Top 10 things to do in South Africa

South Africa

One of the richest countries in Africa has its share of wildlife and tourist-friendly sites.

South Africa is a country.

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is a country located in Southern Africa. It has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. To the north lie the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; and within it lies Lesotho, an enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and with close to 53 million people, is the world's 25th-most populous nation.

South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution's recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. Two of these languages are of European origin: English and Afrikaans, the latter originating from Dutch and serving as the first language of most white and coloured South Africans. Though English is commonly used in public and commercial life, it is only the fourth most-spoken first language.

About 80 percent of South Africans are of black African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different Bantu languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (white), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (coloured) ancestry. All ethnic and linguistic groups have political representation in the country's constitutional democracy, which comprises a parliamentary republic and nine provinces. South Africa is often referred to as the "Rainbow Nation," a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and later adopted by then-President Nelson Mandela as a metaphor to describe the country's newly developing multicultural diversity in the wake of segregationist apartheid ideology.

The country is one of the few in Africa never to have had a coup d'état, and regular elections have been held for almost a century; however, the vast majority of black South Africans were not enfranchised until 1994. Racial strife between the white minority and the black majority has played a large part in the country's recent history and politics. Apartheid was instituted in 1948 by the National Party, though racial segregation existed prior to that date. Discriminatory laws began to be repealed or abolished from 1990 onwards after a long and sometimes violent struggle by the African National Congress and other anti-apartheid activists.

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Top 10 things to do in South Africa

Cape Town

Cape Town
Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape.As the seat of the National Parliament, it ...

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, situated about 50 kilometres east of Cape Town, along the banks of the Eerste River. It is the ...

Johannesburg

Johannesburg
Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan ...

Kimberley, Northern Cape

Kimberley, Northern Cape
Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is located approximately 110 km east of the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers. The city has ...

Durban

Durban
Durban is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. It forms part of ...

Pretoria

Pretoria
Pretoria is a city in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the executive and de facto national ...

Soweto

Soweto
Soweto is an urban area of the city of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for ...

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth or The Bay is one of the largest cities in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, 770 km east of Cape Town. The city, often shortened to ...

Franschhoek

Franschhoek
locality

Hermanus, Western Cape

Hermanus, Western Cape
Hermanus , is a town on the southern coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is famous for southern right whale watching during the southern winter and ...

St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal

St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal
St Lucia is a settlement in Umkhanyakude District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The small town is mainly a hub for the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park.

Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay, nicknamed Plet or Plett, is the primary town of the Bitou Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. As of the census of 2001, there ...

Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Pilanesberg Game Reserve
The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located in North West Province in South Africa, west of Pretoria. The park borders with the entertainment complex Sun City. The park is currently administered ...

Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn, the "ostrich capital of the world", is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Two ostrich-feather booms, during 1865-1870 and 1900-1914, truly established the settlement. With ...

Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay
Mossel Bay is a harbour town of about 60,000 people on the Southern Cape of South Africa. It is an important tourism and farming region of the Western Cape Province. ...

Kragga Kamma Game Park

Kragga Kamma Game Park
The Kragga Kamma Game Park is a small reserve within the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.One of the cheetahs featured in the movie Duma use ...

Table Mountain

Table Mountain
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa, and is featured in the Flag of Cape Town and other ...

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World
uShaka Marine World is a 16-hectare theme park which was opened in 30 April 2004 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It comprises 4 sections: uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet 'n ...

Apartheid Museum

Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. The structure pictured here is owned by ...

Big Hole

Big Hole
The Big Hole, Open Mine or Kimberley Mine is an open-pit and underground mine in Kimberley, South Africa, and claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand, although this ...

National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is an 85-hectare zoo located in Pretoria, South Africa. It is the national zoo of South Africa, and was founded by J. W. ...

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Fernkloof Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in the Kleinrivier Mountains above Hermanus, Western Cape Province, South Africa. It is 1,800 hectares in area and its altitude ranges from sea ...

Franschhoek Pass

Franschhoek Pass
Franschhoek Pass is located in the Western Cape, Province of South Africa on the Regional road R45 between Franschhoek and Villiersdorp.The entrance to the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve is ...

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is a CapeNature nature reserve located approximately 10 km south-east of the town of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It covers an area of ...

Walker Bay Nature Reserve

Walker Bay Nature Reserve
Walker Bay Nature Reserve is a nature reserve made up of five areas located on the coast between Hermanus and Cape Agulhas, in the Overberg region in the Western Cape ...

