Here we have the list of attractions in South Africa. There are many famous and unique places to visit. Everyone will find the interesting entertainments, beautiful views and create beautiful memories. Get ready for an unforgettable trip!.
Best South Africa tourist attractions
South Africa is known as that area that have a lot of attractions to offer. This area is recognized as the adventure capital of the world. The environs and cities in South Africa have more than 130 notable places to go for unforgettable experiences. There are beautiful coastline, mountains, forests and deserts, South Africa cities provide plenty of opportunities for shopping, and unique local dining. So, let's start our journey through South Africa tourist attractions.
Our trip begins from Cape Town and its environs.
- Cape Point Nature Reserve
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The beautiful place at the tip of the Cape Peninsula. There you can see unique flora and fauna, and the rock looks like the end of the Earth.
- Boulders Beach
This one is situated near Simon’s Town in False Bay. This beach is known for the resident penguin colony, there live around 3000 African penguins. You can also see dolphins and whales swim offshore, unique birds and small mammals.
- V&A Waterfront
Great place to spend time with family, there are shopping outlets, fine dining and a huge number of live entertainments, including creative workshops, puppet shows and concerts.
- Table Mountain
World’s most recognizable natural icon, it stands at 3560ft high. Spectacular views, magnificent panorama from the top, and good restaurants - these are the reasons to visit the mountain.
- Robben Island
This is the place to feel the spirit of former penal colony. Today this place has a status of UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds symbolic status.
- Franschhoek Motor Museum
This is a great place to visit if you are lover of modern and vintage cars. One can see fantastic collection of vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles.
- Khwa ttu
This is culture and educational center that provides the knowledge about first indigenous people of Southern Africa.
- Newlands Brewery
Here you can find out everything about the brewing process and taste different types of beer.
- Groot Constantia
The place that is known for its high-quality Merlot, Shiraz, and Grand Constance, Constantia dessert wine. The farmland has 300 years of history.
- World of Birds
The largest bird park in Africa that is situated in Hout Bay, that is a house for around different 3000 birds. Don't miss a chance to see this beauty.
The places to visit near Garden Route
- Cango Caves
These caves situated in the Swartberg Mountains. The age of this complex is 20 million years, stalagmite formations inside the caves look amazing.
- The Big Tree at Tsitsikamma
This is tree is 800 years of age, it is 36.6 meters high.
- Bloukrans Bungee
This is the highest bridge in Africa. It stands over 708 feet above the gorge.
- Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn
This is the capital of the ostrich industry in the region. A lot of tourists visit this farm everyday.
Places to go near Port Elizabeth
- Addo Elephant National Park
Here you can meet around 550 elephants, various lions, leopards, buffaloes, black rhinos hyenas, zebras and antelopes.
This is one of the largest pineapple growing areas in South Africa. Visitors meet there 16.7-meter giant pineapple with fiberglass skin, this is kind of museum of pineapple industry.
- Jeffrey’s Bay
Worldvide famouse surfing spot.
Tourist Attractions near Kimberley
- The Big Hole
The biggest in the world hand-dug excavation site, it has 800 meters of depths. It was a place of diamonds mining.
- Augrabies Falls
The thunderous flow of Augrabies Falls goes down to the Orange River, there are 55 000 hectares for hiking and other active entertainments.
- Namaqualand Flower Route
The place is situated five hours north of Cape Town, here one can see a burst of colors every spring. 4000 species of flowers bloom and create a sea of color.
Places to go near Johannesburg
- The Apartheid Museum
The Museum shows the life in the times of South Africa’s Apartheid regime.
- Gold Reef City
Huge amusement park, that is situated near old Johannesburg gold mine. Mining style attractions will give you unforgettable emotions.
- Newtown Cultural Precinct
It is situated in Mary Fitzgerald Square of Johannesburg. Here you can listen to live jazz, go shopping, watch a play in the Market Square Theatre, or visit art galleries.
- Satyagraha House
This house was the home of Mahatma Gandhi time between 1908 and 1909.
- Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
Here you can take a guided walking tour through the natural forest and meet a range of exotic monkeys.
- Lion Park
Here one can see various endangered species, including rare white lions, cheetahs, and wild dogs.
- Nelson Mandela Square
It is situated in the core of most famous economic district in Africa.
The place proposes an attractive option if you’re looking for evening entertainment in Johannesburg.
- SAB World of Beer
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The best place to learn all about bear from early days to our time.
- Voortrekker Monument
It stands in Pretoria, the monument of Voortrekker Pioneers and their journey from the Cape to South Africa.
- The Union Buildings
An iconic South African landmark, landscaped gardens are very popular among tourists.
Places to go near North West Province
This is is one of World Heritage sites in South Africa. A complex with a unique archaeological and historical exhibitions.
- Sterkfontein Caves
This is the place where 3 million-year-old Australopithecus skeleton was found.
- Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway
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See the fabulous view of the Hartbeespoort Dam and take the exhilarating cable car trip from Magaliesberg mountain.
- Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris
Take a balloon safari over Cradle of Mankind, Hartbeespoort Dam, and the Magalies River Valley.
- The Palace of the Lost City
Luxury tribe style place with safaris, golf, water park and first-class restaurants.
- Blyde River Canyon
World’s third largest canyon, it is among the most beautiful places on the continent.
Tourist Attractions near KwaZulu Natal
- Moses Mabhida Stadium
Football arena that hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, all the sports lovers should visit it.
- uShaka Marine World
The park is situated in Durban, Wet’n’Wild Water Park is the best idea to spend time with family.
- Durban Beachfront - The Golden Mile
For decades this area that extends from North Beach to South Beach is one of the most popular places to visit.
- Valley of a Thousand Hills
A beautiful place where you can learn about Zulus and their culture.
- Tala Private Game Reserve
A wildlife sanctuary, a home for hippos, rhinos, giraffes, sable antelopes and more than 380 bird species.
- The Drakensberg
200-kilometer long range of mountains is among the oldest and largest cliffs in the world.
- Sani Pass
This is a unique road that goes through the Drakensberg escarpment. The twisted path goes through rocky cliffs.
- KZN Battlefields
The place for these who love the history, here you can see the battlefields of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- Nelson Mandela Capture Site
It is situated near the Natal Midlands and marked by beautiful sculpture.
- Spirit Of The Emakhosini
A place to visit for these who interested in Zulu life and history.
- Howick Falls
The 95-meters waterfall is situated in Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands. The waterfall is surrounded by lakes, scenic rivers, dams and luscious forest.
- Gateway Theatre of Shopping
This is a place of unique entertainments and mega shopping.
- St Lucia Estuary
This is a home for approximately 1200 Nile crocodiles, 800 hippopotamus, and many other animals.
Here is our list of South Africa places to visit, have a nice and interesting journey.