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, Cape Town

Camps Bay, Cape Town

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, Cape Town

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

Shops, boats, a marina and spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean - The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is a really popular place to visit!

One of the best things to do in Cape Town during summer is getting dinner here, and taking in the atmosphere of this magical city.


3. Cape Point, Western Cape

Cape Point, Western Cape

If you are looking for the ultimate road trip plan a journey to see Cape Point. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the whole of South Africa and a popular destination for international tourists due to the scenery.


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

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.

Lots of South Africa gap year and travel companies offer overland trips through the Garden Route, and you will be left in awe of the scenery.



6. Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga

Lions Kruger National Park

The world famous Kruger National Park is one of the most incredible places in the world to see animals like lions, elephants, rhinos and giraffes.

Several South Africa tour operators offer trips and safaris here where you can get close to exotic wildife. If you would like to volunteer in South Africa there are lots of rewarding conservation projects here.

if you want to visit independently check out our Kruger National Park driving advice.


7. Durban Beachfront, KwaZulu Natal


Durban is located on the southern African coast with a spectacular 7km long beach where you can relax and take in your surroundings.

Durban is one of the best cities to visit in South Africa, especially if you like warm weather and outdoor activities.


8. Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Western Cape

One of the most beautiful locations in the country.


9. Whale Watching, Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal

Humpback whale, South Africa

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

Robben Island

Learn about the history of Robben Island and the struggle Nelson Mandela went through.


South Africa Highlights

Hopefully our list of incredible places to visit has given you some motivation to visit South Africa. There really are tourism attractions for every type of traveller. Search South Africa tours today to book your trip.