South Africa Holiday Attractions

South Africa brings to its travellers the best holiday destination attractions for all kinds of travellers. Be it beaches, secluded and majestic mountains or the stunning towns of Hermanus. South Africa has the world in it. The topmost South African holiday attractions are as follows:

Cape Town

South Africa’s most beautiful city, Cape Town is the most visited attraction of South Africa. It has the lively city along with some breathtaking backdrops perfect to be captured in the camera. Cape Town offers the best of beaches, incredible wineries and diverse culture of South Africa. Holidays to Cape Town are becoming very popular amongst the European holidaymakers. This lovely South African attraction brings to its travellers perfect weather all through the year with hot summers and nice weather in autumn and spring. The “not to be missed” places to see in Cape Town are beautiful beaches, Robben Island, Table Mountains, The Western Cape and Kirtenbosch Islands.

The Winelands

The winelands are based in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. These places have been developed due to the production of wine for over 300 years. Here, the winelands are famous for wine tasting and has numerous coffee shops, great restaurants with extensive wine lists. Apart from wine, travellers also get to buy/see cheese, olives and press oil. There is definitely more to these places during your South Africa holidays than just wine. The spectacular natural and built up sceneries and lovely mountains give enough opportunities for hiking, quad biking and horse riding. These attractions also offer plenty of accommodation options to suit family needs.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is a great South African Holiday attraction if you are looking for adventure holidays in South Africa. It offers great accommodation options from standard lodges to luxury lodges along with some special lodging like honeymoon lodging and family lodging. It offers game safaris to track the wild animals in their natural habitat. There are a lot of attractions and activities that you can do in Kruger National park that include horse- back riding, golf, spa treatments, hot air ballooning, Elephant back safaris and cheetah breeding project.


Durban is located on the east coast of South Africa and is a very famous sub tropical beach getaway. The city of Durban overlooks the magnificent golden beach which is most of the time occupied by families, kids and teenagers. Durban is all about the beach and home of the only surfing museum of South Africa. Durban brings to its travellers a Bartle Arts Trust which offers a visual art and musical creativity with a blend of coffee shops, good restaurants and pubs. It also offers Ushaka Marine World that includes an art aquarium, a shopping mall and wet playground. It also gives enough opportunities to snorkel with cute little fish.

The Drakensburg Mountains

This beautiful South African holiday attraction is great for adventure seeker tourists. The Drakensburg Mountains offers its visitors clear water, clean crisp air and panoramic views. The place offer various hiking trails along with various other things to do that include game reviewing, safari guided tours, bird watching, white water rafting, golfing, quad biking and horse trails. Apart from these various things to do, it also offers the history lovers to unfold the mysteries of Battlefields along with Bushman rock art. This beautiful holiday destination in South Africa attracts various tourists from all across the world.


The popularity of this beautiful city of South Africa has grown tremendously in the last decade due to its immense scenic beauty, upmarket shops, modern infrastructure and numerous adventure options. Many visitors from all across the world come to enjoy the unique essence of this place while the natives enjoy the privilege of living here. The popular attraction of Hermanus is Whale watching, where, it is considered the best land based whale watching destination in the entire world. Travellers can spot whales during the months of June to September. The accommodation options are aplenty in Hermanus that offer retirement villages, hotels, guest houses, backpackers, Bread and Breakfast, chalets, bungalows and Apartments.

Garden Route

Garden Route is an incredible stretch of natural beauty from Stillbaai and Mossel Bay in the west to the Port Elizabeth of East. This coastal paradise brings to its travellers beautiful beaches, deep tangled forests, river cut gorges. People who are on beach holidays and family holidays head to Garden Route in South Africa. Garden Route is also great for hikers as it provides various adventurous hiking trails for adventure seekers too. Garden Route also offers numerous opportunities to its travellers to indulge in various water activities and other activities. Some of the important activities include skydiving, paragliding, surfing, sea kayaking and scuba diving. The best boat based whale watching can be found in Garden Route and not just this, the flower and bird watchers can have a great time too in Garden Route.

Eastern Cape:

The second largest province of South Africa is the Eastern Cape offering best surf in the country with great sun and rocky beaches. The towns of Eastern Cape, particularly St Francis Bay and Jeffrey’s Bay are quite popular amongst tourists. It also brings some great safari destinations with number of private game lodges. The best part of this destination is that its malaria Free. Eastern cape is also famous for its diverse cultural heritage as it offers various museums, interpretive tours and monuments. You would also get to see the Nelson Mandela Museum in Umtata which is a tribute to the first president of South Africa.

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