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Best Places to Visit in South Africa

South Africa, also known as the Republic of South Africa, is a fantastic place to visit if you've never been on a safari before. Classic African landscape, including golden grassland, enormous yawning gorges, and eerily gorgeous deserts, as well as an awe-inspiring ensemble of African creatures — plus, as a bonus, all the creature comforts — may be found.

Apart from the well-known Kruger and Kgalagadi (Kalahari) Transfrontier Parks, South Africa is home to some of the most opulent private game reserves and lodges in the world. Wildlife enthusiasts travel from all over the world to see the "Big Five": lion, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros, and elephant, and they frequently find them, as well as much more.

Other attractions include coral reefs, dragon-backed mountain ranges, white-water rafting, and beautiful beaches lapped by famed surf breakers.

You can learn about the country's turbulent history by traveling around the vast country and touring the vibrant cities — in Cape Town, one of the world's most beautiful cities; in Durban, a melting pot of cultures and cuisines; in Johannesburg's poignant museums and galleries; and in Soweto, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, who helped to establish democracy here.

With this list of the top tourist attractions in South Africa, you can learn about the greatest spots to visit in this diverse country.