Pretoria, South Africa    Def not what I picture when I think of Africa even though I know South Africa is much different from most people's perception of Africa.

Pretoria / Tswane, SA: Jacaranda city where the streets are lined with more than 15000 fully grown jacaranda trees that turn the streets of the older parts of the city purple in October.

Strelitzie a Cape Town

My absolute favorite flower! Strelitzia Kirstenbosch botanical gardens Cape Town (ironically this is the flower emblem for L. but it comes from South Africa).

Is traveling to South Africa on your bucket list? You'll want to take a look at these 10 breathtaking photos of the country's most spectacular attractions.

10 Breathtaking Places in South Africa You Have to See to Believe

Is traveling to South Africa on your bucket list? You'll want to take a look at these 10 breathtaking photos of the country's most spectacular attractions.

Kassiesbaai, Arniston, Western Cape, South Africa. BelAfrique your personal travel planner - www.BelAfrique.com

Kassiesbaai, Arniston, Western Cape, South Africa. BelAfrique your personal travel planner - www.BelAfrique.com

Zoar (‘refuge’, ‘haven’) village and mission station 21km E of Ladismith, Western Cape. Founded by South African Missionary Society on Elandsfontein farm (1817), named after Zoar by the Red Sea.  Very old photo taken with very old camera. Please excuse bad quality.

Zoar (‘refuge’, ‘haven’) village and mission station E of Ladismith, Western Cape. Founded by South African Missionary Society on Elandsfontein farm named after Zoar by the Red Sea. Please excuse bad quality.

Vleihuisie (Little house on the swamp) Verlorenvlei Elandsbaai  Weskus South Africa. Photograph by Martie van Niekerk

Near Elandsbaai, West Coast, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Photo by Martie van Niekerk

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