Top 10 Places to Visit in South Africa

South Africa is a beautiful and exciting country. It’s home to a wonderful mix of beaches, mountains, wildlife.

South Africa has almost 3000km of beautiful coastline for all the sun worshippers out there, plus plenty of golfing, hiking, climbing, in all sorts of different terrains, from forest to desert.

The best places to visit in South Africa include the stunning coastal towns of Hermanus, Cape Town, Knysna and Durban. Enjoy the mountain air in Hogsback and the Drakensberg. Settle back with world class wines from the Cape Winelands and enjoy a safari in the oldest and best Wildlife Park in Southern Africa -- Kruger National Park.
Like any country of South Africa’s size, travelling in South Africa can be tricky. To avoid any potential problems make sure you plan your trip well. It's easy to travel around South Africa with several low-cost airlines operating throughout the country and excellent roads which makes it convenient to rent a car.
And with that, here are Top 10 places to visit in South Africa.

1. Cape Winelands
The Cape Winelands region is the source of many legendary Cape wines, the produce of row upon row of grapevines, many of which were first planted hundreds of years ago.

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2.Garden Route 
The Garden Route includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline, the starting point of which is constantly contested as towns such as Witsand, Stilbaai and Albertinia join the route that winds its way for some 200 km via George, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna on to Plettenberg Bay culminating in the Tstisikamma Forest - a fairyland of giant trees, ferns and bird life.

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 3. Drakensberg 
Come to the Drakensberg – the magical mountain and farmland district in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Incorporating the villages of Underberg, Himeville, Bulwer and surrounding area, the Southern Berg is a paradise for those who love active, outdoor holidays and the beauty of undisturbed nature.
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4. Cape Town 
The Mother City, home to soaring Table Mountain, golden beaches and bountiful vineyards, is an old pro at capturing people’s hearts.
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 5. Kruger National Park 
Kruger Park is South Africa's most exciting African safari destination. Steeped in legend and history, the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular African wildlife.
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6. Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant Park, a sanctuary for a wide range of South Africa's Wildlife, is located in the 120 000 ha of land in the thick bushveld of the Sundays River, in the Eastern Cape. . Come to Addo and see the famous Addo elephants as well as mile after mile of verdant citrus trees, bearing fruit all winter and scenting the air with their blossoms in springtime.

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7. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is situated approximately 250 km from Upington in the far Northern Cape and 904 km from Johannesburg. Known for its exceptional predator sightings the safari park is a popular tourist destination for game-viewing and bird-watching.

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8. Hermanus
Hermanus is rich in breathtaking scenery; with its unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options, it is no wonder that Hermanus is transformed into a bustling hubbub of activity in-season as well as out-of-season. For any intrepid tourist or appreciator of nature's wonders, Hermanus is the ideal location for an unforgettable experience.

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 9. Johannesburg 
Johannesburg in South Africa is the second largest city in Africa, with more than 3 million people calling this bustling metropolis home. The city is flourishing. Its centre is smartening up and new loft apartments and office developments are being constructed at a rapid pace.

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10. Durban 
Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate, situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa.

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  1. Makgabo van Niekerk10 December 2014 at 19:20

    Wow, really proud to say I know my country very well. There are about three places here I have not been to.Not bad at all.


  2. Beautiful....My Africa...sad i haven't been to half of these...But table Mountain Cape Town....Gorgeous

  3. If offered a once in a lifetime experience like this, I'd put my life on hold and soak in the wonder of this planet. They're very fortunate.

  4. Would like to knw abt al da fun things to do in capetown

  5. Cape town is my home town this place is amazing I'm in nz now nz doesn't come close to cape town..the fresh air in cape Town the vibe in the air the activity the place is so lively and full of activity we have the most beautiful golden beaches with silky white sand our views are outstanding and beautiful.. I can't wait to go back!! See you soon cape town can't wait :-)