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South Africa Main Cities

By Admin | Published 2006-07-02 | South Africa Travel Guide | Rating: 0.00
 
"The World in One Country" is the way that South Africa markets itself because one can easily fulfill virtually every travel desire here. This is a fascinating country with its dazzling variety of scenery, wildlife, cultures and activities. Visitors are spellbound by South Africa and are enticed by its natural beauty, deserted countryside, attractive blue mountains rising from the shoreline, where snow-white beaches are often void of people, and various gigantic game reserves with a wide variety of animals. Take your time, soak in the scenery, enjoy the cuisine and let South African hospitality take over.

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"The World in One Country" is the way that South Africa markets itself because one can easily fulfill virtually every travel desire here. This is a fascinating country with its dazzling variety of scenery, wildlife, cultures and activities. Visitors are spellbound by South Africa and are enticed by its natural beauty, deserted countryside, attractive blue mountains rising from the shoreline, where snow-white beaches are often void of people, and various gigantic game reserves with a wide variety of animals. Take your time, soak in the scenery, enjoy the cuisine and let South African hospitality take over.

MAIN CITIES

Cape Town
Wrapped around the most famous icon of South Africa, Table Mountain, is the Mother City with its green gardens and white beaches. It is one of the loveliest cities in the world. There is such a wide variety of activities and attractions, that many visitors spend their whole holiday in this "Most Beautiful Cape of Them All". There are various scenic drives, like the one through the picturesque harbor town of Hout Bay along the breathtaking Chapman's Peak towards the Cape Of Good Hope (the most south-western point in Africa). Here one can imagine the two oceans (Indian and Atlantic) meeting. Take a stroll in the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the harbor, a boat ride to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was a prisoner for two decades, or visit one of the many architectural and historical buildings in the city center. The highlight of any visit is a trip, either hiking or using the ultra modern cable car, up the 1089 meter Table Mountain for some magnificent views of the surrounding areas. It serves as a good base for excursions to the nearby winelands of Stellenbosch and Paarl, the less touristy, but attractive West Coast and the Garden Route starting from Cape Town along the coast to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. This 600-kilometre stretch of small towns, wineries, farms and sea villages has been a traveller's joy for more than a century.

Durban
This cosmopolitan city is where the East, Europe and Africa meet. It lies in the province of Kwazulu Natal, known as the Garden of South Africa. There are a variety of attractions and activities to keep you occupied for an extended period of time. The beautiful beaches allow swimming all year round and are protected by shark nets. In the vicinity there are numerous attractions, including the Valley of the Thousand Hills with quaint little round thatch roof mud houses where the proud Zulu nation lives. Here one can visit villages for exhilarating traditional dances. In addition there are also game parks like Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game Reserves, and even if one cannot pronounce the names, the abundance and variety of wildlife, including rhinos and elephants, is amazing.

Johannesburg
Locally known as Jo'burg, this is a city that sprang up from nothing at the end of the 19th century after the discovery of gold. For this reason it is also recommended to visit the Gold Reef City, a leisure park, trying to capture the spirit of bygone times mixed with a modern theme park. A trip to Soweto, the nearby black suburb, will give you insight into their living conditions ranging from shanty towns, worker's hostels and rich neighborhoods. Other attractions include the Botanical Gardens, displays by the mine dancers, the musical fountains at the Randburg Waterfront and almost 2200 million-year-old Wonder Cave.


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