the team at JetSmarter, a premier booking company for private jets, and they let us in on what their customers love to visit while travelling to Kuwait.

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1. Wafra

Wafra is a burst of greenery within a desert terrain located 113km from the city and has over a hundred private farms. The cobblestone streets of the Farmer’s Market is a hot-spot to buy freshly harvested vegetables and herbs. It’s a refreshing place to picnic, far from the hustle and bustle of the city.
2. Kuwait Towers

Take in the spectacular sights of Kuwait from the Kuwait Towers. The main tower, one of three, is 614 ft. high and is home to a viewing sphere, signature restaurants, cafes and reception halls. The revolving viewing sphere allows visitors to get a panoramic view of the city. These towers have become iconic for the nation.

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3. Kubbar Island

This sandy low-coast island is surrounded by coral reefs and is a favourite spot for scuba divers. Snorkeling in the pristine waters that surround the island offers breath-taking views of the marine life that dwell here. As you stroll on the soft silky sands of Kubbar Island, befriend seagulls, turtles, flamingos and migrating birds that make regular appearances on the island.
4. Souq Al Mubarakeya

The 200 year-old souq was once the centre of trade prior to the discovery of oil, and had even survived foreign invasion in 1990. Souq Al Mubarakeya is a treasure trove of Middle Eastern culture – find Persian silk carpets, authentic Arab antiques, ethnic clothes, perfumes and dates here. There is also a smaller Souq Al Hareem within the market where Bedouin women sell kohl, textiles, accessories and pumice stones.
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5. Al Kout Beach

Perched on the Arabian Gulf, Al Kout Beach stretches for 499 kilometers giving visitors ample space to relax by the sea. There are numerous beach clubs on the shore, along with public beach spaces and parks in the area. Basking under the vibrant Kuwaiti sun, it’s a perfect destination for families and friends to enjoy water sports, or even barbeque on the beach.
6. Tareq Rajab Museum

This museum is something you should not miss if you’re in Kuwait. It houses items collected from across the region and the world over a period of more than 50 years. Some of the pieces include Saudi and Omani jewellery, necklaces from Nepal, pearls from Bahrain and costumes from the far-East. Started as a private collection by Tareq Sayed Rajab and his British wife, Jehan after their travels and research, the museum is most-renowned for Islamic art and calligraphy.
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Manchester Airport issues guidance to festive drone pilots

Drones are still popular presents and with Christmas just around the corner, they will probably be underneath numerous people’s trees this festive season.

They may seem like a fun, harmless toy, but they can actually pose a risk and a range of issues to the aviation industry, with the owners being legally responsible and could face prosecution if breaching Civil Aviation Authority regulations.

To ensure recipients of drones don’t fall on the wrong side of the law, Manchester Airport has all the information people need to know before taking to the skies this Christmas.

Rad Taylor, operations director at Manchester Airport said: “Drones continue to increase in popularity but what people aren’t aware of are the risks they can cause to airport operations across the UK.

“If they pass into our airspace (and permission is needed for this) they can cause issues which may result in delays for our airlines and passengers.

“When you fly a drone in the UK it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe and if breached you can find yourself on the wrong side of the law.

“It is for this reason that we have created a handy guide for anyone getting a drone from Santa this Christmas.”

People should follow these simple steps to make sure they fly safe, and legally:

  • Make sure you can see your drone at all times and don’t fly higher than 400 feet.
  • Always keep your drone away from aircraft, helicopters, airports and airfields.
  • Use your common sense and fly safely; you could be prosecuted if you don’t.

Drones fitted with cameras must not be flown within 50 metres of people, vehicles, buildings or structures or over congested areas or large gatherings such as concerts and sports events.

The CAA has also created a useful video and a leaflet for anyone flying a drone:

 

Dubai Airports signs on to support Expo 2020 in United Arab Emirates

Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International and Dubai World Central, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bureau Dubai Expo 2020 to ensure a world-class experience for the millions of guests that will visit Dubai during the event.

Following the signing of the deal the airport operator is now an official supporter of Dubai Expo 2020.

As part of the agreement, Dubai Airports will engage with the Expo 2020 team and airport stakeholders to create an ‘expo experience’ inside the airport which will set the tone for visitors and entice transfer passengers to return or stopover.

Additionally, as part of its DXB Plus programme and service strategy, Dubai Airports will work with airport stakeholders to ensure minimal queuing and fast and convenient passage through both airports.

