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Tourism in South Africa

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About South Africa Destinations

South Africa graces the southernmost tip of the African continent, and is crowned by the Cape of Good Hope at its tip. While its coastline is washed by the South Atlantic on the west and Indian Ocean in the east, the land boundaries of South Africa are shared by Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the north, Mozambique and Swaziland in the north-east. The demographic of South African people mostly comprises of native African ethnicities, but a large part of it has European roots thanks to the hundreds of years of colonialism.

Wildlife in South Africa

A majority of South African tourism is for the wildlife opportunities the country provides. The Big 5 of South Africa in terms of wildlife are elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard and black rhino. You will find them in enough numbers during safaris in parks like Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Tsitsikamma National park and Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Africa is still ahead of all other continents when it comes to wildlife, and you will get to see a good share of critically endangered animals on your South Africa travel.

Beaches in South Africa

South African beaches are not as famous as its wildlife, but with two oceans on two sides, there are enough for you to make your South Africa trip a seaside vacation if you want to. The port cities of the country – Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town have quite a collection of long stretches of sand, azure blue water and cool hubs for hanging out along the shore, thus making the beaches of SA quite a haunt. Camps Bay Beach and Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town, Grotto Beach in Hermanus, Trafalgar Beach and Marina Beach in South Coast, Dolphin Beach in Jeffrey’s Bay and Humewood Beach in Port Elizabeth are some of the best ones you can try.

To help you make your vacation wholesome, here are the best cities in South Africa that you should visit.

1. Johannesburg

When you visit South Africa, the one city you have to visit is Johannesburg. It is the largest and most frequented city of the country, and the capital of Guateng Province. What began as a gold mining settlement has turned into a major tourism hub. Among major attractions, there are Nelson Mandela House Museum, Apartheid Museum, Cradle of Humankind archaeological site, Gold Reef City and Constitution Hill. If you are a cricket fan, take a tour of the famous Wanderers Stadium as well.

2. Cape Town

South Africa has three different seats for the three pillars of democracy, and Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa – seat of the Parliament. It is also the most important port city and home to the famous flat-top Table Mountain. It overlooks the cricket stadium of Cape Town, which you must have seen if you take interest in the sports. Do visit the prison museum at Robben Island, made famous for one holding the creator of modern SA – Nelson Mandela.

3. Port Elizabeth

Cradling the shore of Algoa Bay in Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth is known for its many beaches and trekking trails. Take the Donkin Heritage Trail to reach the Victorian landmarks of Old Hill. Other than spending time at the beach or trekking, one can go for safaris at Kragga Kamma Game Park or take boat trips into the sea for whale watching and bird spotting.

4. Durban

Yet another coastal city, Durban is located in the famous Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa. The city is a dynamic melting pot of Indian, African and European ethnicities. Refurbished completely for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Durban boasts a long seafront promenade that runs all the way from Ushaka Marine World to Moses Mabhida Stadium.

5. Pretoria

Dotted with thousands of Jacaranda trees, Pretoria is the administrative capital of the country, and houses the Presidency and the Cabinet. A place of great historical significance is the Union Building where Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President. The Pretoria Zoo, Church Square and Voortrekker Monument are the other places to visit here.

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Places To Visit In South Africa

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  • Castle of Good Hope In Cape Town

    Castle of Good Hope is also known as the Castle or Cape Town Castle locally. One of the most important places to check out when in South Africa, this 17th-century castle originally used to be on the coastline of the Table Bay. But after land reclamation, this castle now falls inland.

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  • Robben Island In Cape Town

    The Robben Island in Cape Town is a roughly oval island which is also a UNESCO world heritage site and stays on the list of must do things for the tourists. The Dutch translation of its name means the ‘seal island.’ The various historical sites present on the island have lately formed the Robben Island Museum. The major cen...

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  • Signal Hill In Cape Town

    The Signal Hill, Cape Town is another flat-topped hill standing next to Lion’s Head and the Table Mountain. This 350 m high hill is also called the Lion’s Rump or the Lion’s Flan. When one has a view of the Signal Hill along with Lion’s head, it looks very much like a lion sphinx. The Signal Hill, South Africa offers beauti...

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  • Table Mountain In Cape Town

    Table Mountain, Cape Town exists as a very important destination for the tourists. Standing, 1085 m high, the Table Mountain is a flat topped mountain which forms a major landmark that overlooks the Cape Town city. This mesmerising mountain is a part of the Table Mountain national park and is found in the Cape Fold Belt mou...

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  • Two Oceans Aquarium In Cape Town

    Two Oceans Aquarium is a prime attraction on the iconic Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the city of Cape Town. The Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, gets its name from its very location, where the Atlantic Ocean on the west and Indian Ocean on the east meet each other at the shore. Opened, in November, 1995, the place has s...

