Cheap Flights to South Africa
Flights to South Africa
Officially named the Republic of South Africa, the country is located in the southern end of the African continent. South Africa is a massive country offering many different landscapes and picturesque scenes of nature. It is a country with a diverse population, multiethnic people contributing to South Africa’s wide variety of religion, language and culture.
South Africa is popular for its wines, game reserves and is considered as one of the largest producers of gold in the world. The country is also popular for its ecotourism with natural parks such as the well-known Kruger National Park, as well as cultural and historical sites. It is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Robben Island and Vredefort Dome.
When planning a holiday in South Africa, here are just a few of the top destinations in South Africa to add to your travel itinerary:
Table Mountain – A very popular tourist destination in South Africa, Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain iconic in the Cape Town skyline. Travelers can go to the top of the mountain either by cableway or by hiking. The mountain is located within the Table Mountain National Park.
Kruger National Park – One of the largest game reserves in the country, it has a land area of 19,633 square kilometers. It is located in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces in northeastern South Africa. It was the first national park in the country.
Garden Route – Extending from Mossel Bay to the Storms River, it is a stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It was given its name due to the lush and varied ecological vegetation throughout the route. It is also dotted by several lagoons and lakes.
Robben Island – This island is located in Table just west of Bloubergstrand in Cape Town. The name Robben Island comes from the Dutch name which means “seal island”. It is popular for being the place where Nelson Mandela, a Nobel laureate and former President of South Africa, was imprisoned for many years.
Cradle of Humankind – A UNESCO World Heritage Site located just 50 kilometers from Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind is a complex of limestone caves that produced a large number of some of the oldest fossils ever found. It has more than three dozen caves bearing fossils.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden – A popular botanical garden located at the foot of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, it is one of the National Botanical Gardens covering the country’s six
different biomes. The garden is home to the Botanical Society Conservatory that exhibits plants from different regions. It also has walking and hiking trails leading to the mountain slopes.
South Africa has 10 international airports. The main international airports in the country are Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesbug. Durban International Airport follows as the third largest airport in the country.
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