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10 of South Africa’s Most Iconic Places to Visit

Discover the iconic Table mountain

 Table Mountain dominates the city, and a trip to the summit in the revolving cableway offers incredible views of the city below, the Atlantic Ocean and distant mountains. If you’re feeling energetic, there are lots of mountain walks too.

 Victoria & Alfred waterfront

Commonly referred to as ‘The Waterfront’, this is one of Cape Town’s premier attractions with many bars, restaurants and shops all located within a bustling working harbour. Take a look at our preferred accommodation on the stunning V&A Waterfront – One&Only Cape Town resort

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is the Africa of vast open spaces, fiery sunrises and abundant wildlife including the famed ‘Big Five’. Covering an area of 7,580 square miles, this is one of the largest, and oldest, game reserves in Africa which undoubtedly offers the best game-viewing experience in South Africa. On an escorted game drive, experienced rangers and skilled trackers impart their knowledge of the land and the wildlife you’ll encounter. For many, this is the highlight of their South African experience.

Gorgeous beaches

Cape Town has some great beaches, whether it’s Camps Bay for sundowners, Clifton for sunbathing, Fish Hoek for swimming, Boulders Beach for penguins, Long Beach for surfing or Noordhoek for walks – the choice is incredible.

Explore buzzing Cape Town

Being South Africa’s oldest city, Cape Town’s downtown is a mix of cobbled streets, eclectic shops, street cafés, Victorian architecture and street markets all dominated by the peak of Table Mountain. You can easily spend a day wandering this compact and lively city centre.

Visit the Cape Peninsula

 Stretching south from the city centre 47 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and only four to five miles wide, the Peninsula is a scenic wonderland of beaches, mountain peaks, nature reserves, small coastal villages and has to be one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world.

Journey though the Garden Route

Stretching along the coast from Mossel Bay in the west to Storms River in the east, the Garden Route is one of the best-known journeys in the southern hemisphere, and for good reason. You’ll find secluded coves, quaint towns and rivers, lakes and forests. A range of charming accommodation is on offer, all providing a great base to fully explore this captivating region.

Loose yourself in the Cape Winelands

Beautiful vineyards with a mountain backdrop and charming towns such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are all waiting to be discovered just an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Its combination of wonderful scenery and fantastic food and wine, along with high-quality accommodation, makes the Cape Winelands an ideal area for a few nights’ relaxation.

Explore Durban & KwaZulu-Natal

Bordered to the west by the highest mountain range in South Africa and to the east by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, it is easy to see why KwaZuluNatal is one of South Africa’s best loved holiday destinations.

Combine this with a rich and diverse culture plus some of the finest game reserves on the continent for a fantastic holiday experience.

Discover Johannesburg, Limpopo & North West Province

Discover the vibrant city of Johannesburg with its historic roots and diverse culture, with an eclectic array of dining and entertainment options, alongside the must-see sights of this exciting destination. Combine your stay with a visit to the opulent Sun City and a thrilling safari experience at the nearby Pilansberg National Park or Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province.

Delve into the heart of Limpopo,  bordering Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and known as the place of peace and friendliness. This region offers excellent safari options and is famous for its waterfalls, forests and wildlife, in particular, the site of the world’s largest baobab tree, and is rich in culture and heritage.

Fancy that? Call now our friendly South Africa experts on 0800 707 6229 and head on a fascinating South Africa holiday. 

Alternatively, browse our carefully picked selection of South Africa Tours & Holidays here or download our Africa brochure here.

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