Sunday, December 12, 2010

Top 5 Places to Visit In South Africa, South Africa's Best Place Table Mountain, Garden Route, Kruger National Park, Drakensberg mountains & Durban

Top 5 Places to Visit In South Africa

1. Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the famous place in South Africa. It is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. Its elevation is about 1,084.6 m (3,558 ft).
The highest point on Table Mountain is towards the eastern end of the plateau and is marked by Maclear's Beacon, a stone cairn built in 1865 by Sir Thomas Maclear for trigonometrical survey. It is 1,086 metres (3,563 ft) above sea level, about 19 metres (62 ft) higher than the cable station at the western end of the plateau.

The highest point on Table Mountain is towards the eastern end of the plateau and is marked by Maclear's Beacon, a stone cairn built in 1865 by Sir Thomas Maclear for trigonometrical survey. It is 1,086 metres (3,563 ft) above sea level, about 19 metres (62 ft) higher than the cable station at the western end of the plateau.




2. Garden Route
The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It stretches from Heidelberg in the Western Cape to the Storms River which is crossed along the N2 coastal highway over the Paul Sauer Bridge in the extreme western reach of the neighbouring Eastern Cape.
Temperatures rarely fall below 10°C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28°C in summer.




3. Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is the Best Place who likes to see the wildlife & one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers 18,989 square kilometres (7,332 sq mi) and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west.
The park has 9 main gates that allow entrance to the different camps. The names of these gates are Paul Kruger Gate, Numbi Gate, Malelane Gate, Crocodile Bridge Gate, Punda Maria Gate, Orpen Gate, Phalaborwa Gate, Phabeni Gate and Pafuri Gate.




4.The drakensberg mountains
Drakensberg is the highest Mountain Peak in South Africa. The Drakensburg Mountains stretches for approximately 600 miles along the entire length of KwaZulu-Natal’s western boundary. Its Length is 1,000 km (621 mi), SW to NE
Used to be home to the San and Koi.
The eco-tour Karkloof Canopy offerS a steel cable tour 30metres above the forest floor to witness the incredible scenery and bird-life.




5. Durban
Durban is the largest city in the South African & the third largest city in the country. It is famous for its “Golden Mile” which is a string of beaches. Durban is also well known for having a large Indian population who’ve set up Victoria Indian Street Market. It has the largest Asian community in South Africa which makes for an interesting trip. Here you can see mosques, temples, exotic shops and restaurants where you try some delicious Indian cuisine.
The average annual temperature is 21 °C (70 °F)





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