14 Breathtaking Photos That’ll Have You Falling In Love With South Africa All over Again

Sometimes all you really need is to take a good hard look at the amazing place we get to call home, to see how lucky we really are.

Here are 14 of our favourite photos from all over Mzanzi that are sure to rekindle your love-affair with SA… if ever you needed reminding.

Yeah ok we couldn’t help ourselves; Camps Bay beach and the Cape Winelands… what’s noto to like?

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 16 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): An aerial view of Camps Bay on September 16, 2011,which is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. In summer it attracts a large number of foreign visitors as well as South Africans looking for a beach holiday. It is renowned for its white sandy beaches fringed by palm trees and has a trendy nightlife. (Photo by Andrew Pittaway/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
An aerial view of Camps Bay.(Photo by Andrew Pittaway/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Landscapes of cape winelands and vinyards in the western cape (Photo by: Hoberman/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Landscapes of cape winelands and vinyards in the western cape (Photo by: Hoberman/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

No trip to SA would be complete without taking a trip out to see the wildflowers of Namaqualand; and while you’re at it, keep going until you find yourself among the San people, one the oldest and original tribes of Southern Africa.

Flower Meadow and Mountain, Namaqualand, West Coast, South Africa (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images)
Flower Meadow and Mountain, Namaqualand, West Coast, South Africa (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images)
San Rock Art (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images)
San Rock Art (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images)
Bushman, South Africa (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images)
Bushman, South Africa (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images)

Heading back down the coast and up towards KZN, the Drakensberg mountains are not to be missed… and do yourself a favour, take a trip out to the Transkei, you won’t regret it.

UNSPECIFIED - APRIL 06: The foothills of Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park (UNESCO World Heritage List, 2000). (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
The foothills of Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park (UNESCO World Heritage List, 2000). (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 2003: The foothills of Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park (UNESCO World Heritage List, 2000). (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
The foothills of Northern Drakensberg, uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park (UNESCO World Heritage List, 2000). (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 01: Cows graze near Xhosa village in hills of Transkei, Transkei, Republic of South Africa (Photo by Kip Ross/National Geographic/Getty Images)
Cows graze near Xhosa village in hills of Transkei, Transkei, Republic of South Africa (Photo by Kip Ross/National Geographic/Getty Images)

No trip to or memory of Mzanzi would be complete without an animal or two and we’ve pretty much perfected the luxury safari. From Kruger sunrises to sexy bushveld living in Madikwe, SA’s definitely not running short on places to stay.

SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 03: African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), Elephantidae, Motswari Private Game Reserve, Transvaal, South Africa. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 03: African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), Elephantidae, Motswari Private Game Reserve, Transvaal, South Africa. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
SOUTH AFRICA - CIRCA 2003: Sunrise, Kruger National Park, South Africa. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
Sunrise, Kruger National Park, South Africa. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
MADIKWE, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 12: A view of the Buffalo Ridge lodge in the Madikwe game reserve on September 12, 2009, in Madikwe, South Africa. The lodge is community owned by a village nearby called Lekgophung. All the employees at the lodge come from the village. The reserve was claimed in 1991 and over eight thousand animals were moved to the reserve during a period of six years. Its bordering Botswana, and its about 3 hours drive from Johannesburg. The size of the reserve is about 75 000 hectares. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)
A view of the Buffalo Ridge lodge in the Madikwe game reserve on September 12, 2009, in Madikwe, South Africa. The lodge is community owned by a village nearby called Lekgophung. All the employees at the lodge come from the village. The reserve was claimed in 1991 and over eight thousand animals were moved to the reserve during a period of six years. Its bordering Botswana, and its about 3 hours drive from Johannesburg. The size of the reserve is about 75 000 hectares. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)
African Giraffe Drinking Water At Waterhole With Zebras. (Photo by: Hoberman/UIG via Getty Images)
African Giraffe Drinking Water At Waterhole With Zebras. (Photo by: Hoberman/UIG via Getty Images)

Oh and then there are these… seemingly random, but jeez, how could you ever skip out on these beauts?

South Africa, Northern Cape, Cederberg, The Wolfberg Arch rock formation framing the rising moon (Photo by: Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images)
South Africa, Northern Cape, Cederberg, The Wolfberg Arch rock formation framing the rising moon (Photo by: Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images)
DOMINICA - OCTOBER 24: Valley of Desolation, active fumaroles, Morne Trois Pitons National Park (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1997), Dominica. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
Valley of Desolation, active fumaroles, Morne Trois Pitons National Park (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1997), Dominica. 

There you have it… try and say no to any of these. Just try.

source: the south africa

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