6 Stunning South African Highlights You Must Visit

If you are a first-time visitor to South Africa, you will be amazed by the highlights that it has in store for you. Whilst there are plenty of other attractions and worth seeing sights, it’s many South African highlights that will give you bring you closer to the real culture and beauty of the country.

Stunning South African Highlights

South African highlights are diverse enough and filled with energy and beauty as you’d expect from an African country.

1. Cape Town

Stunning South African Highlights

This town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Having won several accolades, including making it onto Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities list and also the best City Telegraph Travel Awards in the world to visit, Cape Town is known for its mountains, beaches, wine, people and scenic views.

2. Kruger National Park

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Coming to South Africa has some connection with the Kruger. It is one of the world’s best wildlife-watching places and a South Africa travel highlight the Kruger National Park is not only immensely huge, but it’s also the flagship of the country’s national parks and known as the topmost safari experience.

Spread over 20,000 square kilometers, is nestled against the border with Mozambique in the north of South Africa. You can see lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, zebra, and also another 130 mammals and a host of birds.

Read also – Best Places to Stay in The Kruger National Park

3. The Winelands

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This is termed as the next most popular place after Cape Town due to its towering Cape Fold Mountains that historically hindered travel until the construction several sairly solid mountain passes by Andrew Bain and his son, Thomas.

You will discover a series of generous fertile valleys between the mountains in which you’ll find a handful of historical towns, hamlets and plenty of wine farms producing increasingly outstanding wines.

4. The Wild Coast

The Wild Coast

The Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape is one of the country’s least spoilt areas, stretching from East London to Port Edward. It does not have many roads which are badly maintained, giving you access to a series of remote, wild, cliff-lined beaches, valleys, waterfalls and seaside villages unaware of the development or the greed of man.

Traveling to this area is all about experiencing the slowing of time, where you can see beach ambles, the stillness of cows at river mouths, and coffee out of tin mugs. You can enjoy and measure the rising and setting of the sun.

5. Drakensberg

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This Drakensberg is popular for its amphitheatre – which is a monolithic wall of mountains that forms one of the most extraordinary cliff faces on earth. It is a flat wall-like plateau spreading over 5 km and looms over the Drakensberg National Park, which is one of the country’s most recognizable features, next to Table Mountain and a major South African highlight.

6. iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Of course, it is one of South Africa’s most extraordinary World Heritage Sites and known as the largest natural World Heritage Site on the planet. iSimangaliso Wetland Park is to calm your nerves in the form of water in the lakes, sea, and wetlands which is popular for its sheer magnitude and magnificence.

Here, nature is at its best. You can see here the game in the morning (rhino, elephant, buck, giraffe), snorkel in the sea in the afternoon, and view hippos at night.


So, are you ready to explore the above-listed epic South African highlights which are hard to ignore? Try these out on your next visit to this wonderful country and you will be happy to travel.

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Mamta Sharma