Nelspruit

Nelspruit
Nelspruit is a city in northeastern South Africa. It is the capital of the Mpumalanga province. Located on the Crocodile River, Nelspruit lies about 110 kilometres by road west of ...

Cango Caves

Cango Caves
The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian limestones at the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The principal ...

Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden
Birds of Eden is the world's largest free flight aviary and bird sanctuary, located near Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, South Africa. The mesh dome of the sanctuary was ...

Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex is the second biggest provincial museum affiliated to the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in South Africa. It is located at Mossel ...

Drakenstein Correctional Centre

Drakenstein Correctional Centre
Drakenstein Correctional Centre is a low-security prison between Paarl and Franschhoek, on the R301 road 5 km from the R45 Huguenot Road, in the valley of the Dwars River in the ...

Nahoon River

Nahoon River
The Nahoon River is situated in the city East London on the East Coast of South Africa. It is to the east of the Buffalo River harbour, and is to ...

Huguenot Monument

Huguenot Monument
The Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek, South Africa, is dedicated to the cultural influences that Huguenots have brought to the Cape Colony after their immigration during the 17th and 18th centuries.The ...

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City
Gold Reef City is an amusement park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Located on an old gold mine which closed in 1971, the park is themed around the gold rush that ...

Voortrekker Monument

Voortrekker Monument
The Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who ...

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Moses Mabhida Stadium
The Moses Mabhida Stadium is a stadium in Durban, South Africa, named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. It is a multi-use stadium.It ...

Robben Island

Robben Island
Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa. The name is Dutch for "seal island". Robben Island is roughly ...

Boschendal

Boschendal
Boschendal is one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa and is located between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in South Africa's Western Cape.Huguenot OriginsThe farm's title deeds ...

Red Location Museum

Red Location Museum
The Red Location Museum is an Apartheid museum in New Brighton township of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It was designed by South African architectural partnership Noero Wolff Architects and has ...

McGregor Museum

McGregor Museum
The McGregor Museum in Kimberley, South Africa, originally known as the Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum, is a multidisciplinary museum which serves Kimberley and the Northern Cape, established in 1907.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife conservation park situated close to Port Elizabeth in South Africa and is one of the country's 19 national parks. It currently ranks ...

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Cango Wildlife Ranch
The Cango Wildlife Ranch is a wildlife ranch 3 kilometres north of the town of Oudtshoorn in South Africa.It was established in 1977 as a crocodile show farm. ...

Fairview Wine and Cheese

Fairview Wine and Cheese
Fairview Wine and Cheese farm is a South African producer of wines and cheeses based in the Paarl region of the Western Cape province. It is owned and run by ...

Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve

Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve
Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, is located approximately 30 km north-east of East London, and is situated within an area of 100 km² encompassing five different biomes in the wild coast ...

Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse

Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse
Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse is a lighthouse near Mossel Bay, South Africa. ...

Keurbooms River

Keurbooms River
The Keurbooms River is a river in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. The river has its sources south of Uniondale in the Langkloof and flows in a roughly ...

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Kirstenbosch is a famous botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The garden is one of nine National Botanical Gardens covering five of South ...

Haute Cabriere

Haute Cabriere
Haute Cabriere is a vineyard estate located in Franschhoek, South Africa. The estate was started over 300 years ago by Huguenot settlers from France, and primarily grows Chardonnay and Pinot ...

Union Buildings

Union Buildings
The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the president of South Africa. The imposing buildings are located in Pretoria, ...

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World
Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is situated at the northern end of Durban's Golden Mile, adjacent to the Kings Park Sporting Precinct. Besides the casino, the complex houses many restaurants, ...

Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
The Constitution Hill precinct is located at 11 Kotze Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg near the western end of the suburb of Hillbrow. Constitution Hill is the seat of the Constitutional ...

Simonsberg

Simonsberg
Simonsberg is part of the Cape Fold Belt in the Western Cape province of South Africa and is located between the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, forming a prominent ...

St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
St George's Park is a multi-use park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The park is the oldest park in Port Elizabeth and most commonly associated with the St George's Oval ...

William Humphreys Art Gallery

William Humphreys Art Gallery
The William Humphreys Art Gallery, in Kimberley, South Africa, was opened in 1952 and named after its principal benefactor, William Benbow Humphreys .OriginsIn 1948, William Humphreys gave ...

Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein is the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa; and, as the judicial capital of the nation, one of South Africa's three national capitals; the other ...

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
The Highgate Ostrich Show Farm is an ostrich farm located 10 kilometres south of Oudtshoorn in South Africa.This large farm specializes in the breeding of ostriches and is open to ...

Boggomsbaai

Boggomsbaai
Boggomsbaai is a town in Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa. ...

Boland Bank Park

Boland Bank Park
Boland Bank Park is a multi-purpose stadium in Paarl, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for cricket matches and hosted three matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Boland ...

Buffalo Park

Buffalo Park
Buffalo Park is a cricket ground located in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It is one of the home grounds for the Warriors cricket team. It can hold up ...

Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park
The Tsitsikamma National Park is a protected area on the Garden Route, Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa. It is a coastal reserve well known for its indigenous forests, ...

Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Pretoria National Botanical Garden
The Pretoria National Botanical Garden is one of South Africa's nine National Botanical Gardens. The garden is wedged between Pretoria Road and Cussonia Avenue in Brummeria, in eastern Pretoria, Gauteng, ...

Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo
The Johannesburg Zoo is an 55-hectare zoo in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 1904, it has traditionally been owned and operated by the City of Johannesburg. However, it has recently ...

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve
Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve is a CapeNature nature reserve situated in the Jonkershoek Valley near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is located on the Eerste River ...

Honoured Dead Memorial

Honoured Dead Memorial
The Honoured Dead Memorial is a provincial heritage site in Kimberley in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated at the meeting point of five roads, and ...

South African Air Force Museum

South African Air Force Museum
The South African Air Force Museum houses, exhibits and restores material related to the history of the South African Air Force. The Museum is divided into three locations, AFB Swartkop ...

Umgeni River Bird Park

Umgeni River Bird Park
The Umgeni River Bird Park is a bird zoo located in Durban, in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.HistoryDesigned and built by Dr. Alan Abrey in an ...

Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg
Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was founded in 1838 and is currently governed by the Msunduzi Local Municipality. Its Zulu ...

Amathole Museum

Amathole Museum
The Amathole Museum, formerly the Kaffrarian Museum, in King William's Town, Eastern Cape province of South Africa, houses the second largest collection of mammals in South Africa and includes Huberta, ...

CP Nel Museum

CP Nel Museum
The CP Nel Museum is a museum in Oudtshoorn, South Africa, which houses exhibits depicting the role of the ostrich trade in the town's history, as well as the cultural ...

Garden Route National Park

Garden Route National Park
The Garden Route National Park is a national park in the Garden Route region of South Africa. It was established on 6 March 2009 by amalgamating the existing Tsitsikamma and ...

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is a cableway to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of Cape Town's most popular tourist attractions with ...

Cradle of Humankind

Cradle of Humankind
The Cradle of Humankind is a World Heritage Site first named by UNESCO in 1999, about 50 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa in the Gauteng province. This site currently ...

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a rugby and association football stadium situated in the Arcadia suburb of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. The stadium has a capacity of 51,762 for rugby union. ...

Mitchell Park Zoo

Mitchell Park Zoo
Mitchell Park Zoo is also known as Mitchell Park or Mitchell's Park. Situated in the Morningside suburb of Durban, South Africa, it is the only zoo in Durban.The zoo was ...

Algoa Bay

Algoa Bay
Algoa Bay is a wide inlet along the South African east coast, 425 miles east of the Cape of Good Hope. It is bounded in the west by Cape Recife ...

Kamfers Dam

Kamfers Dam
Kamfers Dam is a privately owned permanent water body of 400 ha, situated to the immediate north of Kimberley, South Africa. The wetland was originally an ephemeral pan, often dry ...

George

George
George may refer to:PeopleSee George See George See King George See Saint George PlacesAustralia Lake George Canada George's Brook, Newfoundland and LabradorGeorge Street , ...

Safari Show Farm

Safari Show Farm
The Safari Show Farm is an ostrich farm located 5 kilometres outside of Oudtshoorn in South Africa.The farm specialises in the breeding and conservation well being of ostriches and has ...

Bloukrans Bridge Bungy

Bloukrans Bridge Bungy
Bloukrans Bridge Bungy is the world's highest commercial bridge bungy at 216 metres above the Bloukrans River. It is situated at Bloukrans Bridge on the N2 Highway at the border ...

