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Things to see and do in South Africa

Cape Town

Nature. Culture. Cuisine.

From the stunningly high Table Mountain to the sparkling blue surrounding the impressive waterfront, Cape Town is bursting with attractions for nature and culture lovers. Wherever you are in Cape Town, the majestic, iconic shape of Table Mountain provides one of the world’s

most impressive backdrops throughout the city. A trip to this South African city is not complete without a hike, or a more relaxed ride on the funicular, to the top, where the breathtaking views are known as some of the best in Africa. Cape Town’s past is reflected in its architecture. The colonizing Dutch left their mark on the city with their unique “Cape Dutch” style. You will recognize this style in houses with decorative facades. English and Muslim inhabitants also contributed significantly to the architecture afterwards. Their styles can be seen as you walk among the colourful houses and ancient minarets of the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood. Such a mix of nationalities creates a culture-rich atmosphere. Whether you pick up one of the street carts in the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood or feast on freshly caught fish at a fine-dining restaurant on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the food is excellent. Learn about the city’s history at the Jewish Museum, the Slave Lodge and the South African Maritime Museum. Perhaps the most poignant story can be found on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held before apartheid was abolished.However, Cape Town is especially a good destination for those who love the great outdoors. A wild coastline surrounds the city. The sprawling Table Mountain National Park covers 75 per cent of the peninsula, meaning you can often encounter wildlife. Come face-to-face with African penguins at Boulders Beach, or keep your eyes peeled for baboons, antelopes or whales as you take one of the hiking trails at the Cape of Good Hope. You can also see more elegant natural beauty in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Durban

Nature. Beaches. Nightlife.

South Africa’s third-largest city is a cheerful, open city known for its beaches, great surfing and cosmopolitan atmosphere. With warm weather all year round and the Indian Ocean on its doorstep, Durban residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle centred around beautiful beaches.

Durban is a multicultural city with a bustling Indian quarter, cosmopolitan nightlife and an abundance of opportunities for adventure. The city’s most popular waterfront area is The Golden Mile, a six-kilometre stretch of coast completely revamped for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Blend in with the runners, cyclists and walkers on this expansive boardwalk. Go surfing, bodyboarding or kayaking in the ocean or take a ride in one of the colourful Zulu rickshaws. Spend a few hours at uShaka Marine World, an oceanarium and water park on the south side of the Golden Mile. You can also visit the Moses Mabhida Stadium if you’re in the area, a remnant of the 2010 World Cup. Climb the 500 steps of the roof arch for great views of the city, or take the ropeway to the viewing platform. From there, you can also make a bungee jump of 106 meters down. Durban has a rich cultural diversity with African, European and Asian influences. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of Indian independence, once lived here, and the city has one of the largest Indian populations outside of India. Visit the Indian Quarter on the west side of downtown. Browse the markets for saris, spices and fresh produce, and shop for electronics bargains in the old Art Deco shops. Visit the Juma Masjid Mosque, the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. A delicacy not to be missed is the Bunny Chow. This curry bread roll is a favourite snack in Durban. When the sun goes down, it’s time to explore Durban’s nightlife. Mingle with the trendy locals in the bars of Morningside, a cosmopolitan suburb. You can dine at one of the waterfront restaurants at Wilson’s Wharf in the harbour area. Then dance until the sun comes up at the nightclubs along the Golden Mile.

Johannesburg

History. Culture. Cuisine.

Johannesburg surprises even the most experienced travellers. Despite its troubled past, the city has interesting cultural sites, beautiful parts and a diverse population. If you want to see some of the city’s older neighbourhoods, you can visit Parktown and Newtown. You’ll find historic

buildings, a diverse crowd and streets lined with cafes, restaurants and shops. Make your way to the northern suburbs to see where the wealthier people live. You will find chic boutiques, bars and restaurants there. If you’re interested in history, you’ll want to visit some of Johannesburg’s museums. Take a look at the Apartheid Museum and delve into South Africa’s turbulent history. Take a walk up Constitution Hill for more traces of the city’s troubled history in the prison museums. If you are interested in art, visiting the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) is worthwhile. Here you will find a fantastic selection of local and international artists. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you can take a walk through the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. And suppose you’re going to venture further afield. In that case, an exploration of the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is worthwhile, or you can organize a trip to Lion Park to see Africa’s most famous wildlife.

The Kruger National Park

Nature. Wildlife. Culture.

