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South Africa Things to Do

  • Table Mountain

    5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Standing guard over Cape Town, Table Mountain defines the city. For early seafarers, the Mountain signified arrival at this port of call. For the original inhabitants of the area, the Mountain was the source of myth and intrigue. For modern day Cape Tonians, Table Mountain is the heart of daily life. At 1086 meters and home to 1400 species of...

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  • Lion Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    All the cubs you pet here grow up and are sold to the canned hunt. You think you're going here to support the lives of these beautiful animals, little do you know you are supporting the canned hunt. Please educate yourself before you support the murder of tamed lions. You can watch the CNN video here -...

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  • Big 5

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    The Big Five animals refer to the most difficult animals to hunt in Africa, a term that was invented years ago when hunting in Africa by Europeans was in vogue. Today, spotting the Big Five is the quest of anyone on a safari. The five animals are the lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. I was fortunate enough on my safari to see all five,...

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  • Voortrekker Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Voortrekker Monument was build to commemorate the Voortrekker Pioneers and their Journey from the Cape colony into the Interior of the Country which is now called South Africa between 1835 and 1854. The Monument highlight mostly the events leading to the Battle of Blood river were scores of Zulu warriors were killed. There is a small museum inside...

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  • Cape Point

    Cape Town Things to Do

    It's not difficult to find the entrance to Cape Point. There is, basically, one road that pretty much leads you to it. There is an entrance fee. You can drive to the Cape of Good Hope. We visited the lighthouse. The views from there are just spectacular. A bit windy and I think we went on a good day. It probably is even more windy on most days. You...

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  • Downtown

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    One of the most exciting sculptures to be established in the Jo'burg CBD in the last couple of years is a replica of the gold rhino of Mapungubwe, which is located on Fox Street, just opposite the Hollard Street pedestrian mall. As it is mounted on a plinth at about head height, so it can be surprisingly easy to overlook. The Mapungubwe rhino is...

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  • Game Drives (at night)

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    This is a good time to spot animals. Make sure you wear warm clothing since the vehicle they take you in has open windows. They do provide you with blankets but the forest can be quite chilly in the nights and you would do well to go well protected.

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  • The Union Building

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pretoria Things to Do

    The Union Buildings forms the Official seat of South African Government and houses the Presidency as well as Department of Foreign Affairs. It was build between 1909 and 1913,Originally build to house the entire Public service for the Union of South Africa,It was then the largest building in the country. Many tourists visit this place...

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  • Penguins - Boulders Beach

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Standing at just below a foot tall, the diminutive African penguins waddling onto shore, jumping into the sea or just sunbathing are quite a sight to see. Along the southern Cape Peninsula, just past Simonstown, there are several turnoffs for the Boulders Beach area. The second turnoff has the fewest tour buses and leads to a walkway above penguin...

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  • Gold Reef City

    4 out of 5 stars

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    When i think of this place i feel dizzy lol, If you are an adventurers person i will recommend you to visit Gold Reef City theme park. but Paul how do i get there? the easiest way is to buy a ticket for Bus tour on www.citysightseeing.co.za/joburg.php the ticket is for the whole day and you can Hop on and Hop Off all day. you ll be able to see...

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  • Game Drives (Self-Driving)

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    We stuck to the main tar Road between Berg en Dal to Skukuza and had no trouble at all in spotting plenty of animals. We saw plenty of birds and animals. Twice we just missed a leopard. The car in front of us had spotted it. We stopped over at Afsaal resting camp. We stopped at Afsaal to use the restrooms and to have a short meal. We then drove...

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  • Church Square

    3 out of 5 stars

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Church Square is one of the few places in the Pretoria CBD where you can get a sense of how Pretoria must have looked a century ago, and, as a result, is often used as a set for local period movies and TV series. The Square is surrounded by important civic buildings, including the Palace of Justice, the General Post Office, the Old Council Chamber...

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  • V & A Waterfront

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Make sure that you visit Nobel Square and see four of South Africa's Nobel Peace Price winners: Albert Luthuli (1960), Desmond Tutu (1984), FW de Klerk (1993) and Nelson Mandela (1993). The monument was built in 2005 to honour these great men. The square also has a fifth sculpture, Peace and Democracy, a narrative work acknowledging the...

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  • Sun City

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    Hey guys Sun city the name which is almost known to most of the passionate tourists coming to South Africa the place where there is a heaven between the mountains far away from here when you approach dis place you don even imagine of such a beautiful place between dis big mountains the scenery starts as soon as you enter the gorgeous gate of sun...

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  • Game Drives (guided)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    As part of the price of the safari tour with Viva Safari we received 5 game drives. One sunset drive, one early morning drive, two afternoon drvies and one Kruger Park drive (for more on the Kruger Park Drive see my tip on transporation tip). Inside the Balule Reserve the only way of getting out of the lodge is by taking a drive as the lodge is...

