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South Africa Tourist Attractions

South Africa Attractions and Destinations / South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. South Africa is a heady mix of third and first world cultures - along with the best and least crowded beaches in the world. Throw in wildlife parks such as the The Kruger National Park, Eight World Heritage Sites, beautiful natural scenery, a great infrastructure and a stable post-apartheid environment and you have a great destination waiting to happen.

Select the province or region you plan to visit below to view South Africa Tourist Attractions and Destinations in that region or select from the detailed lists below:

South Africa Attractions

South Africa Attractions & Destinations

Western Cape / Cape Town

Cape Town's Attractions are plentiful and varied. The Western Cape is one of South Africa's premier tourism destinations and for good reason. The Cape province is renowned for the world-famous landmark Table Mountain, its vast Cape Winelands and the most exquisite coastline ... Western Cape Attractions / Cape Town Attractions

Garden Route

The Garden Route is a coastal corridor on the western coast of South Africa, where ancient forests, rivers, wetlands, dunes, stretches of beach, lakes, mountain scenery and indigenous fynbos all merge to form a landscape of restorative beauty. This is a strip of land like no other in the world in terms of ... garden route attractions

Eastern Cape

The second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces, the diverse Eastern Cape is situated between the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, and bordered by the Orange River and Drakensberg Mountains. The Eastern Cape is an interesting place to visit. Some of the country's most powerful ... eastern cape attractions / port elizabeth

KwaZulu Natal / Durban

KwaZulu Natal is a world in one province: to the North of Durban you will find the best of African game reserves and pristine beaches, to the West lie the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and temperate Midlands while to the South there await superb golf courses, fishing spots ... kwazulu natal attractions / durban attractions

Gauteng / Johannesburg

Although it is the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, Gauteng (the Sotho word for "Place of Gold"), is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of the country and indeed of southern Africa. Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all corners of ... gauteng attractions / johannesburg attractions


Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's top tourist destinations. Know as "Paradise Country", few regions in the world can match the extraordinary beauty of the Lowveld and escarpment. Mpumalanga covers nearly 80 000 km² from rolling highlands to the lofty escarpment and the lush wetlands. The Mpumalanga ... mpumalanga attractions


Limpopo is the northern most province in South Africa, bordering onto Moηambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Limpopo offers a mosaic of superb scenic landscape, a fascinating cultural heritage, an abundance of wildlife species and many nature based tourism opportunities. Limpopo is a land of legends and ... limpopo attractions

North West Province

From untamed bushveld to the sophistication of 5 star luxury resorts, the North West Province provides the complete tourism package. Nature has blessed the North West with breathtaking scenic beauty, rolling fields of maize, golden sunflowers and vast plains of African bushveld. When visiting the ... north west province attractions

Free State

The Free State is a rural province of wide horizons and blue skies, with farmland, mountains, goldfields and widely dispersed towns. This tranquil land of the windmill is famous for its warm South African hospitality and a mix of culture which is clearly evident in street names, public ... free state attractions / bloemfontein

Northern Cape

The Northern Cape boasts a colourful history and a variety of cultural tourist attractions and is particularly well known for its incredible annual floral display that takes place in Namaqualand. An utterly beautiful coastline and a number of unique national parks offer the tourist a very different ... northern cape attractions

South Africa Attractions

Notable South African Attractions

South Africa's World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites recognise and protect areas of outstanding natural, historical and cultural value. Given South Africa's diverse culture and history and her spectacular natural resources and wildlife, it is not surprising that she boasts 8 World Heritage Sites ... south africa world heritage sites

National Botanical Gardens

The Garden Route is a coastal corridor on the western coast of South Africa, where ancient forests, rivers, wetlands, dunes, stretches of beach, lakes, mountain scenery and indigenous fynbos all merge to form a landscape of restorative beauty. This is a strip of land like no other in the world in terms of ... south africa national botanical gardens

South Africa's Game and Nature Reserves

South Africa boasts a huge collection of wildlife regions and game parks - both public and private - encompassing every possible landscape from deserts to forests, mountains to coast, teeming with wildlife species - including Africa’s Big 5; Leopard, Lion, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhinoceros ... south africa game reserves

South Africa Wine Estates

The Cape Winelands are, undoubtedly, one of South Africa’s most treasured attractions. They represent the heart of the wine-making industry in the country, which is recognised all over the world for its top quality wines and its sheer variety. The region is situated to the east of Cape Town ... south africa wine estates

Whale Watching

The annual migration of the Humpback, Brydes and Southern right whale in particular, between June and November, allows us to boast exceptional land-based, and boat-based, whale watching in South Africa. And thus to welcome thousands of visitors to our ... whale watching in south africa

The Penguin Route

The diminutive African Penguin with its peculiar gait, black feet, and obvious cute factor is found mainly on islands off our shoreline. It has also taken up residence amongst us in mainland colonies, like Boulders beach and Stony Point, both of which have become major tourist ... the penguin route south africa

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With over 20 national parks (including 2 of the world's most famous wildlife reserves, the Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) and countless private game reserves, your trip to South Africa would be incomplete without experiencing a South African wildlife safari ...
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