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Best Places to Visit in South Africa this December.

South Africa, with its diverse landscapes and rich culture, offers a myriad of options for travellers looking to celebrate the December holiday season right here at home. Whether you're a party enthusiast, a nature lover, a culture enthusiast, or simply in search of relaxation, South Africa has something special in store for you. In this guide, we'll take you on a tour of some of the best places to visit in South Africa during December, catering to various preferences and interests.

Cape Town - The Ultimate Party Destination

If you're in the mood for a vibrant, high-energy December, Cape Town is your go-to destination. This bustling city is renowned for its festive atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and electrifying nightlife. Party it up at Camps Bay, hit the clubs in Long Street, or head to the world-famous V&A Waterfront for an unforgettable New Year's Eve celebration. And with some of the best stays and hotels, you are sure to enjoy your time in CPT.

Durban - Beach Vibes and Water Sports

For those who love sun, sea, and surf, Durban is the place to be. With its warm climate, stunning beaches, and excellent water sports facilities, this coastal city is the perfect destination for a December getaway. You can also indulge in delicious local cuisine, including the famous Durban curry.

Kruger National Park - Wildlife Adventure

December is the perfect time to explore the incredible Kruger National Park. As it's the start of the South African summer, the park is lush and green, providing an ideal backdrop for game drives and safaris. Witness the Big Five and a wide array of other wildlife in their natural habitats. For a unique experience, consider staying at one of the park's lodges or camps.

The Drakensberg Mountains - Nature Retreat

If you're seeking relaxation and a connection with nature, the Drakensberg Mountains are your haven. Hike through the breathtaking landscapes, explore ancient rock art, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. It's a great place to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a beautiful tranquil lodge or retreat.

Stellenbosch - Wine Tasting and Culture

For a more cultured December getaway, head to Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. This charming town is at the heart of South Africa's wine country. Take a leisurely tour of the vineyards, indulge in wine tasting, and savour some of the finest cuisines in the country. The town's historic streets and architecture also offer a glimpse into South Africa's rich heritage.

Make sure you get a hotel room or apartment, after what would be an intoxicating experience.

Jeffrey's Bay - Surfer's Paradise

Known for its world-class waves and laid-back atmosphere, Jeffrey's Bay is a surfer's paradise. December is an ideal time for catching some incredible waves or simply relaxing on the beautiful beaches. The town also hosts various surf competitions and festivals during this season. Make sure you have somewhere to stay. Check this out for some options.

Staying in your city for December? Check out what's on in your city/town with TicketMaster.

Ke Dezemba!

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