Destinations

Addo Elephant National Park

There are also a large number of smaller parks, like the , , Marakele National Park, Pilanesberg National Park or the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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Kimberley (Northern Cape)

Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Amongst other things, it is famous for its Big Hole, the world's largest hand-dug excavation that was created when thousands of people searched for diamonds at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. By 14 August 1914, 22.7 billion kg of rock had been excavated, yielding 2722 kg of diamonds.

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Marakele National Park

There are also a large number of smaller parks, like the , , , Pilanesberg National Park or the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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Pretoria

Administrative capital city of South Africa located in the Gauteng province.

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Cradle of Humankind

Cradle of Humankind is an UNESCO World Heritage Site in South Africa.

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Bloemfontein

city in the Free State, South Africa

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Robben Island

island in Table Bay, South Africa

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Johannesburg

city in South Africa

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Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park

for its landscape, biodiversity and rock art.

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Port Elizabeth

city in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Kruger National Park

national park in South Africa

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North West Province

The North-West Province, provides a link between South Africa and Botswana. The province is the largest platinum production area in the world, and its Stelland area is the "Texas of South Africa" with some of the biggest cattle herds in the world.

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Northern Cape

province of South Africa

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Western Cape

province of South Africa

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Vredefort

Dome, remnants of the largest and oldest meteorite impact crater.

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Cape Town

city in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Upington

town in South Africa

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Polokwane

South African town

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Durban

city in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Sights

Stellenbosch

town in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Kimberley, Northern Cape

city in the Northern Cape, South Africa

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Paarl

town in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Soweto

township of South Africa

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Drakensberg

mountain range in South Africa

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Table Mountain

mountain

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Simon's Town

town

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Augrabies Falls

waterfall on the Orange River in South Africa

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Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Established in 2017 as the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. Built out of an old grain silo that was decommissioned in 2001.

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Witbank

town

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Voortrekker Monument

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Augrabies Falls National Park

national park in the Northern Cape, South Africa

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Franschhoek

town in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Kokstad

place in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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ISimangaliso Wetland Park

There are also a large number of smaller parks, like the , , , or the .

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Tugela Falls

waterfall

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Hermanus

town in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Hout Bay

town

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Table Mountain National Park

national park in Cape Town, South Africa, proclaimed on 29 May 1998, for the purpose of protecting the natural environment of the Table Mountain Chain

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Muizenberg

town

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Union Buildings

government headquarters in Pretoria, South Africa

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Melrose House

Where the peace treaty that ended the Anglo-Boer War as signed in 1902.

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Johannesburg Art Gallery

art museum in Joubert Park, Johannesburg

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Camps Bay

suburb in Cape Town, South Africa

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Castle of Good Hope

17th-century star fort in Cape Town, South Africa

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Kalk Bay

town

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Big Hole

open-pit and underground mine in Kimberley, South Africa

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Robertson, Western Cape

town in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Iziko South African National Gallery

Located in the Gardens area of Cape Town off Government Ave (about a 20-minute walk from downtown). Contains extensive displays of South African art, and information on the history of censorship of art during apartheid.

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Pilanesberg National Park

There are also a large number of smaller parks, like the , , , or the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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Bo-Kaap

This neighbourhood, on a hilly area southwest of the city centre, is where historically Malay Muslim descendants of slaves had lived. It is a popular location to shoot films, since there are bright and colourful buildings, mosques. quaint streets, stunning views of Cape Town and delicious street food sold along the side. It is worth exploring the quarter for about an hour, and then visiting the Bo-Kaap Museum, showing how a wealthy Malay family lived during the 19th century. Within the quarter is Atlas Trading, an old-fashioned spice shop. Ask the manager to mix the spices you need for making the meal you want. About 1 km from the Bo-Kaap is the Noon Gun which is a cannon used as a time signal. At 12:00 from Monday to Saturday the cannons are fired, never ceasing to amaze the crowd of people watching. Go and see the brief ceremony that occurs before and during the shooting.

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Fish Hoek

suburb of Cape Town, South Africa

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Pretoria Zoo

Aquarium, reptile park and all the larger mammals including koalas. One can also camp within the zoo on Friday and Saturday nights. Golf carts are available for rental at R80/hour. Children's pushcarts at R60/day. A cableway operates from 10:00 - 16:15 daily between the top and bottom of the zoo, price R20 one way, R30 return.

