Travel to South Africa: Tourist attractions in South Africa

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South Africa is a beautiful country located in the southern part of the African continent. This multi-ethnic nation comprises nine provinces. This wonderful country has a coast line of around 2,500 km and it offers many beaches to the tourists.

South African climate is temperate. This megadiverse nation houses many species of flora and fauna. South Africa is animal lover’s paradise.

Here is a brief overview of some South African tourist attractions.

Johannesburg attractions

Even though Johannesburg is not the capital of South Africa, it is the country’s largest city. Museum Africa, Apartheid Museum, Carlton Center Panorama, Gold Reef City, Herman Eckstein Park, Market Theater and Rissick Street are some tourist attractions in Johannesburg.

Cape Town and Cape Peninsula area

This area is well-known for its stunning beaches and scenic beauty. It also offers world-class shopping experience and nightlife to the tourists. Whale watchers will have enough opportunities here.


This sub-tropical city is a blend of Africa, India and the colonial past. It is a famous beach holiday destination. This surf-friendly city attracts surf lovers from all parts of the world. The BAT Center is another major attraction of this city

Kruger National Park

This amazing national park covers nearly two million hectares and features 16 ecosystems. 4X4 game drive and walking safari are its major attractions. This park has more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve.

The big five: buffalo, rhino, elephant, leopard and lion can be found in abundance here. You can also see other animals like springbok, zebra, warthog, wild dogs, porcupine, hyena and hippopotamus.

Robben Island

This island served as a place of banishment for around three centuries. Its world famous prisoner, Nelson Mandela, has turned this island into a symbol of triumph of the human spirit over unfair brutality. The Robben Island Museum is a World Heritage Site and attracts tourists from all over the world.

Wild Coast

The rugged and untamed Wild Coast attracts many tourists. Horseback rides, hiking trials, deserted beaches, golf, hole-in-the-wall, Xhosa heritage, gambling and mystical history woo tourists to this area.

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

This beautiful canyon is made mostly of red sandstone and is famous for God’s Window, a popular vantage point along the Drakensberg escarpment. It houses many varieties of flora and fauna.

South Africa offers something of the other for everyone. Your trip to this exciting country is sure to be etched in the memory for a long time.

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