8 Most Beautiful Natural Destinations In South Africa

If you plan to visit South Africa any time soon, chances are you would be bewildered about the worth seeing places in South Africa.

If you are a peaceful person and looking for natural places to visit sometime and connect with nature there, here are the top 8 places that you should visit to stay close to nature and have a classic time!  

Natural Destinations In South Africa

1. Misty Mountains of the Magoebaskloof

Natural Destinations In South Africa

These misty mountains are located at the northeastern tip of the Drakensberg where you can experience the misty mornings, green mountains, forests filled with tree ferns, fungi, moss, liana’s and tangled trees of the indigenous forests, including the plantations, of the ‘land of the Silver Mist’.

2. The Coffee Bay

The Coffee Bay

You will be mesmerized by Coffee Bay’s effortless sandy coves, steep green hill slopes, cliffs, wild aloes, thatch-roofed mud huts and the noticeable hole-in-the-wall which is situated on the Wild Coast, between East London and Port Edward.

It is a land of surfers, hippies, hikers, and the Xhosa people. You will find an incredible beachside landscape that cannot come better than this.

3. Red Sandstone of the Cederberg   

Red Sandstone of the Cederberg

The Cederberg has usually got its popularity from the Cedar tree, but it is the red sandstone rock formations that give it a cutting edge making it the most distinguishing feature.

It has turned into a series of surreal shapes and amazing natural features that dominate over 250 km of hiking trails.

4. The Wetlands of the Elephant Coast

The Wetlands of the Elephant Coast

The wetlands of Elephant Coast has a series of wetlands featuring wild and untouched beaches and unmatched bird life that is coupled with scuba diving, hiking, sea turtle tracking, walking and other outdoor activities that lie in the northern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal.

5. Valley of Desolation, Camdeboo National Park

Valley of Desolation Camdeboo National Park

This valley features a range of vertical cliffs and dolerite columns erect like huge, isolated hobgoblins of nature 120 meters above the ground.

These breathtaking cliffs were transformed to stand sentry over the Valley of Desolation in the Karoo in 100 million years, which is a force of nature and beauty.

6. The Sabie Waterfalls of Mpumalanga

The Sabie Waterfalls of Mpumalanga

You should take the R532 from Sabie to reach Horseshoe, Lone Creek, Lisbon, Bridal Veil, and Berlin Falls. This place has the highest number of waterfalls than anywhere else in the country, thus beautifying the river canyons, bush and mountains for which the province is popular.

7. The Richtersveld

The Richtersveld

This extraordinary desert is located on the border with Namibia which features the highest diversity of succulents in the world.

The rough mountains of volcanic rock, sandy plans, and flat, and half-human trees that the Nama people add in their legends are a speciality of a harsh world with the scarcity of water where only the toughest life survives.

8. Prince Edward Islands

Prince Edward Islands

Prince and Marion Edward Islands are marine protected areas located in the sub-antarctic Indian Ocean almost 1900 km southeast of Cape Town.

The combined area of Lesotho, Free State, and Swaziland together forms the world’s largest biodiversity hotspot, packed with penguins, albatrosses, killer whales, and Patagonian toothfish stocks.

It is a breeding ground for penguins, seals, and albatrosses.


These are some of the popular worth seeing destinations in South Africa where you can feel and experience nature from close quarters.  

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