20 photos to inspire you to visit South Africa

How adorable is this baby rhino?! Only 3 days old!!! |RHINo - big 5|

How adorable is this baby rhino?! Only 3 days old!!! |RHINo - big 5|

Before arriving in South Africa, I assumed I would be amazed seeing animals in their natural habitat and feel more cultured after I left, just being exposed to another country ….but I never would have known how unbelievably beautiful the country is, the diversity in landscapes,  and the incredible hospitality we were shown, that made me absolutely fall in love with SA and have a burning desire to return back soon!

From sunrises in the lush landscape of the bush, to sunsets overlooking stunning cliff sides, to wineries, wild animals (lions, sharks, elephants, penguins) and everything in between, I was truly in awe of South Africa. Side note - any place where mountains meet the ocean, is a win in my book! Check out my favorite pictures from the trip below, that I hope inspire you to cross this one off your bucket list!

Feel free to tell us which pics are you favorite in the comments below =)

views from the most south western corner of the continent |cape of good hope, cape town|

views from the most south western corner of the continent |cape of good hope, cape town|

they clearly picked up some hairstyle tips from george washington =) =)  |Cape buffalo - big 5|

they clearly picked up some hairstyle tips from george washington =) =)  |Cape buffalo - big 5|

elephant shower |elephant - big 5|

elephant shower |elephant - big 5|

the views throughout this resort were incredible! |grootbos private nature reserve, gansbaai|

the views throughout this resort were incredible! |grootbos private nature reserve, gansbaai|

impala sending distress calls to warn others that a predator was near by .  Such a unique experience |Herd of impala|

impala sending distress calls to warn others that a predator was near by .  Such a unique experience |Herd of impala|

Lunch views |hermanus beach|

Lunch views |hermanus beach|

fun fact: Hippos can run 19mph on land. this was one animal i did not want to mess with |hippo|

fun fact: Hippos can run 19mph on land. this was one animal i did not want to mess with |hippo|

blown away by how gentle and quiet these animals are. so much fun to watch |tower of Giraffes|

blown away by how gentle and quiet these animals are. so much fun to watch |tower of Giraffes|

what a sight to watch a leopard climb |leopard - big 5| 

what a sight to watch a leopard climb |leopard - big 5| 

king of the jungle. got to watch these fierce predators hunt at night. one of those experiences you will never forget! |lion - big 5|

king of the jungle. got to watch these fierce predators hunt at night. one of those experiences you will never forget! |lion - big 5|

just loungin' around |penguin colony, boulders beach|

just loungin' around |penguin colony, boulders beach|

|Sabi sands game reserve| 

|Sabi sands game reserve| 

that coat!! THOSE EYES!! STUNNING. |leopard - big 5|

that coat!! THOSE EYES!! STUNNING. |leopard - big 5|

garden wine tastings |Vergelegen Wine Estate, Cape town|

garden wine tastings |Vergelegen Wine Estate, Cape town|

cape town city views. The white dome in the distance is the cape town stadium, that housed the 2010 world cup |table mountain, cape town|

cape town city views. The white dome in the distance is the cape town stadium, that housed the 2010 world cup |table mountain, cape town|

no trip is complete without vino and vineyard tours |uva mira mountain vineyards, Stellenbosch|

no trip is complete without vino and vineyard tours |uva mira mountain vineyards, Stellenbosch|

don't you want to take him home?  truly could have watched him and his sister play all day. |leopard cub - big 5|

don't you want to take him home?  truly could have watched him and his sister play all day. |leopard cub - big 5|

fun fact: every zebra has a unique stripe pattern, no two are the same |zebra|

fun fact: every zebra has a unique stripe pattern, no two are the same |zebra|

safari sunsets - doesn't get much better than this! |Timbavati game reserve|

safari sunsets - doesn't get much better than this! |Timbavati game reserve|

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