Prince George Circuit

Prince George Circuit
Prince George Circuit is a race circuit in East London in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. On this course the South African Grand Prix was hosted in 1934, and 1936 ...

Durban Botanic Gardens

Durban Botanic Gardens
The Durban Botanic Gardens is situated in the City of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is Durban’s oldest public institution and Africa's oldest surviving botanical gardens. The gardens cover an ...

Two Oceans Aquarium

Two Oceans Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The aquarium was opened on the 13 November 1995 ...

Lion Park

Lion Park
Lion Park is a 2 km² lion wildlife conservation enclosure in Gauteng province in South Africa.The Lion Park is situated near Lanseria Airport and Fourways within distance of Johannesburg and Pretoria. ...

Mokala National Park

Mokala National Park
Mokala National Park is a reserve established in the Plooysburg area south-west of Kimberley in the Northern Cape, South Africa on 19 June 2007. The size of the Park is ...

Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial

Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial
Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial is a provincial heritage site in St George's Park in Port Elizabeth in South Africa's Eastern Cape province. The memorial is situated on top of Port ...

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Rietvlei Nature Reserve
The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is located in Pretoria and is about 3,800 hectares in size. Located within the reserve is the Rietvlei Dam.The Rietvlei Nature Reserve surrounds and include the ...

Paarl

Paarl
Paarl is a town with 191,013 inhabitants in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is the third oldest town and European settlement in the Republic of South Africa ...

Fish River Canoe Marathon

Fish River Canoe Marathon
The Fish River Canoe Marathon is a two-day event taking place on the Fish River in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It covers a total distance of 81.8 ...

Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass
The spectacular Swartberg Pass on the R328 run through the Swartberg mountain range which runs roughly east-west along the northern edge of the semi-arid area called the Little Karoo in ...

Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope
The Cape of Good Hope ,Portuguese: Cabo da Boa Esperança is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa.There is a misconception that the Cape ...

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

Gateway Theatre of Shopping
Gateway Theatre of Shopping or Gateway is a shopping centre located on Umhlanga Ridge in Umhlanga, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Construction commenced on 3 March 1998 and the ...

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is a 46,000-seater stadium in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.The five-tier, R2 billion Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was built overlooking the North End Lake, at ...

Hector Pieterson Museum

Hector Pieterson Museum
The Hector Pieterson Museum is a large museum located in Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa, two blocks away from where Hector Pieterson was shot and killed. The museum is named ...

Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Groenkloof Nature Reserve
The Groenkloof Nature Reserve, located adjacent to the Fountains Valley at the southern entrance to Pretoria, was the first game sanctuary in Africa. The reserve of 600 ha is managed ...

Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavements

Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavements
The Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavements comprise a geological feature between Kimberley and Barkly West, South Africa, pertaining to the Palaeozoic-age Dwyka Ice Age, or Karoo Ice Age, where the glacially scoured ...

Wilderness

Wilderness
Wilderness or wildland is a natural environment on Earth that has not been significantly modified by civilized human activity. It may also be defined as: "The most intact, undisturbed wild ...

Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees

Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees
The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees is an Afrikaans language arts festival that takes place yearly in the South African town of Oudtshoorn. The festival includes both the visual and the ...

Buffalo City Stadium

Buffalo City Stadium
Buffalo City Stadium is a multi-use stadium in East London, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for Rugby Union matches and is the home stadium of Border Bulldogs. The ...

Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre

Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre
The Durban International Convention Centre is a large convention centre in Durban, South Africa.The venue has hosted the International AIDS Conference in 2000, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 1999, ...

Montecasino

Montecasino
Montecasino is a leisure and casino complex located at No.1 Montecasino Boulevard in Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Montecasino is built on 26 hectares of land. It was designed ...

Kruger House, Pretoria

Kruger House, Pretoria
Kruger House is the historical Pretoria residence of the Boer leader and President of the South African Republic, Paul Kruger. It was built in 1884 by architect Tom Claridge and ...

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum was opened on 22 June 1956 as the King George VI Art Gallery. It is located in St George's Park in Port Elizabeth South Africa. ...

Table Mountain National Park

Table Mountain National Park
Table Mountain National Park, previously known as the Cape Peninsula National Park, is a national park in Cape Town, South Africa, proclaimed on 29 May 1998, for the purpose of ...

Anysberg Nature Reserve

Anysberg Nature Reserve
The Anysberg Nature Reserve of 62,500 ha is situated in the western Kleinkaroo region of the Western Cape province, South Africa. The central mountain is named after Anise, Pimpinella anisum, ...

