South Africa breaks offer a chance to visit beautiful and sophisticated cities. Cradle of exotic cultural traits, historic heritage and sophisticated life, these cities boast many attractions. Sophisticated hotels, colourful restaurants serving delicious food, huge shopping malls, entertainment facilities and museums in these cities complement the fun and appeal of enchanting South Africa breaks.
The following are the various attractions that important cities in South Africa behold.
Cape Town Breaks
Cape Town is the second largest city and legislative capital of South Africa. Cape Town breaks unravel a number of fascinating attractions. Tourists are sure to enjoy the colourful houses, the Noon Gun shooting ceremony and the Islamic Museum of Bo-Kaap neighbourhood. The Castle of Good Hope and its art and furniture collections, historic prison in Robben Island, Cape Floristic World Heritage site, monument dedicated to Cecil Rhodes and the Parliament House are some of the major attractions to visit during Cape Town breaks. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens complete with exotic plants, located at the foot hills of Table Mountain, are other two top attractions to visit.
Cape Town breaks offer a chance to visit several museums and galleries. The District Six Museum and the Slave Lodge depicts the apartheid atrocities. The Groot Constantia wine exhibition, South African Jewish Museum, Maritime Museum and the National Art Gallery are store house of interesting information about the city. Tourists can watch captivating visuals on the life in Africa at Galleria Gibello.
Cape Town breaks are incomplete without a cable car trip to Table Mountain. Tourists can visit the African penguin colony at Boulders and Cape Winelands located close to the mountain. The beaches at False Bay, St James tidal pool, Kalk Bay, Clovelly and Fish Hoek are ideal for fishing, boating and kayaking. Muizenberg near the city is perfect to enjoy surfing. Cape Town breaks also offer safari holidays and sports facilities, like diving and hiking, sunset cruises and heritage walks.
Located on the east coast, Durban is the third largest city and biggest port of South Africa. Tourists on Durban breaks are sure to enjoy the shopping and entertainment facilities in the city. Durban is home to settlements by Mahatma Gandhi, the pioneer of non-violent struggle. The settlement still has many objects related to Gandhi’s successful tirade against apartheid. Durban breaks offer a chance to visit some exotic gardens in the city. Durban Botanical Gardens, North Japanese Gardens and KwaZulu Natal National Park are home to exotic plants. Tourists can go for a leisure walk on the Berea ridge overlooking the harbour and the cityscape. The Golden Mile, the extensive seafront near downtown, is the place to enjoy surfing, watch sharks attack and relax on sandy beaches. The seafront has several pools and playgrounds for children, bars and restaurants.
Durban breaks offer a chance to watch and play with dolphins and enjoy water sports at the uShaka Marine World. The Calypso Dive and Adventure Centre is the place to join organizes scuba diving expeditions to explore wrecks, caves and offshore reefs. Skydive Durban offers freefalling adventure trips. Durban breaks offer you the opportunity to visit several nature reserves around the city. The city is also the gateway to KwaZulu-Natal region.
Johannesburg, the largest city, is the economic and cultural heart of South Africa. Johannesburg breaks offer a chance to visit the Apartheid Museum to learn about South African history, Museum of Africa, Market Theatre precinct, Newtown. Strolling through Newtown will give you the taste of the traditions and cultures in the city. Johannesburg Art Gallery offers you the opportunity to discover the biggest gallery on the continent of Africa. Johannesburg breaks also give the chance to explore the majestic Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. If you are a nature lover, you would certainly love being in this natural marvel and find respite from the city life.
With Johannesburg breaks, you have the opportunity to explore the Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, Constitutional Court, Lesedi Cultural Village, Lion Park. A visit to the Montecasino Bird Gardens can be any traveller’s dream in Johannesburg, with numerous bird species and a 2,500-year-old tree drawing all the attraction.
Gold Reef City is a beautiful place to be in, especially its amusement park with a casino. Learn about gold mining and even enter a gold mine here. Ferreira’s Mine is another marvel to be explored during Johannesburg breaks. An abandoned gold mine, Ferreira’s Mine is, today, a museum.
Pretoria is the administrative hub of South Africa, being the administrative capital. Pretoria breaks offer you the opportunity to explore the beautiful Botanical Gardens and National Zoological Gardens. Enjoy hiking in the day and camping under the stars. The Union Buildings is another Pretoria attraction popular with travellers. Housing beautiful gardens, the sight is popular as the South African presidency.
Freedom Park, Correctional Services Museum, Melrose House Museum, National Cultural History Museum, Pioneer Museum, Sammy Marks Museum, Transvaal Museum, Voortrekker Monument and Fort Scanskop, Kruger House Museum are some of the most popular sights for Pretoria breaks. Pretoria breaks also offer you the opportunity to take a train ride on the Friends of the Rail. Experience the old South African railway history and technology in a museum, similar to a real railway environment.
Bloemfontein is the judicial capital of South Africa. Bloemfontein breaks promise to make your holiday full of fun and entertainment, with several historical attractions on offer. Relive history at the Anglo Boer War Museum. Explore the skies in the Boyden Observatory. Discover the Naval Hill and Franklin Game Reserve, flooded with wild animals. Its location atop a hill offers panoramic views of the city centre. Fall in love with the Oliewenhuis Art Museum, an outstanding art museum seated in a beautifully refurbished Cape-Dutch style house. You would find both traditional and contemporary African art and photography on display in Oliewenhuis.
Bloemfontein breaks also offer you the opportunity to explore Women’s Memorial, Presidency Museum, Queens Fort Military Museum, SA Armour Museum, exhibiting souvenirs, military medals and various other exhibits from older days.
South Africa Breaks
South Africa breaks offer you the opportunity to relive the turbulent past of the country and enjoy its pristine present. While the unique museums exhibit the history and legacy of the country, its breathtaking natural reserves and parks offer a mesmerising experience to travellers. Experience South Africa breaks to enjoy a unique blend of contemporary and traditional culture of this vibrant African country.