"Rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean, provide a spectacular background for the park’s rich bio-diversity. Cape Point falls within the southern section of Table Mountain National park.
The natural vegetation of the areas – fynbos – comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms.
At the northwest tip of South Africa's Cape Peninsula lies the swanky coastal gem Clifton Beach, a haven for international hipsters and jet-setters. Clifton is actually a series of four beaches, each separated by a stretch of granite boulders. The beach is sprawling and clean, reflecting the brilliant African sunshine off white sand and throngs of tanned bodies.
A distinct vibe is felt at Clifton, owing in part to the mystique of Table Mountain, which looms gorgeously in the beach's background, and in part to the glamorous pulse of the surrounding neighborhood.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world.
Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.
"Muizenberg Beach is one of the most well-known beaches along the False Bay coastline. As you enter the area, you can’t miss the colourful beach hunts dotted along the sand. Muizenberg holds a high appeal due to its warm water and family-friendly atmosphere. Recently awarded Blue Flag Beach status, Muizenberg Beach is one of the most popular Cape Town beaches and offers excellent facilities. The adjacent Muizenberg Pavilion offers water slides, kiosks, a swimming pool, and putt-putt course. The waters are much warmer than along the Atlantic Seaboard and swimming here is actually quite pleasant. The waves are not too powerful, making the water fantastic for swimming, body boarding, and surfing. There is not a day that goes by that the water isn’t lined with bobbing surfers, but you never feel overcrowded as there are breaks all the way down the beach. Life guards are on duty during the Blue Flag season (December – March) and shark spotters positioned high up on the mountain keep an eye out for sharks in the water below.
The corner of the beach next to the Victorian railway station is known as “Surfer’s Cornerâ€ and is lined with cafés, restaurants, and ice cream shops. A number of local surf shops hire out equipment and offer lessons. A lovely 30 minute boardwalk leads along the coast to St James Beach, and offers a spectacular vantage point for watching whales and other marine life in the winter months. Dogs are allowed on leashes between April and November."
Robben Island, Afrikaans Robbeneiland, island in Table Bay, Western Cape province, South Africa. It is 5 miles (8 km) west of the mainland and 6 miles (10 km) north of Cape Town and has an approximate area of 5 square miles (13 square km). Its name is the Dutch word for “seals,” once plentiful in the surrounding waters. The island was a common stopping point for passing ships in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
After early efforts at settlement, it was made a Dutch and then a British penal colony. The island housed a leper colony from 1846 to 1931, and those judged insane were also sent there. A lighthouse was installed in 1864. Fortifications were erected during World War II, and from the mid-1960s to 1991 Robben Island served as South Africa’s maximum-security prison. Most inmates, including Nelson Mandela, were black men incarcerated for political offenses. The last of these prisoners were released in 1991. The island continued to serve as a medium-security prison for criminal offenders until 1996. In 1997 it was turned into a museum and declared a national monument, and in 1999 it received designation as a World Heritage site.
"It is also the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car took millions of people to its top. Table Mountain has become the single most welcoming icon to not only our people, but travellers from all over the world. But this mountain hides many surprises that wait to be discovered. It is much more than a scenic photograph background or a place from where you can take a breathtaking photo of Cape Town. There are about 2,200 species of plants found on Table Mountain and 1470 floral species. Many of these plants and flowers are endemic to this mountain. The magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are found on the eastern foot of the mountain. Founded in 1913, the garden that spans an area of 1300 acres includes a unique conservatory with plants from different parts of the world. Besides the parks, the whole area has a biodiversity that is rare to find in other places on earth. Its many valleys and streams make it an idyllic getaway from Cape Town. The national park’s most unique feature is its fynbos vegetation that is displayed here better than anywhere in the world.
The Cape Floral region of the national park is one of the richest floral regions in the world. Over 70% of the flowers are endemic to the Table Mountain. It is no wonder that the mountain was chosen as one of the new seven world wonders. Its fauna is no less thrilling either. Although animals such as the cape lion, mountain zebra or the leopard are no longer found here, the park is still home to caracals, rock hyraxes or chacma baboons. At the Boulders, penguins flock all over the place, a unique sight in Africa. The flat top peak of the mountain reaches 1,086 m above sea level, but being so close to the sea and to the city its features look more imposing."
"The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is South Africa's most-visited destination. It boasts the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. It houses various heritage sites, historic landmarks and other attractions. Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria's second son, inaugurated the V&A Waterfront's construction as a 16-year old midshipman in the Royal Navy in 1860. He returned 10 years later for the official opening of the completed works in July 1870. The area had electricity 10 years before the rest of Cape Town.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a renewal project that incorporates much of the historic harbour infrastructure. The Waterfront was named after the Alfred Basin and the Victoria Basin. The first basin was named after Prince Alfred, and the second after his mother. The V&A Waterfront is part of the renowned Cape Town Big 6. The other iconic locations are the Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Robben Island, Cape Point and Constantia Vineyards."
The Golden Mile is one of most popular tourist attractions in Durban, and as such, is certainly worth exploring.
As its name implies, it boasts a gorgeous stretch of several golden beaches, which are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. These are flanked by the hustle and bustle of some of Durban’s best accommodation, restaurants, entertainment hubs, shops, and cultural attractions.
