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South Africa Popular Destinations



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South Africa offers the visitor a multitude of popular destinations; from Cape Town to the Kruger Park and Garden Route.

South Africa - a world in one country - offers the visitor a multitude of destinations. Cape Town, considered as one of the top 10 destination in the
world, the Kruger Park, the Garden Route and the pleasure resort of Sun City; are a few of the much sought after stops on any itinerary.
For the first-time visitor the following are some of the "must see" destinations:

Most Favourite Destinations
Cape Town
     Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
     Table Mountain Hikes
    Table Mountain National Park
     Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
     Robben Island
* Western Cape Winelands & Routes
* The Garden Route (Eastern & Western Cape)
* Cango Caves (Oudtshoorn (Western Cape)
* Ostrich Farms (Oudtshoorn (Western Cape)
* Pretoria (Gauteng)
* The Kruger Park (Mpumalanga & Limpopo)
* Durban beachfront (KwaZulu-Natal)
* Drakensberg Park (KwaZulu-Natal)
* KwaZulu-Natal Game Parks (KwaZulu-Natal)
* Soweto (Johannesburg - Gauteng)
* Gold Reef City (Johannesburg)
* Sun City Resort (North West)
* Blyde River Canyon (Mpumalanga)
* Pilgrim's Rest (Mpumalanga)
* Shakaland / Zulu Villages (KwaZulu-Natal)
* Private Game Reserves in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

World Heritage Sites
Cradle of Humankind
A complex series ofcaves where Mrs Ples, the skull of a 2 million year old female, was found.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park
A very specialslice of Africa, offering ecotourists some of the most diverse wildlife and outdoorexperiences imaginable.

Robben Island
A mystical place where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life in exile

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
The 243 000ha Park is a world of gigantic peaks, butresses and large open spaces.

Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
South Africa's first kingdom lasting for 400 years before it was abandoned in the 14th century.

Cape Floral Region
The Cape Floral Region takes up only 0.04% of the world's land area, yet contains an astonishing 3% percent of its plant species.

Vredefort Dome
Some 2-billion years ago a meteorite 10 kilometres in diameter hit the earth about 100km southwest of Johannesburg, creating an enormous impact crater.

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape
Covers 160 000 hectares of dramatic mountainous desert in the north-west part of South Africa.

Favourite Nature Reserves
* Tsitsikamma National Park - region of startling beauty along South Africa's southern coastline, with the National Park encompassing its spectacular expanse.
* Cederberg Wilderness Area - Wolfberg Arch, the Cracks, the Maltese Cross and the gnarled gargoyles and stacked blocks of sculpted sandstone
* De Hoop Nature Reserve - with various beautiful mountain bike trails, fynbos and wildlife
* Wilderness National Park - a charming world of lakes, rivers, fens, estuaries and beaches against a backdrop of lush forest and lofty mountains.
* Witsand Nature Reserve - in the Kalahari, a 2500 ha island of dazzling white sand encircled by the sea of conventional Kalahari red sand.
* West Coast National Park  - the focal point of this Park is the Langebaan Lagoon, with miles of pristine golden beaches stretching into the early morning mist and brooding salt marshes.
* Augrabies Falls National Park - situated about 120 km west of Upington on the Orange River.

Popular Self-drive Destinations
Klein Karoo
Travelling through the Klein (Little) Karoo the visitor passes through fruit growing, wine producing and ostrich farming towns

Rainbow Route 
The Rainbow Route in Kwazulu Natal and Mpumalanga traces history and culture and is for those with a deep love and respect for nature.

Mpumalanga Escarpment And Lowveld
Land of the 'Big Five', with the Kruger National Park as the best known, but also hiking, eco-safaris, arts & crafts, ethnic villages and wonders of nature.

Valley of the Olifants
One of the last unspoilt corners of Africa - unhurried, contented and timeless, within the splendour of Africa's wildlife and conservation areas.

Related Links
* Accommodation in South Africa
* Game Reserves & Game Lodges in South Africa
* Southern Africa Safaris & Tours


 
South Africa Popular Destinations

South Africa Popular Destinations

South Africa Popular Destinations

South Africa Popular Destinations

South Africa Popular Destinations

South Africa Popular Destinations