South Africa is one of the most visited countries in Africa, alongside Egypt and Morocco. But almost every visitor sees the highlights: Kruger National Park, the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Winelands, Johannesburg, the Garden Route, and Robben Island. In this article read about 7 UNEXPLORED PLACES IN SOUTH AFRICA
The brave and intrepid, those unafraid of surprises and adventure, are the ones who take on the unexamined; the untold parts of a country.
If you enjoy out-of-the-ordinary experiences, these unexplored parts of South Africa are just as beautiful as the country’s most visited areas.
The advantage is that you are more likely to encounter quiet, space, and authenticity in South Africa’s unexplored areas.
DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE 7 UNKNOWN PLACES IN SOUTH AFRICA…
UNEXPLORED PLACES IN SOUTH AFRICA |Tankwa Karoo
If you visit in the summer, the semi-desert starkness of vast stretches of mountain, Karoo scrub, and scarcity of trees can take some getting used to.
However, autumn, spring, and even winter in the Tankwa Karoo National Park are breathtaking. And the morning sunrise and night skies are so beautiful that you’ll wonder why more people don’t know about the Tankwa Karoo.
Because you may not be aware that it is also a biodiversity hotspot and the protectorate of a specific section of the succulent Karoo.
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UNEXPLORED PLACES IN SOUTH AFRICA |Lekgalameetse
When you think of Lekgalameetse, imagine misty mountains, sparkling rivers, waterfalls, and natural pools.
It is mostly known to hikers (unguided trails) because it borders the Wolkberg Wilderness (South Africa’s answer to the American Andes) with its remote kloofs, krantzes, and difficult routes.
The main attraction, however, is the forested tangle of trees, ferns, rock pools, bird life, and breathtaking scenery.
You can see Samango monkeys, rare butterflies, and, if you’re lucky, leopards too.
Mountain Zebra National Park.
This is one of South Africa’s lesser-visited national parks. The Mountain Zebra Park, located in the Eastern Cape’s Karoo, protects one of the world’s rarest animals, the endangered Cape mountain zebra (a smaller version of its cousin the Burchell zebra).
The mountain-encircled bushland, which is also home to a few lions, hyenas, aardwolves, and aardvarks, provides some much-needed downtime in the midst of spectacular scenery, San rock art, and the opportunity to track cheetah. If you want to explore these unexplored area of South Africa you can book a South Africa trip or stay in a South Africa safari lodge. Live your best life today.
UNEXPLORED PLACES IN SOUTH AFRICA |Gannabos Quiver Tree Forest
Gannabos is the world’s southernmost quiver tree forest (Aloe dichotoma). It’s a tiny forest, and not a forest in the sense you’re used to. Quiver trees don’t provide much shade, and they don’t form any kind of canopy. Despite their appearance, some of these succulent trees are over 250 years old. Gannabos isn’t easy to find, but if you ask in Nieuwoudtville. They’ll tell you to keep an eye out for the sign visible from the road.
Richtersveld National Park
The Richtersveld is a vast, mountainous desert managed by SANParks and the Nama people. Who continue to graze their livestock and live here. The climate is both harsh and beautiful, with palettes of colour cast by endangered Karoo vegetation against a barren lunar landscape that leaves you breathless. There’s also the chance to see haru oms (traditional Nam mat-roofed houses), a centuries-old tradition.
UNEXPLORED PLACES IN SOUTH AFRICA | Baviaanskloof
It refers to a kloof, or valley, that runs through the Baviaanskloof and Kouga Mountains of the Eastern Cape. This region is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. Including mountain passes, rock formations, and indigenous forest.
You’ll need a 4×4 to do the route justice, and there’s a bit of a science to visiting at the right time of year. (the rains can make crossings a little difficult, depending on your idea of adventure) But the mega reserve and wilderness area is unparalleled in beauty and remains one of South Africa’s most unspoilt and unexplored places.
UNEXPLORED PLACES IN SOUTH AFRICA | Tsitsikamma
The Tsitsikamma is dominated by lush indigenous forest and mountains of the same name. Through which two rivers, the Bloukrans and Eerste, flow.
The Tsitsikamma, which means ‘place of abundant water,’ forms the heart of the Garden Route. And is known as the garden of the Garden Route.
As a result, visitors are not uncommon.
However, most visitors spend only a few minutes in this central area because they want to complete the Garden Route. Despite the fact that this section is debatably the best part of the route.