South Africa – Buoyant Rainbow Realm

Africa | | June 23, 2009 at 2:10 pm




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Table MountainAn innate cultural haven with the trio of Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein being key capital cities offering a gigantic plethora of exploring and traveling opportunities for the discerning traveler.

The intrinsic wonder of the Table Mountain in Cape Town is best experienced via walking it up or atop the cable car rides. Enjoy the bravura of the picturesque paradise of the parliamentary capital of Cape Town atop the cable car.

South Africa has several heritage site listings to its credit, one of them being the Robben Island in Cape Town, which for hundreds of years was the site for deportation for many considered social menace during the apartheid period and as a means of exacting castigation.

Head off to the V&A Waterfront located amidst Table Mountain and the Robben Island for splendid milieu, shopaholic robben islandhaven, bistros, eateries, bars and leisure sites. South Africa located in the southernmost part of the African continent is the confluence point of two great oceans of the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean which is proudly on display at the Two Oceans Aquarium, a prime tourist magnet. The Aquarium is strategically located in a way to showcase the bountiful nature of the underwater.

Check out the implausible dunes of Cape Padrone located in East Cape which boasts of the largest changing dunes globally.

The governmental, multi-ethnic capital city of Pretoria, is truly a cultural and archaeological retreat. The Mrs. Ples located at the Sterkfontein caves in an area called ‘The Cradle of Humankind’ is the second World Heritage Site here. The primeval site has nearly 2-3 million years old archaeological remnants of human beings and their sivcaerialviewpredecessors, plants, animals, pollen to site a few. A must visit sight to the primitive gold mines at Kromdraai, located at the central part of the Cradle of Mankind is quite captivating. Art aficionados can immerse themselves in the numerous museums like the Transvaal Museum and the Cultural History Museum among them.

Johannesburg lies in the central part of the Gauteng Province, which despite its shattering past has successfully emerged as a hub for fine arts, culture, and amusement activities that make it the pulsating, lively city globally. It is a clean-green paradise with wide acres of botanical gardens, Nature Reserves and bird asylums. One cannot miss the famed kin of Seweto, Mandela whose abode has been transformed into a museum holding precious belonging of the Ex-President. One can find many trendy pubs; one is known to be set within a abandoned gold mine. Abundant shopping opportunities at the countless malls, the Gold Reef City and checking out the rare species of lions and pandas at the Zoo Lake are worthwhile.

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