Places in South Africa

Over the years, South Africa has evolved as a popular tourist destination for its vast treasure trove of flora and fauna, scenic natural beauty, numerous nationals parks and game reserves, archaeological sites and rich, diverse culture. The diverse topography of South Africa consists of mountains, coastal plains, vast areas of forests, peninsular region, desert areas, coral reefs and plain land. The country is divided into nine provinces, each having a capital city.

From populous urban areas to tranquil natural setting, South Africa has everything that travelers want to see and experience during their tour in a country. Some of the popular places in South Africa are Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Stellenbosch, Soweto, Bloemfontein, Sun City, Port Natal, Durban and many more.



Best Places in South Africa


  • The fantastic city of Cape town is the capital of the Western Cape province and the largest city of South Africa. Located near the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Western Cape is famous for its historical buildings, monuments, parks, array of theatres and museums and shopping complexes. Besides Cape Town, the small province of Western Cape has many more attractions that allure millions of tourists come there from all over the world.

  • Bordered by Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, Western Cape is blessed with scenic landscapes, beautiful coastal areas and bountiful of flora and fauna. Some of the popular tourist destination are Garden Route, Cape Wineland, Simons Town and Boulder's Beach. The town of Stellenbosch, Western Cape is most famous for wine industry and is a popular place in South Africa that receives many tourists.

  • From sweeping sand to thick forests, from rugged mountainous areas to riverbeds, Eastern Cape province is known for its diverse topography. The largest city of the Eastern Cape is Port Elizabeth and it is one of the popular places of South Africa.

    The fine climate, lively urban environment, friendly people, facilities of different water sports, national park, bird sanctuary all together makes Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape a popular tourist destination.

  • Johannesburg, Pretoria are two of the most popular places in South Africa in the province of Gauteng. Though it is the smallest province, Gauteng is one of the richest province in Africa with high population, good infrastructure and gold mines.

  • Johannesburg, Gauteng should not be missed during South Africa tour as it is the second largest city of the country having many famous places for sightseeing. Soweto is an area of Johannesburg, known for large black population present there. Pretoria, Gauteng is known for cultural achievements where you can see number of impressive churches, monuments, museums and theatres.

  • Sun city, North West is the world famous holiday resort, adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park. Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State province, is one of the popular places in South Africa. Bloemfontein, Free State is an ideal holiday destination and the province is gifted with beautiful landscapes, game reserves, superb fishing conditions and facilities of sports.

  • Kwazulu Natal Province is one of the popular places in South Africa that boasts of having the famous parks and cities of the country. The largest city of the province is Durban which was known as Port Natal and is a famous tourist destination of the country.

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