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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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  • 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 Atlantic Ocean on the west and Indian Ocean on the east meet each other at the shore. Opened, in November, 1995, the place has some ...

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  • Apartheid Museum In Johannesburg

    Apartheid Museum, South Africa tells the tale of the 20th century South Africa to its visitors. Off lately, it has become a popular tourist destination for one and all. This museum showcases the lives of the South Africans under the Apartheid system through videos, photos, press clips, personal artifacts and moving anecdote...

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  • Braamfontein In Johannesburg

    Braamfontein history dates back from as early as the year 1853. The very first suburb on the farm of Braamfontein was named after the name of the farm itself in the year 1888-1889. The area is still known as Braamfontein.

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  • Constitution Hill In Johannesburg

    The Constitution Hill lives as the witness of the turbulent and struggling past of South Africa. This place bears a museum that depicts South Africa’s struggling journey to democracy. Along with bearing a testament to the country’s past, Constitution Hill Johannesburg also stands as the home to South Africa’s present consti...

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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 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.

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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. 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 will help you p...

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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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    • Trip to South Africa

      The service provided by travel agent was fully satisfactory. Hotel facilities were excellent. Drivers/ guides were caring and polite. The promises made during booking were one hundred percent fulfilled. Lot of... Table mountain, cape point, seal island, safari....
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      Akshay Patel

      Ahmedabad, 11 days ago

    • Trip to South Africa

      We had seen their earlier reviews and booked M K Holidays through travel triangle for our honeymoon tour to south africa. They have arranged it extremely well. Every promises have been catered to. All the guides (they were drivers too) were extremely knowledgeable and experienced. They were polite, punctual and reliable. The itinerary was very well structured. We covered most of the places and things to do, leaving a few, because of weather conditions. The cars arranged for us were very well maintained. Overall, we were absolutely satisfied and looking forward to our next interaction. One very small thing was, few information regarding our tour was delayed till the last moment. Although everything was perfectly arranged, but sharing the information well ahead in time would save us from the anxiety before our travel. The Bamboos (Guest House) was booked for us for three days stay at Knysna. However, you cannot expect a 4 star comfort at Bamboos like the other hotels but it has a different taste of its own with a homely peaceful atmosphere with a well equipped kitchen inside the room. However, we personally enjoyed this different stay at The Bamboos at Knysna.
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      Dipan Talukdar

      Mumbai, a month ago

    • Trip to South Africa

      While I found manoj ji a very nice and always accomodating person, I was not at all impressed by his management. Here is my pros and cons Pros: 1. Very well versed with the SA market 2. Provided very nice recommendations 3. Definitely will give a good price Cons 1. His management is not good 2. You have to chase him for getting the things done despite regular calling 3. He will forget to get the booking done- our hotel was not booked until the day we reached there. This really pissed me off
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      Pranay Kapoor

      Delhi, 2 months ago

    • Trip to South Africa

      The agent had been supportive and accommodative. He ensured we got the best hotels. The trip was managed well by the agent (Flyocity) The Sky Dive and Bungy Jump :)
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      Trivedi Harshit

      Mumbai, 2 months ago

    • Trip to South Africa

      Trip was very nicely planned and framed...enjoyed each and every moment ..thanks amit for all ur efforts and help ..
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      Drpriyankamisra

      Delhi, 3 months ago

    • Trip to South Africa

      Place was no doubt an awesome destination. But, I really faced many issues during trip on booking fronts. Here are the details: 1. Despite having private transfers, the cab was not booked from Jburg hotel to airport. I reached airport on the very last minutes. 2. All the tour bookings for a particular day in kynsna was booked for the next day as compared to itinerary. I had to follow up 2 times. Thanks to the booking counters they allowed me on a previous day. (Cango Caves, Wildlike ranch, Ostrish Farm) 3. John benn Sunset cruise was booked on a day at 6:00 PM. I reached there at 5:50 PM and booking counters were closed and got to know later that we had to reach there 30 minutes before. No such information was imparted to us. After asking, to compensate, a same level cruise was booked in cape town at 3 PM. I reached there an hour ago and then got to know that it's booked for 4 PM and the same information was passed on to the vendor by the but nobody took a pain to inform me. I didn't wait for that for 2 hours and purchased tickets for 3 PM and those are also not yet reimbursed; provided that booking counters have reimbursed the already booked cruise tickets to the local vendor. After all this, I really can't think of recommending these vendors to anyone. It was a honeymoon tour and not even a single day passed away when I don't have to follow up for the things.
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      Priyanshu Chinks

      New delhi, 3 months ago

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      My sister and I had the most fantastic holiday on your beautiful island. Cecil and our driver Priyankara were so hospitable. They are obviously very proud of Sri Lanka and so they should be. We fell in love with the warm, friendly people, beautiful climate, delicious food, culture, history and scenery of the country. Expect more travellers from South Africa as we have told all our family and friends of our wonderful holiday. We have been to many countries, but nothing can compare to Sri Lanka and Queenki Tours. Cecil went out of his way to ensure that all our expectations were met; in fact our expectations were exceeded. Spotting of 3 leopards in Yala National Park; Train ride to Ella; Elephant ride; hospitality of Sri Lankan people.
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      Mary

      Johannesburg, 3 months ago

    • Trip to South Africa

      Trip was amazing and all the arrangements were on point. Nice services by Ms. Prerna from aerospace holidays. Thanks
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      Anukriti Badgotri

      New delhi, 3 months ago

    • Trip to South Africa

      Good arrangements. They have option to customise the trip as per your needs. Helpful staff.
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      Mayur Vikani

      Mumbai, 3 months ago

    • Trip to South Africa

      hi, I went to south africa and the trip was amazing, it wasn't hectic at all. Prerna was the one who was handling all vouchers and visa thing, she was very helpful and just a call away. we had our private transfers everywhere, and there was no problem anywhere. Everything was pe booked and went smooth.
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      Avanschime

      Delhi, 4 months ago

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    FAQ's of South Africa

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    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.

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

    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.

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

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