South Africa attractions and top destinations selection: The fertile valleys of the Cape Winelands are surrounded by majestic mountains, sleepy villages, brilliant monuments, fruitful orchards and some of the lushest scenery in South Africa. Visitors can follow the Wine Routes of the Cape to visit the vineyards of the country’s finest winemakers, whose sherries, ports, brandies and intriguing whites and reds are world famous for their delicate flavors and savory palatability.
For all you nature lovers, a visit to the Big Tree in Tsitsikamma is something not to be missed. Estimated to be between 600 and 800 years old, this majestic tree stands 36.6 metres high, with a trunk circumference of 9 metres. A very pleasant and gentle 10-minute walk through the verdant, cool forest takes you to the tree or, for the more intrepid among you; there are two more challenging trails, respectively 2.6 and 4.2 km long. The price: free.
The spectacular Drakensberg, meaning “Dragon Mountains,” is one of the most popular vacation destinations in South Africa and home to the country’s highest peaks. The region encompasses the World Heritage-listed uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a region of jaw-dropping beauty with jagged basalt buttresses and San rock art, and Royal Natal National Park, home to the awe-inspiring Amphitheatre, a magnificent cliff face and source of South Africa’s main rivers. The Giant’s Castle Game Reserve in the region protects large herds of eland. Dense forests flourish in the sheltered valleys, and the area is home to more than 800 different species of flowering plants as well as a rich diversity of wildlife. In the summer, the mountain landscapes are lush and fertile with gushing waterfalls and crystal-clear streams. In the winter, snow cloaks the dramatic peaks. Visitors flock here to hike and bike the scenic mountain trails, fish for trout, rock climb, abseil, parasail, and raft the waters of the fast-flowing rivers. Hot air balloon rides are a great way to appreciate the dramatic topography.
Does your bucket list include an up-close and personal encounter with a Great White Shark? Then it is time to book that flight to Cape Town in South Africa and make your shark diving dream a reality! The shark dive takes place near the fishing town of Gansbaai, just a short 2-hour drive from Cape Town. Yet another reason to make it the perfect one-day activity to add to your South African holiday experience. From our crew house in Kleinbaai, just 10 minutes from Gansbaai, we aim to take adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts on the best possible shark cage diving experience in South Africa. Gansbaai is known as the safest place in the world from where you can view great white sharks underwater -all year round! Discover a few more info on Cape Town Shark Diving.
This large amusement park is one of the top tourist attractions in South Africa offering a fun-packed experience! Located around an old Johannesburg gold mine and themed on the famous Gold Rush of the 19th century, Gold Reef City consists of a museum exhibiting many gold mining techniques, including the chance to see how real gold is poured into casts by staff wearing period costumes. There is also a casino and, best of all for the kids, an exciting theme park with thrilling attractions, including roller coasters, water slides and the raging river rapids thrill ride! A perfect family day out.