Summertime in South Africa

Laura Lee
Dec 15, 2022

When it comes to the end of the year, you may think that most travel destinations are cold. However, this isn’t true. There are actually many destinations that experience summer during December. One of which is South Africa. December is actually the start of summer in South Africa. With that said, many travelers actually flock to this country because of how hot it is. Now if you have never visited this country, you may not know what to do when traveling to South Africa. Luckily for you, we have a few great things that you can get up to while visiting the beautiful country of South Africa.

A view of Table Mountain from the newly renovated Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

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Before you can get into what you should do in South Africa, you should know a few things. South Africa is a country made up of three major cities. This includes Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. All of which have their own special things that you can get up to. For starters, when visiting Cape Town, you should know that this city is very popular for its beaches and nightlife. Cape Town is a city surrounded by a number of crystal blue beaches which are all accompanied by great restaurants. Now it really wouldn’t be a trip to Cape Town if you don’t visit Table Mountain. There are a number of different hiking trails that you can go on if you would like.

Next, we have Johannesburg. Johannesburg, better known to locals as Joburg is known as the city of the hustle and bustle. This is because it is the home to many business headquarters. Now there are a number of great restaurants and clubs that you can visit while in this city. Unfortunately, there aren’t any natural beaches however there are a few man-made beaches that you can visit. Lastly, we have Durban. Durban is known for having breathtaking nature reserves. This means that you can book a tour of some of the world’s most unique animals. Now it is important to note that South Africa is a melting pot of cultures which means that there are many different foods for you to try.