Skip to main content

South Africa is a composition of many different ethnic and language groups. Its unusual nickname, “the rainbow nation,” derives from the variety of ethnicities and religions that make up its population. People from the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Tswana, Ndebele, Khoisan, Hindu, Muslim, and Afrikaner ethnic groups live along South Africa’s border.

South Africa has a rich history and is home to many historical landmarks worth seeing at least once. During your visit there, you will experience pleasant weather, affordability, fabulous beaches, vast wildlife, delicious wine, tasty food, and breathtaking natural scenery around you everywhere.

I am sure after reading this article about the magical places in South Africa, you cannot resist planning and booking cheap flights to Johannesburg for your upcoming trip to get there and have a wonderful experience of your life. If you are planning on writing an essay on South Africa with then this article will help. Here are some of the top historical landmarks to see in South Africa:

In the city of Johannesburg, you will find;

Apartheid Museum: This museum is dedicated to the history of apartheid in South Africa and provides a comprehensive look at the country’s complicated past.

  • Not to mention Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Gold Reef City Theme Park, Maboneng Precinct, the wild nature reserves, Victoria Yards, and Anglo-Boer War Memorial must be included in your must-see list while visiting Johannesburg.
  • Are you planning a safari trip to South Africa? Consider booking your travel between June and August, when the temperature dips to the mid-forties and the safari drive in the Kruger National Park, which is roughly an hour’s flight from Johannesburg, is much more enjoyable. 

In the city of Cape Town, you would love to visit below places;

  • Robben Island:

Make sure to remember this UNESCO world heritage site off your list, a famous landmark in South AfricaNelson Mandela spent 18 years there in what is regarded as the most well-known jail. Moreover, Robben Island has been used as a leper colony and an animal quarantine facility. It is a museum now and is open to visitors.

  • Table Mountain National Park 

The most recognizable sight and one of the top destinations in South Africa is, without a doubt Table Mountain National Park, a natural wonder of the world.

  • Castle of Good Hope:

The Dutch East India Company constructed it in the 17th century, making it the earliest colonial structure in South Africa.

  • District Six Museum:

This museum is dedicated to preserving the history of District Six, a neighbourhood in Cape Town that was forcibly removed during apartheid.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, V&A Waterfall, Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, Gandhi Square, Mandela’s House, Nelson Mandela Square, South African National Museum, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Wits Art Museum, District Six Museum, Maclear’s Beacon, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, Boulders Penguin Colony, St George’s Cathedral, Cape Point, Groot Constantia-Trust, Koopmans-De wet House, Rhodes Memorial are also best places to visit in Cape Town.

In the city of Durban, you can visit uShaka Marine World, uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet ‘n Wild, Umgeni River Bird Park, and Wilson’s Wharf for a lifetime experience.

  • Cradle of Humankind Gauteng:

Some of the earliest human fossils can be found at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is fashioned after a burial mound. Visitors can explore the caves and learn about the evolution of humankind.

  • Nelson Mandela Capture Site Howick:

It is the location where Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962. It is home to a museum and sculpture commemorating Mandela’s legacy.

  • Wall-mounted hole Eastern Cape: 

While exploring the unique hole on the untamed coast just south of Coffee Bay, remember to take pictures. The indigenous Xhosa call it “Izi Khaleni,” which translates as “Place of Thunder,” because during specific tides and seasons, loud water splashes may be heard against the rock.

  • Voortrekker Monument Pretoria:

This massive granite structure was built to commemorate the Voortrekkers, who were early pioneers in South Africa. The Monument’s friezes are stunning, and the view over Pretoria is well worth the climb to the top.

Other places to visit in South Africa:

Other than the places mentioned above, you sure don’t want to miss the War Museum of the Boer Republics, Huguenot Memorial Monument, Melrose House Museum, Drakenstein Prison, Shangana Cultural village, Mandela statue, Regina Mundi Catholic Church, Walter Sisulu Square, Church Square, Honored Dead Memorial, Fort Schanskop, Horse Memorial and Hector Pieterson Memorial.

Today, many travel enthusiasts collect attraction enamel pins or custom metal keychains. Some scenic spot merchants make custom scenic spot metal badges and sell them to tourists. If you’re a tour guide or travel club organizer, consider designing your group a classic landmark lapel pin or enamel pin. This will commemorate their trip to South Africa. Not only are they a fun collectible, but they’re an unforgettable travel keepsake worth keeping for years to come! In addition to adorning hats, clothes, bags, and other accessories, these baubles can enhance the travel experience.




Official Languages of South Africa:

South Africa has multiple official languages and English, so it is easy for foreigners to communicate with the locals.

Flight Bookings:

Booking a cheap flight can be challenging, but there are a few things you can do to help yourself find the best deals. Here are some tips for booking affordable flights:

  • Always book in Advance:

Booking in Advance always allows you to get the flights of your own choice. It always helps you to find more options and choose a flight at your convenience.

  • Best time to book cheap flights:

During autumn (March to May) and summer (September to October), you will find cheap flights to South Africa with few tourists at the top attractions.

  • Use flight search engines:

Many flight search engines available online can help you find cheap flights. These search engines allow you to compare prices across multiple airlines and help you find the best deals.

  • Always book through Travel Agent:

Once you are done searching for flights through a search engine, discuss these options with your travel agent in UK, and he sure will get your selected flight even cheaper because they sell tickets in bulk and always have discounted offers and can book you on your selected flight cheaper than buying the air tickets online.


Overall, by using the above tips and tricks, you can increase your chances of finding an affordable flight for your next trip.

It is always exciting for me to visit historical places which take me to old times, and once I step foot in these places, It simply hypnotizes me.

Well, you are now well equipped with information about landmarks in South Africa and know how to book yourself on flights within your budget and cannot wait to drag your luggage to the air ticket counter and get a boarding pass for your flight. Have fun and don’t forget to share your picture