Travelers who want to experience the cultural delights and heritage of South Africa often choose between the cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg. Both destinations have plenty to offer the experienced and adventurous tourist in terms of attractions and sights along with great vacation rentals.
Cape Town is South Africa’s major city, and it’s where the Europeans first began colonization in 1652. It has a rich and multicultural history that can be seen through many of the tourist attractions. For example, the District Six Museum focuses on the lives of those who were forcibly removed from the area. There are also some amazing natural sights to see when you visit Cape Town. This includes the stunning Table Mountain as well as the Twelve Apostles mountain range. When you want to chill out a bit, you can spend the day on Boulder’s Beach or wander around Kirstenbosch Gardens.
In comparison, Johannesburg’s history is less extensive; it grew with the gold industry at the start of the 20th century. However, this impressive business hub has an amazing mix of cultures that bring the city to life. Visitors can have fun and learn something by spending the day at the historical themed amusement park, Gold Reef City, or discover more about the country’s past at The Apartheid Museum. If you’re looking for an exciting day, you can try the large leisure complex Montecasino or admire the many species of lions at the city’s Lion Park.