South africa

South africa

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    Capital : Pretoria, Cape Town & Bloemfontein

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TraveLibro South Africa

Robust, wild, free and upbeat, like someone who just can't get enough of life and is constantly up for more, instantly fills the tourist with sheer energy to just go all out and live it like never before- welcome to Africa! Be it the humorous, welcoming people, the wild life or the extreme landscapes, every bit of Africa simply is too big to be captured in lenses.

While the famous five- Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Elephant and Buffalo- attract the tourist, the penguins on the Cape and the Hippos on the Limpopo River amongst many other animals, birds and marine species, leave you amazed. The beauty of these are matched by the stunning landscapes- iconic Table Mountain, plains of Kruger National Park, the grand Kalahari Deserts, the tropical beaches of KwaZulu Natal and the lush green forests of Tsitsikamma.

Seep in wild essence by cage diving with the wild sharks, bungee jumping, mountain biking and hiking and when you need to come up for air, let your hair down with night clubs in Cape Town, the seafood on Garden Route or barbeque in the wilderness. So pack your stuff, leave out the restrictions and go wild with Africa!

TraveLibro provides an exhaustive travel guide for South Africa featuring popular cities, attractions, tours, best places to visit, where to go, tourist information, and itineraries.

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MUST DO'S IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Game Drive in the Kruger National Park

Take a Game Drive at Kruger National Park and enjoy this out-of-this world wildlife experience like none other as you spot the Big Five—lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros. Pick from a range of drive—Sunrise drives, Mid-morning drives, Sunset drives, and Night drives. Along with the Big Five, spot the small creatures as well and see them in their natural habitat. There’s an abundance of flora and fauna, mammals, and reptiles here as well to admire. You have trained guides to show you around. We suggest you take the night drive as it is something else spotting the nocturnal animals.

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Stellenbosch Wine Region

Visit the Stellenbosch Wine Region, which is considered the greatest wine district for its high quality of wine. In fact, Stellenbosch is synonymous with winemaking as the wineries have been in operation since the early 17th century. Traditionally popular for white wines, in recent years they have also started producing red wines. The Stellenbosch Wine Route is also the oldest one in the country and you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings while trailing the vineyards. Sample some great quality and award-winning wines here, such as the Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Chenin Blanc. Stellenbosch is also known to be the birthplace of Pinotage.

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Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Capetown

Visit this bustling neighbourhood in the city for some fine dining, shopping, entertainment, and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Bay Harbour and Table Mountain. This sprawling 300 acres of area, situated on the country’s oldest working harbour is used for both residential and commercial purposes. Shop for jewellery, art and specialty shops at the Alfred Mall and Clock Tower Shopping Centre, catch the latest movie at Scene, the luxury cinema or take a guided walking tour of the place. Get a 360 degree view of the city from the Cape Wheel or enjoy the outdoor dance and theatre performances at the Amphitheatre.

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Table Mountain in Capetown

Take a cable car ride to the most iconic and most photographed attraction of South Africa, Table Mountain. Looming high above the city of Cape Town at 3,500 ft, Table Mountain is also one of the 7 Wonders of Nature. The many lookout points positioned here provide a truly fascinating view of the entire city. The mountain also has some gems—around 2,200 species of plants and 1,470 floral species. Check out the small colourful sunbirds and the large Verreaux Eagles who live in the fynbos vegetation. Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the eastern foot of the mountain with a unique conservatory that houses plants from across the world.

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Drive the Garden Route

The Garden Route is a large stretch of coastline located along the south eastern coast of South Africa, that stretches from Mossel Bay to the Storms River. It is dotted with a plethora of lagoons and lake, and has many picturesque towns on the coastline like Knysna, Oudtshoorn and George, which is the main administrative centre and the largest city here.

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Knysna Heads

If you wish to see the magic and magnitude of nature, head to Knysna Heads, a stunning geological feature. Two brightly-coloured sandstone cliffs at the entrance flank the lagoon’s mouth, quite a treacherous channel where the waters of the ocean flow into the lagoon. The Eastern Head offers a splendid view of the lagoon, Leisure Isle and Knysna; the Western Head on the other hand is a private nature reserve. The view is best experienced on a catamaran cruise. A trip to Knysna Heads cannot be missed at all.

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Whale Watching

Indulge in some whale watching while in Hermanus. The best time to enjoy this activity is between July to November. Watch them from land, by boat or get an aerial view. If you wish to get closer, take a guided sea kayaking tour. Hermanus is the breeding ground for the Southern Right Whale during winter and spring, when they come to mate and calve. Once hunted, they are now a strictly protected species. Watch these magnificent mammals play and frolic in the sea from Cliff Path, which is regarded as the best view point for whale watching in the world. The town also hosts an annual Whale Festival.

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Shark Cage Diving 

Go for this heart-pounding experience and see the Great White Shark in all its glory in this exciting adventure. Dive into the cold waters in a protected cage that is lowered down, come face-to-face with this great fish and see it bare its teeth. You can go in a group of about six and even enjoy a topside view while waiting for your turn. So don the wetsuit and take the plunge! This is one experience you cannot miss.

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Sun City

Sun City is luxury resort and casino situated in north west Africa, and is just one hour away from Johannesburg. It borders the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, and was established in 1979. It has 4 world class properties and is also home to 2 international golf courses, a huge water park and has played host to many beauty pageants and film award functions.

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Tsitsikamma National Park

The Tsitsikamma National Park is a coastal reserve situated on the Garden Route, and is renowned for it’s Otter Trail, exotic forests and stunning coastline. It has a number of walking trails and spans an area of 80 km, with the Bloukrans Bridge which is the world’s highest bungee jump at a depth of 709 feet.

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