The Sights and Sounds of South Africa

By Halal Trip | 27, Jul, 2015
The Sights and Sounds of South Africa

South Africa is an exotic travel destination that boasts a myriad of experiences – amazing wildlife, diverse landscapes, stunning scenery, and a wealth of attractions to ensure lasting memories. Listed below are some of the country's most prominent attractions that must not be missed when sightseeing in South Africa.  


Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is amongst South Africa's most popular tourist attractions and is considered to be one of the world's best game reserves to experience an exciting African safari. The park's rich and diverse landscapes are home to some of the continent's most incredible wildlife, including Africa's “Big Five” – the African Elephant, the Black Rhinoceros, the Cape Buffalo, the African Lion, and the African Leopard – the five most dangerous and popular species to roam the great African outdoors.  


Table Mountain

An iconic landmark of South Africa, Table Mountain gets its name from its unique flat-topped level plateau that spans 3 kilometers in length. It is located within the Table Mountain National Park and is a prominent tourist attraction in Cape Town, famed for its spectacular scenery and tranquil environs that make it an excellent idyllic getaway. More adventurous travelers may opt to hike to the top of the mountain while others may use the popular Table Mountain Aerial Cableway which provides some of the most glorious bird's eye views of the surrounding terrain.  


Kirstenbosch Gardens

The beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens are one of the world's most popular botanical gardens that perfectly showcase South Africa's rich variety of flora. It is also a nature reserve and is home to over 7,000 plant species – including many rare and exotic indigenous plants. Visitors will be able to explore various themed gardens within Kirstenbosch botanical gardens such as the Fragrance Garden, Medicinal Garden, and Water-wise Garden. The garden is also one of the best places in the country to see South Africa's beautiful national flower – the King Protea.  


Robben Island

Having once served as a prison for South Africa's political prisoners at the end of the 17th century, Robben Island is notable for having imprisoned several of South Africa's prominent political figures in history – including Nelson Mandela who was behind bars at the island for over 18 years of the 27 years he spent imprisoned. Presently, the island is a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is looked upon as a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over injustice and suffering.  

It is possible for Muslim travelers to explore all these sights and more while having access to sufficient Muslim-friendly facilities with HalalTrip's special tour packages that have been specifically tailored for Muslim travelers. 

Leave a comment