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Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga © Stefan Schäfer / WikiCommons
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20 Incredible Photos Of South Africa Incase You Need Any More Reason To Visit

Picture of Lee-Shay Collison
Updated: 11 June 2017
South Africa’s landscapes are as diverse as her people. From miles of coastline to semi-arid deserts, majestic mountains to incredible national parks, here are 20 photos that will make you want explore South Africa ASAP.

Cape Point, Cape Town

Cape Point, Cape Town, South Africa © Bas Leenders / Flickr
Cape Point, Cape Town, South Africa | © Bas Leenders / Flickr

The most south-western tip of Africa juts out into the azure Atlantic Ocean.

Table Mountain, Cape Town

Table Mountain, Cape Town © Warren Rohner / Flickr
Table Mountain, Cape Town | © Warren Rohner / Flickr

The iconic flat-topped Table Mountain provides a magnificent backdrop to the city below.

Boulders Beach, Cape Town

Boulders Beach, Cape Town © 一元 马 / Flickr
Boulders Beach, Cape Town | © 一元 马 / Flickr

Cute African penguins bask in the sunshine on Boulders Beach.

Namaqualand National Park, Northern Cape

Namaqualand National Park, Northern Cape © Malcolm Manners / Flickr
Namaqualand National Park, Northern Cape | © Malcolm Manners / Flickr

Carpets of wildflowers as far as the eye can see…

Tsitsikamma Forest, Western Cape

Tsitsikamma Forest, Western Cape © Peter Chovanec / Flickr
Tsitsikamma Forest, Western Cape | © Peter Chovanec / Flickr

This enchanting Afromontane forest on the Garden Route is a sight to behold.

Cango Caves, Western Cape

Cango Caves, Western Cape © Leo za1 / WikiCommons
Cango Caves, Western Cape | © Leo za1 / WikiCommons

The 20 million year old Cango cave system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep into a limestone rock layer.

Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape

Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape © Vincent van Oosten / WikiCommons
Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay | © Vincent van Oosten / WikiCommons

According to Xhosa folklore, this rocky archway is a gateway to the afterlife…

The Great Karoo, Northern Cape

Karoo, Northern Cape © South African Tourism / Flickr
Karoo, Northern Cape | © South African Tourism / Flickr

Although a semi-desert area, an abundance of underground water makes sheep farming possible.

A herd of Springbok, Northern Cape

A herd of Springbok © South African Tourism / Flickr
A herd of Springbok | © South African Tourism / Flickr

The Springbok is the national animal of South Africa.

Quiver Tree Forest, Northern Cape

Quiver Tree Forest, Northern Cape © Martin Heigan / Flickr
Quiver Tree Forest, Northern Cape | © Martin Heigan / Flickr

These unusual looking trees are part of the Aloe family and live for up to 400 years.

Richtersveld, Northern Cape

The ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park © South African Tourism / Flickr
The ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park | © South African Tourism / Flickr

Seemingly devoid of life, this dry mountainous region is regarded as the only Arid Biodiversity Hotspot on the planet, with an astonishing variety of plant, bird and animal life.

Augrabies Falls, Northern Cape

Augrabies Falls, Northern Cape, South Africa © South African Tourism / Flickr
Augrabies Falls, Northern Cape, South Africa | © South African Tourism / Flickr

The Khoi people called it ‘Aukoerebis’, meaning ‘place of great noise’, as the powerful flow of the Orange River thunders its way down the 184 foot (56 meter) waterfall.

Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape

Elephants, Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape © Mindy McAdams / Flickr
Elephants, Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape | © Mindy McAdams / Flickr

More than 600 of these gentle giants roam the plains of the Addo Elephant Park.

The Amphitheater, Drakensberg Mountain Range, KwaZulu-Natal

The Amphitheatre, Drakensberg Mountain Range, KwaZulu-Natal © Diriye Amey / WikiCommons
The Amphitheatre, Drakensberg Mountain Range, KwaZulu-Natal | © Diriye Amey / WikiCommons

The northern Drakensberg forms a spectacular natural amphitheater in the Royal Natal National Park.

Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga

Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga, South Africa © Martin Heigan / Flickr
Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga, South Africa | © Martin Heigan / Flickr

The magnificent Blyde River Canyon is flanked by the ‘Three Rondavels’ to the right, named for their resemblance to bee-hive shaped African huts.

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga

Lions, Mpumalanga © Chris Eason / Flickr
Lions, Mpumalanga | © Chris Eason / Flickr

Hearing the roar of a lion is an unforgettable experience…

Giant Baobab tree, Kruger National Park

Baobab tree, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Bernard du Pont / Flickr
Baobab tree, Kruger National Park, South Africa | © Bernard du Pont / Flickr

The giant Baobab tree reaches heights of between 16 to 98 feet (5 to 30 meters).

Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Mpumalanga

Bourke's Luck Potholes, Mpumalanga © Pierre André / WikiCommons
Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Mpumalanga | © Pierre André / WikiCommons

This geological wonder is the result of centuries of water erosion where the Treur River meets the Blyde River.

Olifants River, Limpopo

Olifants River, Limpopo © Chris Eason / Flickr
Olifants River, Limpopo | © Chris Eason / Flickr

One of many great rivers that snake its way across South Africa.

Berlin Falls, Mpumalanga

Berlin Falls, Mpumalanga © Chris Eason / Flickr
Berlin Falls, Mpumalanga | © Chris Eason / Flickr

The Berlin Falls were named by German miners during the South African gold rush.