Top 5 Beautiful & Popular South African Tourist Attractions You Must Visit

Located at the tip of the African continent,South Africa is one of the best countries to visit anytime of the year.This country has got so much to offer to everyone in fact you will definitely be spoilt of choice.When it comes to attraction sites this is the country where you find everything from the big 5 to marine life.Called an adventure Capital of the world,SA offers at least 100 different extreme exploits available,which include abseiling,white water rafting and shark cage diving.

With more than 2000km of beautiful coastline for the sun lovers out there and plenty of hiking,golfing,climbing in all different locations and views from desert to forest you will find SA to be the place to be all year through.For those who love shopping you will have a range of malls and botique’s to choose from and lovers of fine wine and cuisine will thrive in this country as you experience the delicacy of local and international cuisine.

MAKING THE TOP FIVE LIST OF POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN SA

1.TABLE MOUNTAIN

Standing  at 3560 feet high,this mountain is the worlds most recognizable natural wonder,with its top that is almost completely flat (which explains the name).Tourists love this mountain,they come from far & wide to visit & so do locals.

Table mountain offers so much more to excite you like a 5 minute cable car ride or a days hike to the top.While going up the mountain you can certainly appreciate the views as you rotate in the floors of the cableway and large windows that just show you everything from A-Z.

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Table mountain offers some of the best views ever

2.CANGO CAVES

For underground lovers,then a visit to the Cango caves is something you will find fulfilling. Located in the Swartberg mountains just almost 31km north of Oudshorn these caves are said to hold a lot of South Africa’s history.With hidden chambers cut deeply into the solid limestone rock layer these 20 million year old caves are a must visit for those who love history.

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The Enchanted Cango caves

3.BLOUKRANS BANGEE

Bloukrans Bridge stands at 708 feet above the gorge floor.It is the third highway in the world that has a brigde exceeding 500 feet and the highest in the whole of Africa.You can excite yourself by taking a bungee jump , if you are not comfortable with that there is an option of taking a walk on the catwalk to the top of the arch.

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4.NAMAQUALAND FLOWERS

Ladies this is for you,if you just crave that beautiful peaceful feeling then Namaqualand is the right place for you to visit.Located almost 5 & a half hours north of Cape Town,Namaqua is well known for its burst of color from July to October.Almost 5000 species of flowers bloom  making this place an ocean of color.

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5.THE PALACE OF THE LOST CITY

For those who love luxury you will certainly enjoy visiting this palace which was inspired by a lost tribe from Africa and is rated one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.Its entrance is awesome consisting of mosaic frescos not to mention the furniture which is something out of this world.Lovers of casinos,safaris,first class restaurants and accommodation you will find everything you need here.

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Author: Naomi Munthali

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