Ours is a land of breathtaking and unparalleled beauty; there is no denying that. We are blessed with so many visually stunning and attractive landmarks and locations (especially now that it's officially Spring!), yet for some reason the bulk of us South Africans tend to take our country for granted. If you are one of the fortunate few who have experienced the full scope of our awe-inspiring land, then you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about; but for those who haven’t yet gotten around to doing so, the LottoStar.co.za team will be more than happy to give you a sneak peek into exactly what you’re missing!
If we were to tell you about all the great spots worth checking out, we would be here all day. So, taking that into consideration, here are some of the best attractions worth checking out – a few of our personal favourites are included!
What you’re looking at right now is all 100% home-grown – although it most certainly looks like a picture taken from an international travel brochure, we’re sure you’ll agree! Ridiculously scenic and with the ability to leave you silently mouthing the words “wow”, the Garden Route stretches across the south-eastern coast of our beautiful country – from Mossel Bay, all the way up to the Eastern Cape. Boasting an incredible diversity ecological system, the result is a pristine coastal route peppered with a host of stunning lagoons and lakes; not to mention the enchanting forest-type setting to be enjoyed whilst driving through Wilderness. If you’re one easily drawn to coastal attractions, then the Garden Route is definitely a trip to add to your bucket list!
- BLYDE RIVER CANYON NATURE RESERVE
What could potentially be easily-mistaken as a scene from a South American tropical rain forest, the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is another truly local gem. Based in the indescribably gorgeous Mpumalanga province (otherwise known as Paradise Country) and featuring the world’s third-largest canyon, this nature reserve is also known for one of its most recognizable tourist attractions: the world-famous God’s Window.
Those lucky enough to visit this site are afforded some of the lushest, most dramatic and spectacular panoramic views that literally stretches as far as the eye can see; after all, it’s called God’s Window for a reason! Besides the views, those who are keen on venturing off the beaten path will be delighted to know that there are some amazing hiking trails available – but be warned; you’ll have to be in pretty good physical shape in order to tackle these. The Blyde River Canyon reserve is truly deserving of a spot in this post; it’s incredibly beautiful, and has been a source of inspiration for photographers and painters from all over the world – and it’s right on our doorstep.
A mere stone’s throw away from the Blyde River Canyon nature reserve, what more could we say about the Kruger National Park that hasn’t already been said? It’s an internationally-recognized icon, with many A-list celebrities enjoying a getaway break amongst the many ultra-luxurious game lodges situated within the Park. The lodges and resorts may be a highlight yes, but the main reason most pay the Kruger National Park a visit is to enjoy an up close and personal experience of the wildlife. It's one thing to watch the African wildlife specials on National Geographic, but being able to personally witness the majestic nature is something which cannot be adequately described:
Experiencing this in person is something which at least every South African should be able to boast about! It seems almost sinful for us to readily have access to this national treasure chest of savage beauty, but yet we tend to take it for granted. It’s another definite “must visit”; and be sure to use your LottoStar.co.za jackpot winnings to make a booking for yourself and your loved ones at one of the many breathtaking lodges – the African sunset is one not to be missed!
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Do you have a favourite South African spot which you feel should be featured on LottoStar.co.za? If you do, don’t hesitate to contact us to tell us all about it in the comments section below!