Top Attractions in South Africa

Top Attractions in South Africa

 

South Africa is very special and unique in its own way. It is known for “The World in one country” as there's so much to offer in this country. Enjoy our list of South Africa's great attractions:  

 

Kalk Bay beach huts

Cape Town

This city offers couples, families or solo travellers with a range of options when it comes to South Africa getaways.
A Beautiful city, crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park, with so much to offer.
Here are just a few things to mention if you are looking at escaping the hustle and bustle.

Table Mountain National Park defines the city. The flat-topped mountain is the headline act, but there are many other equally gorgeous natural landscapes within the park’s extensive boundaries. Cultivated areas, such as the historic Company’s Garden, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Green Point Urban Park, also make exploring the city a pleasure.
You can also enjoy the outdoors and become one of the locals by learning to surf; go hiking or mountain biking as just a few of your options.

This is one of the things that made the city a World Design Capital in 2014. From the brightly painted facades of the Bo-Kaap and the bathing chalets of Muizenberg, to the Afro-chic decor of its restaurants and bars and the striking street art and innovation of the East City and Woodstock, this is one great-looking metropolis.

Given South Africa’s troubled history, such harmony has been hard-won and remains fragile, there are many stories that can be told in this diverse city! From the Afrikaner descendants of the original Dutch colonists and the coloured community to the descendants of European Jewish immigrants and more recent Xhosa (isiXhosa) migrants from the Eastern Cape.

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Drakensberg mountains and lake view

Drakensburg

Drakensberg is an ideal place for a South Africa getaway! 
If you are looking for an adventurous, outdoor getaway then The Drakensberg has many options for you, furthermore it is easy to get there and not that far so its perfect for short or long stays.

The Amphitheatre is within the Royal Natal Park. Mont-Aux-Sources, South Africa's highest peak at just over 3 254 metres (11 000 ft), is part of the same complex. In summer it’s verdantly green with spectacular thunderclouds gathering late in the afternoon, while in winter it’s often under snow, and the grasses make the landscape yellow under clear blue skies.

Hike to see the world’s 2nd highest waterfall. The Royal Natal Park to the Tugela Falls, which plunges over 948 metres (3,100 ft) from the Amphitheatre's clifftops. The hike is 3 hours up to the point where you look up at the falls and 2 then hours down, along pathways lined with ferns and wildflowers, passing through patches of yellowwood forest.

Durban ocean and city view

Durban

A perfect spot to go to for a real local, South African getaway! 
There are so many experiences offered in Durban.

You can see the sunrise on the Golden Mile. The spectacular stretch of beach known as The Golden Mile is the ideal spot to catch the sunrise. If you’re not an early riser, the beach provides lots of opportunities to relax and enjoy your time with the locals, soak up some sun, or  even just sit back and enjoy. For a more active day, you have the option to rent a bike and cruise along the waterfront all the way from the Blue Lagoon to Ushaka or sharpen your bargaining skills with the local market vendors.

Experience the World’s Tallest Swing. Embark on an Adventure Walk to the top of Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium and take in the spectacular 360-degree views of the city. This is unforgettable if you get the chance to experience this.

Ride the waves. Durban might be better known for its spectacular surfing but you’ll find lots of perfect spots for kiteboarding too.

Explore the local Markets. There’s nothing like a traditional market to immerse you in the local culture and Durban’s impressive Victoria Street Market will do just that.
Durban is home to the largest Indian population outside of India so don’t be surprised to find colourful barrels of Indian spices and bundles of fragrant incense. The market provides plenty of traditional African wwwucts too. While the lower floor of the market is dedicated to fruits, veggies, fish and meat, the upper floor is a great place to stock up on souvenirs and locally made jewellery and clothing.

Giraffe and zebra at Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

“The Kruger” as South Africans know it, is one of the most world-renowned national parks to spot wildlife. It is the quintessential park to have a wildlife safari in South Africa.

The renowned Kruger National Park is the ultimate safari destination for families or couples seeking a truly remarkable and memorable holiday in South Africa and it is great for a short or long getaway!

Kruger National Park’s wide variety of fascinating wildlife includes both large and small animals, predators and prey. The park is home to the famous Big Five, as well as hyena, wild dog, jackal, a variety of antelope and so much more. All the lodges within the park offer exciting morning and evening game drives, where guests can enjoy close-up views of these amazing African animals and an abundance of birdlife can be seen. Guided bush walks are just another surreal experience this magical African sanctuary has to offer. With a great variety of big game living in the area, Kruger National Park is one of the premier game-viewing destinations in the world.

Garden Route ocean drive

Garden Route

The official Garden Route starts in Mossel Bay in the West and ends at Storms River in the East with Knysna in the middle which is a great place to base yourself on the Garden Route as all the attractions are within very easy reach an accommodation is great here!

The road trip gets its name from the Garden Route National Park that it covers, and the diverse vegetation and wildlife, the numerous estuaries and the abundance of lagoons, lakes, mountains, forests, and beaches along its winding roads.

Namaqualand orange flowers

Namaqualand

Famed for its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, its wild flowers during spring, its wealth of minerals and cultural history, Namaqualand is a popular region for international and local tourists. The Namakwa coastline and the banks of the Orange River are popular for their hiking and 4x4 trails and routes.

Ideally you want to be looking at early to mid August for Namaqualand, early to late August for the Cederberg and late August to early September for the West Coast. The West Coast flowers can continue until mid September in a good year!

Augrabies Falls

Augrabies Falls

The Augrabies Falls National Park covers an area of 820 km² and stretches along the Orange River. The area is very arid. The waterfall is about 60 metres high and is awe-inspiring when the river is in flood. The gorge below the falls averages about 240 m deep and runs for 18 kilometres.

There are so many things to do at the Augrabies such as – climb Moon Rock, see the Gorge from different platforms, spend a night at Gorge Cottage, do some Rock spotting, marvel at the Quiver Tree or even take an adventurous hike.

Wine farm in the winelands

The Winelands

Wine tasting is one of the best ways to spend a day in Cape Town. Combine the delicious wines with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture, and awe-inspiring food, and it’s no surprise that it’s one of Cape Town’s most beloved activities for visitors and locals alike. Some of the famous wine routes that are great to experience are The Constantia Wine Route, Stellenbosch Wine Route, Heidelberg Wine Route, Durbanville Wine Route, Franschhoek Wine Route.

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