Take a South African city safari
Cities in South Africa are famous all over the world for their rich cultural heritage, breathtaking beauty as well as cool elements of modernity. So we suggest you take a safari of a different kind when visiting sunny South Africa; A safari of the cities; from a cableway ride up Table Mountain to a swim in Durban’s beaches; the list of activities are endless in these vibrant urban jungles.
Here is what you can see, do and enjoy in Cape Town, Jozi and Durban…
Cape Town, South Africa’s second-largest city, ranks among the most beautiful in the world. With its larger-than-life mountain overlooking the City Bowl, harbour, white beaches and Robben Island beyond, this is a tourists’ playground. Two World Heritage Sites, the sprawling Winelands, nature reserves, botanic gardens and a buzzing waterfront are just the start of the adventure. A top attractions itinerary for the Mother City ought to include a trip up the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain; a New7Wonder of Nature; a boat trip to Robben Island; a tour of the Winelands in Durbanville or Stellenbosch; a sightseeing trip along Chapman’s Peak Drive; a relaxing afternoon at the V&A Waterfront; and a drive to Simon’s Town, where a breeding colony of African penguins lives on Boulders Beach.
Johannesburg is a city with so much to offer. There are wonderful restaurants, relaxed sidewalk cafes, laughter-filled shebeens, glitzy shopping malls, tranquil parks, unique emotive museums and monuments, thrilling casinos, busy townships, stunning galleries, funky nightclubs, and more. Must-do activities include the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill to find out more about South Africa’s turbulent past; sundowners at The Westcliff hotel overlooking the green belt of Johannesburg while listening to the lions roar from the nearby Johannesburg Zoo; shopping up a storm at any of the many designer malls such as Sandton City; Nelson Mandela Square, and Rosebank Mall; and, as a fitting end to all the fun; a visit to one of many health and beauty spas, or a walk in one of the many parks.
Johannesburg’s entertainment and leisure options are vast and varied, so make sure your energy levels are high!
With warm weather all year round; Durban welcomes visitors to a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle where beaches, barbeques, seafood and curry restaurants, clubs and upmarket accommodation establishments provide everything an out-of-towner could wish for while on holiday. Also known as ‘Surf City’; Durban is renowned for its magnificent bathing and surfing beaches; which stretch along the city’s beachfront from Durban harbour in the south to the upmarket suburb of Umhlanga in the north.Visitors cannot miss Durban’s striking Moses Mabhida Stadium, host venue to top-notch sporting events, Segway tours, a city-viewing SkyCar and bungee swing. Closer to the harbour, uShaka Marine World, a world-class water park, aquarium and restaurant complex overlooks the ocean and offers hours of entertainment for the whole family.
These are not the only great cities you can explore when visiting South Africa, why not also check out Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Nelspruit!