10 Best Places to Visit in South Africa

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Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon is the largest canyon in South Africa. The river tumbles over the edge of an exposed granite cliff and cuts through graphite-sandstone gorges that extend all the way to the bottom of the Cederberg mountains.

The Cederberg is the southernmost mountain range in South Africa, and offers a truly unique experience for adventure travel enthusiasts. It’s worth getting a little sweaty just to stand in the absolute middle of the canyon.

Cape Winelands

An easy quick stop off the main road with double netting and some rather rocky walking but some lovely wildflowers along the way. The falls drop down into small pools and roaring streams at the bottom but they can be a little tricky to get to and may require a short hike. The waterfalls are named for the large slightly uncovered reef that is beneath the waterfalls. You can see the rock formations from the roadway making this an easy stop and the falls are well worth the small hike to see them.

Vredenberg Wine Caves

The term wine caves refers to limestone caves or galleries formed from limestone in the Karoo. The natural limestone formations at Vredenburg, in the Cape Winelands, are some of the largest in the world. The Karoo is known as the “the Belly of the Beast” for its drought and baking temperatures, which act as a perfect natural wine cellar. These caves, a short drive north of the main town of Stellenbosch, are home to many wine cellared brands such as: Vega, Taittinger, Juffue, Hills, Zwaanshuis, De Trafford and Hartenberg.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo is one of South Africa’s top attractions and is easily one of the most beautifully desolate places in the country. Addo is named for the large spring, the source of the Addo River, from which the river flows.

Dominated by large sand dunes, Addo is a refuge to wildlife, including the endangered African elephant. Also a great spot for bird lovers, with over 200 bird species being found in the park. Addo Elephant National Park is the only place in the world where the Addo Elephant can be encountered.

Hermanus

Durban

Western Cape.

We all love to travel, but not everyone loves traveling. There are always people out there who are stuck at home and can’t get away, but they have no idea how lucky they are!

If you’re one of the ones who just cannot wait to get out of your hometown, then here’s a list of great places to visit in South Africa. If you’re just looking for a place to stay, then check out our hotels and hostels in South Africa!

You’ll love the beaches in South Africa, and our beaches are perfect to cool down and relax. In addition, the windsurfing and kitesurfing in South Africa are awesome. If you’re a fan of the constant movement of the waves, then you’ll love the Water Sports in South Africa. You’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery, both on land and in the water, as well as the breathtaking animals that can be spotted around the beaches of South Africa.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Kodwa, the eastern entrance, is the least explored gateway. This is the exception to the norm in the Kgalagadi that has gained its popularity due to the beauty of the mountains, natural sand plains and the spectacular wildlife that thrives the natural wildlife of this uncharted and unspoiled wilderness. The N?amahadi Dam, which is located at the Khumani Water Scheme, offers thermally heated water and wash facilities. See wildlife such as elephants, impala, several species of antelope and a wide variety of bird life.

More information here.

Garden Route

Drakensberg

Kruger National Park

The Southern African country of South Africa also holds the highest diversity of wildlife in Africa. As such, the Kruger National Park is the only game reserve in the area to be granted World Heritage Status. It is one of the country’s most visited areas where the vegetation mixed with the beauty of the animals living there make you come back for more.

It serves as the breeding ground of most species that are native to the area. You can watch them ranging from rhinos, giraffes, and zebras. The way the park is arranged is in the different portions that focus on animals from different ecosystems and the natural preservation of the area.

The park is still one of the largest reserves worth noting. It covers almost 24,000 square miles of land that would take about three trips from the Sun to the moon.

Here are some of the highlights:

Major attractions like the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, the Ndumo Game Reserve, and the Crocodile River are things that you should check out so that you can get a better understanding of wildlife living indigenous there.

Visit the Olifants River where you can see some of the many birds that flock to the river. You can also spot hippos, crocodiles, and even riverine carver turtles.

Today, the area is home to more than a thousand animal species, including some that are not native to the area.

Cape Town

South Africa.

The mother of all cities. The colors, the culture, the people. Interesting architecture, beautiful beaches, charming towns and absolutely amazing wildlife. A must on every traveler’s list.

Map of South Africa

The map shown below (Map of South Africa) shows South Africa's national borders. South Africa is located at 26°30.0–S 30°00.0–E. This map of South Africa shows its national borders, and covers the area from the east coast to the west coast of South Africa, including the Cape Peninsula, the Orange River and the Orange Free State both on land and on water, and the area beyond Limpopo along the Zimbabwe border.

South Africa – Map of South Africa

Below is a detailed map of South Africa, which shows the country's major cities and towns along with the national borders. South Africa's capital of Pretoria is located at 25°43.0–S 28°46.0–E. The map of South Africa also shows the country's major cities, towns and rivers. These include Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, East London, Pietermaritzburg and Victoria West among others. The Map of South Africa's national borders represent the area from the east coast to the west coast of South Africa, from the Cape Peninsula to the Orange River and from the Orange Free State to the Zimbabwe border.