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Howick, South Africa

Howick Falls

Local lore says a serpent-like beast lurks in the deep basin below the falls.
Paarl, South Africa

Afrikaans Language Monument

The South African dialect's complex history is immortalized in stone, in one of the world's only monuments dedicated to a language.
Mossel Bay, South Africa

The Post Office Tree

South Africa's postal service began with a letter left in a boot beneath this tree.
Bathurst, South Africa

The Big Pineapple

The world's largest pineapple building honors Bathurst's favorite fruit.
Kimberley, South Africa

Big Hole and Open Mine Museum

Mined to a depth of 240 meters with a perimeter of about 1.6 km, the largest hand-dug excavation in the world.
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves

Largest cave system in Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted township located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
Sun City, South Africa

Sun City Resort

A safari-themed castle in the South African bush with the largest maze in the southern hemisphere.
Berea, South Africa

Wood's Cycad

The loneliest plant in the world resides at the Durban Botanic Gardens...mostly.
Magaliesburg, South Africa

Cradle of Humankind

Home to some of the oldest hominid fossils ever found.
West Rand, South Africa

Sterkfontein Caves

Caves that can't seem to quit producing the remains of prehistoric humans.
Johannesburg, South Africa

Top of Africa

One of the tallest buildings in Africa provides a great view of Johannesburg's unique geography.
Ehlanzeni, South Africa

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Raging waters have created a strange geological site that looks like something off of a progressive rock album cover.