Reem Al Hashimy, director general, Bureau Dubai Expo 2020 welcomed the understanding.

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“Modern Dubai is built on the power of connections. Dubai’s airports exemplify it, and Expo 2020’s theme, Connecting Minds, Creating the Future celebrates it.

“Our Expo will welcome the highest proportion of international visitors in World Expo history, and Dubai Airports will be a vital supporter in welcoming those visitors and giving them their first taste of this extraordinary host city.”

Dubai Airports recently launched two major projects that will provide the capacity required for Expo 2020 and onwards.

The first, DXB Plus, is designed to deliver a consistent and differentiated customer experience while boosting capacity to 118 million by 2023 without adding any additional significant infrastructure.

Capacity gains and service enhancements will be achieved through streamline, customer-centric processes and new technology.

The second, also currently underway, will see DWC’s passenger terminal building expanded from the current five million passengers per year to 26 million by the end of next year.

As part of the DWC expansion programme the check-in area, baggage and immigration halls, as well as security screening areas, will be substantially expanded while the forecourt will be improved to ensure easier access to the parking and drop-off areas.

“We are always looking at ways to enhance the experience for the millions of customers that pass through our airports each year.

“Our collaboration with the Bureau Dubai Expo 2020 will take that one step further as we deliver an Expo 2020 experience starting at the airports and the quality of service travellers the world over have come to expect from Dubai,” said Paul Griffiths, chief executive, Dubai Airports.

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Visit USA

20 Best Places to Visit in the USA

 

1 New York City

The largest and most populated city in the USA, New York City is often called the “city that never sleeps” because it is constantly buzzing with activity. Located in New York state on one of the world’s largest natural harbors, New York City is made up of five boroughs, which include, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. World renowned for its concentration of skyscrapers and famous attractions, New York City is what many foreigners visualize when they think of the USA.

 

2 Grand Canyon

Attracting millions of visitors every year, the Grand Canyon is one of the best places to visit in the USA. Located in northern Arizona, this massive natural wonder was carved by the Colorado River over a period of several million years. It is not the deepest or the longest canyon in the world but the overwhelming size and colorful landscape offers visitor vistas that are hard to match.

 

3 San Francisco

Best known for the Golden Gate, cable cars and steep, rolling streets, San Francisco is a beautiful city in northern California, set on the tip of a peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. Undoubtedly, the Golden Gate Bridge is the city’s number one attraction. Tourists can drive, bike ride or walk across this famous suspension bridge to admire and photograph stunning views.

 

4 Las Vegas

Springing up from the desert in southeastern Nevada, Las Vegas is a major US city world renowned for its casinos, luxury hotels, comedy acts, musical productions and extravagant shows. Most of the city’s main attractions are all concentrated within the area commonly referred to as the “Strip.” In addition to gambling, show girls and lavish performances, Las Vegas offers plenty more to suit people of all ages and interests.

 

5 Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park, set aside in 1872 to preserve the vast number of geysers and hot springs, as well as to protect the incredible wildlife and rugged beauty of the area. The most famous geyser in the park is Old Faithful Geyser which erupts every 91 minutes. Yellowstone is also home to one of the finest wildlife habitats in North America.

 

6 Chicago

Nicknamed the “Windy City” and best known for its towering skyscrapers, sports teams and unique style of hot dogs and pizzas, Chicago  is the third-largest city in the USA. Located on Lake Michigan in the heart of the Midwest region in northeastern Illinois, Chicago is also home to many notable landmarks that include one of the world’s busiest airports, O’Hare International, as well as one of the tallest buildings in the Western Hemisphere, the Willis Tower.

 

7 Los Angeles

The second-largest city in the USA, Los Angeles is located in southern California surrounded by the Pacific Coast, mountains and valleys. Often regarded as the “Entertainment Capital of the World”, the city is a leading world center for motion films, television productions and music recordings. A huge, cosmopolitan city comprised of many districts and ethnic neighborhoods, L.A. is known for its smog issues but remains a favored destination for its ample sunshine and year-round mild climate.

 

8 Washington

The capital of the United States and seat of the federal government, Washington is located on the country’s East Coast. A cosmopolitan city that is home to many diverse cultures, Washington is widely known by its many iconic landmarks like the White House, Capitol Building, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Many of these monuments are all located within the beautifully landscaped parkland known as the National Mall.

