South Georgia is one of the most tranquil and spectacularly picturesque wilderness havens in the world. Stretching 170km long and 40 km wide at its broadest; over half the island is permanently glaciated, often referred to as “The Alps in the mid-ocean”.
South Georgia is a completely unspoiled and spectacular environment. With a fascinating history in Antarctic exploration and as a settlement for Antarctic sealers then whalers; the wildlife in South Georgia was no longer under threat by 1965 when the last of the whalers left the island.
Today South Georgia is nothing less than inspiring with its abundance of wildlife. Home to more than 2 million southern fur seals and half the world’s population of southern elephant seals during breeding season; South Georgia has some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on earth.
The Antarctica experience is like no other providing incredible wildlife encounters. Whether it is being witness to the frantic activity of penguin colonies, the gathering herds of seals, the hundreds of albatrosses or the many species of whale; South Georgia is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise.
Imagine lush woodland and glittering lakes, crystalline streams and tumbling falls. Boasting boundless beauty that has aged with profound grace; The Plitvice Lakes National Park areas is a sight to behold when visiting Croatia.
Located between Croatia’s capital city Zagreb and the coastal hub Zadar; the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves as well as boars and rare bird species. Additionally, the National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometres, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometres.
It’s not hard to be captivated by such beauty as you meander the 18km of wooden footbridges and pathways that guide you around the edges of this natural wonderland; journeying you beneath clouds of butterflies, across rumbling waterways. There is an altitude difference with the highest point at 1,280m and the lowest at 380m. With the largest waterfall, Veliki Slap at 70m tall.
Additionally, when visiting this exquisite region, be sure to take a meditative moment; breathe in the spectacular surrounds; feel rejuvenated and leave restored and inspired.