South Africa Things to Do

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South Africa Things to Do

  • Table Mountain

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is a must visit when you are in Cape Town. Majestic mountains are a landmark of not only Cape Town but the whole of Africa. A cable car takes you up if you cannot spare the 5 hours required for the hike up not to mention the physical fitness required, The ride on the cable car is by no means inexpensive! It costs 100 Rands for children up to...

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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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  • Voortrekker Monument

    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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  • 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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  • Penguins - Boulders Beach

    Cape Town Things to Do

    At Boulders Beach in Simon's Town, you will find plenty of penguins. One tip to save your money!! --- instead of buying the tickets to go to see the penguins, you can do this --- while coming from Cape Point, you will find Belview Road on the right, take that and park the car there, then walk along to find scores of Penguins by the sea and further...

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  • Gold Reef City

    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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  • The Union Building

    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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  • Game Drives (guided)

    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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  • Cape Point

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is the South Western most point of South Africa. It is the junction of the cold Benguela cureent on teh West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast. From the top you can see the difference in the colour of the waters. You can drive into the park and then park at the foot hills of the mountain. It is a 20 minute trek to view the...

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  • Lion Park

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    Close encounter with the lions, i would suggest you pay a visit to the Lion park..there is also giraffes,impalas and zebra at the park.there is also some lion cubs for which you're allowed to play with but you do pay for that but it's cheaper. you either use your car to enter the lion camps or a guided tour so it's up to you.the guys opting a...

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  • Church Square

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nature Reserve

    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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  • 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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  • Camps Bay Beach

    Cape Town Things to Do

    I am just gonna provide important websites for more information on Things to do around Cape town, so you can book inadvance if you wish. www.citysightseeing.co.za/capeTown.php (Bus tour - Covers alot of places) www.webticket.co.za (Here you can get tickets for the Cable car or Cruise to the Robben Island) You can also choose to visit V & A...

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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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  • Freedom Park

    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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  • 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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  • Castle of Good Hope

    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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  • MonteCasino

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bo-Kaap

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Bo-Kaap Museum A visit to the small Bo-Kaap museum is aimed at helping put the Bo-Kaap area into perspective. The museum is housed in a 1763 house (the oldest in the area) of a prosperous 19th century Cape Muslim family and, I feel, presents a rather idealised view of Islamic practice in Cape Town. Don’t forget to have a look upstairs across the...

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  • Randburg Waterfront

    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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  • Paul Kruger House

    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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  • 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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  • Robben Island

    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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  • Carlton Center

    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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  • Transvaal Museum

    Pretoria Things to Do

    I had long intended to visit the Transvaal Museum, so when I found myself with an hour to kill before a meeting with a Government Department, I finally took the opportunity to discover what I'd been missing out on. And, it turns out that I had waited so long that they had changed the name in the interim: it's now Ditsong: National Museum of Natural...

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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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  • Kirstenbosch Gardens

    Cape Town Things to Do

    A visit to a botanical garden in winter - is it worth paying an admission fee? If you are in Cape Town in winter, don't hesitate. They say that each season is good to visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. And they are right - we visited it in July (winter in Cape Town is from June to August) and it was great. Many flowers were in bloom, f.e....

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  • Apartheid Museum

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    Jo'burg is sadly not a city blessed with as many great museums as other large cities worldwide, but the Apartheid Museum is truly world class and a moving testament to South Africa's troubled history. The title is slightly misleading, as the museum provides a comprehensive overview of South Africa's 20th century history - of which apartheid was...

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  • Melrose House

    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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  • 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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  • Two Oceans Aquarium

    Cape Town Things to Do

    After going around V & A waterfront, I saw a sign on the Two Oceans Aquarium! Hmmm...I decided to go in and it was fun going around it for about an hour....it is just a small aquarium and do not expect to see something like Sea World, but they do have nice entertaining exhibits and you will also see a nice enclave for the penguins. UPDATE! UPDATE!...

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  • Constitution Hill

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Art Museum

    Pretoria Things to Do

    You can visit the Art Museum in Pretoria. There are a collection of more than 5000 works of art. Visitors have the opportunity to buy curios, African art works, sculptures, postcards, T-shirts and many more crafts at the Museum Shop.

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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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  • Chapman's Peak Drive

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Chapman's Peak Drive is a scenic route running along the coast of the Atlantic ocean on the western side of Cape peninsula. This road " hewn out of the face of sheer mountain" is 9 km long and has 114 curves. Here you can find a lot of places where you can stop the car to admire the scenery and take photographs. These are a few facts concerning...

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