If you were to write a list of all of South Africa’s must-see sights, you’d be in possession of a record-breaking piece of paper. Whoever you’re with, whenever you’re there and whatever the occasion, the below attractions and venues are some of the country’s most incredible sights, and will make sure you cover all the vital bases for an unforgettable South African trip.
Chapman’s Peak Drive
Winding it’s way through the coast of South Africa, you’ll be treated you to some of the most beautiful views of the country you could possibly see along one of the world’s foremost scenic drives. Locally known as Chappies, take a hire car along the road, or jump on one of the several tours that runs along its expanse each day.
Durban Muthi Market
One of Africa’s largest open-air markets, this venue specialises in apothecary and traditional medicine. Walk amongst the stalls as you gaze at the healing offerings that extend from animal innards to cow dung. Positioned just metres from Victoria Street, the contrast of the market which bears almost no hallmarks of modern life (notably zero plastic) is stunning.
If you don’t visit Table Mountain during your trip, you can’t say you’ve visited south Africa. Whether you choose to hike or take a cable-car to the top, you’ll be treated to expansive views of Cape Town and many species of gorgeous flora and fauna that adorn the mountain. There’s a myriad of tours on offer, so you’re bound to find one that suits your needs.
Utukala Conservation Centre
Situated just an hour out of both Johannesburg and Pretoria, this expansive stretch of bush hosts all the Big 5 safari animals. Even better, this reserve focuses on conservation and breeding efforts for many of Africa’s endangered species. Walk with the lions and learn about