Ever wondered which holiday destination enjoys the most traffic on social media? International travel agent Big 7 Travel researched destination trends on Instagram and has now released a list of the countries of which people share the most pics on Instagram. South Africa boasts in fifth place on the list, with awesome pictures that impressed the judges so much that they decided to also publish a list of the top destinations in country. The agency based its list among others on hash tags shared, readers votes and a panel of experts’ top 50 places everyone has to share on Instagram. We take a look at the 10 destinations in SA you definitely have to put on your list.1 Bloubergstrand View this post on Instagram Ja ich sag’s wie es ist: wir machen Schluss! Schluss mit dem Großstadt halli galli und wilden Leben! Nach 5 Wochen und einen Tag (???) in Kapstadt, geht es morgen erst in den Flieger und dann in ein anderes wildes Leben...so mit Tieren und endlosen Weiten und so! Zum Abschied sind wir nochmal in die Ecke gefahren, in der wir unseren Südafrika Aufenthalt gestartet haben: Zum Blouberg Strand! Für uns definitiv ein Ort mit einem Blick, da sagen wir’s wie der Afrikaner es sagen würde: lekker! . . . #kapstadt #africa #bloubergstrand #einfachwow #travel #globetrotter #wanderlust #südafrika #southafrica #lgbtqtravelers #wildesleben #metropole #abindiewildnes #beachwaves #liebdochwenduwillst #strand #besteaussicht #schlussmitlustig #girlswhokissgirls #reiseliebe #safari #aroundtheworldA post shared by die.Vio. (@die.vi0) on Jan 6, 2019 at 7:58am PSTCapetonians will be delighted that Bloubergstrand came out tops among destinations in SA on Instagram. This picturesque beach is much sought after by surfers.2 Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve View this post on Instagram It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see ?? by @zali_photo #wildestafricaA post shared by Wildest Africa (@wildestafrica) on Jan 22, 2019 at 11:37pm PSTSouth Africa’s Big Five can roam freely here as there are no barriers between this reserve and the bordering Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. 3 Jacaranda trees, Pretoria View this post on Instagram Pretoria! I like your style. #mycity #pretoria #jacarandaseason #jacarandatrees #jacarandacity #pretoriajacarandas #gorgeous #purple #purpletreeA post shared by Hennelie Abouchabki (@hennelie.abouchabki) on Oct 10, 2018 at 7:19am PDTPretoria isn’t called the Jacaranda City for nothing. The city’s iconic Jacaranda trees are responsible for bathing the city in colour. This draws scores of visitors every year between September and November when the trees are in flower. 4. Mandela Capture Site in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal View this post on Instagram Meander through the Midlands... Tourist at home. . . . . . #shotleft #nelsonmandela #mandelacapturesite #art #justgoshoot #snapshot #getlost #spoonielife #IBD #CD #africansun #southafricanart #ostomylife #crohnie #bloggers #bloggersofinstagram #instagood #instafollow #touristlife #travelgram #whatbag #heritage #africanskyA post shared by Laetitia Taché (@laetitia_tache) on Dec 17, 2018 at 3:35pm PSTThe exhibition at the site where former president Nelson Mandela was apprehended by police in August 1952 illustrates how Madiba influenced the identity of our country. The uMngeni Municipality has plans to establish an amphitheatre, museum and art centre at the monument to boost tourism. 5 Orlando Towers, Soweto View this post on Instagram ??????, ???????? ?????????????. #southafrica #soweto #orlandotowers #johannesburg #??????????? #?????? #????????????A post shared by news from hell (@darkzotovland) on Oct 10, 2018 at 9:18am PDTThe Orlando Towers in Soweto is a place the adventure-minded wouldn’t want to miss. Bridge jumping, paintball and sky diving are some of the activities sure to set the adrenaline pumping. 6 Blyde River Canyon View this post on Instagram So grateful for all the beautiful trips I’ve Made and things I’ve seen in 2018! I am so ready for 2019! Coachella for example and all the other great things that are yet to come! Bring it on! ?? #bye2018 #hello2019 #newyearseveA post shared by Michelle Reulink (@blondegirlonthemove) on Dec 31, 2018 at 9:44am PSTThe Blyde River Canyon, now known as the Motlatse River Canyon, situated 160 km from Mbombela, is the world’s third largest canyon and 25 km longIt’s a hot favourite of nature lovers, also as a wedding venue.7 Lion Sands Ivory Lodge View this post on Instagram I’ve never held my breathe like I did when this leopard was 2 feet away from me. This one is a young male leopard and his paws were the size of Big Macs. I took this photo whilst holding my breathe ?? It was absolutely amazing. Thrilling, with a side of holy $hit. So beautiful!!! Next safari starts at 0500. The last 24 hours here have been so enlightening and absolutely beautiful! #southafrica #lionsandsgamereserve #krugernationalpark #nationalpark #africa #safari #gamereserve #gamedrive #lumix #olympus #travel #getolympus #bealphaA post shared by Katie Duke ACNP-BC (@thekatieduke) on Jan 14, 2019 at 9:48am PSTLions Sands Ivory Lodge on the Sabie River is paradise for people who wish to enjoy a close-up experience of wild life.8 Stellenbosch View this post on Instagram I don’t like wine, but I do like the wine estates on a day off ??????A post shared by Lisanne de Witte (@lisannedewitte) on Jan 13, 2019 at 11:02am PSTWhile Stellenbosch in the Western Cape may be one of the oldest towns in the country, it’s better known for its youthful “spirit”, engendered among others by the local university, wine routes, art galleries and sought after restaurants. 9 Lion’s Head, Cape Town View this post on Instagram Some beautiful views up here but nothing like the view right next to me??#tbt #throwbackthursday #capetown #lionshead #travel #travelingA post shared by Brandon Schreuder (@brandzschreuder) on Jan 23, 2019 at 8:08pm PSTThis popular hiking route is known for its distinctive cliff side next to Table Mountain.From here visitors can enjoy striking views of the natural splendour of the Atlantic Ocean on the one side, and the city and Table Mountain on the other side. The hike can be challenging in places, but the breathtaking views from Lion’s Head on a sunny day certainly spurs you on to reach the top. 10 Sani Pass, KwaZulu-Natal View this post on Instagram home ?A post shared by meg mitchell (@hey_im_meg) on Jan 27, 2019 at 2:47am PSTStarting at 1 544 metres above sea level and rising to 2 876 metres, Sani Pass really (literally!) stands head and shoulders above other mountain passes as one of the country’s most iconic landmarks.The pass provides the only direct link between the towns of Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal and Mokhotlong in Lesotho. It draws visitors from around the world but it’s advisable to exercise caution in this area.