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South Africa

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

Here Are 6 Top Must See Attractions Of South Africa:

1. The Statue Of Nelson Mandela

In modern time whenever the name of South Africa is uttered the first image that comes into mind is Nelson Mandela. Everybody in this earth knows the contribution of this man in fighting inequality in South Africa.

There are other statues of this man in the country. But the specialty of this one is that here Mandela is seen walking and welcoming everybody with stretched hands. A favorite tourist destination in front of Union building, Pretoria.

2. Kruger National Park

This national game reserve in South Africa can be called the heaven for lovers of wild life. It is a  few hours drive from Johannesburg. Here you can see a rich collection of African elephant, lion, leopard and other animals. Jungle safari is the main attraction of this place. Besides there are other arrangements like walking, ride in air balloon etc too. Moreover, if you are a lover of art then you can visit some nearby sites with tribal rock art also.

3. Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park

With wild animals if you love natural beauty surrounding mountainous region then this Drankensberg or Dragon Mountain of Kwazulu Natal will definitely enthrall you. This is a world heritage site with astonishingly spectacular mountainous features like flat topped hills, amphitheaters etc. There are a few renowned game reserves in this area like Royal Natal National Park, Giant’s Castle Game Reserve etc with terrific flora and fauna. A must visit place in the country.

4. The Voortrekker Monument

The Voortrekkers were the early South African people from Europe specially Afrikaners and Dutch people who moved into this region leaving Cape colony under British occupation in the middle of 19th century.

To celebrated this incident this unique looking architecture was built in 1949 in Pretoria that resembles an archeological relic from old civilization. This architecture is a heritage site of the country that houses museum, sculptures etc for visitors to see. One of the popular attractions of the country.

5. Robben Island

If you want to visit a place in South Africa that is connected with infamous racist regime then you can visit this island in western Cape region. Robben island is a place where Nelson Mandela had spent 18 years of his life imprisoned with other convicts. There is guided tour of this place available for tourists. Sometimes you can meet a guide who is a former convict of this island. There is museum too. A tourist can avail boat ride to tour around this scenic island also.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa

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