South Africa is a very beau­ti­ful and excit­ing coun­try. It has stun­ning beach­es, moun­tains, wildlife and 2,500 km of incred­i­ble coast­line. South Africa is known for gold and dia­monds, as well as the sport of rug­by. If you have a chance to vis­it here, here is a list of the best attrac­tions in South Africa

attractions in South Africa

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1 Table Moun­tainwhich lit­er­al­ly trans­lates as a table moun­tain.

This flat topped moun­tain over­look­ing Cape Town is a key attrac­tion for all vis­i­tors to South Africa look­ing to get to the top!!! There is a cable car with which you can make your wish come true. Or go for a walk!

2 Robben Island

attractions in South Africa

Robben Island is locat­ed 7 km off the coast of South Africa, 3.3 km long and 1.9 km wide. Here is the famous prison where Nel­son Man­dela was impris­oned for 18 years (1964–1982). The prison is very attrac­tive to tourists.

3. Garden Route (“road of gardens”)

The Gar­den Route is locat­ed on the south­east coast of South Africa, begin­ning at Mos­sel Bay and end­ing at Storm Riv­er. This place has a very diverse nature — this is the home­land of dol­phins, seals and whales. In addi­tion to marine life, there are almost 300 species of beau­ti­ful col­or­ful birds here. To see every­thing well, you can rent a car.

4. Knysna

Knys­na is a charm­ing city locat­ed in the mid­dle of the Gar­den Route. It’s def­i­nite­ly worth stay­ing here because it’s a great place to have fun, relax. There is also very tasty food. This place attracts many artists because of the great atmos­phere that gives the city a bohemi­an feel.

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5. Stellenbosch

Stel­len­bosch — the sec­ond old­est city in South Africa, was found­ed in 1679. The main attrac­tion of the city is an incred­i­ble wine route that com­bines 44 cel­lars

6. Oudtshoorn

Here you can ride an ostrich. This place is known as the Ostrich Cap­i­tal of South Africa and here you can try ostrich eggs. And those who love meat can try ostrich sausages and steaks, which are served in any restau­rant.

7. Durban

Dur­ban is the third largest city in South Africa and is a very friend­ly city. Dur­ban is known for its “Gold­en Mile” which is a string of beach­es filled with surfers. After relax­ing on the beach, go for a walk around the city, where you can find many hotels, pubs, restau­rants, shops and a very inter­est­ing Aquar­i­um.

8. Kruger National Park

No trip to South Africa would be com­plete with­out a vis­it to the Kruger Nation­al Park. It is Africa’s old­est nation­al park and was found­ed in 1898. The Kruger is locat­ed five hours north of Johan­nes­burg and is home to a huge vari­ety of wildlife, includ­ing the famous “Big Five” (buf­fa­lo, ele­phant, leop­ard, lion and rhi­noc­er­os). Here you can hire a jeep to see the whole park.

9. Soweto

Sowe­to is a huge city. There are a huge num­ber of huts and shacks in which the poor live. Wealth­i­er class­es live in oth­er areas

10. Dragon Mountains (Drakensberg)

The Drag­on Moun­tains stretch for approx­i­mate­ly 600 miles along the entire west­ern bor­der of KwaZu­lu-Natal. This is an incred­i­ble place where you can hike and get a good view of the wildlife. You can also ride a horse or go on a safari. It is also pos­si­ble to go by jeep or bike. It is best to vis­it the Roy­al Nation­al Park, this is one of the most beau­ti­ful parts of the Drak­ens­berg.

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