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5 Reasons Why Southern Africa Should Be On Your Bucket List



Being a born Aussie I have always felt a bit secluded from the rest of the world. I was under the impression that it was my duty to explore the hidden
wonders of the world. Ever since I was a child I have developed an affinity towards adventure and travelling. I have learned in school about the mysterious land called Africa and ever since then I felt like an invisible force was drawing my soul there. And finally, after countless travels, last year I was given an opportunity to visit my promised land. And this is why, if you are an adventurer like me, Southern Africa should find a place on your bucket list:

1. Experience The Rich Culture Of Cape Town


Located on the southwest coast, on the shore of the Table Bay, this harbour city is known to be one of the most multicultural cities in the whole world. If
you walk through the centre of the city you will be able to experience the full spectre of its religious diversity. It also offers a great deal of artistic content, starting from art galleries and opera houses up to monuments and museums in which you can trace its historical heritage from slavery up to

2. Magical Beaches Of Mozambique


If I had to pick out one word to describe the beaches of Mozambique I would probably have to let out a little scream. This undiscovered treasure represents a small piece of heaven. Can you imagine a place so remote from the rest of the world, with sand so golden it nearly burns your eyes and turquoise crystal clear water? Well, Bazaruto Archipelago is very real and this wonder of nature, in all its glory, represents true magic.

3. Safari In Africa – An Unforgettable Experience


When I was a kid I have always imagined Africa’s wilderness to be intact, with loads of astonishing and magical creatures, lush forests and extraordinary
wildlife. It is not like that. It is so much more. Its vegetation, biodiversity, the colours and sunsets – it is one of those experiences of a lifetime.

4. Experience “The Smoke That Thunders” Of Victoria Falls


When I say the largest waterfall in the world it won’t nearly depict the true bewilderment of this place. For me it was like a place like no other;
something from a fairytale. What makes it even more magical is the fact that it is located on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, so you can admire its glory from both sides.

5. Numerous Accommodation Options For All Tastes, Styles And Budgets


And what makes Southern Africa even greater, is the complete attainability of the country. From the poorest travellers and the ones that seek adventure, to the people whose hearts are used to luxury and just want a good vacation, Southern Africa holds hidden treasures for any kind of traveller. For those who prefer low-budget travelling like myself, and are looking for better deals on accommodation, is a definite lifesaver here, offering the best real estate deals.

I still sometimes dream of the mesmerizing beaches of Mozambique and astonishing Victoria Falls. During some of my dreams I sit by the fire in the African desert and look at the sky awaiting the sunset. You might think of me as a romantic soul, but I truly believe that part of my soul is still somewhere far away, in the hidden wonders of South Africa. But as every traveller knows, we tend to leave pieces of us in every place we go. I just like to think of this one as my prized possession.

About the author

Amy Goldsmith is a business assistant from Melbourne. Her job allows her to travel a lot, which also happens to be one of her greatest passions. Find out more about her travels on Twitter.


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