Published on March 8, 2014
TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA GRADE:10 PRESENTATION BY:RABUTLA MMAPULA
OUTCOMES • State South Africa’s tourist information relating to climate, rainfall, capital cities, main languages, airports and harbours in tourism context. • Identify Tourists attractions in the provinces of South Africa under the following headings: Location (proximity to the nearest city or town), short description (main focus of this attraction and a few points of interest).
GETTING THERE Direct Flights from USA: South African Airways – New York to Johannesburg (Duration 14-16 hours) South African Airways – Washington DC to Johannesburg (Duration 14-16 hours)
WEATHER South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the south-western corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights. Rainfall generally occurs during summer (November through March), although in the southwest, around Cape Town, rainfall occurs in winter (June to August). Temperatures are influenced by variations in elevation, terrain, and ocean currents more than latitude.
MAPS – SOUTH AFRICA International Airports Cape Town(1), Johannesburg(5), Durban(9) South Africa - Key Tourism Areas 8 7 6 (1) Cape Town (2) Cape Winelands 5 (3) Garden Route (4) Eastern Cape 9 1 2 4 (5) Johannesburg (6) Kruger Game Reserve (7) Sun City 3 (8) Pilanesberg National Park (9) Durban
EASTERN CAPE ADDO ELEPHENT NATIONAL PARK The Eastern Cape has a diversity that extends across landscapes ranging from the desert of the Great Karoo to the pounding waves of the Wild Coast. The selection of adventure includes the world’s biggest waves, the only snow slopes on the continent, and the highest bungee-jump in the southern hemisphere. The highlights of the Eastern Cape are without doubt the various game reserves, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, and the surfing capital of Jeffreys Bay. www.ectourism.co.za
CAPE TOWN TABEL MOUNTAIN Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, and the largest in land area. Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located. The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such wellknown landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is also Africa's most popular tourist destination.
JOHANNESBURG SOWETO The largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is also the wealthiest and, without doubt, the economic powerhouse of Africa. Johannesburg, Jo’burg or Jozi is a booming, happening city. There are over 6000 trees in Johannesburg, making it the largest man-made forrest in the world. Excellent hotels, outstanding shopping and world class restaurants. www.joburgtourism.co.za
NORTH WEST SUN CITY Just over 2 hours from Johannesburg, lies one of the world's most unique resort, the internationally acclaimed Sun City. There are four world-class hotels including the magnificent Palace of the Lost City. The 2 world famous golf courses also offer a unique golfing experience. Adjoining the Resort, is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park, which will delight game viewers as it is a malaria free zone and home to the "Big 5" (Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino).
LIMPOPO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the best in Africa and is the flagship of the country’s national parks - rated as the ultimate safari experience. Adjacent to the National Park, various famous private reserves are available i.e. Sabi Sands, Timbavati etc.
KZN DURBAN BEACH FRONT Durban is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the world. Its port is the busiest in South Africa and also one of the 10 largest in the world. Durban is blessed with balmy weather all year round, making it a perfect holiday paradise. The beachfront is bordered by five star hotels and luxury apartments, all of which have an idyllic view of the Indian Ocean.
MPUMALANGA Blyde River Canyon Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations. Known as "Paradise Country": Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterize the landscape.
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