 

9 Orlando

Home to world famous theme parks like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios, Orlando is no doubt a favorite destination for family vacations. Located in central Florida, Orlando is a place where dreams and magic become reality. With several amusement parks, visitors to Orlando can meet their favorite storybook characters, reenact live famous movie scenes, ride thrilling roller coasters and watch dolphins performing marvelous tricks.

 

10 Honolulu

The gateway to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, Honolulu is the state’s largest and capital city as well as the entry point for most tourists. Located 3,800 km (2,400 miles) west of California on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, Honolulu is best known for its top destination, Waikiki Beach, and for the historical Pearl Harbor.

 

11 Seattle

Home to Boeing aircraft, Starbucks, the Space Needle and an outstanding arts scene, Seattle is the largest city of the USA’s Pacific Northwest region. Seattle is a coastal seaport city nicknamed the Emerald City due to its lush scenery resulting from a rainy climate. The city’s most famous landmark is the towering Space Needle, which features an observation deck and revolving restaurant.

 

12 Miami

One of the most vivacious cities in the USA, Miami is best known for its sunny beaches, Latin culture and sizzling nightlife. Located in southeastern Florida off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Miami is also a major port city managing the world’s largest number of passenger cruise ships. Across the bay from Miami on a barrier island is Miami Beach, known for its Art Deco architecture and glamorous South Beach.

 

13 Boston

One of the oldest cities in the USA, Boston is best known for its wealth of American history, architecture and academic institutions. The capital and largest city in Massachusetts as well as the largest city in the New England region, Boston is spectacular sight in spring and autumn with flowering trees and fall foliage. As the setting of many historic events that led up to the American Revolution, Boston is steeped in early American history. Once the scene of the Boston Tea Party event, the Boston Harbor today is known for its lighthouses and festivals.

 

14 Niagara Falls

Situated between the state of New York and the province of Ontario, Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders on the North American continent. Niagara Falls is actually three different falls, the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. Horseshoe Falls is located on the Canadian side while the others are located in New York.

 

15 New Orleans

Regarded as one of the most unique cities in the USA, New Orleans is widely known for its distinctive French Creole culture, cuisine, and architecture as well as jazz music and the annual Mardi Gras celebration. Situated in southeastern Louisiana, New Orleans is the state’s largest city and a major US seaport. Devastated by heavy flooding from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans is now mostly recovered and remains one of the best places to visit in the USA.

 

16 Denali National Park

A vast area of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and outdoor adventures, Denali National Park is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Home to Mt. McKinley, North America’s highest peak, this US national park is located in the Alaska Interior among the jagged mountains of the Alaska Range.

 

17 San Diego

With fabulous beaches, ideal climate, low-crime status and outstanding family attractions, it is no wonder that San Diego is a popular tourist destination. Located in southern California just north of the Mexican border, San Diego is a large coastal city with a small town atmosphere. The most popular attractions in San Diego are SeaWorld and America’s premier zoo, which is located in Balboa Park.

 

18 Sedona

Located in the north-central part of Arizona, the town of sedona is known for its vibrant art scene and fabulous shopping. However, Sedona’s most popular attraction is the breathtaking array of red sandstone formations that create a striking red and orange backdrop to the town. What’s more, this natural wonder also provides a wide variety of outdoor recreation.

 

19 Philadelphia

Often regarded as the “Birthplace of America,” Philadelphia is known as the city in which the country’s founding fathers signed the 1776 Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Commonly referred to by locals as “Philly,” Philadelphia is major US city in southeastern Pennsylvania and home to the iconic Liberty Bell and the Philly cheesesteak sandwich.

 

20 Savanah

The quintessential Southern city, Savannah draws millions of tourists every year to its charming scenes of Victorian architecture, cobbled streets, moss-draped oaks and leisurely pace. Lying on the Atlantic Coast in eastern Georgia, Savanah is the state’s oldest city, rich in history, hospitality and natural beauty.

 

 

Visit Canada

 Best 10 Places to Visit in Canada

 

1 Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake, in Banff National Park is one of the most photographed places in western Canada. This glacier-fed lake is a gorgeous blue-green surrounded by mountains in Alberta. It’s located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks at an elevation of 1,885 meters (6,183 feet). The Rockpile Trail is popular with tourists who snap their photos at its end. At one time this alpine lake was featured on Canada’s $20 bill, earning this site the nickname of Twenty Dollar View. Other hiking trails offer spectacular views of the lake; visitors can get a different view by canoeing in it.