When Durban authorities decided to build a new football stadium, it was intended to become a landmark recognizable worldwide.
Unique in its form, it was at the same time supposed to be flexible enough to host a variety of events, with football for 50,000 people and athletic events for up to 80,000 – the minimum for Olympic opening ceremony which was among Durban’s aspirations apart from the 2010 World Cup.
"The Umgeni River Bird Park was designed and built by Dr Alan Abrey. It is situated in an old quarry site which used to contain water and was visited by Alan as a young boy growing up in Durban. When looking for a bird park site, he remembered it as a perfect option. After a year of extensive land filling, landscaping and aviary construction, the Umgeni River Bird Park was opened in April 1984 by the then mayor of Durban, Councillor Sybil Hotz.
The park is situated in 3.5 hectares of lush tropical landscaping and houses an ever-increasing collection of more than 800 birds from 200 species. Some species are the only representatives of their kind in Africa whilst others are commonly kept as pets.
uShaka is situated on Durban’s Golden Mile, in South Africa.
We bring together cultures, like no other place in Africa – into a safe, secure and clean environment that resonates the sound of fun, laughter and the spirit of togetherness.
Get closer than you could ever imagine to Africa’s most incredible wildlife.
Feel the breath of the lion and the thundering of the gnu’s hoofs, all from the safety of our guided game drive or your own vehicle.
"The Nelson Mandela National Museum, commonly referred to as Mandela House, is the house on Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. It is located at number 8115, at the corner of Vilakazi and Ngakane streets, a short distance up the road from Tutu House, the home of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Mandela donated the house to the Soweto Heritage Trust (of which he was the founder) on 1 September 1997, to be run as a museum.
Among Southern Africa’s fascinating game reserves, Pilanesberg National Park is possibly the most accessible.
Situated in the ecologically rich transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld, this vast area promises thrilling big game viewing in a malaria free environment. A wide variety of accommodation is available to suit your needs.
Idube is situated in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjoining the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This world renowned reserve is known for conservation efforts, particularly in protecting rhino. The reserve is also extending its efforts to the community on the borders of the Sabi Sands, Mpumalanga, in uplifting and improving their conditions, as well as their understanding of the value of the reserve for the future. Idube is proud to be part of these good works.
Idube Game Reserve traverses approximately 10 000 hectares of wildlife area and is home to the big 5 animals, as well as a large variety of other animals. A great draw card for guests is the leopards, which are seen frequently.
For most tourists to South Africa, a Kruger National Park safari is a once in a lifetime experience.
We are committed to providing unforgettable Kruger Park Tour and open vehicle game drives to the Kruger National Park, ensuring that your African safari holiday to the Kruger National Park is a memorable one! Our Kruger Park safari offer one of the few opportunities left in the world to see Africa’s Big 5, as well as the abundance of fauna and flora, mammals, reptiles and birdlife.
Thornybush is a collection of luxury lodges in the world-renowned wilderness areas of Sabi Sand and Thornybush Nature Reserve in Kruger Park. Big 5 encounters and the sheer diversity of wildlife in the Kruger Park have helped establish Thornybush as a leading destination in the Greater Kruger Park area. It’s the people here, however, that are the real secret to our bush magic.
Our guides lead with an expertise and intuition that’s second to none, while our close-knit teams within the Thornybush lodges, from the receptionists to the chefs, create the homely environment our guests recognise as that ‘Thornybush feeling’.
Giving guests panoramic views of Sun City Resort, The King’s Tower is set for intimate cocktail parties or small dinner events, hosting up to 30 people in regal style.
Find views of lush greenery and swimming pools below King's Tower, the highest point of the resort. Standing 70 m (230 ft) above the resort grounds, the tower's terrace offers 360-degree views of the surroundings such as golf courses, water sport activities on the nearby lake, and, if you are lucky, some wild game. Put King's Tower and other Sun City attractions into our Sun City road trip planning tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
We are located in the Pilanesberg area, 8 minutes from Sun City, and offer an opportunity to see many of Africa's predatory species at close quarters.
Qualified, knowledgeable guides share interesting information on each animal, while child-friendly tours include treasure hunts, refreshments and fun activities.
Picture a palm-fringed beach lapped by crystalline waters. Imagine yourself on a sun lounger as the sun sets over the valley and the roar of the waves muffle to the sound of the DJ’s beats. Now, imagine this tropical paradise only a short drive from Johannesburg. Valley of Waves at Sun City gives you a chance to go from Daily Grind to Unwind in less than two hours. This is where city slickers and urban families find their place in the sun. The legendary Roaring Lagoon at the Valley of Waves is the undisputed main attraction at the Sun City’s famous water park.
Every 90 seconds, bender waves rise two metres in the air. Catch the tide and body-surf to shore. Laze beneath a wind-swept palm, ride and slide your way to more thrills, and amble over to the beach bar where island cocktails and after-swim snacks await. There’s something for everyone at the Valley of Waves. Kids can get their kicks in the designated children’s area while adventure-seekers can take their pick of mild to wild rides. Get your splash on at the Valley of Waves Sun City water park.
Sun City Waterworld has a variety of fun and exciting water sports and activities for the whole family.
We’re located within the beautiful Sun City Resort in the North West province of South Africa, operating on a man-made lake in a natural volcanic valley.