South Africa TravelSouth Africa Tourist Attractions
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.
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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...
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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 and temperate Natal Midlands
while to the South there await superb golf...
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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...
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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...
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Limpopo is the northern most province in South Africa, bordering onto Moçambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Limpopo
offers a mosaic of superb scenic landscape, a fascinating cultural heritage, an abundance of wildlife species and many nature...
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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...
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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...
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The 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...
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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 eight...
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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...
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South Africa Wine Estates
The Cape Winelands are one of our most treasured attractions. They represent the heart of the wine-making industry 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
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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...
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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...
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