Your travel bucket list in South Africa

30 October 2018

Senior couple hiking outdoors together on a coastal path near the sea

Retirement is anything but boring. With retirement developments providing secure, lock-up-and-go living opportunities, retirees can travel more often. The UK Office for National Statistics shared that travelling British retirees (over the age of 65) had increased by 13.7% from 2014 to 2016, and even more by 2017. It is evident from our retirement community, that travelling is of interest to many and proves that in South Africa this trend is no different. When retired you don’t have to stick to a certain time period within the year, making travelling around easier to plan for. We take a look at some of the key places you should explore in South Africa.

The mountains are calling

With British Airways now offering direct flights between KwaZulu-Natal and the UK, it’s definitely a must to include KwaZulu-Natal on your travel bucket list. The Drakensberg is a must-see region within KwaZulu-Natal. The Drakensberg Mountains boast beautiful mountains and picturesque country living. Travellers can explore the Midlands Meander that winds through the quirky country lifestyle, restaurants, affordable accommodation, 4X4 trails and handcrafted artisan treats.

The Garden Route

Popular with travellers from across the world, The Garden Route has an enormous amount of coastal beauty to share. From relaxed adventures to more adrenalin pumping activities, there is something along this route the whole family will enjoy.

Nature calls

Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, nature, wildlife and the beautiful outdoors; Mpumalanga is a destination for the adventurous at heart. Otherwise known as the region of ‘the rising sun’; you can find attractions like Kruger National Park that offers endless hours of game viewing. For sensational views of mountains, canyons and rock formations, God’s Window is the place to visit.

As you welcome retirement and look forward to your travels ahead, remember that South Africa is home to many breath-taking experiences and memorable adventures.

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