Melrose House

Melrose House
Melrose House is a stately mansion located in Pretoria, South Africa. Built in 1886 by the prosperous Pretoria businessman George Jesse Heys. It was named after the famous Melrose Abbey ...

MuseuMAfricA

MuseuMAfricA
MuseuMAfricA is an historical museum in Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa.HistoryThe museum was established in 1933, when the Johannesburg Public Library bought a large quantity of African material ...

Cape Peninsula

Cape Peninsula
The Cape Peninsula is a generally rocky peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean at the south-western extremity of the African continent. At the southern end of the peninsula ...

Horse Memorial

Horse Memorial
The Horse Memorial is a provincial heritage site in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, in memory of the horses that served and died during the ...

Kings Park Stadium

Kings Park Stadium
The Kings Park Stadium , is a stadium in the Kings Park Sporting Precinct in Durban, South Africa. The stadium was originally built with a capacity of 12,000 and opened ...

Gansbaai

Gansbaai
Gansbaai is a fishing town and popular tourist destination in the Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa. It is known for its dense population of great white sharks and ...

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon's Town towards Cape ...

Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Wonderboom Nature Reserve
The Wonderboom Nature Reserve is a 1 km² reserve that incorporates a section of the Magaliesberg range in the northern portion of the Pretoria metropole, South Africa. Its main attractions are ...

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Johannesburg Art Gallery
The Johannesburg Art Gallery is an art gallery located in Joubert Park, in the central business district of Johannesburg, South Africa. The building was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and ...

North Beach

North Beach
North Beach may refer to a number of places in the world:United States North Beach, San FranciscoNorth Beach, Indian River County, Florida, a former census-designated place in Indian River CountyNorth ...

Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal

Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal
Umhlanga is a residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, created in 2000, which ...

Johannesburg Botanical Garden

Johannesburg Botanical Garden
The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is located in the suburb of Emmarentia in Johannesburg, South Africa.The gardens were established in 1964 as a large rose garden and subsequently expanded to cover ...

Kingsmead Cricket Ground

Kingsmead Cricket Ground
Kingsmead is a cricket ground in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It operates under the sponsorship-based name of Sahara Stadium Kingsmead where Sahara is the trademark of a sponsor from the ...

Clifton, Cape Town

Clifton, Cape Town
Clifton is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is an exclusive residential area and is home to some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa, ...

Pretoria Forts

Pretoria Forts
The Pretoria Forts consisted mainly of four forts built by the government of the South African Republic just before the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War around Pretoria.After the abortive ...

East London

East London
East London is the northeastern part of London, United Kingdom. Although without an official definition, the concept of a section of London to the east of the City of London ...

District Six Museum

District Six Museum
District Six Museum is a museum in the former inner-city residential area District Six in Cape Town, South Africa.District Six Foundation was founded in 1989 and the museum in 1994, ...

Church Square, Pretoria

Church Square, Pretoria
Church Square or Kerkplein , is the historic centre of the city of Pretoria, South Africa.Its most prominent feature is the statue of the late Boer leader and president of ...

Exchange Square

Exchange Square
Exchange Square can refer to:Exchange Square , South AfricaExchange Square Exchange Square , EnglandThe proposed Exchange Square Metrolink station Exchange Square , England ...

Transvaal Museum

Transvaal Museum
The Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, formerly the Transvaal Museum, is a natural history museum situated in Pretoria, South Africa. The museum curates large collections of Plio-Pleistocene fossils, including ...

Signal Hill

Signal Hill
Signal Hill may refer to:Placesin Canada Signal Hill, Calgary, neighborhood and hill in Calgary, AlbertaSignal Hill-Quidi Vidi, provincial electoral district for the Newfoundland and Labrador House of ...

Sandton

Sandton
Sandton is an affluent area situated within the metro of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. The name comes from the combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown and Bryanston. In 1969 ...

Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town Stadium
The Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa is a newly built stadium that was used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. During the planning stage, it was known ...

Burgers Park

Burgers Park
Burgers Park is a park located in the center of Pretoria, South Africa. Founded in the 1870s, it covers four acres and has been declared a South African National Monument. ...

Rustenburg

Rustenburg
Rustenburg is a city situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range in North West Province of South Africa. It was one of the official host cities of the ...

Iziko South African Museum

Iziko South African Museum
The Iziko South African Museum is a South African national museum located in Cape Town. The museum was founded in 1825, the first in the country. It has been on ...

