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6 Reasons to Be A Tourist in Your Own Country This Summer Holiday

Date : 02 October 2019

Travelling overseas or relaxing at home are two great ways to spend the summer holidays, but we have something even better in mind. Why not be a tourist in your own country! South Africa has some of the world’s most fantastic attractions and activities, and we only need to step out the front door to enjoy them. Here are six reasons to be a tourist in your own country this summer holiday.

Reason #1: You’ll have plenty to see

Whether you see The Valley of 1000 Hills by train, overlook the Blyde River Canyon from God’s Window or peer at the Cape Peninsula on an Ariel Cableway, one thing rings true: you’ll get to witness some of the most awe-inspiring views! In case you need any convincing, here are 9 bucket-list places to visit across South Africa this summer.

Reason #2: You’ll have loads to do

With our melting pot of diverse cultures, landscapes and experiences, there is truly never a dull moment in South Africa. From shark cage diving off the coast of Gansbaai to hot air balloon rides over the Magalies River Valley, you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to do. Here are six of our favourite local adventurous activities.

Reason #3: You’ll make memories

Use your local travels as an opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones or catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while. You could even plan an entire trip around visiting family and friends across South Africa. In addition to making new memories, you’ll get the inside scoop on the best attractions, restaurants, and activities – and you may even be able to skip accommodation fees by staying with them instead.

Reason #4: You’ll save money

Let’s face it: international travel is expensive and is something many of us aren’t able to afford. This is what makes travelling close to home so great. You won’t have to outlay a small fortune for expenses such as international flights and travel insurance, but you’ll still get to see and experience a new location – and at a fraction of the cost. Here are some tips for touring South Africa on a budget.

Reason #5: You’ll learn a lot

One of the main attractions of travelling overseas is to discover other cultures, meet new people and learn new things. But this can all be done a lot closer to home. Across South Africa are a multitude of fascinating cultural villages, heritage sites and historical landmarks where you can learn more about the rich history of our nation and its people.

Reason #6: You’ll be inspired

With all the negative news stories that spread across social media, it’s easy to become despondent about the place where we live. But just like every battery has a positive and negative side, South Africa has many great positives too. So, travel locally and open your eyes and heart to the wonderfully positive experiences our country has to offer. We’re betting you’ll be inspired to see things in a new light.