It’s no secret that South Africa is one of the world’s top Big 5 safari destinations. You could come here only to go on safari and think South Africa was the best country ever. But wait – there’s so much more to this fascinating realm perched at Africa’s southernmost tip.
Global (16 November 2022) – South Africa has been listed as one of Lonely Planet’s Top Destinations For 2023!
From Canada to Italy, Japan and France, South Africa has found itself nestled among the top thirty places to “inspire you” curated by Lonely Planet – the world’s guide to life-changing, story-worthy travel experiences.
Lonely Planet has been a global authority on travel since 1973 and has published over 150 million books. Every year the publication releases its “Best in Travel” but this year, they grouped countries differently by how travellers might want to see countries: Eat, Journey, Connect, Learn, Unwind.
“This year, we really wanted to try something new and we wanted to reflect the way that we saw travelers looking for travel, which was about the destination, but also about the experience,” explains Nitya Chambers, executive editor and senior vice president of content at Lonely Planet.
South Africa was placed in the “eat” category but the publication showcased so much more when looking at our award page. The page has everything from must-see experiences, the best things to do and entire guides to travelling our country!
“It’s no secret that South Africa is one of the world’s top Big 5 safari destinations. You could come here only to go on safari and think South Africa was the best country ever. But wait – there’s so much more to this fascinating realm perched at Africa’s southernmost tip.
South Africa’s ethnic and cultural diversity influences its cuisine and art in exciting, unexpected ways. Its scenery is stunning, from wave-crashed shorelines and wildflower-carpeted deserts to wildlife-filled bushveld and tropical forests. The country has cosmopolitan cities, charming wine towns and important cultural traditions. Apartheid’s struggles are faced head-on at several important sights.”
Proudly South African… and PROUD of South Africa.
To see the entire list of “Best in Travel” destinations, click here.