The Kruger National Park is perhaps the most famous game reserve globally. With its unique trees and plants, fertile valleys and subtropical vegetation, it is the ideal habitat for no fewer than 148 mammals and many species of birds. Besides the ‘Big Five’, you have the chance to

encounter giraffes, cheetahs, zebras, warthogs and hyenas, making the Kruger Park an unmissable stop during a tour of South Africa. You can enter the park with a ranger, but most tourists set out on their own with a (rental) car. In that case, stick to the rules. If you encounter a herd of elephants crossing the road, always keep an appropriate distance. You are not allowed to drive faster than 50 kilometres per hour, and getting off is strictly prohibited in most places. The best time to spot animals is early morning and late afternoon because they rarely show themselves during the hottest part of the day. The Kruger Park is the perfect destination to see the Big Five in the wild. Buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions and hippos live in complete freedom on the vast savannas and dense forests. With just under 12,000 elephants, the Kruger Park is even where most African elephants live. The best chance of spotting all five is in the private reserves on the edge of the park. The rangers who accompany you here know the area like the back of their hand and learn how to recognize the tracks of the animals flawlessly. Because you can drive off-road here, you can also get closer to the wild.

Garden Route

Nature. Adventure. Beaches.

The famous Garden Route winds along the coast of South Africa and is one of the country’s highlights. The route, which leads from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth, is stunning, and the different landscapes alternate rapidly. Over a length of approximately 400 kilometres, you pass a

beautiful coastal region with jagged rocks, wide sandy beaches and idyllic villages, and you drive along with green nature reserves and high mountain ranges. But whether you have come for nature, good food or beautiful beaches: there is plenty to do for every traveller along the Garden Route. The Garden Route is a 300-kilometre stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Witsand in the Western Cape to the border of Tsitsikamma Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park is located directly on the Indian Ocean, and the dark waters here pound the rocks with great force. You can make fantastic hikes through the forest and along the swirling sea. The most famous hike is the Otter Trail. This kilometre-long trip is spread over several days, and at night you sleep in simple huts along the waterfront. Fortunately, the park is also definitely worth short visits, and you can get a good idea of ​​the area in one day. The highlight, by the way, is the Storms River Mouth: a large river mouth that you can cross via a 77 meter long, dangerously wobbly rope bridge. But if that’s not exciting enough, you can also travel a little further to the 216-meter high Bloukrans River Bridge. You can make the highest bungee jump in the world from this point. You have to dare.

Sun City

Casinos. Golf. Culture.

Sun City is located a few hours drive from Johannesburg and is also described as the Las Vegas of South Africa. It is one of the rare places where you can gamble  legally, and the small city has now grown into a significant attraction with casinos, restaurants, entertainment venues, and

luxury hotels. It’s something different from a safari, and during a visit to Sun City, you sometimes have the idea that you have ended up in an amusement park. It is one of the few places in South Africa where you can legally gamble, making it one of the most popular destinations in the entire country. Therefore, tourists and locals and residents from neighbouring countries set out in large numbers to the small village because everyone wants to try their luck. You can gamble in one of the casinos in the hotels, which are open 24 hours a day, or you can try the roulette table. No luck? Well, don’t fret; at least the drinks in the casinos are free. Sun City is not only famous for its casinos, but its two golf courses are also highly regarded internationally. You get an 18-hole course in the Lost City Golf Course and the Gary Player Country Club. The Lost City Golf Course is desert-style with nothing left to chance. For example, the pond near Hole 13 is full of Nile crocodiles. The Gary Player Country Club is one of the best golf courses in the entire country and encompasses a vast area with no expense spared. Don’t forget to gamble and golf in Sun City while visiting South Africa.

Pretoria

History. Culture. Nature.

Pretoria is a great city to visit while on vacation. This city can be found in the eastern part of South Africa, in the Gauteng province. Thousands of tourists have declared Pretoria their favourite holiday destination and return regularly. This is not very strange because the city is a

beautiful, colourful, and atmospheric place. Bright is slightly said because it is a rainbow that you see all around you. This applies to exceptional architecture and nature. The city is divided into blocks, so you don’t have a very far view. As a result, you always have new surprises around every corner. Pretoria is also called the City of Jacaranda because thousands of Jacarandas are found here. These are beautiful plants that complete the atmosphere. If you want to get acquainted with the diversity of sights in the city, then Church Street is the place to be. This street is the beating and vibrant heart of the road, and not only that. Church Street is also the longest street in the world. It is therefore not very surprising that most sights can be found here. Visit De Munt and the various old buildings, including some banks and the post office. In addition, the Palace of Justice is located on Church Street, and there are beautiful architectural structures along the street. An absolute highlight among the sights of Church Street is the Anglican Cathedral.

Flights to South Africa: Best ticket deals

The southernmost country in Africa has golden beaches, bustling cities, impressive mountains and nature reserves full of wildlife. With its enchanting mix of diverse cities, breathtaking landscapes and majestic wildlife, South Africa is an attractive holiday destination for adventurers, backpackers, honeymooners and families. Explore resorts and villages of traditional tribes, hike the mountain peaks, admire Africa’s big five and take a guided tour of outstanding vineyards. South Africa is also known as the Rainbow Nation and is characterized by influences from traditional tribes and European and Indian settlers. The country has no fewer than 11 official languages ​​and dozens of dialects.

South Africa offers lots of sunny and exciting destinations. The diverse nature, culture and beach offer make South Africa a popular holiday destination. South Africa is a fun-filled destination with incredible diversity all year round. Don’t miss out on this beautiful country.

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