South Africa is a country that’s known throughout the world for its incredible wildlife and ancient history. In fact, many anthropologists believe that the human race first came to being in the country of South Africa, and it makes for an incredibly popular tourist destination. Along with its unique cultures, it also boasts some of the biggest national parks, reserves, and conservations in the world.
Let’s take a long at some of the biggest national parks that can be found throughout South Africa.
Golden Gate National Park
This national park can be found in the Free State province of South Africa, and is flanked by the mountainous northern border of the country of Lesotho. Not only are the mountains spectacular throughout the year, but especially during the winter when the grasses turn to gold, but the wildlife is abundant. It’s a shining jewel with the area, and isn’t far from the quaint town of Clarens that sits in the mountains.
Garden Route National Park
Right at the bottom of the country is the world-famous Garden Route, known for having some of the most lush rainforests in southern Africa. Comprising of tens of thousands of hectares, complete with rivers, ravines, mountains, and pristine coastal waters, there are few other places in the world that are quite as beautiful. Visitors will also be able to see the smaller reserves as well as the unique towns that are dotted throughout the Garden Route, all of which worth visiting at least once.
Table Mountain National Park
Unlike the others, the Table Mountain National Park is actually situated in the city of Cape Town, despite it being over 221 square kilometres in area, making it one of the biggest in the country. The park is overflowing with fauna and flora to see, and because it is part of the Cape Floral Regions, it boasts thousands of different species of flowers and other plants that are all unique in their own way. On top of this, visitors can also expect to a vast range of birds and other wildlife that are found nowhere else in the world, and it makes for a great place to sit with a picnic or to play blackjack for real money.
Kruger National Park
There are not many people that have not heard of the Kruger National Park, arguably the most well known park in the world. Found at the top of South Africa, and currently being linked to two other massive national parks, the Kruger will one day be found in three separate countries at the same time. There are a number of rivers and mountain ranges that can be found throughout the park, as well as millions of animals, including big cats, elephants, leopards, lions, and much more. Due to where it’s situated, the Kruger Park is often extremely hot and dry, and most of the animals will try and congregate under shade and near to water. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that everyone should go and see if they are able to.