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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

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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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    Jennifer B

    Mumbai

    Jennifer's 11 days trip to South Africa

    Plan your destinations efficiently arranged a wonderful trip to South Africa and Seychelles.We had in total 12 days travel itinerary. Accommodation, food, intercity transfers,sight seeing were well arranged. No blunders at all. Highly recommend their services for these destinations. Well planned by Sandeep.

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    Aniruddha Jasu

    Ashburn

    Aniruddha's 9 days trip to South Africa

    We had an amazing trip to South Africa. It is a beautiful country to visit with very hospitable people around. Everything went well without any hiccups. The hotels, cab drivers and other details were well planned by Nikhil from Besten/MK Holidays, special thanks to him. Some elements which can be improved were the visits planned during our stay at Knysna as they were quite some distance away from our hotel. Will definitely recommend Travel Triangle to others for planning their trips.

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    Sonaleeka Dash

    Bangalore

    Sonaleeka's 6 days trip to South Africa

    Its good ..but i did not had same experience as travel factory they used to provide us our day activity one day ahead.but hear besten tour everything is clumsy and messy every time we have to call our agent to get the details through out the tour.and some othe place we have to pay from our pocket even after paying for the pacakge. We had a very bad experience with besten tour.Half of things which promised not taked care by the vendor.We paid extra from our pocket for some of the tickets (activity) even after paying the complete amont..vendor promised he will pay us back..but we are still chasing behind him.This is the worst experience I ever had...I will never reccomend any one neither nor besten tour..learn something from travel factory

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    Rajesh Kazankodath

    Pune

    Rajesh's 11 days trip to South Africa

    Was a unique experience in the game safari and capetown. Sandeep was extremely help and was always reachable. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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    Yanshuk Sharma

    New delhi

    Yanshuk's 8 days trip to South Africa

    everything went very well as planned. hotels were awesome their locations, clean, services & all (except soho hotel in sun city. service was not goodas well as room was not as per expectation). overall trip was awesome. A big thanks to our travel agent Mr. Inderjit (flyocity trip planners pvt. ltd.) & travel triangle....

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    Urbi Pal

    Kolkata

    Urbi's 7 days trip to South Africa

    It was awesome. Sun City hotel was very nice but in Cape Town hotel wasn't good

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    Yuvraj Jain

    Mumbai

    Yuvraj's 6 days trip to South Africa

    We recommend the services of Trip Market to anyone who wishes to travel according to their wishes. Everything is well organised and ultimate customer satisfaction is something that they really excel at.

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    Utkarsh Upadhyay

    New delhi

    Utkarsh's 7 days trip to South Africa

    Would recommend the location to everyone for a must-visit Bucket list item. Would NEVER recommend the travel agent to anyone regarding any trip. About the destination: South Africa is definitely one of the best places to visit in the months of January. The weather is pleasant throughout the day with light breezes greeting you wherever you go. We were really lucky with our safari in Kwantu as we were able to sight almost all of the variety of wildlife that they have in the reserve. The stay at Kwantu was also equally comfortable. Knysna and Oudtshoorn were another pair of scenic locations and the drive from Port Elizabeth to Kwantu to Knysna & Oudtshoorn was undoubtedly one of the best drives I have ever had. The visit to Cape Town was as exciting as we were expecting and the city welcomed us with a marvelous evening sky as we drove in. The local sightseeing service available in the city was a good enough option as it drove us through almost all the places of interest within and around the city. The Table Top Mountain did live to it's grandeur and the view from up top was really breathtaking. The entire Cape peninsula as well as the town were so tiny yet so vast. The Cape Peninsula tour on the next day was equally interesting, covering the entirety of the Cape of Good Hope, the Botanical garden, Hout Bay Harbour and the most awaited Jackass Penguin colony in Boulders beach. About the travel agent: The approach of MKHolidays before and after the first payment for the trip was in dire contrast. While they were following up with us multiple times throughout the day with even minor changes in the itinerary before we made the first payment, after that we had to call them up over 4-5 times for every update or voucher request. We did no get the hotel vouchers till the very last week of our travel. The flight ticket from Johannesberg to Port Elizabeth were given to us at midnight just before the day of our flight. Without that, we had been stranded in JoBerg with no onward flight tickets. The downpayment for the car rental which was included in the travel package had not been made and I had to pay for the same from my pocket. Upon arrival in Cape Town, when we went to Holiday Inn (a 4-star property), we were told that there was no booking in our name and the hotel voucher given to us for that place was invalid. All calls to MKHolidays went unanswered & the Travel Triangle representative merely shrugged off saying that he would not be able to help as the bookings were under the agent's purview. I had to pay for the first night from my own pocket. Upon the next day, I was told that the hotel booked for me was the Holiday Inn Express (a 3-star property), even though the package specifically included the other property. We reluctantly moved to Holiday Inn Express, only to realize that our booking there was cancelled due to a no-show the previous night. We had to wait for a longer time for the bookings to get re-listed. The vouchers for each day's activity were given to us only on the previous midnight. This caused an aura of uncertainty throughout our trip as we never knew what time we had to wake up the next day for the pickup. Had South Africa not been that marvelous a country, the callous approach of the travel agent during the trip would definitely have ruined the experience for us.

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    Vidhan Khanna

    Mumbai

    Vidhan's 11 days trip to South Africa

    It was a troubled trip with respect to service of the agent since day 1. Attention to detail to itenary was very poor. First they were denying many inclusion but on closer scrutiny of the itenary they finally relented. Second there was lots of errors regarding to hotel and dates. I had to check each and every voucher they provided and it used to be wrong on couple of occasions. Had to get them rectified. Also had to chase them for vouchers till the last minute inspite of repeated reminders. They never even told about baggage allowance of internal flights and tried to play fraud on each point. It was my honeymoon and not once in South Africa and Seychelles was there any honeymoon decoration and goodies. Cab from Cape town to Kynsna was cancelled last minute and they arranged 1 at the nth hour delaying my program by 2 hrs. Over all the agency lacks a clear intent and is very deceptive

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    Harshit Kumar

    Bengaluru

    Harshit's 5 days trip to South Africa

    Thanks a lot Aditya for your help and availability whenever needed during and even before the trip. The itinerary was apt and clear to enjoy the best places in South Africa in optimal price. Everything

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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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