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9 Beautiful Places to Visit in South Africa

We all know that South Africa has all of the features and beauties that attracts tourist from around the world, South Africa is a diverse country where travelers(tourists) always long for in a vacation destination: It has the complete combination of a tourist attraction which are;

  • Fine weather,
  • Gorgeous scenery,
  • Great beaches,
  • Modern accommodations,
  • Superb cuisine.

When you decide to visit this country, you will discover that it offers an exotic array of once-in-a-lifetime adventures, which includes off-roading on a safari to diving with great white sharks!. It is quite difficult to see another holiday destination which offers you, these much variety.

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Here’s a Complete View of the Best places to visit in South Africa

Johannesburg

Who have not heard of this most amazing city before, Johannesburg, or Jo’burg, is the busiest and economic heart of Africa and the most common entry point into Southern Africa continent.

This city has more than three (3) million people, and it is also the second largest city on the Africa continent. Historically,  Johannesburg is known as the heard of where money is made and fortunes discovered in South Africa. It has been stereotyped as a cruel, concrete jungle, which is filled and hunted by crime, but residents of this city is totally defending it fiercely, calling Johannesburg a city of opportunity and raw energy. A visits to the infamous Soweto township is getting increasingly popular among tourists.

9. Cape Winelands

This particular quiet city in South Africa, Cape Winelands is a city which has the most South Africa’s vineyards. This city is situated in the lush Boland Basin around 80 km (50 miles) to the northeast of Cape Town, capital of S.A.

The river valleys that flow into the basin are ideal for growing a number of varietals, which makes Cape Winelands an idea place for varietals such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. The Cape Winelands region is also home to five-star restaurants, exclusive boutiques and charming hotels that will make sure you smile.

8. Addo Elephant National Park

I don’t know about you, but am a huge fans of animal resort. The Addo elephant national park is located in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.

The Addo Elephant National Park is one of the country’s larger parks. The most famous thing this Park is known for, is it’s elephant population that has a special, brownish skin color due to the red soil.

Amongst the elephants in the Addo park, you will also discover other animals such as the ostriches, antelopes and warthogs. As part of the park’s expansion, a group of lions and a group of spotted hyenas have been introduced to the park in 2004, and their population keeps growing.

7. Hermanus

The Hermanus, which is situated on the southern coast of Africa near the Garden Route, is famous for its shore-based whale-watching sights.

The sheltered, shallow waters is a huge attraction to almost all southern whales, which are migrating to the region each year to mate,breed and increase their population.

A 10 km (6 mile) long cliff-side walk, which is built-in telescopes and benches do offers visitors plenty of opportunities were they can easily view these social animals as they raise their flukes in the sea breezes. Whale-watching boat tours are available as well, for me, i think it’s too dangerous. But nevertheless, I will take a boat tour once I get to this place, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.

6. Durban

Taking 6th position of places to visit in South Africa, is the Durban.

Durban is South Africa’s second-largest city and is located on South Africa’s eastern coast. Durban’s has a subtropical climate, lots of beautiful and scenic beaches, with close proximity to Johannesburg.

These features have made this coastal city, quite a very popular vacation destination for South Africans and tourists. The English Colonial architecture that once dominated the city has been enlivened by a mix of Zulu murals, Islamic mosques, Hindu temples and Christian churches.

5. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Taking 5th position of Best places to visit in South Africa is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This beautiful and 100% natural park is located in the Kalahari regions of both Botswana and South Africa, and came into being as the official merger of the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa, it is a combination of two countries, merging into one to form a park!

This park offers a majestic and unending red dunes, where you see a huge number of migrating herds of wildebeest, gemsbok, springbok and eland, and predators like lion, cheetah and leopard, it like going back to nature, and there is a hardly a negative review.

4. Garden Route

4th on this list is the garden route. The Garden Route is a scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. This route extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape.

The name Garden Route, comes from the diverse vegetation which is encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes that are mainly dotted along the coast. This Place also includes some of the best places to visit in South Africa including Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley.

2. Drakensberg

 

You must have heard of this place before right? Few tourists who have visit this area list it among the best places on earth. The Drakensberg is a mountainous region, which forms the boundary between South Africa and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, which is also an Africa country, and offers some of the country’s most awe-inspiring landscapes.
The name ‘Drakensberg’ is derived from the Dutch word, which means “mountains of the dragon”, while the Zulu named it Quathlamba, meaning ‘Battlement of Spears’.

The Zulu word for this region is a more accurate description of the sheer escarpment, although the Dutch name for it captures something of the Drakensberg’s otherworldly atmosphere.

1. Kruger National Park

 

The Kruger National Park covers a very wide place which comprises of bush and Savannah in the northern region of South Africa. Kruger National Park is a border between South Africa and the countries of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It is well known and popular among tourist and South Africa citizens for its dense animal population and the variety of its flora and fauna,. This park is called the South Africa’s Jewel. Numerous well-kept tarred and gravel roads have made the park a favorite choice for self-driving & self-catering expeditions among tourists who wants a place to feel closer with nature.

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