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Lambert's Bay, South Africa

Bird Island Nature Reserve

This small island off Lambert's Bay is home to more than 2,000 Cape gannets and is the only such breeding colony open to the public.
Saldanha, South Africa

Donkergat Whaling Station

At one South African whaling station, this industrial extermination led to a feeding frenzy that may have even been a key inspiration for Jaws.
Wilderness, South Africa

Kaaimans Grotto

This cave overlooking the Indian Ocean has been turned into a shelter and makeshift museum.
Fourways, South Africa

Montecasino Bird Gardens

Over 60 species of birds inhabit this colorful aviary park in South Africa.
Wilderness, South Africa

Map of Africa

A beautiful viewpoint on the Garden Route overlooking a naturally-occurring outline of Africa.
King William's Town, South Africa

Huberta the Hippo

Taxidermy of a famous hippo who spent three years walking over a thousand miles across South Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa

Just Nuisance Statue

A memorial to the only dog ever officially enlisted in the Royal Navy.
Hartbeespoort, South Africa

Witwatersrand Basin

It's estimated that half of the world's gold was mined from South Africa's "golden arc."
Cape Town, South Africa

Foreshore Freeway Bridge

Despite many attempts to finish this bridge, it has been abandoned since the 1970s.
Durban, South Africa

Wood's Cycad

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

BOS 400 Shipwreck

The haunting beauty of this little-visited wreck makes it a true hidden treasure.
Midrand, South Africa

Grand Central Water Tower

A giant concrete Brutalist water tower in suburban Johannesburg.
Johannesburg, South Africa

Top of Africa

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

Chapman's Peak Drive

This road winds through the steep coastal cliffside offering spectacular views for those who brave the drive.
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.
Soweto, South Africa

Orlando Towers

Two giant painted cooling towers make for one of the world’s most epic bungee jumps.
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.
South Africa

Sudwala Caves

These otherworldly caverns form Earth's oldest known cave system.
Sun City, South Africa

Sun City Resort

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

Howick Falls

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

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted suburb 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.
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.
Duiwelskloof, South Africa

Sunland Baobab

A South African bar inside a hollowed out 6,000-year-old Baobab.