 

2 Vieux-Quebec

Vieux-Québec, or Old Quebec, is an historic district in Quebec City. This is where the French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded Saint Louis Fort in 1608. The military presence here was strong under both the French and the British, with the area being heavily fortified. Today it is a tourist district with many small boutiques and hundreds of historical and photographic points of interest. Visitors will want to take in the Citadel, known as she “Gibraltar of the Americas,” because of its strategic location overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Visitors also will want to take in the iconic Chateau Frontenac, and enjoy the charm of European style shopping on Rue Saint Jean.

 

3 The Canadian

Travelers looking for a relaxing way to cross Canada may want to consider the train, in this case, the Canadian. Connecting Toronto and Vancouver, this is one of the world’s more famous train rides, traveling through the lakes of northern Ontario, the prairie provinces and the Canadian Rockies including Jasper National Park, to end at the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. It takes 3 days to cover the 4,466 kilometers (2,775 miles) connecting the two cities. Via Rail recently spent $22 million modernizing the train.

 

4 Niagara Falls

Many Americans think of Niagara Falls as being only a waterfall in the United States, namely New York, when in actuality, Niagara Falls is three falls on the border between the United States and Canada. Horseshoe Falls is the largest falls and is located mainly on the Canadian side, while the smaller American and Bridal Veil falls are mostly on the U.S. side. Combined, the three falls have a higher flow rate than any other in the world. About 20 million people visit here annually, with many of them taking a boat ride on Maid of the Mist, the falls’ oldest attraction.

 

5 Churchill

It may only be a small town of 1,000 residents in the Manitoba province on the Hudson Bay shore, but Churchill draws huge crowds every year to see its most famous inhabitants, the polar bears. Nicknamed the “Polar Bear Capital of the World,” it is one of the top tourist attractions in Canada. In addition to polar bears, Churchill is also a popular place for viewing beluga whales, birds and the aurora borealis.

 

6 Athabasca Falls

Jasper National Park in the Alberta province is the largest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks boasting broad valleys, rugged mountains, glaciers, forests, alpine meadows and wild rivers. One of the top attractions is Athabasca Falls, a beautiful waterfall that thunders through a narrow gorge. Even when the water level in the upper Athabasca River is low, huge quantities of water pour over the falls. Several viewing platforms and trails where it is safe to photograph the picturesque scene are located around the falls. Motorists can cross over the falls by taking Highway 93A into the town of Jasper.

 

7 Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy, located on the Atlantic coast, is famous for its high tidal range. Because of the unique shape of the bay, the difference in water level between high tide and low tide can be as much as 16 meters (52 feet). One of the best places to watch the tides are the Hopewell Rocks, a number of sandstone towers topped by trees. The base of the rock formations are covered in water twice a day and can be seen from the ground level at low tide.

 

8 Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Victoria’s Inner Harbour on Vancouver Island is a cool place to visit. There’s the water on one side and stately government buildings on the other since Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. The city hosts a classic boat festival on Labour Day in September, with the harbor filling up with wooden boats. Visitors can also navigate the harbor on kayaks or tour boats. Take time out to have a traditional British tea at the Empress Hotel, a Victoria landmark since the early 1900s; it’s right across from the harbor.

 

9 Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede, one of the most famous rodeos in the world, traces its origins back to the traveling wild west shows of the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Stampede has grown over the years, today attracting the best cowboys in the world who compete for $2 million in prize money. Other activities include live concerts, a carnival, lots of food and dancing as this Canadian city hosts the best in the west. A 4 km (2.5 mile) parade opens what Calgary calls “the greatest outdoor show on earth”. The 10-day event is held every July.

