Amazing Places to Visit in South Africa

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So you’re in Africa! Whether for the adventure holiday or just sight seeing, explore South Africa in depth. Make the most of your stay here in Africa’s beautiful cities. Bask in its varied, exotic wildlife and earthy culture and renew yourself in what this enjoyable and warm country has to offer.

Johannesburg

Also called Jo’burg, Jozi, Egoli or the city of gold, Johannesburg is the largest and wealthiest of South Africa’s cities

Once in the city, you definitely should check out the Apartheid museum and the Hector Pieterson museum . When its time for family funyou might consider a trip to the Johannesburg Zoo; one of the largest zoos in south Africa.

If you are an art enthusiast then you should definitely visit the Johannesburg Art Gallery, which feature South African and European landscape and figurative paintings. The market theatre and the Johannesburg Civic Theatre present world class local as well as international theatre.

Cape Town

This city is known around the world for being a popular tourist destination because of its good climate and well developed infrastructure. Table Mountain and Chapman’s peak drive are quite popular amongst tourists.

The beaches are not just popular amongst the tourists ; the residents seem to have an awesome time as well.

Boulders beach is known for its African penguins. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, built on top of part of the docks of the Port of Cape Town, is the city’s most visited tourist attraction. It is also one of the city’s most popular shopping venues.

Durban

This is the third largest city in south Africa and is the busiest port in the continent.  If you feel like relaxing in the midst of your hectic holiday schedule; then do not miss the Durban Botanical Gardens.  Also check out the city hall – an art gallery as well as a public library. The golden mile is a nickname for the beaches along the Indian Ocean, known for its surfing and wide sandy beaches.

Adventure comes with the city – water sports, skydiving, casinos, horseracing or golf, choose your pick!

Pretoria

This city is located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa.  While here, be sure to check out the Wonderboom, which is a thousand year old fig tree.

The city has a host of museums and art galleries. If you are a nature person then you should check out the Austin Roberts bird sanctuary and the wonderboom nature reserve. The city has a host of shopping arcades and malls located at various strategic locations , so no matter where you are , there is always something you can do !

Port Elizabeth

Located at the end of the picturesque Garden Route along the Cape coast, this city is one of South Africa’s major destinations for tourists, many of whom come simply to enjoy the many fine beaches in the city.

This city is also known as the water sports capital of South Africa and boasts an ever-increasing number of water sports events annually. Algoa bay is home to many water sports like scuba diving, fishing charters, surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding to name but a few. You just cannot miss the dolphins and whale watching tours offered from the harbor.

Bloemfontein

Also known as, the city of roses, this city has a host of museums and memorials. While here, you simply cannot afford to miss going to the waterfront, maybe even play a round of golf and visit one of the numerous game reserves.

Rustenburg

As a tourist, you are always looking for something unique and character. This city has a multitude of sites with cultural and historical significance. The area also has archaeological remains from the Iron Age and Stone Age.

This city is located on major highway routes making it a hub for tourist activities. Catch a glimpse of the Voortrekker girl and the Anglican and Dutch reformed churches. The best-known attractions by far are the Kgaswane Game Reserve, the Madikwe Game Reserve are where you can experience true wildlife.

Nelspruit

This city is a major stopover point of tourists traveling to the Kruger National Park and to Mozambique. Unwind at the Emnotweni casino, which is situated on the way to Whiteriver. This city is also famous for its tourist attractions. While you are in this city, you may want to consider visiting the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Polokwane

The city has the bakone Malaya Northern Sotho Open air Museum. The museum is still occupied by members of the tribe. The uniqueness about this open-air museum is that it has archeological sites with remains of iron and copper smelting installation as well as rock paintings from 1000 B.C

The country’s first gold crushing site and its first gold crushing plant are marked by monuments. Do not miss the Bird and Reptile Park, which is home to over 280 species of birds.Moletzie bird sanctuary is home to exotic birds like Cape vulture, the modjardji rainforest and Cheune crocodile farm provides environments to interact with exotic animals and learn about then and have fun.

Now that you have been informed on what you could do in these beautiful cities, there is only excitement to look forward to and experience the true Africa.

South Africa is beautiful place to visit whether you are here for the safari or just on vacation!

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