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beautiful places to visit in south africa
  1. Free State’s small town Clarens established 1912.
    Known for its country scenic views of Rooiberge and Maluti mountains and art scene. It offers horse riding and best trout fishing spots in SA.
    Tel: 058 256 1411.
  2. Cape Town’s Table Mountain
    Prominent landmarkwith a flat top. Visitors use its aerial cableway 302 metres above sea level or hike to the top of the mountain, also option tomountain bike or caving.
    Tel: 021 424 0015.
  3. North West’s The Cradle of the Humankind
    The only one of eight world heritage sites in SA found in Gauteng, renowned as birthplace of humans where first hominid was found in 1924, and home to a diversity of rare or endangered birds, plants and animal. Offers tours through Maropeng centre,hotel accommodation and restaurants.
    Tel: 014 577 9000.
  4. Johannesburg’s The Apartheid Museum complex
    Dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of SA was founded in 2001.
    Tel: 011 309 4700.
  5. Cape Town’sKirstenbosch National Botanical Gardennestled at the foot of Table Mountain.
    It’s the first Botanical Garden founded in 1913 to preserve the country’s unique flora, and is one of the nine Botanical Gardens covering five of SA’s six different plant life.
    Popular with tourists, in the summer,evening outdoor concerts are held in the garden.
    Tel: 021 799 8783.
  6. Southwest of Johannesburg, Soweto established 1885-1905
    SA’s largest and most famous township was a hotbed of anti-apartheid activity.
    Visit Freedom Struggle sites and eat at a shebeen or township restaurant.
  7. South of PretoriaHeritage site Voortrekker Monument
    Massive granite structure constructed in 1937 prominently located on the hill top commemorates the Voortrekkers who had leftthe cape colony in1835-1854.
    Offers a20 000 seated ampitheatre and a restaurant.
    Tel: 012 326 6770.
  8. Durban’s UShaka Marine World opened 30 April 2004
    Theme park offers Sea World (the fifth largest aquarium in the world), Wet ‘n Wild, a Beach, Village Walk and a unique restaurant on a ship that allows you to dine near a shark tank.
    Tel: 031 328 8000.
  9. Butterfly World Stellenbosch and Paarl’s main wine route
    The largest free flying park for butterflies and birds in SA opened November 1996
    Tour the grounds, photograph or video the ‘beauties’.
    Tel: 021 875 5628
  10. Limpopo and Mpumalanga ProvinceWorld renowned Kruger National Park
    Founded 1926, nearly 2 million hectares features 16 ecosystems.
    Spot the Big Five on a 4×4 game drive or walking safari.
    Tel: 012 426 5000