South Africa

South Africa is surely a country where you can quickly see two sides of a coin, a place where shanties and poverty line along neatly with high-class hotels and restaurants; this doesn't stop things from hitting full force on tourism. Its landscapes are a surprise wherein hot and cold can mix, snow-capped mountains with a hint of desert. Several ethnic groups pepper the country and an astounding 11 official languages, every place you go to is certainly a surprise. South Africa is as diverse as its people but comes together in harmony.

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SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town with Garden Route

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Must Do Adventure

  • Dig into delicious South African delicacies and the restaurants and bars at Boardwalk and then try your luck at the Boardwalk Casino. Have fun with your kids at the water rides and carousel and attend the nightly water laser show too at The Boardwalk Entertainment World.

    The Boardwalk at Port Elizabeth
  • The theme park of Gold Reef City at Johannesburg is home to the biggest, largest, and most thrilling rides of South Africa. Check out the 18 thrill rides, Jump City Trampoline Park, which is an authentic underground mining tour of Johannesburg, 13 delicate rides for the kids, and more.

    Theme park rides at Gold Reef City
  • Say hello to the penguins of Africa at Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town. The beach is ideal for kids to splash around and swim, as the colossal granite boulders protect against large waves and winds. Make your way slowly towards Foxy Beach to take a closer look at the penguins.

    Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach in Cape Town

Bucket List Experience

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Cape Town

Admire the magnificence of nature at Table Mountain and then visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens on the trip to Cape Town. Play volleyball and enjoy surfing at Cliffton and Camps Bay Beaches. Browse through the shops, restaurants, jazz venues, and museums at The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and delve deeper into South African history of apartheid at Robben Island. Satiate your lust for thrill and get up close and personal with fierce sharks at Great White Shark Cage Dives and visit City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope too.

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Durban

Start with a walking tour of Durban from Golden Mile, the bustling promenade of beaches, restaurants, and shops. Admire the beauty of subtropical vegetation at Durban Botanic Gardens and go bird-watching at Umgeni River Bird Park. Fall in love with the multi-cultural ambiance at Indian Quarter and roam in the lush lawns of colorful flowers at Mitchell Park and Jameson Park. Take a ride in the Sky Car and Big Rush Big Swing at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Visit Isimangaliso Wetland Park and examine the exhibits of the Kwamuhle Museum.

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Johannesburg

Get a deep insight into the history of South Africa at the Apartheid Museum, and examine the exhibits at the various museums of Constitution Hill. Travel back in time to the Gold-Rush at Gold Reef City and visit Soweto and the Mandela Museum too. Check out the funky restaurants, art galleries, and entertainment venues at the Maboneng Precinct and make some time for a trip to Lion And Safari Park. Take a look at the Sterkfontein stalactic caves at the Cradle Of Humankind too.

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Pretoria

Visit the beautiful Pretoria National Botanic Garden at Pretoria and visit the Voortrekker Monument atop the hill to the south of the city center. Take a stroll along the paths or ride the cable car at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa. Watch out for the magnificent cheetahs at Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre and take a look at the memorials and museum exhibits of the Freedom Park. Catch a glimpse of the parade of animals at Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve and pay a visit to Melrose House.

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Table Mountain Car Ride

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway offers you a thrilling ride of five minutes in the cable car to the peak of the Table Mountain. Take in the panoramic views of the bustling city, the sparkling blue sea, the jagged cliffs, and the spectacular mountain scenery during the ride in the cable car. Get a 360-degree view of Cape Town, marvel at the neighboring peaks of mountains, and admire the views of the ocean too from high up above in the sky.

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Garden Route

Relish the spectacular sun-kissed scenery, adrenaline rush, and fascinating wildlife at the Garden Route. Hike along the various trails at Robberg Nature Reserve and feel the pangs of exhilaration while taking a risky walk on the Storms River Suspension Bridge. Enjoy bird-watching at Birds of Eden, check out the primates on the monkey safari at Monkeyland, and take a tour of Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a cruise to admire the lush green scenery of Knysna Heads and Knysna Forest and make the most adventurous tour of the Cango Caves.

When to Visit

Peak Season

The best time to visit South Africa is between November and February, the months that boast of warm and dry weather, and fewer crowds.

Travel Guide

Location

South Africa is at the southernmost point of the African continent, bordered by the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

Capital City

South Africa is the capital of South Africa.

Main Airport

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the main airport that serves South Africa.

Language Spoken

The languages spoken in South Africa include English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sothern Sotho, and more.

Currency

Get your local currency converted into South African Rand before setting out for the South Africa Tour.

Visas

The citizens of the US do not need a visa to enter South Africa for a visit up to ninety days. Some countries need not pay the visa fee but require a visa. Most countries require a tourist or business visa too.

Electricity

The standard values are 230 volts and 50 Hertz, and the plug point is suitable for power plugs of types C, D, M, and N.

Vaccinations

There is no compulsory vaccination, but doctors recommend typhoid and Hepatitis A and B vaccinations before entering Morocco.

Emergency Calls

The emergency phone call numbers are 10111 for national, 10177 for an ambulance, and 112 for the cell phone.

FAQs about South Africa

What is internet access like in South Africa?

Wi-Fi access is readily available in South Africa, but the connection is slow and unstable at times.

Can I use my mobile/cellphone while in South Africa?

You can use a GSM mobile phone to make calls in South Africa.

How are the toilets like in South Africa?

You will find clean and sit-down style toilets all over South Africa.

Can I drink tap water in South Africa?

Tap water is perfectly pure and potable. Avoid drinking tap water in the drought-struck and rural areas.

Are credit cards accepted in South Africa?

Visa and MasterCard cards are accepted all over South Africa.

How is ATM access like in South Africa?

The EFTPOS and ATMs only accept Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards.

What to wear in South Africa?

Pack in your cool and comfy casuals for the South Africa Tour. Carry a light cardigan, a raincoat, and a jacket too.

Is South Africa safe for women to travel solo?

It is very unsafe for women to travel solo at the South Africa Tour.

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