South Africa Tour Sights

South Africa, commonly known as the Republic of South Africa is a beautiful country with so much to offer. Its size is roughly the size of France and Spain combined. You will be blown away by the savannah vegetation, desert land, wildlife, gorges, spectacular cultures, and many more attractions

Kruger National ParkSouth Africa

Kruger National Park is one of the oldest game reserves in South Africa and among the most famous safari parks in the world. The park has a wide diversity of wildlife including the big five (lion, rhino, elephant, leopard, cape buffalo) and others like cheetahs, giraffes, etc. There are various ways to explore this national park; you can choose an aerial view of the place in a hot air balloon, walking safari, or through sealed road. Accommodation options range from luxury lodges to tented camps.

Garden Route

This route is a 200 kilometer stretch through the mind-blowing scenery of the coast. It passes along the Indian Ocean in the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape. Through the route are captivating cliffs, hills, lagoons, lakes, and picturesque coastal towns. If you feel adventurous, you can do the bungee jump, elephant back rides, whale watching, and tree tours.

Durban

If you want to enjoy some peace and quiet at the beach, Durban is the best bet for you. Marine parks, water sports, or just relaxing at the beach. The place is often compared to Miami beaches. The Durban beaches are safe and clean. It is a great place to start as you tour the city. It has high-rise restaurants, shops, entertainment complexes, etc. You can also visit the marine world and mini town which is a replica of Durban.

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

It is sometimes referred to as Motlatse River Canyon and it is between Kruger National Park and Johannesburg. Blyde River Canyon, Africa’s second largest canyon, is extremely rich in biodiversity (both plants and animals). The foliage, rock formations, waterfalls, and rivers are a sight to behold. You will spot crocodiles, hippos, primates, and other wildlife if you decide to view game. To take in the beauty of this reserve, you may opt to hike the trails or use certain driving routes.

Johannesburg

This is the largest city in South Africa with large deposits of gold, therefore nicknamed. “city of gold”. The city is very vibrant with activity hence an economic engine for the country. To gain a bit of historical knowledge, you can visit Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, and Constitution Hill. The shanty towns of Soweto are in Johannesburg too so you can head there and see where South Africa’s democracy was birthed.

Robben Island

This institute is famous for the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela for 18 years. It is a testament to triumph even in the most difficult situations. It is listed as a World Heritage and is a reminder of the struggle to end apartheid. Ex-prisoners are the guides who narrate the horrors they had to experience in exchange for freedom.

 

What to See in Portugal

Portugal is a famous tourist destination in Europe due to its varied, fascinating features. It is located in Southwestern Europe, bordered to the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the east and north by Spain. Portugal also boasts of being one of the safest places in the world. With a rich history, fascinating views, and amazing locals, what more could you possibly ask for from a holiday destination? It should be on your bucket list. Popular destinations within Portugal include;

  • PortoPortugal

Porto is on the coast north of Lisbon and is a beautiful city; the second largest city in Portugal. The riverside and its antique past significantly add to the beauty of the city. Many people mistake it for Portugal’s capital because this city oozes life from it. Porto is extremely rich in cultural diversity. It is also famously known for the production of fine port wine.

  • Lisbon

If you want to understand all that entails Portugal, Lisbon is a great place to start. It is the capital city of Portugal and surprisingly, very calm. In Europe, it is considered as one of the most affordable cities to live in. There is so much to see in Lisbon; not to mention lots of restaurants with great food. Since navigating through Lisbon is fairly simple, you will find people even doing it on foot on those narrow roads.

  • Aveiro

Aveiro is a coastal town found on Portugal’s West Coast. Surprisingly, this town is not well known despite its magnificent architecture. The Convento de Jesus, Aveiro Cathedral, and the São Gonçalinho are some of the art works and architectural attractions found in the area. The area is filled with canals and beautiful boats with very warm locals.

  • Evora

Historic sites in this region like the Cathedral of Evora and the Roman Temple speak volumes about this area. It has a very rich historical background that dates back to the 16th Century. The Chapel of Bones may send shivers down your spine as it had accommodated 5000 human bones. You will fall in love with Evora if you love history.

