The Most Beautiful Landmarks to Visit in South Africa

Lush winelands, impressive beaches, incredible wildlife and endless landmarks, South Africa is a dream holiday destination. Here are the top landmarks to visit on your trip to South Africa:

Table Mountain

Arguably the most iconic landmark in South Africa, Table Mountain is one of the most visited natural landmarks in South Africa. You can reach the top of the impressive mountain by cable car where you’ll get a breath taking panoramic view of Cape Town. There are beautiful botanical gardens to explore at the left of the mountain  with plants growing there from all over the world, with kaleidoscopic coloured flowers blooming all over the mountain.

Table mountain sunset ocean views
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Cango Caves

South Africa’s fascinating underground world, the Cango Caves are over 20 million years old are were frequently inhabited in the stone age. They’re incredibly fascinating, with mind boggling rock formations, low passageways, and tunnels to crawl through. A landmark that’s not for the faint hearted, visitors to South Africa shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to explore the Cango Caves.

Robben Island

A UNESCO world heritage centre, Robben Island has a sad and poignant history. It’s a must visit for those who’re interested in finding out all about the history of the apartheid movement and now stands as a symbol of human resilience and strength. Black people were kept against their will on Robben Island during the apartheid where it was used as a political prison, although not as visually beautiful as the other landmarks, it’s a landmark with symbolic importance.

Blyde River Canyon

The impressive natural wonder which is the Blyde River Canyon is a nature reserve offering some of the most famous views of South Africa. The famous God’s Window, carved out of red sandstone is one of the most remarkable geological features of South Africa making it a popular spot for tourists and one of the three biggest canyons in the world. At the Blyde River Canyon there’s also amazing wildlife spotting opportunities with hippos, wildebeests, and crocodiles all residing there.

These are just some of the best landmarks that South Africa has to offer, with so many nature reserves, incredible wildlife spotting opportunities and all of the different ecosystems to explore, an adventure holiday to South Africa is a once in a lifetime holiday you’ll be sure to remember. Happy adventuring!

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  1. says: Zoe From SA

    Hi! I’m Zoe from Cape Town, SA and I just watched the vlogs about your time in SA. I’m currently in San Francisco and I find that whenever I meet someone who’s been to Cape Town there’s unfortunately always more than a handful of things they never got to do in my beautiful hometown. You covered some pretty good ones, but perhaps if you ever come back this way you’ll consider taking a walk through the historic Bo-Kaap and stopping at one of the local restaurants for some authentic Cape Malay food. There’s also so much more to see at the Kirsten Bosch botanical gardens, where you can either hike across the giant boomslang bridge or relax amongst the beautiful foliage as you listen to a live concert. For foodies, the Saturday morning market at the Old Biscuit Mill is a MUST! Cape Town also boasts scenic views from the many beachfront restaurants and cafe’s in Camps Bay, as well as snippets of various cultures at the various restaurants in the city centre. Addis in Cape Ethiopian is one of my favourites! These are just a few of the plethora of attractions that is the Mother City. I’m so happy that you enjoyed your time there and I love watching your videos. You guys are so funny. Hope to see a lot more of your travels pretty soon!

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