 

10 Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland is important to the world, geologically, because the ancient rocks help people understand how the oceans and continents were created. The park is a nature lover’s paradise featuring lowlands along the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the alpine setting of the Long Range Mountains. The park is popular with wildlife viewers who’ll see everything from tiny songbirds to giant whales; black bears, moose and deer are common. Most visitors come here during the short summer season. The exception is the peak winter season (from February to April), when the park experiences another mini-boom in snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

 

Visit Ghana

 

Top 10 best tourist places in Ghana

There are many amazing museums and historical sites that will make you want to visit in Ghana. Everywhere you go in Ghana, you will find local people dancing to drum beats and listening to upbeat sounds. Even if Ghana is not a safari destination, it still has plenty of great opportunities to experience wildlife and of course nature. Without any more words, here is a list of the top 10 best tourist places in Ghana

 

  1. Lake (Volta Lake)

 

Lake Volta (or Volta Lake) is the biggest man-made lake on the planet. A traveler pontoon, the Yapei Queen runs the whole length of the lake between Akosombo in the South to Yeji in the North. The excursion takes in the ballpark of 24 hours restricted and withdraws from Akosombo each Monday. You can book your voyage through the Volta Lake Transport Company. You’ll be imparting the pontoon to some animals and heaps of vegetables, the vessel is frequently alluded to as the “yam watercraft”. The resting is unpleasant yet unquestionably remunerating for the dashing explorer.

 

2.Nzulezo

Nzulezo is a village based stilts in the boggy Amansuri Lagoon and is one of the best tourist places in Ghana. It is comparative in looks and environment to Genvie in Benin. This is a remarkable bit of angling neighborhood, a long way from the buzzing about of every day Ghanaian life. You can just achieve it by leasing a kayak, accessible from the village of Beyin (around the range of two hours drive from Axim). It takes about a hour to achieve the village.

 

3.Busua Beach, Western RegionBusua is one of Ghana’s best beaches and offers the guest an opportunity to unwind, paddle around in the Atlantic and get a charge out of some lobster. There are a few inns along the beach front running from rich to basic. The Busua Beach Resort is a present day, expansive inn with feasting offices, pool and beach chalets.

 

4. Kumasi, AshantiKumasi is the previous capital of Ghana’s Ashanti Kingdom in southern-focal Ghana. Kumasi is Ghana’s second biggest city with a populace of around 1.5 million. The Ashanti are extremely popular artisans, their gold adornments and trinkets are well known all as far and wide as possible, as is their Kente fabric and wood-cut stools. You can see samples at the National Culture Center and different create villages on the edge of Kumasi.

 

5. Kokrobite Beach

Ghana has some exquisite beaches however the most well known for the most recent decade has been the beaches around Kokrobite incorporating Langma. Kokrobite is a fast 20 mile (30km) tro-tro ride far from the capital Accra and is one of the best tourist places in Ghana. One of the fundamental attractions here is the amazing Academy of African Music and Art (Aama) established by expert drummer Mustapha TetteyAddy. The Academy lures drummers and dance specialists from everywhere throughout the planet.

 

6. Mole National Park

Mole National Park is Ghana’s biggest untamed life park and is placed in north western Ghana and it is a top tourism destination. In Mole you can hope to see bison, wander impala, elephants, warthogs, hyenas and provided that you’re exceptionally lucky, panther. Lions have as of late been re-acquainted with the park also. There are likewise more than 250 types of flying creatures to revel in. You can settle on a strolling safari or an accepted diversion drive joined by a furnished gatekeeper.

 

7. Kakum National Park, Central Region

Kakum National Park is a thick tropical rain backwoods in southern Ghana and is a top tourism destination. The woodland is home to over 40 types of bigger warm blooded creatures incorporating timberland elephants, woods wild ox, Mona-meerkats and civets. The winged animal life is phenomenal also with over 250 species living in the woodland. The highlight of any visit to Kakum, is a walk around the Canopy Walkway that is fabricated 30 meters over the ground, traverses 1000 feet (350 m) long. The overhang walkway offers a novel survey point of view of the natural life and one of a kind plants of the woodland.

 

8. Accra, Ghana’s Capital

Accra is a sprawling city with in the ballpark of 2 million inhabitants and one of Africa’s more secure capitals and this is why it is one of the best tourist places in Ghana and a top tourism destination. Accra has a mixture of present day structures, shanty towns, intermittent castle and exuberant markets. The focal center point is around the MakolaMarket, only south of the business is the Atlantic ocean.

 

9. Elmina and St George’s Castle, Elmina

Elmina is a beautiful angling town along Ghana’s coast, not a long way from Cape Coast. It is home to one of Ghana’s greatest attractions, St George’s Castle. Assembled by the Portuguese in 1482, it was caught by the Dutch 150 years after the fact and turned into the central command of their West Indies Company for the next 250 years. Gold fares were soon swapped by slaves and the tour through the cells will give you a great thought of how frightful an exchange it was. The Castle houses a little gallery and guided tours are accessible.