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  • Nature Reserve

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Situated south of Pretoria, I felt Rietvlei Nature Reserve had fewer wild animals that you can spot while driving. The good thing about Rietvlei is that most of the roads are tarred, there is Accomodation as well in front of a Dam(RietVlei Dam) and a Couple of Picnic spots. People do come here for fishing,boating and Camping... I read about CROCS...

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  • Robben Island

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Making the pilgrimage to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for the majority of his 27 years in prison features close to the top of most tourist's South African To Do list, and with good reason. The island can only be reached by ferry which departs from the V&A Waterfront: the trip takes about an hour each way depending on weather...

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  • Soweto

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    You can enjoy Bungy Jumping, Rock Climbing , Abseiling, PaintBall etc....they do allow people to climb up to the top for Panoramic Viewing but cameras not allowed for safety reasons. there's also a resturant selling food "Chisanyama" a Zulu word meaning "Braai meat" with Pap. Beer also sold here for those feeling thirsty. There is a local DJ...

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  • other wildlife

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    It is confusing there's lots of accommodation and lots of tours, I used to own a backpackers lodge in Pretoria and used to sort out safaris for people, so I'll try go through all your questions 1 at a time, some answers may over lap though: TOUR COMPANIES 1, you can self drive: hire a car, book your own accommodation and just go OR you can do an...

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  • Zoo

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Pretoria Zoo is located just north of the CBD and is a good zoo, particularly by developing world standards. However, over the past couple of decades, seems to have been somewhat left behind by its southerly neighbour in Johannesburg. Whereas Johannesburg Zoo seems to have managed to attract significant funding and has developed new exhibits which...

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  • Kirstenbosch Gardens

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Settled along the eastern slope of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens hosts over 22,000 indigenous plants. Just 15 minutes away from Cape Town city centre, the Botanical Gardens are extraordinarily natural in design and blend straight in to the mountain. There is a tea shop and picnic sites for those wanting to enjoy a leisurely visit...

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  • Randburg Waterfront CLOSED, Now,...

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    Well the Randburg Waterfront has been revamped and is now called the Bright Water Commons. There is alot less water but is a 100 times nicer than before. Its a very nice to do a little shopping , they have a flea market as well as its relaxing to just to go and have lunch there. Its a nice place to take your kids cause there is various activities...

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  • Birds

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    When I was planning the safari in South Africa, I was mainly thinking "animals", so I was pleasantly surprised and quite fascinated by the enormous number of bird species we encountered. Many of them were migratory birds spending the season in South Africa and had flown from as far north as northern Europe to escape from the dark winter. We saw...

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  • Freedom Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pretoria Things to Do

    I have put of writing up Freedom Park until last, because it's such a polarising monument that is difficult to provide a fair and balanced perspective on. Well, let's start with the positive. Freedom Park is a long overdue monument to South Africa's indigenous heritage, and from an architectural and aesthetic point of view, it is a beautiful...

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  • Bo-Kaap

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    One of the oldest residential areas of Cape Town, the Bo Kaap is a unique neighborhood with a strong cultural and social history. Home of a "Cape Malay" community, the neighborhood is a collection of brightly painted houses and mosques. Strolling through the streets (daytime and larger streets only) of the Bo Kaap provides a taste of a distinctly...

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  • MonteCasino

    4 out of 5 stars

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    Bright and cheerful entertainment is ongoing at Montecasino Montecasino has buskers, street performers, wandering around and entertaining people. Busking dates back through the ages to earliest times, with performers often literally “singing for their supper” as they were allowed to entertain patrons in return for their bed and board. The...

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  • Walking safari

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    I’ve been planning and waiting for the walking safari since I was booking the flights and, yes, it was just fantastic. You wake up before sunrise, have a quick warm drink and off to the savannah. Walking there in the nature, trying to be silent, listen to the sound on the birds and the nature was just amazing, in several occasions we were just 10...

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  • Paul Kruger House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pretoria Things to Do

    The Kruger House was the home of SJP Kruger, who was the president of th old ZAR (Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek). Kruger was a very influential figure in South African history. I'm sure that most people are familiar with The Kruger Park (Game Reserve). His statue can be found on Chusrch Square. The museum gives a good background of his life and...

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  • Two Oceans Aquarium

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    We had a rainy day on our trip in Cape Town. It's not fun to visit outdoor sights in the rain. So, we opted to see the aquarium. This was great! We spent quite a while inside and the photos I took were turned out very well. My favorite viewing was the predator tank. I was amazed how large the sting ray were. I took some great photos with divers in...

