19 places to visit in South Africa -Things to do,when to travel,Safari,hotels,flights

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General Informations:The Republic of South Africa (RSA) is a country in southern Africa. It is the most developed economic area on the African continent. The Republic of South Africa has three capitals: the government is in Pretoria, the parliament in Cape Town and the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein. The largest metropolises in the country by population are Johannesburg and Cape Town .

Temperature:The best time to visit South Africa’s parks is from May to September. This is the Dry season and animals congregate around waterholes and rivers.

Language:The most common language spoken as a first language by South Africans is Zulu, followed by Xhosa , and Afrikaans . English is the fourth most common first language in the country .

Currency: South African Rand (ZAR) aprox. 1€=16,4 ZAR 1$= 13,5 ZAR

Food Prices:Meal in a cheap restaurant=9 USD,Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant=41 USD

You can find more information about the visa here.

Now we will delight you with the 19 places to visit in South Africa and the ultimate travel guide. Enjoy the advice we offer you for flights, activities, tours ​and hotels!

Kruger-Nationalpark

The 19  places to visit in South Africa -Things to do,when to travel,Safari,hotels,flights

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa.Its area extends from the Crocodile River in the south to the Limpopo, the border river to Zimbabwe, in the north. The north-south extension is about 350 km, in an east-west direction the park is on average 54 km wide and covers an area of ​​around 20,000 square kilometers. This makes it one of the largest national parks in Africa.

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Table Mountain

Table Mountain is located in South Africa, in the northern part of a mountain range on the approximately 52 km long and up to 16 km wide Cape Peninsula, at the southern end of which is the Cape of Good Hope. It shapes the silhouette of Cape Town, on whose territory it extends. The highest point of Table Mountain is Maclear’s Beacon at the northeast end of the rock plateau at 1087 m. Table Mountain covers a total area of ​​around 6500 hectares.

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Top hotels we recommend in Cape Town:Jardin d’ébène Boutique Guesthouse ,Bayview Penthouses ,Stadium Guest House

The Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is a very striking, formerly feared cape near the southern tip of Africa because of its cliffs. Politically, it belongs to the Western Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa. It is located in Table Mountain National Park.

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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a waterfront consisting of a restored shipyard and harbor district around the two historic basins of the port of Cape Town in South Africa.

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach is a stretch of beach that is located in Simon’s Town on the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. A colony of African penguins is at home here. There is a visitor center at Boulders Beach that provides access to Table Mountain National Park. Two footbridges, which protect the African penguin colony there from visitors, lead to the beach of Foxy Beach. About 3000 African penguins live there. The beach at Boulders Beach itself can also be used by visitors for swimming.

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in the Newlands district of Cape Town. It is located on the eastern slope of Table Mountain and is considered one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. At 36 hectares, it is the largest of nine National Botanical Gardens operated by the South African National Biodiversity Institute.

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If you want to have a unique experience enjoy your coffee at Steampunk Design, Truth Coffee, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Table Mountain National Park

Table Mountain National Park is a national park in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The narrow headland with its valleys, bays and beaches is framed by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the warmer waters of False Bay to the east. Two world-famous sights are located within the park area: Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope.

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Top hotels we recommend in Johannesburg:49-on-Cherry,The Oasis Residency,Shepherd’s Corner Guest House

Cape Point

Cape Point is about two kilometers east of the Cape of Good Hope, with which it is often confused. Cape Point forms the eastern end of the Cape Peninsula, but is not the southernmost point, as some photos or maps suggest. The Cape of Good Hope is two arc seconds to the south. Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point of Africa.

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Sun City

Sun City is a leisure complex in the Northwest Province of the Republic of South Africa. It is located about 150 kilometers northwest of the metropolitan areas Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Sun International resort has a wide range of entertainment venues such as casinos, shows, luxury hotel complexes, man-made waterfalls, golf courses and other sports facilities. It was boycotted by many international artists during the apartheid period.

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Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park is located in the Sarah Baartman District 70 kilometers northeast of Port Elizabeth in the Sundays River Valley. With 1640 km², the Elephant National Park is the largest national park in the Eastern Cape.

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Tsitsikamma-Nationalpark

The Tsitsikamma National Park was an independent national park in South Africa until 2009. Since then it has been part of the Garden Route National Park. It is located in the Sarah Baartman district in the western part of the Eastern Cape Province.

Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap is a neighborhood in Cape Town.

God’s Window

Top hotels we recommend in Port Elisabeth:Splendida,Forest Hall Guest House ,Amery House

Cango Caves

The Cango Caves are a cave system in the South African province of Western Cape and are counted among the most beautiful cave systems in the world.

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Garden-Route-Nationalpark

The Garden Route National Park is a national park in South Africa. It was created on March 6, 2009 through the amalgamation of Wilderness National Park, Knysna National Lake Area, Tsitsikamma National Park and other state lands.

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Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Augrabiesfalls

The Augrabies Waterfalls National Park is a nature reserve located 120 kilometers west of Upington in South Africa, which extends over 220 km² along the River Orange. The central attraction is the Augrabies waterfall, which plunges 56 m down to a width of 150 meters, and the 18 km long and up to 200 m deep rock canyon that the river has eroded here.

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The Big Hole

The Big Hole of Kimberley in South Africa is the open pit of the former Kimberley mine, from which diamonds were mined until 1914. The hole is often referred to as “the largest hole ever dug by human hands”. The Big Hole competes for this record status with Jagersfontein, an open pit 110 kilometers southwest of Bloemfontein.

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For a unique experience in South Africa we recommend the restaurant Delaire Graff, Stellenbosch.Here you can enjoy the traditional cuisine and enjoy the best wine and views.

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Now that we have presented the wonders and main attractions of this beautiful country, we want to help you to visit them. We have searched for everything you need: hotels, holiday homes, tours,car rentals, planes and cruises to these wonderful places. We also present several options for each category so you can compare prices and find the best option for your dream holiday.

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If you ever want to visit one of these beautiful places, I recommend 2 websites where you can buy trips much cheaper than if you buy them when you arrive at your destination. It is always good to be able to save some money!

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If you have the opportunity to visit South Africa and you want to find the best restaurants,you can find all the informations you need here.

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