 

10. Cape Coast Castle

Ghana’s Atlantic Coast is lined with old fortifications (castles) constructed by different European powers throughout the seventeenth Century. The Cape Coast Castle was assembled for the slave-exchange and is a standout amongst the most noteworthy of Ghana’s old posts. The Cape Coast Castle is currently a fantastic gallery with data about the history of Ghana, the slave-exchange and neighborhood society and a guided tour is available. A tour is a “unquestionable requirement”  and will take you through the cells and the “entryway of no return”.

 

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Visit South Africa

Most Exiting Places to Visit in South Africa

 

1 Cape Town

Located on the southwest tip of South Africa’s Western Cape Province, Cape Town is the most popular tourist destination in all of Africa. The metropolis enjoys a mild, Mediterranean climate, a well-developed infrastructure and a spectacular natural setting. Cape Town’s center is located in a relatively small area between Table Mountain and Table Bay. The city also serves as a home base for exploring nearby attractions, including the region’s many diverse beaches as well as the rolling hills and valleys of the Winelands.

 

2 Kruger National Park

Covering a wide stretch of bush and savannah in the northern reaches of South Africa, Kruger National Park borders the countries of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. For its dense animal population and the variety of its flora and fauna, the park is considered the jewel of South Africa’s extensive park system. Numerous well-kept tarred and gravel roads have made the park a favorite choice for self-driving & self-catering expeditions.

 

3 Drakensberg

The Drakensberg is a mountainous region that forms the boundary between South Africa and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, and offers some of the country’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. The name ‘Drakensberg’ is derived from the Dutch, meaning “mountains of the dragon”, while the Zulu named it Quathlamba, meaning ‘Battlement of Spears’. The Zulu word is a more accurate description of the sheer escarpment but the Dutchname captures something of the Drakensberg’s otherworldly atmosphere.4 Garden Route

The Garden Route is a scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes some of the best places to visit in South Africa including Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley.

 

5 Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is located in the Kalahari regions of both Botswana and South Africa and came into being as the official merger of the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa. The park offers a majestic and unending red dunes with migrating herds of wildebeest, gemsbok, springbok and eland, and predators like lion, cheetah and leopard.

 

6 Durban

South Africa’s second-largest city, Durban is located on South Africa’s eastern coast. Durban’s subtropical climate, scenic beaches and close proximity to Johannesburg have made the coastal city a popular vacation destination for South Africans. The English Colonial architecture that once dominated the city has been enlivened by a mix of Zulu murals, Islamic mosques, Hindu temples and Christian churches.

 

7 Hermanus

Located on the southern coast of Africa near the Garden Route, Hermanus is famous for its shore-based whale-watching. The sheltered, shallow waters attract southern right whales that migrate to the region each year to mate and breed. A 10 km (6 mile) long cliff-side walk with built-in telescopes and benches offers visitors plenty of opportunities to view these social animals as they raise their flukes in the sea breezes. Whale-watching boat tours are available as well.

 

8 Addo Elephant National Park

Located in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, the Addo Elephant National Park is one of the country’s larger parks. The Park is famous for its elephant population that has a special, brownish skin color due to the red soil. Amongst the elephants other animals, like ostriches, antelopes and warthogs can be seen. As part of the park’s expansion, a group of lions and a group of spotted hyenas have been introduced to the park in 2004.

 

9 Cape Winelands

Most of South Africa’s vineyards are located in the lush Boland Basin around 80 km (50 miles) to the northeast of Cape Town. The river valleys that flow into the basin are ideal for growing a number of varietals, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. The Cape Winelands Region is also home to five-star restaurants, exclusive boutiques and charming hotels. A trip to South Africa’s wine country is a journey of indulgence.

 

10 Johannesburg

Johannesburg, or Jo’burg, is the economic heart of Africa and the most common entry point into Southern Africa. With more than 3 million people it is also the second largest city on the continent. Historically it is where money is made and fortunes found. It has been stereotyped as a cruel, concrete jungle, plagued by crime, but residents defend it fiercely as a city of opportunity and raw energy. A visits to the infamous Soweto township is getting
increasingly popular.

 

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