The best way to experience the vast land that is South Africa is with a hire car through the online comparison portal HAPPYCAR. Here you can drive through deserts and tropical forests, the country is so varied as it has beautiful metropolitan cities but then small isolated villages. As well as diverse land, the country is home to very large amount of different animals and plants of which a large percentage cannot be found outside of South Africa. You will find how multicultural the country is, with a European influence from its Dutch and British past, the country’s motto is, 'United in Diversity.'
With your hire car South Africa you can come face to face with the South Africa of the old and new. You can see that its turbulent past has now turned into a modern multicultural society.
Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Park is the oldest natural park in the country covering 96,000 hectares, is home to some of the best wildlife in the world. You can see the big five here; lions, elephants, leopards, rhinoceros and buffalo, as well as these the park is home to cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas and over 300 different bird species. A guided drive through the park offers you a lifelong memory and something you cannot experience anywhere else.
The Drakensberg Mountains is a mountainous site that is a 200 kilometer long UNESCO World Heritage Site, the highest mountain here is the Thabana Ntlenyana, measuring at 3,400 meters. Enjoy a hike up one of the many hiking trails and take in the sight of the second largest waterfall in the world, the Tugela Falls. Try to spot as many of the 280 different types of birds and 50 different mammals as you can. Within the site one will find hundreds of caves of which inside you will see thousands of Bushman cave paintings, many believe the Bushman people lived in the region over 50,000 years ago.
The Kruger National park is one of the largest national parks in the country with over two million hectares. In this massive area, you will find all the Big Five animals as well as over 140 different species of mammals, 110 species of reptiles, and 500 species of birds. The park has lots of camps and private lodgings where you can stay, with nine different trails, a trip to this park is highly recommended.
Johannesburg is located in the eastern part of the country and this metropolitan city has something for everyone. It is a city of contrasts with a lot of European influence combined with African culture. Visit Constitution Hill, located on the site of a former prison. The city has some great museums such as the Apartheid Museum, the Nelson Mandela Museum and the Museum of Africa.
Cape Town is another one of South Africa’s major cities and the second largest in the country. This city offers so much for the visitor to do. Since it is located near the table mountain, you can get a cable car from the city to the top of the mountain. The city has some great opportunities for you to experience some African food, wash it down with a trip to the cape wine lands to sample some of the best wine around. At night relax and take some great live jazz in the city, with its own version of jazz known as Cape Jazz.
Pretoria is one of South Africa’s three capital cities and it serves as the administrative capital of the country. The city is home to the Union Building, the home of the president and a stunning botanical garden. You will also find some great museums here such as the Transvaal Museum and the Kruger House Museum.
A car hire South Africa gives you the freedom to explore all this epic country has to offer. If you just want a short break we can find the ideal car for you, or if you are looking for a car that lets you escape the cities and take in the amazing landscapes and awesome wildlife, all is possible! In just a few clicks your adventure of a life time could be underway. With the help of HAPPYCAR, a rental car in South Africa can be possible.