Top Tourist Attractions in South Africa

South Africa landscapeSouth Africa is a country of diversity and beauty, about the size of Spain and France combined, or about twice the U.S. state of Texas. Its varied culture, the wildlife present, the fantastic scenery and remarkable beaches make South Africa a heavenly location for tourists from around the world. They will soon discover that the country’s rich history and inhabitants perfectly complement the top South Africa attractions in making an unforgettable experience.

Sun City Resort

Known throughout the area as Kingdom of pleasure in Africa, Sun City Resort is a resort and a luxury casino, located at a two-hour driving distance from Johannesburg. Here there are four hotels, two golf courses, two casinos, a place full of cultural atmosphere and more than 7,000 crocodiles. The nearby Pilanesberg Reserve is the most popular reserve in South Africa.

Hluhluwe – Imfolozi Reserve

The only park in KwaZulu Natal where you can see the “Big Five” – lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos and rhinos – Hluhluwe – Imfolozi Reserve offers its visitors unique opportunities to enjoy wildlife in these parts. Here you can see the flora and fauna in the guided tours, but also on your own, or you can opt for a unique experience on a boat ride, along the Hluhluwe dam

Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon is the second largest canyon in Africa, after the Fish River Canyon, but it is greener, with lush subtropical vegetation. The trails in the area offer fantastic views of the slopes, waterfalls and ancient geological phenomena. Visitors have the chance to meet with the five most important species in South Africa, as well as hippos and crocodiles in the swampy lands near Swadini.

Cape Vineyards

The fertile valleys of the Cape are surrounded by majestic mountains, quite towns, wonderful monuments, orchards full of fruit and boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in South Africa. Tourists can follow Cape Wine roads to get acquainted with the most prominent manufacturers in the country, whose drinks are famous worldwide for their taste and elegance.

South Africa giraffe


Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Among the top South Africa attractions, we must find room for the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. As one of the largest and most visited tourist attractions in the country, Victoria and Alfred waterfront evokes images of the ancient harbor. Situated in a Mecca of fun, full of restaurants, specialty shops, pubs and theaters, there is something here for everyone. Besides all this, here you can find the Clock Tower, Chavonnes Fortress, South African Maritime Museum and Seal Island, where fur seals live.


The Gardens’ Road is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa that stretches from Mossel Bay to St. Francis, along the Indian Ocean but also including parts of the land. A true treasure of shady forests, mountains, rivers, placid lakes and golden sandy beaches adorn this wide region from South Africa. The most popular destination, Knysna, lies between lush forests and the shores of an isolated lagoon. The opportunities to practice outdoor activities are endless and so are the alleys with restaurants and shops. Visiting the two “sides” – the two rocks that stand guard to the lagoon – is mandatory, and each offers spectacular views of the other colored rocks around the lagoon and also whales can be seen regularly

Durban beach

Often compared to Miami Beach, Durban offers a vibrant atmosphere full of energy. With a mild climate all year round and fun that never ends, the beaches here are clean and safe. Also known as the “Golden Mile”, the wide areas of sand are on the north and south coast of Durban city.

Drakensberg Amphitheatre

Drakensberg is the highest mountain range in South Africa, reaching a height of 3482 meters. Its name derives from Dutch and it means “Mount Dragon”. The amphitheater is a geographical formation in the north of the mountains and is often regarded as the most impressive rocky façade in the world.

Table Mountain

Located in a national park, climbing the Table mountain peak is an immersive experience, making it possible to admire the city Cape Town, the Robben Island in the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. With a height of 1086 meters, the tip can be reached by cable car whose floor is rotating, so that it provides a 360-degree panorama during the ascent to the top.

When it comes to South Africa attractions, this region has a lot to offer and it’s plain to see that as tourist you will not get bored if you decide to consider South Africa as a destination for your next vacation. Make sure you tell us how it was.

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