- South Africa has ranked number five on the most beautiful country list
- It beat off some stiff competition such as Ireland and Mexico+
- We are proud to call South Africa our home
South Africa is a country which has rich diversity, both in nature and people. When tourists visit our shores they are often blown away by the tremendous beauty and activities on hand.
Briefly.co.za discovered that Rough Guide has released a list of the most beautiful countries in the world. The list is constantly updated as their readers vote for the countries they find the most beautiful.
The list includes some of the most breathtaking countries in the world from tropical paradises like Vietnam to winter wonderlands like Finland according to thisisinsider.com.
The latest list which was published places South Africa as No. 5, beating other countries such as Ireland, Norway, Switzerland and India.
The number one spot went to Scotland, its neighbours Wales, Ireland and England also made it onto the list.
Here is the list:
Vietnam has some impressive landscapes including the terraced fields of the Sa Pa Mountains.
Croatia's terracotta skylines of cities such as Dubrovnik and Split against the backdrop of the Adriatic sea has earned it the No. 19 spot.
Ireland's green hills and rocky coastlines are the perfect romantic holiday destination.
Glacial peaks and modern cities make Norway a favourite tourist destination.
Peru's diverse landscapes have landed it at No. 16 on the list.
The snow-covered mountains offer a wide variety of winter activities for tourists.
Finland's stunning Nordic landscapes have landed it at No. 14.
The colourful culture, food and lush landscapes make India a must-see holiday destination.
Mexico has history, breathtaking sites, and culture are a definite destination for travellers.
The stunning hot springs alongside the breathtaking glacial Lake Bled and the beautiful city of Ljubljana make Slovenia a beautiful country.
The castles, heritage sites and quaint visits have earned Wales a special place in tourists hearts.
9. The USA
The variety of landscapes on off In the US is amazing which lands it at No. 9.
The volcanic mountains and black sand beaches offer a unique holiday destination.
The historic sites and stunning coastal cities have allowed England to reach No. 7.
Indonesia ranks in at No 6, with the myriad of islands to visit and beautiful mountains it's not hard to see why.
5. South Africa
South Africa is a truly unique destination with diverse wildlife and activities on hand.
The culture, food and history, as well as natural beauty, land Italy at No. 4.
3. New Zealand
The rolling hills, majestic mountains and amazing diversity makes New Zealand a favourite.
Canada's vast wild frontier and beautiful attractions land it at No. 2.
At the top spot, Scotland has breathtaking mountains and ragged hills. It was voted the best holiday destination by Rough Guide.
Despite all of these wonderful places, there really is no place like home and we are proudly South African.
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