Few places have such a range of attractions as South Africa, a country where you can go wine tasting and whale watching all in the same day. You can also hike many mountains, swim in the balmy Indian Ocean, and explore museums that tell the story of this fascinating nation. Nature lovers will find resorts in South Africa in some prime locations—places where you can share a beach with penguins, dive with great white sharks, or spot big game on the safari.
Most of South Africa's popular destinations lie along its 1,553-mile coastline. In the west is lively and multicultural Cape Town, a city with abundant green space and beaches alongside urban delights. Many hotels in Cape Town offer views of its best-known landmark, Table Mountain; see the natural treasure by riding the cableway to the top, or get active on a hiking, biking, or climbing adventure. You can also learn about South Africa's political history at UNESCO World Heritage-listed Robben Island, just off the coast.
The Garden Route, a long, scenic stretch of the southeastern coast, showcases the natural beauty of forested mountains and the rich marine life of the Indian Ocean. Many fine South Africa hotels are in Garden Route locales between Mossel Bay to the west and Plettenberg Bay to the east. Consider Knysa, where you can sail on the lagoon and eat oysters while admiring the scenery, or Port Elizabeth with its balmy beaches and heritage buildings.
Go inland to Kruger National Park in the northeast; it's one of the largest national parks in the world and has more big mammal species than any other game reserve in Africa. Find South Africa hotel deals in Johannesburg, the closest city to the park, or seek out accommodations within Kruger.
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