After the Lockdown Period and being confined in your house you will feel an urge to experience the nature and all that you missed. So to help you get back outdoors and experience nature, we have a list of a few places you can visit:
Blyde River Canyon
The Blyde River Canyon is unbeatable when it comes to the overwhelming and sheer beauty that nature has to offer. Standing tall with the Grand Canyon as one of the biggest canyons in the world, there are plenty of beautiful places to visit. With the jaw dropping wonders that is the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Mac Mac Falls and Lisbon Falls.
Even if you do not stop at these places, the drive through Blyde River Canoyn is truly a wonderful and relaxing experience.
Barberton is world known for being the site of a meteor landing and the large amount of historical significance when it comes to the past and prehistory. The Geo Trail is a self-drive route that stretches from Barberton via the R40 all the way to Bulembu, Swaziland. The Geotrail takes you along the Greenstone Belt, a mountain range that has some of the best preserved Archaean Earth Rock in the world as well as some of the world’s oldest ancient rock sediments.
Kruger National Park
No place in South Africa is as wild and beautiful as the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is the wildest place in South Africa with a large variety of animals found nowhere else, beautiful landscapes and vibrant plantlife, the Kruger National Park is definitely a must visit after Lockdown.
The Kruger National Park has different biomes that allow for different plants and animals to be found in the different biomes. The Kruger Park is home to more than 500 species of birds alone. If you want to experience nature at its most untamed, take a drive through the Kruger Park.
Lowveld Botanical Gardens
Located just outside Nelspruit lay the Botanical Gardens, a beautiful place that acts as a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Nels and Crocodile River flows through the gardens, breathing life into the surrounding Landscape. With the riverbanks surrounded by evergreen forests, the lawns and gardens are home to more than 650 different tree species and over 2000 different plant species. There is no calmer feeling than walking along the pathways and taking in the wonders of nature.
The Echo Caves get their names from the dripstones that are found within. When tapping these dripstones you hear an echo. These caves contained Stone Age artefacts that are now held in a nearby museum. You can explore the stunning Crystal Palace and the Madonna Room that will definitely leave you in awe. The Echo Caves are lesser known than the Sudwala Caves which is a shame as the Echo Caves also have much to offer.