12  Must See Places

2. Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach located near Simon’s town is home to at least 3000 African penguins living on spectacular white sand beaches. Be sure to watch your toes though as penguins do bite! 

3. Robben Island

Robben Island is an emotional experience that is sure to leave a hollow feeling in the pit of your stomach. A must see UNESCO World Heritage site, take a tour and learn about the grim not so distant history of Apartheid. 

4. Emakhosini

Spirit of the Emakhosini is a great spot for anyone interested n learning about Zulu life and history. The monument is in the Valley of the Kinds and comprises an enormous Zulu bronze beer pot surrounded by 18 bronze reliefs representing Zulu life. 

5. Garden Route

The Garden Route is a journey that you want to take your time on. Rent a car and drive this glorious route to see all sorts animals, landscapes, and plant life. Some of our favorite attractions along the Garden Route are Cango Caves, The Big Tree at Tsitsikamma, and Bloukrans Bungee jump.

6. Addo Elephant Park

Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest big game park in South Africa and hosts more than 550 elephants as well as, lions, black rhinos, buffaloes, hyenas, leopards, zebras, and antelope. 

7. Jeffrey's Bay

Jeffrey’s Bay or J-Bay is located in the Eastern Cape and one of the most popular surfing spots in South Africa. Great place to go if you are looking for a laid-back beach week. 

8. Augrabies Falls

Augrabies Falls for all you waterfall lovers is a beautiful place to experience massive falls on the Orange River.

9. Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum in Jo-Burg is sure to leave you speechless as you walk through the history of Apartheid. If you are looking to tap into a deeper understanding of South Africa’s oppressive past. 

10. Nelson Mandela Square

Nelson Mandela Square is home to a six-meter tall statue of Mandela himself.

11. Maropeng

Maropeng is one of eight world heritage sites in South Africa and is known as the Cradle of Humankind Heritage Site. An hour’s drive from Jo-Burg and a must stop location to learn about the routes of all our ancestors. 

12. Drakensberg

The Drakensberg Mountains are some of the world’s oldest mountains and, are comprised of beautiful cliffs, forests, and waterfalls. This is a great spot for hiking addicts!  

1. Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a great way to spend a day while visiting Cape Town. Hike up to the top or take a cable car and enjoy breathtaking sites of Cape town and the surrounding areas.