South Africa offers tourists only the best

South Africa is a world in one country and offers visitors and residents a multitude of destinations.

South Africa is a world in one country and offers visitors and residents a multitude of destinations.

For first-time visitors, here are "must see" destinations.

Favourite destinations

l The Kruger National Park is one of the world's largest game reserves.

l The Cape Peninsula includes Table Mountain, Cape Town, Cape Point and the winelands.

l Sun City Resort is in the bush and has sailing, swimming, golfing, gambling and game viewing.

l The Garden Route - 200kms of beaches, forests and mountains.

l KwaZulu-Natal Parks has game parks in Zululand and the St Lucia Lake area.

l Drakensberg - enjoy the scenic splendor of South Africa's highest mountains and mountain resorts.

l Soweto and Johannesburg. Visit the famous township and cosmopolitan Johannesburg.

Popular self-drive destinations

l The Cape winelands is a haven of gracious, white-gabled farmsteads evoking a rich, elegant heritage.

l Klein Karoo. Travel through the Klein (Little) Karoo and see fruit-growing, wine-producing and ostrich farming towns.

l The Rainbow Route in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpuma-langa traces history and culture and is perfect if you love and respect nature.

l Mpumalanga escarpment and lowveld land is Big Five country with hiking, eco-safaris, arts and crafts, ethnic villages and the wonder of nature.

l Valley of the Olifants is an unspoilt corner of Africa - unhurried, contented and timeless.

World Heritage Sites

l Cradle of Humankind is a series of caves where Mrs Ples, the skull of a two-million-year old female was found.

l Robben Island where Nelson Mandela and other freedom fighters were imprisoned.

l uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park - the 243000ha park is a world of gigantic peaks, buttresses and large open spaces.

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