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Cape Peninsula

peninsula in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Hillbrow

neighbourhood of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa

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Artscape Theatre Centre

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Braamfontein

central suburb of Johannesburg, in South Africa

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Tsitsikamma National Park

national park

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Khayelitsha

township in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Himeville

town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Milnerton

suburb of Cape Town, South Africa

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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

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Sani Pass

mountain pass

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Rand Airport

airport in Gauteng, South Africa

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McGregor Museum

Multidisciplinary museum in Northern Cape, South Africa

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Boulders Beach

beach in South Africa

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False Bay

bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Cape Town, South Africa; so called because sailors confused Cape Point and Cape Hangklip

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William Humphreys Art Gallery

art museum

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Sterkfontein

A tour guide will lead you through this extensive cave system where many early hominids and advanced ape fossils were discovered. It is a 2 km walk. You can also visit the museum to learn more about the evolution of man. There is also a restaurant and shop.

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West Coast National Park

conservation area north of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa

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Church Square, Pretoria

Church Square is one of the few places in the Pretoria CBD where you can get a sense of how Pretoria must have looked a century ago, and, as a result, is often used as a set for local period movies and TV series. The square is surrounded by important civic buildings, including the Palace of Justice, the General Post Office, the Old Council Chamber and the Old Capitol Theatre and its importance was underlined by the erection of a statue commemorating President Paul Kruger.

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Cango Caves

geographical object

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District Six Museum

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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

A huge shopping and entertainment area in the harbour. It is very popular with tourists, because of the high density of shops, restaurants and amusement possibilities, like the Aquarium or the Marine Museum. Harbour tours and trips to Robben Island start from here, as well as helicopter flights to the Cape Peninsula. The V&A Waterfront has more or less full wheelchair access.

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Royal Natal National Park

national park

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Blyde River Canyon

South Africa

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Kruger House, Pretoria

Visit the home of Boer leader and president of the ZAR. Very well-kept and interesting, well worth an hour.

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Slave Lodge, Cape Town

One of the oldest buildings in Cape Town which houses a social history museum.

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Honoured Dead Memorial

Provincial heritage site in South Africa

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Freedom Park (South Africa)

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Berea, Durban

place in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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St James, Cape Town

human settlement in South Africa

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Yeoville

place in Gauteng, South Africa

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Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

building in South Africa

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Polokwane Game Reserve

game reserve in South Africa

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Overberg

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Swartland

region in South Africa

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South Africa

South Africa is Africa's southernmost country. It is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini (Swaziland) and Lesotho (which is completely surrounded by South Africa). It is a large country with widely varying landscapes, 11 official languages, and an equally diverse population.

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Namibia

Namibia is in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Zambia and the Atlantic Ocean. Namibia boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib Desert, the Fish River Canyon Park, Etosha National Park and the Kalahari desert. Thanks to both a wealth of indigenous cultures and a tumultuous colonial history, its people speak nine different languages, including some of the Khoisan languages which include the 'clicks' that present an enigma to most native English speakers. It is also one of the few places in Africa where German, although not official, remains a commonly spoken language, while Afrikaans, shared with its southern neighbour, is also prevalent.

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Botswana

Botswana is a land-locked country located in Southern Africa and bordering on Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. Its economy, one of the most robust on the continent, is dominated by diamond mining and tourism.

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Lesotho

Lesotho is a small country that is totally surrounded by South Africa. It's known as the Kingdom in the Sky because the entire country is at a high altitude. Its lowest point is 1,400 m above sea level – no other country in the world has its lowest point above 1000 m (3,280 ft)! Lesotho is a fantastic adventure holiday destination because of its smiling and resourceful people and bracing climate.

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Zimbabwe

A landlocked country in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east and north. The border with Zambia is formed by the Zambezi River which when in full flood drops as the world's largest curtain of falling water at the mighty Victoria Falls which is a major tourist attraction.

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Eswatini

Eswatini, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini and formerly known as Swaziland, is a country in Southern Africa, landlocked between South Africa in the west and Mozambique in the east. Eswatini's absolute monarchy is one of the oldest in Africa.

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Mozambique

Mozambique (Portuguese: Moçambique) is a country on the Indian Ocean coast of Southern Africa. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Tanzania to the north and has inland borders with Eswatini (Swaziland), Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Mozambique's eastern coastline along the Indian Ocean is more than 1,000 km long, a fantastic draw for scuba divers, fishermen, sailors and beach lovers.

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