  • Algarve

For hiking expeditions and a myriad of many more activities, visit Algarve. The dramatic cliffs are mesmerizing along with the warm Mediterranean climate and sunny beaches. Whitewashed villages, olive grooves, and several summer resorts is also a perfect way to describe Algarve. You are not likely to experience a language barrier in this area as most neighborhoods have more English speakers than Portuguese. It is definitely worth checking out.

  • Coimbra

Coimbra was once the capital city of Portugal and has about the highest number of visitors than any other Portugal destination. You will spot numerous medieval and Roman ruins. The university of Coimbra is the oldest degree institution in the old and your visit to Coimbra is not complete without visiting this place. Biblioteca Joanina has also contributed to the rise of fame in Coimbra as it is considered to be one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

  • Lagos

If you are in search of spectacular beaches, then Lagos is your best bet. It is located along the Algarve coastline.  It is a sight to behold with the sunshine, the rock cliffs, and the secluded beaches. One of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal is the Dona Ana beach found in Lagos. If you want to explore the sandstone cliffs, you will have to travel there by boat.

  • Sintra

Sintra is a small, gorgeous town located just a drive away from Portugal’s capital. You will be amazed at the colorful buildings and the cafes’ lined up the streets. It is a great place to walk around leisurely, and just people watch. It houses the Pena Palace and medieval Castle of the Moors. There is a fairy tale story surrounding this region so you might as well head to Portugal and hear the story.

It is not a wonder the number of tourists visiting this country with fantastic shores, intricate architecture, and mind blowing cuisines. You get to experience all these amazing places at an affordable rate. Portugal’s geographical location has also established it as a place with a very good climate.

Travel Sights to see in Malaysia

Malaysia is located in the Southeast region of Asia and is home to a diverse multi-racial community.  Tourists from all over the world throng to this beautiful country to witness the breathtaking scenery, islands, and varying cultures. It is ranked as the 11th most visited country in the world.

Its proximity to the ocean makes it a hot and humid country with the temperatures averaging 70 to 85 degrees (F). Other than the highland areas of Malaysia, the climate is hot and dry. The coastline of Peninsular of Malaysia is the most affected in the monsoon season. The East Coast areas receive rainfall during September to December while the West Coast sees heavy rains in the months of November to February.  The nights are however cool.Travel Malaysia

  1. Tropical Gem Langkawi

This island is considered as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is a popular destination in Malaysia. The best thing about it is that the island is not crowded.  Here you will see and experience beautiful beaches, wonderful sights, and jungles.

  1. Perhentian Island

It consists of a big and small island. Water sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling are a favorite on this island, and there are a lot of facilities to cater for this interest. The island is active with activities and business operations from boat operators, luxurious resorts, and restaurants, water taxis, etc. If you don’t wish to participate in the water activities, the ambient atmosphere is perfect for unwinding and relaxing as you enjoy the beautiful weather. The islands have a thick lush of green and white sand.

  1. Mount Kinabalu

Standing at 4095 meters, Mount Kinabalu is ranked as the 20th tallest mountain in the world and tallest in Malaysia. For climbers, this will be a tough but thrilling experience. The view at the top will make it worth it. Due to its rich biodiversity, it is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  1. True Paradise; Lake Kenyir

It is the largest human-made lake and is found in the state of Terengganu, Northeast Malaysia. Taman Negara is to the west of the lake. It is surrounded by hundreds of islands, caves, and waterfalls that will blow your mind away. Birds, insects, and animals such as hornbills, snakes, monkeys, tigers, and wild elephants can be spotted.

  1. Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara can be accessed through Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city. It is the largest national park. It is also one of the oldest primary rainforests in the world. It stands on a broad expanse of land making it difficult to see the rare species of mammals and wildlife found in the place. It has grown to become a popular ecotourism destination.

  1. Petronas Twin Tower

This building stands at a high of 88 floors with the Twin Towers Skybridge in between the twin towers. Visitors flock the place to get a view of the beautiful country from above. The bridge has become a popular attraction site and visitors get to enter the place free of charge. Only a pass is required to allow limits to the number of people entering the building. A myriad of other activities happens in the building like shopping, restaurants, playgrounds and much more around the area.