As a old proverb says that “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. And sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself”. South Africa is calm, peaceful, and untroubled and visually attractive towns are perfect for a peaceful escape. South Africa is blessed with a diverse landscapes featuring rocky canyons, oceanic regions, forests, rivers and much more. Hence it’s no surprise that South Africa tourism is renowned for rich travel experiences. The best of South Africa’s natural beauty can only be experienced in the small towns. Here are the list of Best Small Towns to Visit in South Africa.
Oudtshoorn is also known as the ostrich capital of the globe, is a beautiful town of exceptional contrasts and natural beauty. Besides appreciating the natural beauty of the town, you can enjoy a variety of unique activities such as visiting Ostrich farms, Meerkat Safari, Crocodile Cage Diving etc.
The Mossel Bay is charming coastal town featuring glorious beaches and rocky cliffs. If you are a beach bum, you will definitely love it here. The beaches of Mossel Bay feature some of best surf spots in the country.
George is small oceanic town located on a plateau. Besides beautiful beaches, George is renowned for historical buildings and splendid golf courses.
Graskop is a small town which is also a gateway to the renowned Kruger Park and its unique wildlife. Given its rich natural beauty it is a hotspot for adventure activities such as hiking, Long Tom Toboggan, Big Swing, Elephant Safari etc.
Port Elizabeth is a beautiful coastal city which is located at one end of the picturesque Garden Route. The gorgeous port city encapsulates the very best of things that South Africa has to offer. At Port Elizabeth you can enjoy the deserted beaches, hike along the rock cliffs, enjoy Scenic helicopter flights and much more.
Franschhoek is a beautiful town which is renowned for being the food and wine capital of South Africa. Tourists flock to this breathtaking town for its sprawling vineyards and world-class cuisine. Local activities range from wine-tasting tours to trout fishing and hiking.
Dullstroom is a small town in Mpumalanga province which is South Africa’s premier fly-fishing destinations. Besides, fly-fishing you can enjoy Hiking, Horse Riding, visit the Bird of Prey Rehab Centre and the Dimitrov Art Gallery.
Hermanus is a coastal town renowned for offering a host of rare water activities such as whale watching and shark cage diving. Moreover, the breezy climate and the verdant landscape makes it a perfect holiday spot.
Knysna is a pristine lagoon town covered in lush forests. The beautiful town features a plethora of eateries, good hotels and woodwork shops. This postcard perfect town is definitely a must-visit.
Clarens is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Maloti mountain. It’s laidback charm and magnificent landscapes make it a wonderful place to spend a peaceful vacation.
If you are planning to visit South Africa anytime soon, ensure that at least some of these towns are included in your South Africa tour packages. For, the true beauty of South Africa is best experienced in the countryside.