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5 places to visit for natural scenery in South Africa

South Africa really does not disappoint when it comes to beautiful places to visit. If you are looking to visit the most glorious natural beauty spots in the country, take a look at our list of the 5 best places to visit for natural scenery is South Africa.

uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

With towering sandstone cliffs, gigantic peaks, hidden valleys and crystal clear rivers make this Drakensberg nature reserve in KwaZulu-Natal incredibly scenic. uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park provides the perfect environment for scenic walks, hiking, biking bird-watching, swimming, riding and painting.

The Richtersveld

On the border with Namibia, tucked in the far north-western corner of the Northern Cape is an extraordinary desert landscape of the highest diversity of succulents in the world. The Richtersveld is a place of great diversity in a seemingly barren landscape, and is a must-see for nature lovers. Activities range from nature walks to canoeing on the Orange River, and visits to ancient San engravings.

Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon is renowned as being one of the largest ‘green canyon’ in the world. Situated on the famous Panorama Route, the area is home to many waterfalls, boasts rich bird life and is a hiker’s paradise. The scenery is beautiful and there are numerous scenic stops to make, taking in waterfalls and lookout points.

The Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

The Dolphin Coast in KwaZulu-Natal starts at the Tongaat River and ends in Zinkwazi Beach and includes popular holiday towns like Ballito, Umdloti and Salt Rock. It is the frequent sighting of bottlenose dolphins playing in the ocean, that has resulted in the area being called “The Dolphin Coast”. The beaches are beautifully wild stretches of soft sand, pounded by impressive waves.

Tsitsikamma National Park, Garden Route

Tsitsikamma National Park, which forms part of the larger Garden Route National Park, encompasses over 80 kilometres (50 miles) of stunning coastline. The Tsitsikamma’s spectacular scenery includes the Indian Ocean breakers, pounding rocky shores beneath high cliffs, and ever-green forests. There’s much to keep visitors busy, from mountain biking to birding, water activities and of course, hiking.

If nature is your thing, make sure you visit these 5 places in South Africa, we guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

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