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  • Carlton Center

    3 out of 5 stars

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    One of the saddest sights that you'll see from the Top of Africa viewpoint on the top floor of the Carlton Centre is the once vibrant inner city highrise suburb of Hillbrow: once THE suburb of choice for young professionals, artists, musicians and cosmopolitan immigrants. Unfortunately since its heyday in the 1970s and early 80s, Hillbrow has...

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  • picnic areas

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    Pack some food and head on to one of the many scenic spots near your camp. It is a sure way to have some fun. The Afsaals trading rest house between Berg en Dal and Skukuza is one such place to stop by with family. You can cook a barbecue meal there or carry your cooked food or buy some food there. There are many other places which are even more...

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  • Melrose House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Melrose House is named after the famous Melrose Abbey in Scotland. It was built in 1886 by Pretoria businessman George Jesse Heys. Today this elegant house museum stands as a superb example of the transition of Victorian to Edwardian architectural styles and interiors. Inside, the museum is characterised by colourful stained glass windows,...

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  • Castle of Good Hope

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This castle protected Cape Town throughout the Colonial years. A waterfront land reclamation now has it a good 1/2 Km from the actual bay. This is a bit out of the way but it is definitely worth a visit.

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  • Apartheid Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    The Apartheid Museum is, quite simply, brilliant. From the very start, where you are given a racial category that determines which entrance you use, to the thoughtful displays and fascinating memorabilia this is an excellent way to either begin to understand or to deepen your knowledge of South Africa's apartheid era. It is easy to spend hours...

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  • camps

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    THIS CAMP TO IS SET IN THE NORTHERN REGION OF THE PARK, IT IS SET ALONG THE REMOTE AREA OF THE LETABA RIVER, SO NOT SUPRISSING THAT IT OFFERS GREAT GAME VIEWING FROM THE RIVER AND SURROUNDING THE CAMP ARE THE MOPANE TREES THAT COVERS THE REGION ....................................

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  • Transvaal Museum

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Very inviting entrance to the museum, but is paying. It is devoted to the Natural History. The greater area around Tshwane (Pretoria) is known for one of the oldest archaeological evidences of prehistoric man on earth! The 2.3 million years old so called "Cradle of Humankind" including the Sterkfontein Caves is only about 80km WSW from here.

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  • Camps Bay Beach

    Cape Town Things to Do

    I have now visited Boulders, Simon's Town, Camps Bay, Fish Hoek, and more and the beaches are beautiful and inviting. The sand is like fine talcum powder and a pleasure to walk through. I didn't try the water as it was not yet summmer.

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  • Harbeesport Dam

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    The De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Conservation Centre is an interesting place for what the tour operators bill as a “half day tour”. You have to be up early for the 08h00 tour as it takes at least forty five minutes from Pretoria and an hour from Sandton, Johannesburg to get to the centre. There is a 13h30 tour, which is the option we used. The...

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  • Landscapes

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    The landscape in this part of South Africa consists of flat or gradually sloping terrain covered in dense semi-arid shrubbery between acacia trees. It is very unlike the vast expanses of Kenya and Tanzania. I visited during the rainy season (christmas time) so it was greener than at the opposite end of the year.

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  • Montecasino

    Pretoria Things to Do

    The entire complex is designed in the style of Tuscany. If you're not gambling and not even shopping, you can still enjoy the beautiful buildings. The ceiling is painted so as to resemble a dusk sky. It's very convincing and makes for such a nice mellow atmosphere.

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  • Hout Bay

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    On the way to Cape Point, we passed Hout Bay from where we took a ferry to see the seals. They call it seal island, but its just a few rocks on which you will find plenty of seals. It is a lovely ride though it was quite bumpy due to rough weather on the day we visited. The boat cost us ZAR 50/adult and ZAR 20/child. It is just a half an hour ride....

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  • Constitution Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about South Africa's Constitutional Court - which is a pretty extraordinary place on all counts - is the degree of access that the public have to the building: in a post 9/11 world, it is both refreshing and somewhat surprising. I visited on a Saturday morning as part of an excellent guided tour for a small but...

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  • camps: Letaba

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    being close to all three dams it has an anbundance of game to view, even at night they have a three hour game drive , accomadation they have from chalets to furnished safari tents for the adventurists the camp is situated between the northen and southern boundry`s they even have tame bush buck that roam the camp

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  • Erfenissentrum

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Situated on the grounds of the Voortrekker museum, this centre is dedicated to Afrikaners and how life use to be. Some interesting things they have there, they play very very old Afrikaans music and have written the words on the walls in English. Interesting if you have time to kill, but otherwise you can really give it a miss.

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  • Cape Town CBD

    Cape Town Things to Do

    The Slave House museum is located in the CBD, close to Parliament, the Anglican cathedral and the entrance to Company Gardens. The main attraction here is an exhibit on Nelson Mandela. It draws on a similar exhibit in the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, and provides a terrific overview of his life, including the cultural fr

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