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10 of the most beautiful places to visit in South Africa

South Africa is in southern Africa and is bothered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is one of the most sought-out places for travellers in the world. Its natural beauty and culture are what no traveller can forget in a moment.

I am going to show you the 10 most beautiful places you can visit in South Africa.

Kruger National Park

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This Park is stunning and very beautiful, making visitors always aspire to be there whenever they visit South Africa. It is full of natural wonder and exotic species. It covers a mass land of 19,000 square kilometres, meaning that it is not what you can explore within a twinkle of an eye. So, if you are to visit Kruger National Park, make sure you are well prepared to stay for days. But if you want to explore it flying, there is a helicopter made available for tours. You can also use a hot air balloon to view the mountains, tropical forests and savanna. A lot of lodges are available in case you want to stay back and there is provision for guided tours.  

Durban

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This is a gorgeous city found in South Africa that can be used for vacation. It was renovated during the 2010 world cup and so looks more attractive and trendier now. The beach water is warm when compared with that of Cape Town – this is what attracts surfers to Durban every year. The greatest populations of people that can be found in Durban are Indians. This made Durban culture to be a little bit diversified from that found in Africa. They specialize in locally brewed beer which is enjoyed by visitors. The water is surrounded by white sand and covers about 18 miles.  

Stellenbosch

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Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second-oldest town, enriched with architectural designs, wine, food, and rich culture. There are a lot of granite, hills and vineyards well arranged in lines leading to various estates. The vineyards made it easy for them to get tasty wines with great scenery and views. These wines are blended with restaurants that offer the best appetizing foods you can think of. It has enough spaces and endowment for mountain biking tours, hiking and safaris. I bet you cannot afford to miss Stellenbosch on your next visit to South Africa. 

Eastern Cape

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Eastern Cape is made up of beautiful deserts, mountain ranges, beached-lined coast and forests. Its natural beauty attracts tourists to it and needless to say, it is the birth city of Nelson Mandela and his three-room home has been turned into a museum. The coast is embedded with natural beauty where unique rock protrudes out of the sea with intent. There is also Addo Elephant park to visit. In this park, more than 500 elephants combine with other wild animals to create an amazing view. It also has Camdeboo National Park where you can hike. The Valley of Desolation has something like a bowl which was formed as a result of rock protrusion. Eastern Cape is filled with views you cannot afford to miss out on. 

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park offers an opportunity for a great in-town safari in the Kalahari Desert. It is very close to the Kalahari Desert, and this gives you the feeling that you are in the wilderness. It is quieter than others because it is located in a remote place. So if you are the type that loves quiet places, then Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is ideal for you. 

 Pretoria

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Pretoria is among the three capital cities in South Africa. It practices mixed culture and is known as an administrative city. Around October, it is filled with leafy boulevards that are full of purple blossoms, which makes visitors feel at home.

Tshukudu Game Reserve

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If you do not want to go to Kruger Park, this is another game reserve where you can cool your nerves. It has a very nice place for lodging called Bush Lodge. It is a romantic place situated on top of a hill and from there, you can have a wide view of the Tshukudu Game Reserve that is up to 5000 acres of land. In the morning, Cheetah and Savannah are seen strolling around. It is a nice view to behold.

Paarl

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Paarl is a small city found in the Western Cape. It is surrounded by Dutch houses and big gardens. The farmland is also fertile and is used mainly for olive farms and vineyards. It has two routes through which you can enter it – the Paarl Wine Route and Cape Olive route. It has a lot of accommodations where one can easily put up and enjoy the serene environment.

The Waterfront, Cape Town

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Waterfront is a cosmopolitan beautiful place in the capital. It has a lot of attractions for visitors. It has a café where you can sit and watch the ships rolling into the harbour. You can as well enrol for scuba diving lessons or enter the art market and view many African arts.

Pringle Bay

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It is another beautiful place to be visited in South Africa for relaxation. It has many holiday homes for rent with a lot of activities to keep you busy while your stay lasts. One distinct attribute of Pringle Bay is that it has a lot of baboons that are not scared to enter people’s homes to take what they want. So, you need to be cautious to close your doors and windows. The most attractive thing in Pringle Bay is the beach, though it has mountains where visitors can hike and look around during their stay. People use it for retreats and other activities, so do not rule it out when you are searching for a place to visit in South Africa.

Chinonye Ikebaku

This article was written by Chinonye Ikebuaku.