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Things To Do In South Africa

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  • Delta Park In Johannesburg

    One of the best places in Johannesburg for kids and teens happens to be the Delta Park. Delta Park in Johannesburg is one of the largest parks for recreation and having fun in South Africa. This pleasant park is located on Craighall Road, Victory Park, Gauteng right near the suburbs of Blairgowrie and Victory Park.  The bea...

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  • Nelson Mandela Square In Johannesburg

    Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg is one of the largest public areas and retail complex, not only in Johannesburg or South Africa, but in the entire continent of Africa. The square is a popular gathering space in the city for casual evening strolls, coffee shop meet-ups or window shopping. There are a host of options ...

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  • Kirstenbosch Gardens In Cape Town

    Kirstenbosch, South Africa or the Kirstenbosch Gardens are one of the most important botanical gardens in South Africa. These gardens are nestled in the beautiful eastern foot of the Table Mountain in Cape Town. Kirstenbosch in Cape Town is located just 13 km away from the city’s centre.

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  • Shark Cage Diving In Cape Town

    One of the most adventurous activities in the world is shark cage diving in Cape Town. Shark cage diving in South Africa is one of the most celebrated adventures in the country, Cape Town being one of the most famous places to do it. If you are interested in doing something adventurous that helps you find something which wi...

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Travel to South Africa

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By Air

Some of the prominent airlines that fly India to South Africa flight distance are British Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, KLM and more. The fastest flight duration is Mumbai to South Africa, which takes 10 hours 40 minutes by Jet Airways-Air Seychelles via Seychelles airport. The next best India to South Africa flight duration is by Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa and Kenya Airways via Nairobi, both of which take 11 hours 45-50 minutes. From Delhi to South Africa, the best flight is by Emirates via Dubai, in 13 hours 45 minutes. On average, Ethiopian Airlines have the best connecting flights from any India city to South African city via Addis Ababa Airport.

By Sea

There are luxury cruises from cities of Europe like the UK and Germany to South Africa’s ports like Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, which take around two months. But this trip is less of a means of transport than a vacation in itself on the vast Atlantic, with stops at the South African cities for day tours.

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    SETU SUNIL

    Mumbai

    Setu's 11 days trip to South Africa

    SA was one great destination and we really took many great memories back with us!The stays and few guides were really nice, except few.. but overall good experience, good place and fun! Travel agent tried his best and gave everything as per our requirements.. sometimes due to miscommunication or mismanagement things got off track a little but then Manoj helps out for everything and tried to give better be it stay or tour or anything.. Only Communication sometimes was missing! Otherwise overall it was very good and good experience booking travel through MK holidays..!! Manoj helps out every which way he can to make your trip memorable! He will somehow get the deal done!

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    Sharad Srk

    Bengaluru

    Sharad's 9 days trip to South Africa

    Overall the trip was good...but can be made more enjoyable such as hotel in Capetown can be provided near beaches or on mountains ,in kynsna cruise can be made private that could have been great. Flight tickets name should be correct.

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    Santosh Majumdar

    Bangalore

    Santosh's 14 days trip to South Africa

    Hotels were very nice but Hotels staff were not. It seems they are not very happy with Indians around. Cab Driver were extremely good. Extremely happy with their services. Travel Agent was good. But there was multiple miscommunications. Due to that we missed out on few things like - Blyde River Canyon tour, Vineyard Tour, We couldn't spend much time on Franchoek aswell. Many memorable memories. Right from the start. Kruger was amazing spotted big 5 multiple times, amazing experience. Beautiful landscapes of Johannesburg & amazing small towns. Knysna was again amazingly beautiful, Waterfront as beautiful, Congo caves, Ostrich farm was amazing. Bungee Jumping was a thrilling experience. Beautiful Town of Franchoek was amazing. Another thrilling experience of Shark Cage dive, exiting one. Then trip to capetown & amazing 12 apostles were great. Beautiful landscapes & sea & food. Loved every bit of this country. Beautiful & Thrilling South Africa

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    Hikritijain

    Delhi

    Hikritijain's 11 days trip to South Africa

    One of the best travel planners I came across. Perfect plans as per customized requirement. Had a wonderful South Africa trip planned by them. Definitely recommended for any kind of tour you are planning for.!!

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    Jimit Shah

    Mumbai

    Jimit's 10 days trip to South Africa

    The trip was amazing. Our tour co-ordinator Besten Tours had everything arranged for us and all of it was arranged at the right spot and at right time. Not only Manoj from MK Holiday was available 24*7 for us. Thanks to him and Travel Triangle Team. Our trip was memorable.

