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03 Oct
South Africa

8 Beautiful Places to Visit in South Africa

Having described some of the top ten reasons why you need to visit South Africa, there are thousands attractive sights that will leave your mouth wide open. And because South Africa is a land of total beauty, its attractive appealing sights have been named as the best tourists sites in the Southern Africa countries.

Read: Top 10 reasons to visit South Africa

From beautiful landmarks, forests, museums, rivers, cities, hotel and restaurants you will love this scenic country which flows with tourists anytime of the year.

Below are some of the most thrilling places that you have to visit in this African country:

1) Table Mountain

Table Mountain, South Africa

In Cape Town, the gateway to Africa, sits the Table Mountain – one of the New 7 World of Nature declared in 2011. The table mountain is a prominent landscape in South Africa. It is the only natural site in the world that has a constellation of stars named after it – Mensa meaning “the table.” This mountain is a significant tourist attraction with many visitors using the cable way or hiking to its top. The mountain boasts of numerous rare and endangered species and it forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

2) Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Visit Kruger National Park during the winter months (May to September) and you will have the best glimpse watch of game animals found in South Africa. Being the main visited national park in South Africa, Kruger National Park boasts of impressive number of species including: 147 mammals, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 336 trees, 50 fish, and 34 amphibians’ species.

Man’s interaction with the bush-life environment over many centuries – from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela – is an evident found in this African largest national park. Best time to visit Kruger National Park is during the winter months (May-September) because the vegetation is low and game has come out to water holes and permanent dams to drink and during summer months (October-April) because the bush is lush and beautiful and there’re lots of baby animals and scores of migrant birds.

3) Safari Ostrich Farm

Safari Ostrich Farm, South Africa

In this farm, you will get the opportunity to view thousands of ostriches from incubation stage to full grown adults that visitors can ride.  The farm has an excellent restaurant specializing in South African Cuisine, especially ostrich meat.  It also boasts a curio shop including an excellent range of ostrich products such as leather bags, ornamental ostrich eggs and feather dusters just to mention a few. This is truly the ultimate “ostrich experience you had desired to view!

4) The Oceans Meeting Place

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

Whether its Cape Agulhas or Cape Point where the two mighty oceans Atlantic and Indian meets – that point is the most romantic meeting place and it’s a major tourist destination point; receiving thousands of visitors annually. Though arguably, marine biologists believe Cape Agulhas is the exact diving line of the two oceans current i.e. the Agulhas warm current of Indian Ocean and the cold water Benguela currents of Atlantic Ocean.

5) Sun City

Sun City, South Africa

Renowned internationally as South Africa’s premier holiday resort, Sun City offers a multitude of attractions and activities to keep everyone occupied. It’s a one pace on planet earth that you shouldn’t die before visiting. Besides Sun City being a sportsman’s paradise, this resort which is located about two hours drive from Johannesburg boasts of four hotels each offering a unique holiday experience, from romance to family fun. Visit Sun City today and enjoy watching or playing games like golf, bowls, mini-golf, squash, ten-pin bowling and horse riding. And if you are a physical enthusiast a gym and a sauna awaits for you.

6) Cango Wildlife Ranch

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Tour the Klein Karoon in the Western Cape of South Africa and you will be in a home to many easily accessed attractions. One of these attractions includes the Cango wildlife ranch where you get the opportunity to view some animal species that inhabited the Karoon Region in the early days. It’s also in this ranch where you get a golden chance to have a natural encounter with different types of animals such as cheetahs, leopards, crocodiles, snakes among others.

7) Cango Caves

Cango CavesExperience the beauty of these caves found in the town of Oudtshoorn in the Western province of South Africa. These caves are a cultural and natural landmark in this country and they have frequently been described as the great Nature Wonders of the World. The Cango caves system consists of hidden chambers cut deep into a thick limestone rock layer. Although the extensive system of these chambers and tunnels go on over four kilometers, only a quarter of these is open to visitors; the principal cave being the country’s finest, best known and most visited cave attracting thousands of visitors across the globe.

8) Johannesburg City Tour

Johannesburg City Tour

Johannesburg is South Africa’s economic metropolis, a city of skyscrapers which sprawls wider than London or New York. It is also the second largest city in Africa. Jozi ,as its fondly referred to by many, offers a dazzling array of options to its visitors, whether you are on business, in search of a cultural encounter, an adrenaline rush or simply want to relax for a few days, this city has everything and more of what you’re looking for.

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