The sixth most populated city on the continent and the largest in South Africa; Johannesburg is the economic heart of the whole of South Africa. The main attractions of the city are the lion nursery, the Gold Reef City theme park, the ethnographic village of Lesedi, as well as many interesting museums.
Top 10 places to visit in South Africa
Kruger National Park
One of the largest reserves in the entire African continent, the Kruger National Park covers an area of 19,485 square kilometers. There are many species of wild animals, including the rarest ones on this territory. To fully enjoy the beauty of this huge park and get to know its inhabitants, it's best to stay in a hotel for a while, located right on the territory of the reserve.
It is a modern metropolis with a mild climate and well-developed infrastructure. Cape Town is considered the best place for shopping and beach holidays, and there are very popular water sports such as surfing and kite surfing.
Most of the vineyards in South Africa are located northeast of Cape Town. The vineyards are also a place for five-star hotels and expensive restaurants, where you can taste the exquisite local wines.
Popular touristic town of Durban is located on the east coast of South Africa. Here you can relax on the beach, go diving or surfing, and taste Indian cuisine (the largest community of Indians in the world resides in Durban). And do not forget to buy more polyethylene bags for collecting pebbles, shells and other marine delights.
The Drakensberg Mountains
Mountainous region, located on the South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho border. There are many caves with ancient rock carvings in the mountains, and from the tops of the mountain range you can observe a stunning view of the South African landscapes.
Addo National Park
One of South Africa's largest national parks is famous for its elephants, which have a special skin color with a brown tinge. Addo is also the only national park in the world where you can see the so-called "Big Seven": an elephant, a rhino, a buffalo, a lion, a leopard, a whale and a large white shark in their natural habitat.
A picturesque route stretching from Cape Town to the city of Port Elizabeth. The road of the gardens runs through a natural reserve of pristine beauty with many forests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, lagoons and other natural wonders.
The town of Hermanus located on the southern coast of Africa, is famous for seeing whales from its shoreline that migrate here every year from August to November.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
A large and majestic nature reserve, which covers the territory of two countries: Botswana and South Africa. Among the endless red dunes there are also herds of wildebeest, gazelles, canes, and also various predators such as lions, cheetahs and leopards.