10 Best Places to Visit in South Africa.
Hello Displorers, welcome back to another exciting video presented to you by Displore and thanks for watching. In this video we shall be taking you to the southern part of Africa to show you the 10 best places to visit in South Africa. South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighboring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland, and it surrounds the enclave country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 24th-largest country in the world by land area of 1,221,037 km2 and, with over 58 million people, is also the world’s 24th-most populous nation. South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution’s recognition of 11 official languages, which is the fourth-highest number in the world. The capital of South Africa is Pretoria and its official currency is the South African rand. Despite South Africa’s history of Apartheid and racial war, the country has emerged to become one of the most beautiful hence visited countries in the world. For more on the beautiful country of South Africa, we have a dedicated video on this channel on the top 10 things you don’t know about South Africa. Make sure to click on the card on your screen and watch that video after this one.
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South Africa is a popular tourist destination with hundreds of tourist attractions in the country, and a substantial amount the country’s $371.298 billion GDP coming from tourism. Of the numerous places to visit in South Africa, a few of them are outstanding and hence here are the 10 best places to visit in South Africa.
10. Robben Island, Western Cape
What other place in south Africa can sum up the painful past of the nation like the Robben Island. In Table Bay, World-Heritage-listed Robben Island is a haunting reminder of the horrors of apartheid. Nelson Mandela spent 18 years imprisoned in a tiny cell here along with other political dissidents and social misfits. Perhaps the best part about this experience is that ex-prisoners are usually the guides, sharing poignant first-hand accounts of the atrocities they endured. Tours to the island begin with multimedia exhibits in the museum at the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Sightseers then board boats to Robben Island, often braving rough swells on the 30-45-minute ride. Be sure to book early as the tours can fill up fast, and why it not, everyone wants to have this unforgettable experience.
9. Hermanus, Western Cape
Located 120 kilometers southeast of Cape Town, the seaside town of Hermanus has earned itself a reputation as the whale-watching capital of South Africa. Every year, migrating southern right whales pass within a few hundred feet of the Hermanus shoreline, with many of them stopping to breed and calve in the town’s own Walker Bay. You can book a tour with one of Hermanus’ many whale-watching boats, or you can enjoy the whales’ antics for free from any of the lookout points along the Cliff Path. In the center of town, the restaurants that line scenic Gearing’s Point are a great place to sample gourmet cuisine while keeping an eye out for passing cetaceans. The whale-watching season lasts from July to November, but there are also plenty of other attractions worth seeing in Hermanus year-round.
8. The Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
The spectacular Drakensberg, meaning “Dragon Mountains,” is one of the most popular vacation destinations in South Africa and home to the country’s highest peaks. The region encompasses the World Heritage-listed uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a region of jaw-dropping beauty with jagged basalt buttresses and San rock art, and Royal Natal National Park, home to the awe-inspiring Amphitheatre, a magnificent cliff face and source of South Africa’s main rivers. The Giant’s Castle Game Reserve in the region protects large herds of eland. Dense forests flourish in the sheltered valleys, and the area is home to more than 800 different species of flowering plants as well as a rich diversity of wildlife. In the summer, the mountain landscapes are lush and fertile with gushing waterfalls and crystal-clear streams while in the winter, snow cloaks the dramatic peaks. Visitors flock here to hike and bike the scenic mountain trails, fish for trout, rock climb, abseil, parasail, and raft the waters of the fast-flowing rivers. Hot air balloon rides are a great way to appreciate the dramatic topog