Attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Southern Suburbs

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Location and unique flora combine to make these 52,800-sq-km botanical gardens among the most beautiful in the world. The main entrance at the Newlands end of the gardens is where you’ll find the information centre,…
Top Choice Outdoors in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Cape of Good Hope

Commonly called Cape Point, this 77.50-sq-km section of Table Mountain National Park includes awesome scenery, fantastic walks, great birdwatching and often deserted beaches. Bookings are required for the two-day Ca…
Top Choice Museum in Johannesburg

Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of South Africa’s era of segregation and oppression, and is an absolute must-see. It uses film, text, audio and live accounts to provide a chilling insight into the…
Top Choice Mountain in Gardens & Surrounds

Table Mountain

Around 600 million years old, and a canvas painted with the rich diversity of the Cape floral kingdom, Table Mountain is truly iconic. You can admire the showstopper of Table Mountain National Park and one of the 'N…
Top Choice Museum in Kimberley

Big Hole

Although the R50 million that turned the Big Hole into a world-class tourist destination came from De Beers, touring the world’s largest hand-dug hole gives an honest impression of the mining industry’s chequered pa…
Park in The Elephant Coast

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site, stretches for 200 glorious kilometres, from the Mozambique border to Maphelane, at the southern end of Lake St Lucia. With the Indian Ocean on one side, a…
Top Choice Landmark in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Robben Island

Used as a prison from the early days of the VOC right up until 1996, this Unesco World Heritage Site is preserved as a memorial to those (such as Nelson Mandela) who spent many years incarcerated here. You can only …
Top Choice Bird Sanctuary in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Boulders Penguin Colony

Some 3km southeast of Simon’s Town, this picturesque area, with enormous boulders dividing small, sandy coves, is home to a colony of 2100 delightful African penguins. A boardwalk runs from the Boulders Visitor Cent…
Park in The Elephant Coast

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is one of South Africa’s best-known, most evocative parks. Covering 960 sq km, it is best visited in the dry winter months (May to September) as the animals congregate at water sources (the White i…
Wildlife Reserve in North West Province

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe is the country’s fourth-largest reserve, covering 760 sq km of bushveld, savannah grassland and riverine forest on the edge of the Kalahari. It offers Big Five wildlife watching and dreamy lodging among stri…