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South Africa Top Attractions



Things to Do |Adventures | Beaches | Country Places | Cultural Exposure | Exciting Cities | Family Holidays | Historic Places | Heritage Sites | Popular Destinations | Scenic Routes  | Wildlife Viewing | Other Activities


South Africa's top touris attractions include its national parks and reserves, cities like Cape Town, its beaches, the wine routes of the Cape and many others.

Beaches
Enjoy miles of unspoiled, exotic beaches. From the warm East Coast (stretching north of Durban down to East London in the Eastern Cape) to the cold Benguela stream around Cape Town and the West Coast.

Favourites:
The Garden Route with its scenic beaches
The south coast of KwaZulu Natal

National Parks
More than 20 National Parks are spread through the country offering a diversity of attractions - wildlife, mountains, floral scenery and more.

Favourites:
Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park
Kruger Park
Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Karoo National Park
Table Mountain National Park

City Life
From the bustling Johannesburg to the irresistible Cape Town, from the small village of Pilgrims Rest in the mountains of Mpumalanga to the scenic town of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, South African cities and towns offer the visitor a variety to satisfy every need.

Favourites:
Pretoria
Durban
Graaff Reinet

Nature Reserves, Hiking Trail and Botanical Gardens
Capture the essence of nature in any of the multitude of provincial and private nature reserves and botanical gardens. Hiking trails range from less an hour's leisure walks to 5 days hiking in the wild.

Favourites:
Blyde River Canyon - Graskop, Mpumalanga
Royal Natal Park - Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal
Otter Hiking Trail - Storms River, Western Cape
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - Cape Town
Karoo National Botanical Garden - Worcester
Kloofendal Nature Reserve - Johannesburg
Free State National Botanical Garden - Bloemfontein

Wine Routes of the Cape
No trip is complete without a tour of at least one wine route.

Favourites:
Paarl Wine Route

Other Attractions
A range of other attractions like the famous Sun City resort can be found spread through the country.

Favourites:
Sun City Resort - world-renowned Kingdom of Pleasure, with attractions, activities and game reserve
The Cape Whale Route - from Yzerfontein on the West Coast to Hermanus
Usaka Marine World in Durban - providing a glimpse into a world beyond imagination
St Lucia Crocodile Center - offers an informative outing to one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating animals
Butterfly World near Paarl - largest butterfly park in South Africa
Hoedspruit Research & Breeding Center for Endangered Species
Cango Caves - close to Oudtshoorn is one of the world's great natural wonders.