Top 10 Tourist Attractions in South Africa
South Africa is a huge country with a diverse range of attractions and places to visit. According to a recent survey by the South African Tourism board the top ten attractions for international visitors (in order of popularity) are:
1. Table Mountain, Western Cape
One of the most iconic locations in the whole of the country, this huge mountain looms over the beautiful city of Cape Town.
2. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Western Cape
Shops, boats, a marina and spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean - incredible place to visit!
3. Cape Point, Western Cape
One of the most beautiful areas in the whole of South Africa and a popular destination for international tourists.
4. The Wine Route, Western Cape
If you have a taste for wine, the world famous wine route is a must experience. There are some of the best wineries in the country located here, be sure to sample the local delights.
5. The Garden Route, Western Cape
South Africa has scenery to rival any country in the world - this is one of the best routes in the world.
6. Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
The world famous Kruger is one of the most incredible places on the continent to see animals like lions, elephants, rhinos and giraffes.
7. Durban Beachfront, KwaZulu Natal
Durban is located on the Southern coast with a spectacular long beach where you can relax and take in your surroundings.
8. Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Western Cape
9. Whale Watching, Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal
Not much compares to seeing whales in their naturral habitat and several operators provide trips to see the majestic animals up close.
10. Robben Island, Western Cape
Learn about the history of Robben Island and the struggle Nelson Mandela went through.