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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Seven Beautiful Tourist Attractions in South Africa

Have you ever been travelling to Africa? There are many attractive countries in Africa. One of them is South Africa. Talking about South Africa, the topics discussed will not be far from the charm of its nature reserves. But more than that, South Africa has many exciting things to explore, such as its delicious culinary specialties, a variety of unique festivals regularly held every year, natural attractions and modern cities with impressive buildings.

We all know that South Africa has lot of attractions. You may need weeks to visit all of them. You may be confused which town or places you want to visit. Don’t worry, we have good recommendations for you. If you wish to  explore the South Africa, you have to visit these top seven places. However, these are not written in the order of importance.

1.      1.       Cape Town   

Cape Town
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Cape Town is the capital of South Africa and is the most beautiful city on the African continent. It is located in the province of the Western Cape. This city is also quite well known as Kaapstad because the town was first founded by a Dutchman named Kaapstad in 1652. This city has a vital role in the history of South Africa.

You can visit one of the most historical icons in the country named Robben Island. Besides having interesting historical tours. Cape Town also offers stunning mountain and beach views. Tourists can do many exciting activities while visiting Cape Town, one of which is taking the cable car to Table Mountain. At the top, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city. You can also visit some of Cape Town's famous beaches, such as Boulders Beach, Hermanus, and Camps Bay, to enjoy both beach and mountain views.

Not only is Cape Town's beauty, but this city is also equipped with a variety of sophisticated public facilities. So you don't have to worry if you want to be a solo traveler there.

1.      2.  Apartheid Museum

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After Cape town, the capital of South Africa, now we turn to the Johannesburg area. Johannesburg also has exciting tourist destinations in South Africa, one of them is the Apartheid Museum. This museum was inaugurated in 2001. This museum was established to commemorate incidents of racism that had occurred in the past.

The building in this museum has a relatively modern design, but there is a bit of South African culture. In addition to the shape of the building, which is quite unique, this museum also has several exhibitions. One of the exciting exhibitions in this museum is the Nelson Mandela Exhibition. In this exhibition, you will get to know more about the figure of Nelson Mandela.

For admission to the Apartheid Museum, visitors will be charged Rand 60. With a reasonably affordable entrance ticket, you will learn about the black community's darkness in the past. After walking around in the museum, you can take pictures of the background of this beautiful building.

1.   3.    Seal Island

Seal Island

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The island is located 5.7 km from False Bay, close to Cape Town. In Cape Town, visiting seal island will provide a different experience. Apart from seals, the island is also home to seabirds and non-marine animals. You can see it by boat.

Seal Island has been one of the exciting places in South Africa since 2001. In that year, the island was popularized by the Discovery Channel. If you like marine animals, you should visit the Seal Island. As the name implies, this island is full of cute seals. 

1.       4. Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park
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We all know that South Africa has a vibrant and diverse fauna. Kruger National Park is the place to be if you want to see South Africa's most extensive wildlife.

Kruger National Park is located in the city of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga province. The park was first legalized in 1926 as an effort by the South African government to protect the animals. Parts of this park area are also in neighboring countries such as Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Of course, you can imagine how big this National Park is from here.

Kruger National Park has a lot of wildlife, which you can see clearly. Animals that you can see in Kruger National Park are lions, elephants, rhinos, etc. Even though these animals are wild, they will not disturb the visitors.

In addition to seeing protected wild animals, you can stay or spend the night in Kruger National Park. There are various kinds of hotels offered in Kruger National Park. The hotels there have the concept of being one with nature. You can see the wild animals of Africa there directly. There are at least 5 specific animals to the African continent that you will not be able to find in any national park.

If you are in Cape Town, you can use the train to reach this National Park by traveling for at least 24 hours. Kruger National Park is 4-5 hours closer to Pretoria or Johannesburg.

1.       5. Lion Safari Park

Lion Safari Park
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If you want to take a vacation to the zoo, Lion & Safari Park is a must-visit place. Located within the Cradle of Humankind, North West Province. Initially, this park was a wildlife conservation for lions in Gauteng. In 2016, the government relocated the park to Cradle of Humankind.

The lion and safari park is home to more than 80 lions, including rare lions and other African carnivores such as Cape Wild Dog, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena, Black-backed Jackal, Brown Hyena, and. They also have a variety of antelope in the antelope area.

The management of Lion Safari Park provides various activities so that visitors can get an experience when visiting there. They also offer a touring car so that later the visitors can see the lion more closely. Not only provides a car for the tour, but Lion Safari Park also provides a restaurant to feed your hungry belly. Children will also be happy when they are at Lion Safari Park.

6. Pretoria Art Museum

Pretoria Art Museum
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When you are on vacation in South Africa, Pretoria is one of the cities you must visit. In this region, there are many exciting tourist attractions. The tourist destination you must visit in Pretoria, South Africa, is the Pretoria Art Museum. The Pretoria City Council built this museum in 1954 to collect art. The art in the Pretoria Art Museum includes European art and art from South Africa. Apart from art from South Africa and Europe, there is also art for children, and art for children is made for children aged 4-10 years.

If you want to visit the Pretoria Art Museum, you will be charged Rand 22 at the time of writing this piece. With the entry ticket price, which is quite affordable, you will get a variety of exciting experiences at this museum. Its location in the center of Pretoria makes this museum easy to reach.

7. Durban and Its Beaches

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Durban is one of the most populous cities in South Africa. Durban used to be called Port Natal because of its location on Natal Bay, Indian Ocean. That's why Durban has many beautiful beaches such as North Beach, Addington Beach, Umhlanga Rocks Beach, Bay of Plenty, and South Beach.

Don't claim to be a beach lover if you haven't set foot on Durban Beach, South Africa. With clear water accompanied by moderate waves, this beach that promises a variety of entertainment is the most attractive and popular option in South Africa. You can enjoy this beach by surfing or just sunbathing enjoying a sunbath.

Durban Beach consists of several locations; favorites to visit are Umhlanga Beach, Ballito Beach, and Amanzimtoti. The beauty of the sea, sand, and sunshine is the main attraction of this place. This beach is located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, a coast in a metropolitan city in South Africa.

You also don't have to worry about the weather when you decide you want to surf at Durban Beach because this beach has sunny and warm temperatures for 320 days a year. You don't have to worry about which areas to watch out for, because this beach is also available. Public facilities such as safety nets from the threat of sharks, safe instructions on whether or not to sunbathe, and no need to worry about security because the coast guard has been on full guard for almost a year at this location.

Durban Beach is one of the main places to visit in South Africa. Our advice is if you are a person who likes to vacation during the holiday season, you can visit Durban Beach during the summer months, namely December-February. But if you don't like crowds while on vacation, you can see outside of that time.


These are some of the best sites in South Africa that you should visit. Its natural charm is undeniably impressive. Starting from the city, the beaches, the natural beauty to the culture. You will regret it if you miss one of those attractions. However, if you only have a short time in South Africa, perhaps focusing on visiting their national parks would be more worthwhile. So, you'd better take an extended leave to enjoy all the attractions in South Africa.

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