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    Abhinav Dhawan

    Mumbai

    Abhinav's 9 days trip to South Africa

    we booked our south africa trip from Mk holiday , thinking that it's got most of the bookings for SA from Travel triangle only later to find out how wrong we were. there is a serious lack in the pro activeness from the agent/TT , i had to personally follow up on each & every thing from them, despite the follow there we so many goof ups that happened from their end. Be assured that if you book from him it's not going to be a pleasant experience & be prepared to follow up every day for tickets & vouchers to be send to you, which by the way you've already paid for in advance. below i'll list down the good & the bad for the trip in detail Good 1. Good deal which would fit in your budget & probably offering the best rates. 2. the drivers that take you around are decent, but not that knowledgeable, they would be more like just drivers & not exactly tour guides, so be really sure of what you wanna do & research properly if booking with them Bad 1. Hotel & voucher are shared only like 2-3 days before your trip - we had booked our trip well in advance i.e. 6 months, but still all our bookings happened at the last minute just two days before our departure 2. On arrival at Joburg we were supposed to do a city tour as per the itinerary, but the same was not booked in advance & arrangements were made after we arrived at the hotel, a total mess of a welcome to the trip!! 3. All the rooms booked will be the cheapest ones, & very small, horrible was the room booked for us in cape town, it was a room which had a toilet inside it, without any partition & extremely small - we eventually had to request the hotel to upgrade us to a better room, which they were able to do the next day as they had vacant rooms available, else we might have had to change our hotels by paying extra 4. doesn't suggest a proper itinerary for e.g. Tsitsikamma National Park is really beautiful & one can take one night stay in the park to experience it better, but nothing of such was ever suggested by him. another such eg. we could have ideally stayed back in George while returning from outdshoorn/cango rather than going to knysna all the way & travel to capetown the next day while again passing from george on the way 5. probably the biggest goof up of the trip was that he forgot to book our hotel in capetown for the entire duration of our stay i.e. out of the 4 nights we had in capetown, hotel stay was only done for 3 nights & despite frantically calling him about it, he assured that he'll do the stay for the 4 night , to which he obviously couldn't as the hotel was completely booked for that night. 6. Lastly, the entire was filled with uncertainty about tours, driver details, & most importantly the room booking for the last day. i would really suggest not to book your trip with them as it's really not worth it that you being on vacation are being stressed about things & eventually end up spoiling your trip.

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    Sindhu P

    Bengaluru

    Sindhu's 13 days trip to South Africa

    We had a honeymoon Tour of South Africa and Seychelles . It was a nice experience overall. Services were offered as committed. Definitely going to book with travel triangle again. Thanks to Mr Manoj Kumar for making our tour memorable and for managing our tour perfectly .

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    DrAmber Mathur

    New delhi

    Dr Amber's 9 days trip to South Africa

    The trip to south africa was planned and customized very well according to my needs by mr inderjot, our travel agent from flyocity. He was in contact the whole time, was up to date on our check ins in hotels and all transfers. Our all events went as planned hassle free. The only one little thing that was okay and not the best were the hotels which were around 10kms minimum far away from the main city. That caused a little bit of problems. But rest all was bang on and everything was well executed by our travel agent. Sterkfointan caves,Paraglyding, scenic beauty of SA on garden route, Suspension Bridge, Table Mountain

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    Soham Mukherjee

    Kolkata

    Soham's 7 days trip to South Africa

    Brilliant place to visit. Good services provided by travel agent - but I had to chase the agents many times to confirm for certain vouchers and reservations.

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    Vishal Jauhari

    Delhi

    Vishal's 7 days trip to South Africa

    Hotels were good, but the taxi driver offered were really terrible. They were in such a hurry as if they had to catch some return flights to their home. The best part being that they will not drive at night, whatsoever the case may be. Instead they will pick u up in 6:00 in the morning and then make you wait for hours on the airport or wherever the destination is. Surprisingly our agent also didn't bother once we are on the trip. They would just ask you to adhere to the timelines as if it was a group package. It's a better option to book in group rather than booking private tour then. Further , I would give a 3 star just for the ease of getting Visa and thereafter providing vouchers and other services like airport pick up and drop on time. Rest the guidance part during the trip was completely missing. And no doubt, SA is a very good country with very good people., excellent landscape, much to see and witness. The experience in the country was too great.

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    South African Rand is the currency you should keep in hand while travelling to South Africa.

    No there are no direct flights from India to South Africa anymore. You can avail one stop flights by Emirates, Etihad, Ethiopian Airways, British Airways and other international carriers.

    South Africa can be visited all year round. The cape region has lovely dry summer from November to February – perfect for beach days, while whale watching is done best between July and November.

    June to October is the best time for all the safari programmes, including the Masai Mara migration and game viewing in Tanzania.

    If applied properly with all the correct documents, South African visa can take anytime between 5 working days to a couple of weeks, depending on the traffic.

     

    Apart from South Africa, other African countries like: Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda, and other countries are also good options to enjoy a wildlife safari in South Africa.

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