South Africa Tourism is an introduction to this proud Republic in the southern tip of the African Continent. The tourist will find everything, from marvelous cities like Cape Town to Game Parks like beautiful and unique Shamwari Safari that hosted us like royalty.
Wildlife lovers come here from all corners of the globe in search of the "Big Five", Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino, and Elephant. Here they’ll find them and much more.
Kruger National Park
Located in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces, is one of world’s most famous safari parks and one of the oldest too. It lies about 4 hours drive from Johannesburg and here you have a chance to see the “Big Five”.
It is also home to archaeological sites where you may admire the Bushman Rock Paintings.
Table Mountain in Cape Town
Located in the Western Cape is in my opinion one of the world’s most beautiful cities, compared only to San Francisco, CA. It is by population the second largest city in South Africa, situated between the mountains and the Sea.
For a spectacular view go by cable car or climb to the top of famous Table Mountain. Up there visit the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, reminds you of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Visitors come here to shop, dine, and enjoy the many entertainment venues, including Two Ocean's Aquarium.
This is a merger of South Africa's Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and Botswana's Gemsbok National Park.
It is one of Africa’s largest, established in 2000 and the first to be considered a trans frontier park. Among the huge diversity of wildlife, this vast conservation area is home to the famous black-maned Kalahari lion, stately gemsbok with their V-shaped horns, the sprawling nests of sociable weavers, meerkats, and many birds of prey.
Located in Western Cape, this is one of the most picturesque towns in South Africa. It is one of the best-preserved towns from the era of the Dutch East India Company.
Today, this is a university town with a vibrant feel and fantastic scenery. The city is home to some of South Africa's best restaurants as well as many sidewalk cafes.
Located in KwaZulu-Natal, its name means "Dragon Mountains," and is one of the most popular vacation destinations in South Africa, home to the country's highest peaks.
It is home to the World Heritage uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a region of incredible beauty with jagged basalt buttresses and San rock art, and Royal Natal National Park, home to the awe-inspiring Amphitheatre, a magnificent cliff face and source of South Africa's main rivers.
The Garden Route South Africa
Running along the country’s southeast coast is Africa’s most stunning coastal roads. It runs from Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape, to the Storms River, in the Eastern Cape.
Pass through amazing coastal cities, lagoons, lakes coastal cliffs and rolling green hills. It is home to the Garden Route National Park with its gorges, tidal pools, and thick forests.
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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Located in Mpumalanga, it is a natural stop between Jo’burg and Kruger. Here you’ll find Africa’s second largest canyon and a great diversity of wildlife and plants.
Admire the lush vegetation, the waterfalls, fast rivers and rock formations.
Cage Dive with Great White Sharks
Climb into the ocean in an iron caged and come face-to-face with the white sharks. Tis is one of South Africa Tourism top attraction.
It has become so popular, that new tour operators start to offer it every year. The areas to do it are Simon's Town, Seal Island, Dyer Island, Mossel Bay, and Gansbaai.
Robben Island, Western Cape
This is haunting reminder of the horrors of apartheid. Nelson Mandela spent 18 years imprisoned in a tiny cell here along with other political dissidents and social misfits.
What’s interesting about this site is that ex-prisoners are usually the guides, sharing poignant first-hand accounts of the atrocities they endured.
Durban's Golden Mile
Called the Golden Mile, this is an all-time legendary
tourist magnet and the natural starting point for a tour of the city. It feels
like Miami Beach with high-rise hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops and
Visit Mini Town, a tiny replica of Durban with a miniature rail network, airport, and harbor scene.
Johannesburg South Africa
In Jo’burg, also called the “City of Gold” you are in South Africa’s largest city. Even though Johannesburg is well over 120 years old, it is still one of the youngest major cities in the world.
There is only one other city on the continent that is bigger than Joburg, and that is the bustling metropolis of Cairo in Egypt. Johannesburg is the second biggest city on Africa.
Visit Soweto where the freedom movement was born. Include a visit to Mandela’s House. The Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital is the largest acute hospital in the world, with 2 964 beds, is the only public hospital serving the 3.5 million people in Soweto, Johannesburg.
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Pretoria one of the Capitals of South Africa
Nearby in distance but a world away is Pretoria, the country’s administrative capital. It is a city of parks and avenues as well as home to the Voortrekker Monument and Heritage Site and the highly-lauded Freedom Park.
Pretoria, also popularly known as The Jacaranda City due to the thousands of Jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens, is one the best destination among tourists from South Africa and abroad.
Pretoria was officially founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius who was a leader of the Voortrekkers.
South Africa Flag Description
The flag of South Africa was designed in March 1994 and adopted on 27 April 1994 and was chosen to represent the country's new democracy after the end of apartheid.
The flag has horizontal bands of red and blue, of equal width, separated by a central green band which splits into a horizontal "Y" shape, the arms of which end at the corners of the hoist side and follow the flag's diagonals. The "Y" embraces a black isosceles triangle from which the arms are separated by narrow yellow bands; the red and blue bands are separated from the green band and its arms by narrow white stripes.
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stellenboch by helen online
drakensberg by soaring heights
garden route by oli4eben
blyde by claudirene
robben by michael coghlan
durban by jason smith
johannesburg by dylan harbour
pretoria by petus porgieter
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