South Africa, as a country is so huge and rich with tourist attractions that choosing where to go is like choosing a country from the world map! The dazzling city of Cape Town, the lush green peaks of Cape Winelands, a magical fantasy land where kids can enjoy called Sun City and the reserves in the wilderness of the Kruger National Park and the rich art and history of the city of Johannesburg, South Africa that way is a diverse country with something for every tourist.
South Africa is the major tourist destination in the whole of Africa, how to reach south Africa is by flights with majority of the airlines flying into this country only although there are airports in other African countries as well. The country as such is rich in history, culture, flora and fauna which makes it perfect for a memorable family vacation. There are many travel agents who provide good South Africa tour packages from India. Check out the various South Africa tour packages that we have to offer.
Here are a few of our favourite attractions across the country with exciting things to do and places to visit in South Africa which can be used as a South Africa travel guide.
Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is south Africa’s most famous and largest wildlife reserve home to a variety of the country’s wildlife. Here you can witness the finest games between animals which is one of the best throughout the country. Kruger also is recognized world-wide by winning International awards for its excellent accommodation options in the park. This national park is easily accessible from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Mozambique. Very few and select tour operators offer this as a part South Africa holiday packages.
Table Mountain National Park
Here, you can hike on the mountain, go mountain biking, paragliding, abseil from the top of the mountain and descent to the bottom and stroll around the gardens and cultivated areas. There is cable car ride that you can take from the bottom to the top of the mountain which takes about five minutes. From the top, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Cape Town. If you can afford to spend the whole day in this place, then do not miss the amazing sunset from the top of the cliff.
Sun City is an altogether different world by itself and is a family friendly resort with activities such as Kamp Kwena, Animal World, Gaming Arcade at Entertainment Centre and Water World. There is also a special baby-sitting service that the resort provides if you are travelling with really small kids. Here you can do activities such as Aviary walks, bumper boats, petting zoo with farm animals, etc. make Sun City is on your list of South Africa vacation packages especially if you are travelling with children.
The Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was used as a prison until the year 1996. It is preserved and maintained as a memorial for people such as Nelson Mandela who spent a lot of years enslaved in the prison. These islands can be reached through a ferry boarding from the Nelson Mandela Gateway and the whole tour of the island including the two-way ferry ride takes about 4 hours. You can also choose to visit the free entry museum at the gateway which exhibits the struggle for equality. Some of the nearby attractions are Blue Peter, Eden on the Bay Mall, Bloubergstrand and Café Blouberg.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
This waterfront is brimming with activities to do. Here, you can go on a historical walking tours and immerse yourself in the bygone era of valiant adventures of the sea farers and sailors. This waterfront is located at the heart Cape Town’s harbor with a rich history that dates back to 1654. On the walking tour, you can cover places of attraction such as clock tower, swing bridge, SAS Somerset, Old power station, Portswood Tunnel, Rocket Shed, Victoria Basin, Robinson Dry Dock and many others.
This museum exhibits the rise and fall of South Africa’s era of oppression and segregation and it is one of the must-see places to visit in south Africa. The museum uses various mediums to showcase the unnerving insights into the construction and execution of the Apartheid system. Here you can also see inspiring stories of battle towards democracy.
Gold Reef City
Gold reef city is an amusement park in the city of Johannesburg and is located on a Gold mine which was shut down in the year 1971. The staff here are dressed up in period costumes from 1880s and the building here also are constructed to give that feel. In this amusement park, there is also a museum which is dedicated to gold- mining and here you can actually watch how real gold is melted and poured into barrels. There are many water rides, roller coasters and the world-famous Gold Reef City Casino.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
These gardens located in the southern suburbs have some unique flora spanning over 53,000 square kilometres making it one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. the year 2013 marked the gardens centenary and to celebrate that a “Tree Canopy Walkway” was constructed which is basically a curvy bridge made of steel and timber that rise through the trees providing a stunning view! There is a Kirstenbosch craft market here where you can buy beautiful souvenirs for your memories.
Cape of Good Hope
The Cape of Good Hope is the southwestern most point of Africa with a beautiful scenery from atop. The walk up the cape is awesome with a magnificent view where you can also do some bird-watching if you are interested in that sort of activities. there are about 250 species of birds that can be spotted through the trail and also a family of ostriches which you can spot along the way. This is a must-see place on all South Africa tour packages.
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