South Africa Vacation Attractions

South Africa is one of the most popular countries in Africa to visit, largely due to it’s splendid variety. This article covers visiting Cape Town, The Kruger Park and Sun City. For more information and package ideas visit for a wide range of options.

Cape Town

Cape Town is referred to as the mother city and is often ranked as a Top 10 city to visit worldwide.

Cape Town offers a wide range of experiences from its pristine beaches to its glamorous wine estates and world-class restaurants, not to mention the fine cuisine. Unique experiences in Cape Town include Boulders Beach, where you can swim with penguins, Robben Island, where you can see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and of course the majestic Table Mountain, offering 360 degree views of the southern tip of Africa.

Kruger Natl ParkThe Kruger National Park

The Kruger Park is a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts wanting to go on a Big 5 safari. The Big 5 is the name given to the five most popular wildlife attractions, namely Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and the elusive Leopard.

The Kruger Park offers all these animals in one location and many more. The first four animals mentioned are typically easy to spot but what makes the Kruger a special destination is the abundance of Leopard. Leopards are notoriously shy but the Sabi Sabi area of the Kruger offers fantastic sighting opportunities.

Sun City South AfricaSun City

Sun City was built by world-renowned hotelier Sol Kerzner. This African Palace in the middle of nowhere is straight out of an Indian Jones movie, think lost Palace or similar. In fact there is a “Lost Palace” at Sun City, for those of you demanding a premier experience.

Sun City is a fantastic destination for the entire family. The resort features two championship golf courses designed by Gary Player, a wave pool and water park with man made beach for the kids, multiple swimming pools for lazy days and numerous bars and restaurants for nightlife aficionados, not to mention roughly six casinos for jackpot chasers.

In addition to the three attractions mentioned above, South Africa also features a section of coastline called the garden route. This offers incredible whale watching and natural beauty to leave you refreshed and inspired, a nice way to round off your South Africa vacation.


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