Travel Destinations For This Summer
Now that winter in the Southern Hemisphere is winding down, those among us who prefer the sunlight will be looking to quickly get away from our lives that have been cooped up in front of heaters for the last few months. While South Africa doesn’t usually get as cold as much of the rest of the world, some of the more popular destinations, especially those that fill up during the summer months, will now slowly start to see people flocking in again. This is also the perfect time to get in your last trip abroad before every Northern Hemisphere country starts to slide into their well known winter chill.
Locally, Cape Town is one of the most obvious choices for a summer vacation destination. Even though it can get a little windy at times, the pristine beaches and world class nightlife will make it well worth your time if you decide to make the trip. Durban is also a great choice for anyone looking to get a bit of surfing in (since the Cape beaches tend to be a lot colder than those in the Indian Ocean), and the year round tropical weather in Durban means that you will be quite unlikely to face much cold weather even if you go a little before summer officially starts.
A little further north, the Kruger National Park is a great destination for anyone looking to experience some wildlife, whether you’re a tourist or not, its ax experience not to be missed. Sun City is also one of the most popular destinations for summertime parties and relaxation, and being just a couple of hours away from Johannesburg, you can easily get there in good time and spend your weekend partying on the artificial beach.
Now that the FIFA World Cup has left Brazil, and summer is officially coming back to the country (though it is difficult to see how it ever left), a trip to Brazil, which is widely recognized as one of the best summer party destinations, may be a great choice, because you will be able to relax and experience the country as it truly is now that all the football fanatics have packed up and gone back home.
For anyone feeling a little more adventurous, a trip to the Far East countries like Taiwan, Thailand and Japan may be exactly what you need. However, you will want to make sure to plan your trip early, because if you find yourself there at the wrong time of the year, you may face some gigantic typhoons, and in Japan, snowy weather to rival even the very heart of the Russian empire.