Van Wouw Museum

Van Wouw Museum
The Van Wouw Museum, housed in Anton Van Wouw's last residence, a Dutch national monument. Besides documents, photos, paintings and tools the exhibits are mainly bronze maquettes and casts of ...

Lion's Head

Lion's Head
Lion's Head may refer to:Lion's Head , South African mountainLion's Head, OntarioLion's Head Provincial Park, a provincial park near Lion's Head, OntarioLion's head , a meatball and cabbage dish in ...

Alexandra, Gauteng

Alexandra, Gauteng
Alexandra or Alex for short, is a township located in Gauteng province, South Africa. It is part of Johannesburg, close to the wealthy area of Sandton and is bounded by ...

Constantia, Cape Town

Constantia, Cape Town
Constantia is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, situated about 15 kilometres south of the centre of Cape Town. The Constantia Valley lies to the east of and at ...

Sutherland

Sutherland
Sutherland is a land registration county and lieutenancy area in the Highlands of Scotland. Its county town is Dornoch. It borders Caithness to the east, Ross-shire and Cromartyshire to the ...

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia is the oldest wine estate in South Africa and provincial heritage site in the suburb of Constantia in Cape Town, South Africa."Groot" in Dutch and Afrikaans translates as ...

Bela-Bela

Bela-Bela
Bela-Bela is a town in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Deriving its name from the geothermic hot springs around which the town was built, it is widely known by ...

District Six

District Six
District Six is the name of a former inner-city residential area in Cape Town, South Africa. Over 60,000 of its inhabitants were forcibly removed during the 1970s by the apartheid ...

Worcester

Worcester
Worcester , officially known as the City of Worcester, is a city and the county town of Worcestershire in the West Midlands of England. Worcester is situated some 17 miles ...

St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town

St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town
St George's Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town.The cathedral was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and ...

Upington

Upington
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. The town was originally called Olyfenhoudtsdrif ...

Rhodes Memorial

Rhodes Memorial
Rhodes Memorial on Devil's Peak in Cape Town, South Africa, is a memorial to English-born South African politician Cecil John Rhodes designed by Sir Herbert Baker.LocationThe memorial ...

Hoedspruit, Limpopo

Hoedspruit, Limpopo
Hoedspruit is a town situated at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg , in the Limpopo province of South Africa, on the railway line from Tzaneen to Kaapmuiden.

Seal Island, South Africa

Seal Island, South Africa
Seal Island is a small land mass located 5.7 km off the northern beaches of False Bay, near Cape Town, in South Africa. The island is so named because of ...

White River, Mpumalanga

White River, Mpumalanga
White River is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The farms in the region produce tropical fruits, vegetables, flowers and timber. ...

Helderberg

Helderberg
Helderberg is a wine-producing area in the Western Cape of South Africa.Originally known as the "Hottentots-Holland" area, it was renamed "Helderberg" by the City of Cape Town following concerns about ...

Langebaan

Langebaan
Langebaan is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa on the eastern shore of Langebaan Lagoon.Langebaan is situated 120 km north of Cape Town, just off the ...

Table Bay

Table Bay
Table Bay is a natural bay on the Atlantic Ocean overlooked by Cape Town and is at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula, which stretches south to the Cape ...

Darling

Darling
Darling is a term of endearment of Anglo-Saxon origin.Darling or Darlin' or Darlings may also refer to:PeopleDarling PlacesIn Australia Darling Downs, a region in ...

South African National Gallery

South African National Gallery
The South African National Gallery is the national art gallery of South Africa located in Cape Town. Its collection consists largely of Dutch, French and British works from the 17th ...

Clarens

Clarens
Clarens is the name of several places:Clarens, Free State, a town in Free State Province, South AfricaClarens, Hautes-Pyrénées, a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department of southwestern FranceClarens, Switzerland, a small ...

Sandy Bay, Cape Town

Sandy Bay, Cape Town
Sandy Bay is a nudist beach situated along the road between Cape Town to Cape Point and adjacent to Llandudno.Sandy Bay is not easily accessible. There are two ways to ...

Ceres, Western Cape

Ceres, Western Cape
Ceres is the administrative centre and largest town of the Witzenberg Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Ceres serves as a regional centre for the surrounding ...

