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South Africa Trips - Tourist Information & Attractions

Usually people visit South Africa for its natural beauty, unique and incredible wildlife, lots of sunshine, and there are very few who leave SA disappointed. With varied terrain supporting a great diversity of fauna and binomo flora, the country offers tourists pretty good range of different experiences, so it is very likely that you will have some great. Whether you and your family would prefer an exciting safari, a picturesque drive trip through the hinterland, a relaxing vacation at some of the best beaches on the planet or the modern attractions of the southern Africa contemporary cities, on this page you will find our recommendations for tourist attractions and activities, places of interest such as World Heritage Sites, rainforests, safaris in the National Parks and Reserves and overall the most exciting trips in South Africa.
Most first time travellers to South Africa are amazed at how sophisticated the tourist infrastructure is here, although it is still a developing country. Unless one is heading into really remote areas, do not worry there could be something that can interrupt your pleasant holiday - this is as likely as when travelling back in your home country. Anything one has forgotten can be purchased here, credit cards are widely accepted form of payment, and in most cases the risk of illnesses is as you would be back home. The plenty tourist services and modern facilities are here to help you make the most of your trip to South Africa. So let’s see what is really worth visiting in the country, of course in addition to the best football on the planet which will be played in South Africa.

The Best Beaches & Resorts of South Africa:

Long Beach (Cape Town);
Clifton (Cape Town);
De Hoop Nature Reserve (Whale Coast, Western Cape);
Noetzie (Garden Route, Western Cape);
Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route, Western Cape);
Port St Johns (Wild Coast, Eastern Cape);
South Beach, Durban (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal);
Rocktail Bay (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal);
Cape Vidal, iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal);
Umhlanga Rocks (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal);
Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape);
Boulders Beach (Western Cape: Cape Peninsula);
Bloubergstrand - Blouberg beach (Western Cape: Cape Peninsula);
Hermanus (Western Cape: Cape Peninsula);
Muizenberg (Western Cape: Cape Peninsula);

The Best Safaris, Ecolodges & Wilderness Resorts in South Africa

Some beautiful places, where on safaris one is able to spot the rich bird life of South Africa, and of course binomo adalah lions, leopards, buffalo, cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants, rhinos, wild dogs, giraffes, and antelopes or even track their traces with your personal Shangaan tracker and ranger. So, who is the king of the jungle??? You are right - that’s YOU!

Morukuru (Madikwe, North-West)
Singita (Sabi Sands Reserve and Kruger National Park)
Londolozi Private Granite Suites (Sabi Sands Reserve, Mpumalanga)
Royal Malewane (Thornybush Reserve, Limpopo Province)
Leadwood Lodge (Tala Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal)
Jao Camp (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
Mombo Camp (Moremi, Okavango, Botswana)
Jack's and San Camps (Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana):

The Best National Parks and Reserves of Wild Life in South Africa

With its unique diversity of flora and fauna, South Africa boasts some of the most interesting and picturesque wildlife reserves, National Parks and protected areas, all of them extremely attractive for safaris and wild life lovers.

De Hoop Nature Reserve (Whale Coast, Western Cape)
Tsitsikamma National Park (Garden Route, Western Cape)
Goegap Nature Reserve (Namaqualand, Northern Cape)
Kgalagadi (Kalahari) Transfrontier Park (Northern Cape)
Madikwe Game Reserve (North-West)
Kruger National Park (Mpumalanga and Limpopo Province)
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal)
The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park (KwaZulu-Natal)
The Victoria Falls National Park (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Moremi Game Reserve (Botswana)
Chobe National Park (Botswana)

Recommended Outdoor Activities in South Africa

Kayaking to Cape Point (Cape Town)
Mountain Biking through the Knysna Forests (Garden Route, Western Cape)
Bungee Jumping Off Bloukrans River Bridge (Garden Route, Western Cape)
Surfing "Bruce's Beauties" (Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape)
Surfing the Mighty Zambezi River (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Riding an Elephant through the African Wilderness (Mpumalanga, Victoria Falls, and Botswana)
Walking with Lions (Victoria Falls)
Tracking on Horseback (Mashatu and Okavango Delta, Botswana)

Recommended Cultural Attractions and Historical Places of Interest in South Africa:

Diagonal Street (Johannesburg, Gauteng)
The Hector Pieterson Memorial (Soweto, Gauteng)
Apartheid Museum (Jhb, Gauteng)
Origins Centre (Johannesburg, Gauteng)
Cradle of Humankind (Gauteng)
Voortrekker Monument (Pretoria, Gauteng)
Robben Island (Cape Town)
Bo-Kaap (Cape Town)
Wuppertal Moravian Mission Station (Cederberg, Western Cape)
Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana (Battlefields, KwaZulu-Natal)
The Vukani Collection (Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal)

Recommended Wildlife and South Africa Animal Encounters:

Staring Down a Roaring binomo web Lion (private game reserves in Mpumalanga, Limpopo Province, the North-West, and Botswana)
Waiting for a Leopard to Finish Its Dinner (private game reserves, the North-West, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal)
Stalking a Rhino on Foot (Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Reserve)
Swimming with Penguins (Boulders Beach, Cape Town)
Baiting Great White Sharks (Hermanus and Mossel Bay, Western Cape)
Watching Rare Turtles Nest (Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal)
Avoiding a Territorial Hippo (Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta)
Spotting Zebra Grazing on the Mountain from the Highway (Cape Town)

Other Recommended Trips and Attractions in South Africa:

Enjoying the Sunset from Table Mountain (Cape Town)
Feeling Humbled at Mandela's Prison Cell (Cape Town)
Getting Caught Up in the Cape Minstrels Carnival (Cape Town)
Watching Whales from White Sand Dunes (Western Cape)
Walking through Carpets of Flowers (Northern Cape)
Visiting the World's Largest Open-Air Gallery (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal)
Jiving with Jo'burg Jollers to the Sounds of Kwaito (Gauteng)
Freezing Your Butt Off on an Early-Morning Game Drive (Limpopo Province, the North-West, Mpumalanga, and Botswana)
Seeing Virgin Maidens Dance the Zulu King's Reed Dance (KwaZulu-Natal)
Soaking Up Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Rafting the Churning Waters of the Zambezi (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Drinking the Waters of the Delta (Okavango Delta, Botswana)