Top attractions in South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal

Drakensberg Park

The magnificent world heritage site of uKhahlamba comprises a majestic mountain range that stretches for over 200 km’s, offering nature lovers picturesque scenery ranging from valleys and mountains to waterfalls and streams.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

This world heritage site is along the north Coast of KZN and extends from Kosi Bay to Cape St Lucia. A mix of 5 different ecosystems, this wetland wilderness area boasts a wealth of biodiversity and is home to the oldest land mammal (Rhino), the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal(Elephant), the world’s oldest fish (coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal (whale).

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World is a top attraction on the KZN coastline. Everything is conveniently situated in uShaka Marine World, from food and drinks, to sweets and snacks to fun-filled activities.

Battlefields

The battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, which include Rorke’s Drift, are a must-see for history buffs. There are plenty of specialist tour operators who will organise a coach trip for you, or you can hire someone locally for the day once you are there.

Valley of a Thousand Hills

Scattered across the green hills of outer west Durban, around the Umgeni River and its tributaries, the valley is undeniably one of KZN’s most beautiful rural settings.

North West

Magaliesberg Mountain Range:

The Magaliesberg is made up of rocky kloofs, undulating hills and sheer outcrops, all of which have created a beautiful destination for walking, hiking, swimming and exploring.

Barberspan Bird Sanctuary

This pan provides an important sanctuary for migratory birds and boasts the country’s largest waterfowl congregation. Home to more than 320 bird species including flamingo, heron, stork, ibis and black-necked grebe.

Hartbeesport Dam

Hugged by the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, Hartbeesport Dam is ideal for sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing and water skiing.

The Tswaing Crater

The Tswaing Crater is the most visible meteor impact site in South Africa, 40km north of Pretoria. Resulting from a meteor strike about 200 000 years ago, today the site looks like a big swimming pool surrounded by dense bush.

Kgaswane Mountain Range

This reserve is most popular for its breeding herd of stable antelope, but is not shy when it comes to birds. Over 340 bird species have been recorded here.

Gauteng

Cradle of Humankind

One of eight World Heritage Sites, the Cradle of Humankind is an area of undulating grassland, rocky outcrops and river courses. It’s a place that draws visitors from around the world for the fossil record that lies in the network of limestone caves beneath the surface.

Lion Park

Situated in the Craddle of Humankind, this park is home to over 600 head of fame and is most certainly worth a visit.

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Located to the South of Pretoria, Rietvlei Nature Reserve and wetland is one of the best kept secrets of the province. Here, you can view zebra, buffalo, rhino and hippo.

Groenkloof Nature Reserve

One of the first devlared nature reserves in the region, Groenkloof Nature Reserve is home to kudu, impala, blue wildebeest and ostrich.

Northern Cape

Augrabies Falls

Known by the locals as ‘the place of great noise’ the Augrabies Falls thunders down 240 metres and is South Africa’s version of the Niagara Falls.

Wonderwek Cave

A National Heritage Site, the Wonderwerk Cave is 139 metres deep and it’s been revealed that it has been inhabited for longer than almost any other place on Earth.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

This park is renowned as Africa’s first formally declared trans-border conservation area.

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