Hottentots Holland Mountains

Hottentots Holland Mountains
The Hottentots Holland Mountains are part of the Cape Fold Belt in the Western Cape, South Africa. The mountain range forms a barrier between the Cape Town metropolitan area and ...

Graskop, Mpumalanga

Graskop, Mpumalanga
Graskop is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It was set up in the 1880s as a gold mining camp but it now serves as a tourist destination ...

South African Naval Museum

South African Naval Museum
The South African Naval Museum at the South African Navy's base in Simon's Town is a project by the South African Naval Heritage Trust.The SA Navy Museum is housed in ...

Prince Albert

Prince Albert
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to ...

Table View

Table View
Tableview or Table View is a west coast suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, named after its view of Table Mountain. It has expanded rapidly since the 1970s and has ...

Duiker Island

Duiker Island
Duiker Island or Duikereiland , also known as Seal Island , is an island off Hout Bay near Cape Town South Africa. It is 77 by 95 metres in size, ...

Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay
Jeffreys Bay is a town located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The town is situated just off the N2 Highway, about an hour's drive southwest of Port ...

Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa

Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa
The Dutch Reformed Church "DRC" in South Africa is divided into three sister churches, Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk , Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk , and Gereformeerde Kerke .The NGK, which also has ...

Swellendam

Swellendam
Swellendam is the third oldest town in the Republic of South Africa, a town with 17,537 inhabitants situated in the Western Cape province. The town has over 50 provincial heritage ...

Afrikaans Language Monument

Afrikaans Language Monument
The Afrikaans Language Monument is located on a hill overlooking Paarl, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Officially opened on 10 October 1975, it commemorates the semicentenary of Afrikaans being declared ...

False Bay

False Bay
False Bay is a body of water defined by Cape Hangklip -rock" and the Cape Peninsula in the extreme South-West of South Africa.Description and locationThe eastern and ...

Grand Parade

Grand Parade
Grand Parade can refer to:Grand Parade in Brighton, EnglandGrand Parade in Cape Town, South AfricaGrand Parade in Cork, Republic of IrelandGrand Parade in GibraltarGrand Parade in Halifax, Nova ScotiaGrand Parade, ...

Paternoster, Western Cape

Paternoster, Western Cape
Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa. It is situated 15 km north-west of Vredenburg and 145 km north of Cape Town, at Cape ...

Constantiaberg

Constantiaberg
Constantiaberg is a large, whalebacked mountain that forms part of the mountainous spine of the Cape Peninsula in Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa. It lies about 7 km ...

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Golden Gate Highlands National Park is located in Free State, South Africa, near the Lesotho border. It covers an area of 340 km2 . The park's most notable features are its ...

Walker Bay

Walker Bay
Walker Bay is a large bay located in the south-western Western Cape province of South Africa. It is the next major bay between False Bay near Cape Town and Cape ...

Klapmuts

Klapmuts
Klapmuts is the name of both a hill, and a town which formed at its foot. They are located in Cape Winelands District Municipality in the Western Cape province of ...

Hout Bay Museum

Hout Bay Museum
Hout Bay Museum is a province-aided museum on 4 Andrews Road in Hout Bay near Cape Town, South Africa. Opened on 5 April 1979. The museum has displays on the ...

Grotto Bay

Grotto Bay
Grotto Bay is a settlement in West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa. ...

Good Hope Centre

Good Hope Centre
The Good Hope Centre in Cape Town, South Africa by Pier Luigi Nervi, is an exhibition hall and conference centre, with the exhibition hall comprising an arch with tie-beam on ...

Steenbras Dam

Steenbras Dam
The Steenbras Dam is an earth-fill type dam located in the Hottentots-Holland mountains, above Gordons Bay, near Cape Town in South Africa. For much of the first half of the ...

Kogelberg

Kogelberg
The Kogelberg is a range of mountains along the False Bay coast in the Western Cape of South Africa. They form part of the Cape Fold Belt, starting south of ...

Karbonkelberg

Karbonkelberg
Karbonkelberg is a small peak forming part of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africa. It forms a prominent landmark overlooking the harbour at Hout Bay. An ...

Johannesburg

Johannesburg
Johannesburg (/dʒoʊˈhænɪsbɜrɡ/; Afrikaans: [joˈɦɐnəsbœrχ]) (also known as Jozi, Jo'burg, eGoli, and Joeys, and abbreviated as JHB) is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which ...

Spa

Spa
Origins of the termHistoryBathing in Greek and Roman timesBathing in medieval timesBathing in the 18th ...