These top 10 cities in SA are well worth a visit
Top 10 Cities: Cape Town, Western Cape
Known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, I vote it the very best!
Table Mountain is now one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. To experience the V&A Waterfront, you’ll need a full day and then some.
Other attractions include District Six, the Bo-Kaap, the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, St George’s Cathedral, Camps Bay, Clifton and Sea Point, Hout Bay, Constantia and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
Top 10 Cities: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Founded on a gold rush; it’s the financial and entertainment hub of the country. There are superb restaurantsfor practically every type of cuisine, relaxed sidewalk cafes, laughter-filled shebeens, extravagant shopping malls, serene parks, unique museums and monuments, delightful casinos, busy townships, spectacular galleries, funky nightclubs, and much more…
Johannesburg is known for its incredible nightlife, catering for all tastes. It has a multi-cultural cosmopolitan vibe.
Top 10 Cities: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban’s warm weather all year round, allows for a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle with beaches, barbecues, seafood and curry restaurants. The clubs and swanky accommodation provide everything a holiday maker could wish for.
Known as ‘Surf City’, Durban is famous for its amazing beaches, north and south of the city.
Durban is relished by joggers, cyclists, dog owners, surfers, body boarders and walkers alike. Culture vultures are well catered for too.
Top 10 Cities: Pretoria, Gauteng
Home to international embassies, monuments and museums, Pretoria offers plenty entertainment in theatres, music venues and nightclubs.
Architectural acmes include the Union Buildings, the Voortrekker Monument, Mahlamba Ndlopfu – President’s residence – the SA Reserve Bank, Loftus Versfeld sports stadium and the SA State Theatre.
Pretoria has ample shopping destinations at the many malls.
Top 10 Cities: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Port Elizabeth offers striking beaches, interesting museums and memorials, award-winning wildlife destinations, cultural and historical nuggets.
Addo Elephant National Park is a must see. Protected areas for swimming, fishing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and sailing can be enjoyed.
The city offers boat cruises; diving opportunities; the Seaview Predator Park; Bayworld and the Kragga Kamma Game Park.
Top 10 Cities: Bloemfontein, Free State
The ‘City of Roses’ has excellent museums, a fine zoo, a casino, a cheetah reserve, architectural icons, and a nature reserve. It is where ‘The Lord of the Rings’ author J R R Tolkien was born.
As a city of historical significance, it has the National Museum, Anglo-Boer War Museum and the SA Armour Museum. The Cheetah Experience is another must-see.
Top 10 Cities: Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
It is the gateway to the Kruger National Park and SABI-SABI game reserve. Also known as Mbombela, the rich history is combined with scores of wildlife and nature attractions.
There’s much to see and do, including visits to a crocodile farm, an elephant sanctuary, the oldest caves on earth and a remarkable botanical garden. Visit South Africa’s only chimpanzee rehabilitation centre .
Top 10 Cities: Kimberley, Northern Cape
Founded on diamonds; this historic city is home to the Kimberley mine museum and the Great Hole of Kimberley. There is a once-operational diamond mine to visit. It descends a staggering 840m below the earth. The city has a choice of jewellery stores.
Adjacent to the Big Hole is the Kimberley Mine Museum. The SA mining dynasty’s patriarch, Harry Oppenheimer, was born here. The city once hosted more millionaires than anywhere else in the world.
Art lovers will enjoy the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre and the William Humphreys Art Galery.
Top 10 Cities: Polokwane, Limpopo Province
Polokwane has great restaurants, art galleries, museums, jazz clubs and shopping centres. It offers a variety of natural attractions from mountains to wilderness areas.
The Polokwane Art Museum with an outstanding collection of South African art, the Hugh Exton Photographic Museum, and the Irish House with a full collection of exhibits from pre-history to Victorian and modern times, is there.
Walk with lions at The Ranch Hotel, or take a quiet game drive at the Polokwane Game Reserve.
Top 10 Cities: Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
This city is cherished for its history, colonial character and picturesque countryside. The Midlands Meander offers country flair with spectacular surroundings. The area is known for its arts and crafts.
Visitors can view furniture, rugs, pottery, stained glass, leatherwork, kites, quilts, hammocks, ceramics, decor, wind chimes, weavers, bistros, restaurants, B&Bs, lodges, guest houses and much more. It is also ideal for horse riding, hiking, tubing, swimming, biking, canopy tours, quad biking and fishing.
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