Explore the most important sights of South Africa on a round trip such as the Garden Route, the Sun City with the neighboring Pilanesberg National Park, the Kruger National Park, Cape Town with Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula, the Cape of Good Hope, the wine country around Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, the capital Pretoria with the Union Buildings, the Palace of Justice, the Old Town Hall or the Old Capitol Theater and Johannesburg with the Standard Bank Arena, the Johannesburg Stadium or the black residential area of Soweto and Witwatersrand, also known for the gold mines. Don’t forget the other cities like Durban with the town hall, the Gateway shopping center and the Temple of Unterstanding or Elisabeth with the Donkun pyramid and the public library with a statue of Queen Victoria.
Get to know this particularly diverse country on a study trip!
Discover Pretoria, the capital of the Republic of South Africa, on a study trip! Pretoria is known for its colorful jacaranda trees, beautiful gardens and parks. Admire the sights of Pretoria such as Church Square, the Palace of Justice, the Old City Hall, the Old Capital Theater, the Paul Kruger Museum, the Union Buildings, Melrose House, the Transvaal Museum of Natural History, the South African Reserve Bank and last but not least the imposing Voortrekker Monument. Enjoy a city break through Pretoria!
Whether you decide on a city trip to Cape Town, or visit Cape Town during a South Africa study trip or round trip, you too are sure to be amazed by the second largest city in South Africa. There are many reasons the city is so popular with travelers, as well as film and fashion shoots. People, light, sounds and smells create a very special atmosphere. Cultural wealth is combined with a wide range of leisure activities. And from all these impressions you can relax in nice cafés, restaurants or of course on the beach.
Johannesburg is the hub of many European airlines and the starting point for many South Africa tours to the highlights of the country, such as the Kruger National Park. The largest metropolis in South Africa with four million inhabitants is the capital of the province of Gauteng and the economic center of the entire republic.
If you want to enjoy impressive and unique landscapes and a real adventure in South Africa, you cannot avoid the Drakensberg in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park in northeast South Africa in the Mpumalanga province. Far away from the major South African tourist strongholds, in South Africa’s highest mountains you can not only marvel at the granite and sandstone formations over 3,000 meters high, but also enjoy deep gorges, huge waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. In order to discover the entire park and to walk the entire park route, you should plan at least two days.
The Drakensberg has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The Drakensberg owes its name to the numerous mountain peaks that resemble the jagged back of a dragon. The Drakensberg attract hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world every year – also because of their unique flora and fauna. Many rare animals and plants have settled in the entire region. Among other things, the rare bearded vulture can be observed in the Drakensberg. In addition, the entire national park is characterized by its great abundance of water. The most spectacular part of the Drakensberg is the so-called amphitheater in the Royal Natal National Park. The mighty Tugela River plunges into the valley on the 500 meter high, vertical rock face.
South Africa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Anyone who is out and about in the famous Western Cape should definitely pay a visit to the small town of Hermanus. Especially in the autumn and winter months, the city of 35,000 is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the region. The pretty city center of Hermanus is characterized by numerous small restaurants, shops and hotels.
Coast of the whales
Especially the scenic Walker Bay in Hermanus regularly attracts several thousands of tourists. On the so-called “Coast of the Whales” between July and December, several hundred whales can be observed from close by, both from the coast and from a boat. The big “Hermanus Whale Festival” takes place every autumn in honor of the numerous whales. At the gates of the city of Hermanus is the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. In addition to its impressive landscape, the 15 square kilometer nature reserve also has more than 150 different species of birds and almost 2,000 different species of plants. Hikers and adventurers will also get their money’s worth in the spectacular landscape around Hermanus – including on the cliff path “Cliff Walk”. Beach holidaymakers and those seeking relaxation from all over the world will find numerous sheltered bays and wonderful beaches here. The region is also very popular with sailors and surfers.