South Africa is the bride of the continent, the cradle of humanity, a country rich in its vibrant culture and cherished to the full.
Tourism in South Africa is full of charm, beauty, adventure, and simplicity. They are a fun tourist country to the point that makes you feel like you’re in a dream, you do not want to wake up from it at all, and enjoy all the tourism potential that made her win several awards in this regard, most recently awarded the best countries of the world to visit in 2016, and highlights These ingredients are a wonderful blend of modernity and untamed wildlife.
Tourism in South Africa is characterized by its combination of the natural heritage, which is part of the world heritage, and the picturesque beaches, as well as the infrastructure and advanced facilities resulting from being a newly established country, represented by airports, resorts, and international hotels, as well as the absence of a language barrier between the people and tourists because most of them speak English. Fluently. Now get ready to take you on a tour of South Africa.
Tourism in Cape Town
The legislative capital of South Africa, the third-largest city in South Africa in terms of population, and the most famous of all. It is located in the far southwest of the country and is renowned for its port, which was used for Dutch ships coming to East Africa and India.
Cape Town is one of the most tourist attractive cities in South Africa. It is its tourist icon because of its extraordinary diversity in the aspects of tourism offered to its visitors. Therefore, it is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in South Africa at all, as it enjoys a moderate climate similar to that of Mediterranean cities, and it has stunning landscapes because of Its vast geographical diversity of beaches, mountains, reserves, islands, and excellent recreational and cultural places.
- The three most important landmarks in Cape Town:
1- Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
It is considered one of the most important tourist places in South Africa at all. It is enough for you to know that this beautiful place attracts more than 24 million tourists annually, so this coastal area plays a vital role in reviving its national economy.
The area includes many recreational facilities, hotels, restaurants, shops, and many prominent South African tourism and heritage sites, most notably the Chavonese Museum, the oldest heritage site in the port, and the World Interactive Museum of Springbok.
You can tour the area, see the clock tower, and walk on the drawbridge linking the Victoria and Alfred Basin. You can also tour Robinson’s dry marina and take the most beautiful panoramic pictures of the city from the Cape Town wheel. But don’t deprive yourself of the luxury of fun cruises. Instead, end your tour by shopping at the most luxurious shops in the area and having your meal at one of the restaurants overlooking the sea.
2- Table Mountain National Park
It is one of the most famous tourist places in South Africa, is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Table Mountain Park is also one of the most beautiful places of tourism in South Africa for photography enthusiasts during your exciting trip by cable car to its summit. But Table Mountain is not just a beautiful natural background for your photos; when you reach it, you will find many surprises waiting for you.
In the park, you will find about 2,200 species of plants, and 1,470 species of rare flowers, especially those found in Kirstenbosch Garden in the east of the park and dating back more than a hundred years.
There are also beautiful species of wild animals in the park, such as raccoons, monkeys, and ostriches, do not miss the spectacular view of penguins in their colony on Boulders Beach.
At the end of your tour in the park, do not forget to pass by the Cape of Good Hope, one of the most important tourist places in South Africa and the most attractive for tourists.
3- Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach is one of the country’s most famous and most beautiful beaches and one of the most prominent places of tourism in picturesque South Africa due to its more than excellent turquoise waters and extremely white sand.
The beach is located near the town of Simon. It is an excellent destination for children to enjoy swimming in the clear water pools formed by the rocks on the beach. Still, the biggest secret that makes it receive more than 60,000 visitors a year is its privileged location near the penguin colony that settled in it a year ago. 1982 AD and its numbers were close to one and a half million, but pollution and commercial fishing led to its near extinction, but the efforts made recently have preserved it to reach its numbers of more than 3 thousand birds.
The most appropriate time to visit Boulders Beach is during the summer, as it gives you an excellent opportunity to see penguins in large numbers. There is also a rowing boat rental service on the beach and a wonderful beach restaurant. Do not forget to have a meal with a beautiful view of the beach.