Top Attractions in South Africa

Me during our visit to Pilanesberg National Park & Game Reserve in 2007

First visit: December 2007
Places visited: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Western Cape, Limpopo
Photography by Arthur Jeciel & Michael Pannagel

In December 2007, I was able to visit South Africa for the first time together with our Singelresor group. We started our trip in Cape Town and ended in Johannesburg. Then in May 2014, I was back in South Africa although this time I was with the whole family for the celebration of Mike's 65th birthday. Here are some of the places we visited and which I would recommend to my fellow travelers.

Table Mountain: We took the cable car to the top which gave us breathtaking views of the city of Cape Town.

Watching the sunset from the Table Mountain: In case you happen to be visiting this famous landmark in the late afternoon, I suggest waiting for the sunset because it is truly a magical experience!

Visiting Robben Island: Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here for 18 years. There are lots of stories to be told and is a must when visiting Cape Town.

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is definitely one of the liveliest places to be in South Africa

The Clock Tower, Waterfront

Visiting one of the many diamond shops

Camps Bay

A boat trip to Seal Island

Cape Point Lighthouse

Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park

Cape of Good Hope: The most south-western point of the African continent

Visiting one of several townships in Cape Town

Fernklof Nature Reserve - Cliff Path

Wine Tasting Tour: Since South Africa produces its own wines, this tour is not to be missed if you are a wine lover.

The architecture of some of the houses

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Blyde Canyon Nature Reserve: This is the third largest canyon in the world.

Heli Safari: Aside from the breathtaking scenery you will discover from the air, you are also contributing in helping fight against poaching when you take this tour.

Staying in a privately owned game reserve: We stayed at the Makutsi Safari Springs and because we always have satisfied clients whenever we send groups to them, this family owned company is highly recommended.

Kruger National Park: This is one of Africa's largest game reserve and surely not to be missed when in South Africa.

Visiting a local family: During our visit, one of the family members showed us how to make claypots. afterwhich they had some dancing and singing.

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