WATCH: 25 Best Instagrammable Locations in South Africa

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South Africa’s 25 most instagrammable locations are where every enthusiastic instagrammer should visit when travelling South Africa. Here are the 25 exquisite South African wonders worth checking out. Whip out your camera, pack some comfy shoes, and get ready for an eyeful of awesome.


While some of the locations are listed below, watch the video to see the full list.

1. Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon offers unparalleled panoramic views. The Canyon is now officially known as the Motlatse Canyon and these exquisite views are of the third largest canyon in the world. Whether you are looking for amazing adventure experiences you can contact Blyde River Canyon Adventure Centre which offers you chances to get your heart racing. Choose from quad biking, white river rafting, geckoing and much more. Go forth and capture this natural wonder.

2. Bourke’s Luck Potholes

One of the most unique experiences in South Africa are the potholes at Bourke’s Luck. This exquisite location is a geological marvel cause by the water movement over hundreds of thousands of years as the meeting of the Blyde River and the Treur River. Thousands of years of water erosion caused these unique cylindrical rock formations to be carved into the rocks. A series of overhanging pedestrian bridges and surrounding hiker’s paths interweave their way around this collection of dark pools that spot the riverbed of this once rapid running water source. The on-site Visitors Centre hosts a model of the Blyde River Canyon as well as cultural, historical, fauna and flora displays.

3. God’s Window

Get out and soak up the spectacular panoramic Lowveld landscape from God’s Window in the lush Blyde River Canyon. The largest vegetated canyon in the world, Blyde is third in size only to the Grand Canyon and the Fish River Canyon. Choose a clear day and you can see all the way to the Kruger National Park and Mozambique. Glance towards the east and you’ll see the Three Sisters, also known as the Three Rondawels. Just two kilometres north is Wonder View, the highest viewpoint in the region.

4. Augrabies Falls

The indigenous people called it “Aukoerebis”, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterised by the 18km abyss of the Orange River Gorge. Here, the Orange River Gorge makes magical music as the powerful yet calming water drops into a natural chasm. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, the Augrabies Falls are a 145m waterfall and is a magnificent sight to behold. The Augrabies Falls waterfall and the adjoining ravine are considered one of the most spectacular sights in South Africa and is a highly instagrammable destination.

5. Robben Island

Perhaps the most iconic South African landmark, this sea fortress was home to Tata Madiba and other Apartheid stalwarts for almost 30 years. Hop aboard a ferry from the V&A Waterfront and go on a guided tour of this prison turned museum. A paradox of beautiful scenery and ugly history, Robben Island provides invaluable insights into Apartheid struggles, and the landscape is definitely worth a picture or ten. Snap shots of the infamous limestone quarry, the actual jail cells, as well as the beautiful surrounds.

South Africa has no shortage of photo-worthy locations to explore, and with all these natural wonders to behold, we’re sure your insta-feed will be well and truly transformed while you have the time of your life!

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