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South Africa sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Spier Wine farm, Stellenbosch The Republic of South Africa offers a variety of entertaining activities to its guests, so there’s no wonder why every year more and more travelers come to visit this wonderful country. Gauteng region is considered the historical center of the country as the colonization of South Africa started from it. Travelers are continuously interested in visiting such cities as Pretoria and Johannesburg, which are already not separated cities anymore and have been united into one big metropolis.
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There are several large culture centers here, with Market Feature complex being the most famous one. The complex includes art galleries, theatres and restaurants. Various exhibitions are not rare here, so travelers are welcome to see beautiful pictures and sculptures, and purchase the items they like. The building of the National Library provides space for two interesting museums – the Museum of Geology and the Museum of History. Besides that, travelers are recommended to visit the building of the old post and Oppenheimer Gardens located behind it. This is a beautiful and romantic place that is particularly charming in the evening.
Fans of shopping are very welcome in the city of Durban that is famous for its colorful oriental bazaars. This is a popular upscale resort that attracts visitors with its magnificent beaches and to hotels. The region of Maputaland is a wonderful destination for fans of active rest. This is a piece of untouched nature, where the desert meets impenetrable tropical forests. Safaris in giant dunes can be perfectly mixed with walks in shadowy forests here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The western part of the country is famous for its nature parks and reserves. Don’t forget to include a visit to such beautiful parks as Madikwe Game Reserve, Faan Meintjies, Botsalano Game Reserve, Park of Reptiles and Animals, Pilanesberg National Park and “Golden Reef” Attraction Park into your excursion program.
Fans of nighttime entertainment will enjoy a short stay in Sun City that is sometimes called “the Las Vegas of South Africa”. Countless casinos, restaurants, bars and other entertainment facilities are open every night. Finally, it’s worth mentioning the beauty of Cape Town, one of the most visited cities in the country. This is a modern metropolis that has managed to keep the unique atmosphere of wild nature.
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks in South Africa
♥   National Park 'Augrabies Falls National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Bontebok National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Camdeboo National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Cape Floral Region Protected Areas' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Garden Route National Park' . On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of South Africa
♥   Castle 'Knoetzie Castles' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in South Africa from our review series

Vredefort Crater

From the series “Largest meteorite craters on Earth”
The largest impact crater of the planet is in South Africa. Vredefort is a landmark of world importance; in 2005 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The diameter of the crater is 380 km. Currently, there is the city of the same name here. The crater has formed after a collision of Earth and the asteroid that was more than 10 km in diameter as scientists assume.

This catastrophe was the largest in the history of the planet. It happened about two billion years ago. Today, we can only guess, how devastating the effects of the disaster were. Currently, the Vredefort crater is attractive not only for scientists and researchers, but also for many tourists who wish to walk in the unique area. The crater is so large that it’s impossible to see it in a full-size from the earth. … Read all

Cape Town

From the series “The most magical and picturesque cities in the world”
Another city that is able to impress with the abundance of colours on its streets is Cape Town, more precisely, its historical district Bo-Cap. Today, this residential area of Cape Town is considered a real open-air museum, and all due to amazing colorful houses. The district acquired its present appearance quite recently. Local people began painting their houses in the 90s of the last century. Such changes happened due to the long-awaited end of apartheid. The appearance of the historical district is unique and is a symbolic reminder of an important event in the history of Cape Town.

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Augrabies Falls

From the series “Most fanciful waterfalls of the planet”
In South Africa there is the unique Augrabies Falls, which is located on the territory of the National Park of the same name. The height of this waterfall is about 60 meters. From one of the local dialects its name is translated as 'place of big noises'. One of the main particularities of the Augrabies Falls is its gorge, whose depth is 240 meters, and the length is 18 km. The waterfall looks very impressive. Its noise is heard from far away.

The Augrabies is the third-highest waterfall in Africa. This indicator gives it even the legendary Victoria Falls. Its name the waterfall got in 1778. The name came up with a Finnish researcher Hendrik Jakob Wikar. The waterfall is incredibly powerful and affects with the amount of falling water. In the period of high water, it throws about 7000 … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of South Africa

Cape Town
In Cape Town are located numerous famous places of interest that simply cannot be neglected if you visit this place. Start your observation of the city from the central park. Here you can see the building of parliament, the residence of the local government and one of the main religious sights of Cape Town – Saint George Cathedral. The building of the mayor’s house stores the exhibition of Art Museum. Here you can see the works of modern painters. While walking along Long Street, you can … Read more
Johannesburg
Exhibitions to mines and old towns built during the times of Gold Rush still remain the most popular attraction among tourists. Loose pit refuse heaps and mines are turned into museums that feature collections of equipment, historical items and documents. Old towns make up a huge museum under the open sky, where you can see houses of miners. Gold Reef City is considered the most popular miner settlement. We simply cannot fail to mention Sun City town that has been created by skillful … Read more
Pretoria
The majority of cultural and historical monuments are concentrated in the downtown area. Church Street is the heart of Pretoria. This street is also known as the longest one in the world. During the walk on it you can see most beautiful architectural buildings of the city: Anglican Cathedral, the Mint, the Palace of Justice as well as the building of old post office and several major banks. Bryntirion is considered the biggest park of the city. You will also find several interesting buildings … Read more

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