BLPTIMEOUT #SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa is a country rich in scenery and heritage with magnificent landscapes which complement the tapestry of cultures blended together. Whether sightseeing in the picturesque countryside or exploring the upbeat inner city, South Africa provides the global traveler a buffet of beauty and experience…  

CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

A paleoanthropological wonder and an official UNESCO world heritage site. The intricate network of limestone caves holds the secrets to the very existence of human beings. Some of the oldest hominin fossils ever found, dating back as far as 3.5 million years, have been uncovered in this area

 

www.thecradleofhumankind.net

APARTHEID MUSEUM

The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Illustrating what life was like for South Africans under the apartheid system through dramatic photographs, videos, press clips, personal artefacts and moving anecdotes.

www.apartheidmuseum.org

SHARK CAGE DIVING

If adrenalin is your thing, what better way to get the heart racing than coming face-to-face with a great white shark in the icy water off the coast of Gansbaai?

www.sharkcagediving.co.za

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

A firm favourite for visitors to South Africa – the Kruger National Park is one of biggest game reserves in Africa, and features the big five; the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros.

www.krugerpark.co.za

KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN

Regarded as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.

www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch

CONSTITUTION HILL

One of South Africa's most important historical sites, Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy.

The site a former prison and military fort that housed Nelson Mandela & Mahatma Gandh bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past.

www.constitutionhill.org.za

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TABLE MOUNTAIN AERIAL CABLEWAY

See the best views of Cape Town  from the Table Mountain Cableway, a unique and 87-year-old method of seeing the wonders of the city. You will be lifted 3,500ft above the city and here, in this unique location, you will find rock hyrax, lizards, butterflies and the odd porcupine. 

 

www.tablemountain.net

CANGO CAVES

Situated near to the well-known Swartberg Mountains, the Cango Caves are decidedly huge dripstone caverns, with vast halls and towering formations, known as the biggest in Africa.

www.cango-caves.co.za

BALLOON SAFARI

Slowly float over the Cradle of Mankind, the Magalies River Valley and the Hartbeespoort Dam. Passengers assemble at dawn in the Skeerpoort balloon launch area for a snack of hot drinks and biscuits before embarking on the hour-long ride, with a first-class champagne breakfast to look forward to once back at base

www.balloon.co.za

BOULDERS BEACH

Boulders Beach, near Simon’s Town in False Bay, is famed for its resident penguin colony and clean, white sand beach. It is home to at least 3,000 African penguins, with the Foxy Beach boardwalk being an excellent viewpoint.

 

The park is also home to other birds and small mammals, while dolphins and whales swim off shore.

TSWAING METEORITE CRATER

Some 220,000 years ago a blazing stony meteorite the size of half a football field slammed into the Earth's crust creating  a crater 1.4km in diameter and 200m deep.  It is one of the best preserved terrestrial impact craters anywhere in the world.

V&A WATERFRONT 

Named after Great Britain’s Queen Victoria and her youngest son Alfred, the V&A is one of the top tourist attractions in South Africa and a very popular destination for local families and tourists alike.

 

Indulge in an amazing choice of hundreds of shopping outlets, curio shops, fine dining, lots of (mostly free) live entertainment – including creative workshops, concerts and puppet shows
 

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