Things to do
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - Gloriously living up to its reputation as one of the greats in the world, few can meet the sheer grandeur of this beautiful botanical garden. Walk along the Tree Canopy Walkway, nicknamed the 'Boomslang' after the snake, which provides amazing views of the Gardens below.
Tour of Sun City - As far as the bar scale of the world's premier resorts goes, Sun City meets this scale at a point far higher than the par. Just like you would hope to while indulging in a spot of golf that is offered by this immense mine of entertainment.
Tour of Oudtshoorn - A region that made its seemingly everlasting wealth wholly on the metaphorical wings of the ostrich, the great flightless 'aviary' is somewhat the symbolization of Oudtshoorn. The feather mongers made their fortune in the brief period between 1860 and 1914. The fact that they are still good for these fortunes is proof enough of how much a booming business it was. From a tourist's point of view, anything and everything ostrich is available here.
Cape Point - Set off on a tour of one of the most beautiful capes in the world and enjoy a day filled with cruises, sunlit beaches, islands, marine creatures and surprisingly, a fish market which doesn't make you wish for your nose to spontaneously drop off. Before we touchdown at the Cape of Good Hope and disturb the embrace of the Indian and Atlantic oceans.
Best time to visit Throughout the year
South Africa is a all-season destination due to its varying regional climates and wildlife opportunities. The northern regions can be rainy from November to February, but this can be the best time for birding. April and May are the best months to visit South Africa in terms of temperatures and game viewing as well as ideal conditions for hiking in the Drakensberg. South Africa's annual sardine run, a marine spectacle can be enjoyed from May through July. Lack of vegetation and little rain in August and September in Western Cape, make way for good wildlife viewing .KwaZulu Natal coast is the best region to visit in August, offering warm temperatures and plenty to see and do. The best time to visit for whale watching is between July and November. See South Africans' in action during the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival that falls in march-April month. It is probably the best way to know Afrikaans culture though varied exhibitions, music, food stalls and plays. The best part of cities and activities can be enjoyed throughout the year, irrespective of seasons.
How to reach
South Africa has three world class international airports in the three biggest cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban; in which OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is undoubtedly the largest and busiest airport in the whole of Africa.
Budget Airlines have several flights to domestic airports through day.
There are several bus companies that offer services across South Africa, including cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth to name a few.
Renting a car is the most apt way to get around.
Although few in numbers, major cities are still served by a few trains. Muggings are still common amongst tourists and particularly in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Given the level of rape and theft in South Africa, driving solo or going alone in night can put you at risk.
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