With travel picking up and borders opening, it’s time to start planning your next international vacation to South Africa. Combining a visit to Johannesburg and Cape Town makes for an unforgettable getaway.
When it comes to South Africa, Nelson Mandela and his tireless fight to end Apartheid comes to mind. To get a true understanding of the racially prejudiced system, travelers should visit the Apartheid Museum. A first of its kind, it purses film footage, photographs, text panels, artifacts and more that highlight and educate visitors about South Africa’s struggle and ultimate triumph.
Another must-see is The Cradle of Humankind, located an hour outside the city of Johannesburg. This UNESCO World Heritage site is an expansive territory filled with limestone caves and fossil sites. This site is the earliest area in which evidence of our ancestors were discovered. While there, walk through Nirox Sculpture Park; the breathtaking private nature reserve hosts more than 50 permanent and long-term installations and performances in collaboration with Nirox’s wide circle of global affiliations.
After revisiting history, live out your safari dreams at the Lion & Safari Park, also part of The Cradle of Humankind. The parks offers a wealth of activities, such as animal interactions, guided game and self-drives. Get up close to some of Africa’s favorite animals and hand feed a selection of animals, including giraffes and ostriches.
After a two-hour flight from Johannesburg, you’ll find yourself in Cape Town, which has a variety of offerings for all travelers — from adventure to culture and culinary offerings. Head to Table Mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World for the stunning views of the city. For more adventurous activities, consider a hike to the top and, along the way, take a breather to explore Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The beautiful expanse on the mountain is home to 7,000 plant species, most unique to the region. If hiking isn’t your thing, hop on one of the rotating cable cars for a ride to the top.
For an activity that offers something for everyone, head to the V&A Waterfront, one of the most-visited areas in the destination. It features five shopping districts showcasing local designers, coffee shops, restaurants and bars coupled with harbor views. Here, you will find Two Oceans Aquarium, which got its name from being located where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. The aquarium provides insight into southern Africa’s marine life with more than 3,000 aquatic species.
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