Wednesday, June 4, 2014

If you are planning Holidays in South Africa, below are the Top Ten Tourist attractions in South Africa, you must visit.

1. Cape Town South Africa - If you have been to South Africa and not been to Cape Town its useless. The natural beauty of Cape Town makes it one of the most attractive cities in the world. Cape Town boasts beautiful beaches as well as the impressive Table Mountain right in the heart of the city. The restaurants are world class, and so are the wines. Cape Town is also one of the most culturally diverse cities in Africa and has reputation for social tolerance. Read More on Places to Visit in Cape Town

2. The Winelands - The Winelands are situated east of Cape Town among beautiful mountains creating some stunning vistas. The region is steeped in culture and history with some excellent examples of typical Dutch architecture dating back to the 17th century. The Winelands encompass several regions each with their own wine tasting tours. The most popular towns include Stellenbosch (which is closest to Cape Town), Franschhoek, Wellington, and Paarl. 
It's worth renting a car in Cape Town and spending at least a day or two in any of these towns. There are numerous hotels, estates and bed and breakfasts available and the region is known for its excellent restaurants, not to mention the wine of course....

3. Knysna is a town in the heart of South Africa's beautiful Garden Route. Knysna lies nestled in between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean. Knysna has twice been voted South Africa's favorite town, and with good reason; it's a friendly and welcoming with lots of attractions and activities. There's a large lagoon that's perfect for water sports and surrounding forests that are great for walking.
Because Knysna is such a popular destination for South Africans, avoid it during the summer school holidays in mid-December to early January when it gets very crowded and prices double.

4. Kruger National Park is Africa's oldest established wildlife park (1898) and offers one of the best safari experiences in Africa. If you are planning a trip to South Africa and not visiting Kruger, then it might be biggest nistake of your life. Kruger is a lifetime Safari experience and everyone should experience it. 
It's situated north of Johannesburg and takes about 5 hours to get to by car. It boasts the highest variety of wildlife in Africa which includes the "Big Five", lions, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, elephant and cheetah and much more. 

Kruger is also one of the best maintained parks in Africa. The roads are all good quality and there's no need to rent a 4x4 vehicle. There's wheelchair accessibility at most lodges and specialized safari vehicles for those with mobility impairments.

Kruger Park Accommodations: Kruger Park has a range of accommodation options in the main restcamps with chalets, cottages, bungalows tents, caravan and camp sites or bushveld camps. These accommodation options vary in price and style; from rustic to luxurious. On the park's western borders you'll find a host of excellent private game reserves which you can also book, if you have no luck finding accommodation at Kruger itself.For more details on Kruger Park visit Official Site of Kruger Park.

5. Durban is situated in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, on the east coast of the South Africa. The city is set on Natal Bay and benefits from year-round warm waters making it one of South Africa's top vacation spots. Durban is also one of Africa's busiest and most important ports. Read More on Must See Places in Durban

6. Johannesburg - Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, by population. It is also nicknamed City of Gold, after Gold is discovered in 1880s. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. The city is the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline. Read More on Places to Visit in Johannesburg

8. A Soweto township tour - South of Johannesburg is Soweto, a city developed as a township for black people under the apartheid system. Most of the struggle against apartheid was fought in and from Soweto. Soweto is inhabited by over two million people, with homes ranging from extravagant mansions to makeshift shacks. Soweto is a city of enterprise and cultural interaction. It is a popular tourist destination with sites such as Kliptown (where the Freedom Charter was drawn up), the home of former President Nelson Mandela, the Hector Petersen Memorial site, restaurants and shopping malls.

9. The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve - The third largest canyon in the world and impressive lush scenery, Blyde River Canyon Reserve offers visitors a remarkable experience. This Mpumalanga Nature Reserve, South Africa is near Kruger National Park and covers 29 000 hectares stretching from the misty highlands down to the hotter and drier lowveld at the Blyde Dam.
Blyde River Canyon Reserve is situated against the Greater Drakensberg escarpment and includes natural wonders such as the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels, Pinnacle Rock and God’s Window. Many visitors to this region enjoy the visual splendour of combining the Panorama Route with exceptional game viewing in the Kruger National Park to create a spectacular itinerary in Mpumalanga. For more details visit Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

10. The Wild Coast - The Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape that extends between the Mtamvuna River in the north and the Great Kei River to the south, is an untamed wilderness. It is an incredible, unassuming combination of breath-taking coastline, precipitous and craggy cliff faces, wild and desolate beaches, secluded bays and green rolling hills that rush headlong into deeply etched river valleys.For more details visit The Wild Coast


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