CNN Honours Freedom Day with 23 Beautiful Reasons to Visit South Africa

Jacaranda Season… in Joburg and Pretoria

Chapman’s Peak Drive, Western Cape – 9km with 114 bends between Hout Bay and Noordhoek

Silvermine Nature Reserve, Cape Town

Amphitheatre, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

Bourke’s Luck Potholes, part of Blyde River Canyon nature reserve, Mpumulanga

Namaqualand, Northern Cape

Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet

Kruger National Park, Limpopo,

Rhino South Africa
A family of rhinos in Kruger National Park. © Susan Scott, from STROOP rhino documentary film

Umhlanga Rocks (with its iconic lighthouse), KwaZulu-Natal


Johannesburg during sunsets

Hermanus, Western Cape – with Southern Right Whales between July and November

Bo-Kaap… previously the Malay Quarter

Other places on the CNN list included Table Mountain, Tugela River, Robben Island, Augrabies Falls, Mandela Capture site, Kalk Bay and Cango Caves. View their full list here.