We all know that before we visit a place, we first research what it is well-known for – preparing ourselves for the new experience. The best part is reading about it, visiting the place, and actually experiencing it.
There are many attractions to visit in Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, including the Apartheid Museum, a prominent museum, educating tourist about township life.
Your Johannesburg touring will be incomplete without paying a visit to Soweto. There is an official township tour that includes touring to Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown where South Africa’s Freedom Charter was signed in 1955. Johannesburg also boasts the famous Vilakazi street where South Africa’s icons, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, once lived. Gold Reef is also a must-see – built on an authentic gold mine that features historical attractions.
Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa as well as the most southern tip of Africa (Cape Point). It’s home to the Cape of Good Hope with an amazing view of where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet; as well as the famous William Fehr Collection of art, and military memorabilia from the castle of Good Hope. Robben Island is seen off the shore of Cape Town. This is where Nelson Mandela and struggle hero, Walter Sisulu, were imprisoned.The island now signifies freedom from discrimination and represents the power of human spirit. Cape Town also boasts one of the most spectacular landmarks, Table Mountain. Table Mountain is home to breathtaking views, as well as a diverse ecosystem, including South Africa’s national flower, the Protea. If you’re an outdoorsy person, you are able to hike the mountain, or take a revolving cable car to the top. There are refreshment spots, along with a restaurant for those wanting to take in the spectacular views and even watch the sun rise or set.The view from the top is a must see!
Durban, the city with the most beautiful weather in South Africa, whether it’s winter or summer, in fact any season, is the place to be. It does not end there, Durban is well-known for its delicious bunny chow – a hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with curried meat.
A trip to Durban is incomplete without visiting uShaka Marine World theme park along the coastline. The park is divided into four sections and the highlight is uShaka Sea World, the fifth largest aquarium in the world. Scuba diving is among many fun activities offered at the aquarium. To add to the fun activities, UShaka Wet ‘n Wild features the highest water slide in the Southern hemisphere.
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