10 Things to Visit in South Africa

Many travelers dream of enjoying a safari in South Africa, but did you know there is so much more to do in this country?

  1. Table Mountain: A flat-topped mountain with over 1,470 floral species. Enjoy a cable car trip to the top and explore the summit and the 360 degree view of Cape Town.
  2. Kruger National Park:  This national park of nearly 2 million hectares is home to 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians – , 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
  3. The Apartheid Museum: This museum opened 15 years ago and is tells the story of the Apartheid. Twenty-two exhibition areas takes the visitor through a journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny.
  4. Boulders Beach: it’s all about the 2000 free-roaming penguins at Boulders Beach in Simons Town. Boulders Beach consists of three beaches, one penguin viewing area and three boardwalks. But don’t pet the penguins – they can nip!
  5. The Kirstenbosh National Botanical Gardens: Established in 1913, it’s the first garden of its kind in the world. According to their website, The Kirstenbosh gardens are home to various exhibitions of sculpture, ranging from Zimbabwean stone sculptures to the world-famous bronze animals of Dylan Lewis.
  6. Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary: informative, interactive tours for any ages with over 100 snakes and other reptiles to see.
  7. Congo Caves: The only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of Heritage or Adventure Tours, lead by experienced, knowledgeable and accredited Caves Guides. They have instituted a limit on the amount of people in the caves, so make sure that you reserve your spot.
  8. The Franschhoek Motor Museum: Love cars? This is the place to be. The Franschhoek Motor Museum includes more than 100 years of motoring history and motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia.
  9. Addo Elephant National Park: The third largest national park has the original elephant section of the park which is home to 600 elephant, lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species.
  10. Voortrekker Monument: Get in a little history lesson of South Africa with a visit to the Voortrekker Monument. The structure is located on a hilltop and honors the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854.