Tourist Information – South Africa
South Africa is referred to as a world in one country. It offers the visitor a range of things to do, experience and to explore.
Western Cape & Cape Town
Cape Town, the ‘Mother City’, is the oldest city in our country. It is not only the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa but was also awarded the Conde Naste Readers’ Travel Awards 2016 for the Best Overseas City for Restaurants & Bars as well as the second-best overseas city in the World.
The city is well known for its good climate and natural features such as Table Mountain, Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak Drive and its beautiful beaches.
Places of interest in the Western Cape & Cape Town:
Table Mountain National Park is an international tourism icon and a Natural World Heritage Site.
This 6 km square island is where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for many years. Today this island is a UN Heritage Site and open to visitors.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa’s most visited destination.
Cape Point is situated within the southern section of Table Mountain National Park, accessible from the Cape of Good Hope entrance. The promontory (or peninsula) is part of the richest Floral Kingdom in the world, a largely undeveloped and unspoilt slice of wilderness only a few kilometres from the bustling port city of Cape Town.
Zeit Mocaa Museum
Zeitz MOCAA museum recently opened at the V & A Waterfront. This museum collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora and has become a major attraction in Cape Town.
The Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek Wine Routes provide the visitor a unique opportunity to visit wineries and the beautiful old estates, to tour the cellars, taste wine and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
A few highlights of this region:
Stellenbosch Wine Routes
The Stellenbosch Wine Route is arguably the country’s most famous, and the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin area includes 106 cellars – most of which are open to the public. Enjoy a long day’s wine tasting and wine buying and you’ll sip more than our great South African wines – you’ll taste our South African way of life.
Franschhoek Wine Valley
An introduction to the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, located in the Cape Winelands. Nestled against majestic mountain, Franschhoek is home to award-winning wine estates and restaurants, boutique hotels and luxury guest houses and wonderful retail shops.
What better way to explore an area than through good food, great wine and fun company? When it comes to the Overberg, the spectacular scenery, gentle, rural pace of life and the warm welcome are the unexpected bonus. The Overberg is not a place to visit in a rush. There is just too much to experience and, who would want to rush through a line-up of the country’s finest wines or a delectable meal fresh from the sea or the field? Every cellar door has its own authentic and original character; every wine reflects a distinctive terroir.
Hermanus – Whale capital of the World – is built along the beautiful shores of Walker Bay. The official whale watching capital of the world and a popular holiday destination, Hermanus is surrounded by majestic mountains, indigenous fynbos and spectacular natural beauty. Its residents are the heart and soul of the town, however, providing an unforgettable holiday experience.
A visit to the Garden Route is a must for all visitors to South Africa. This area has beautiful beaches, charming holiday villages, luxury holiday accommodation, world-class golf courses and spectacular coastal scenery.
MPUMALANGA & KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Kruger National Park
World renowned for game viewing. Visitors can overnight at one of the many bush or luxury lodges in the Park.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
This Reserve is situated next to the Kruger National Park. Mala Mala, Londolozi and Singita are just three of several world-renowned lodges located in the Sabi Sands Reserve.
GAUTENG & JOHANNESBURG
In the seSotho languages ‘Gauteng’ means ‘Place of Gold’, which is appropriate as the province has its economic and historic roots in the thriving gold industry that was sparked off by the discovery of gold in Johannesburg in 1886.
Gauteng covers just over 17 000sq km – approximately 1.4% of the total land surface of South Africa. It is the smallest of the nine provinces. Despite its size, Gauteng is home to approximately 8 million people.
Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Pilanesberg Nature Reserve – Situated in the North Western Province it is one of the largest parks in South Africa.
Cradle of Humankind
A world heritage site. Magnificent natural beauty.
Gold Reef City – Historical Amusement Park
With its magnificent Theme Park offering the widest range of features and attractions in Africa and the exhilarating Casino complex, alive with the excitement, buzz and energy of Jozi (Johannesburg), this is where Jozi comes to play, relax and more!