As South Africans, we often forget how much our country has to offer. Our curiosity to see the world beyond our national borders easily trumps our desire to see local attractions. When organising a group tour, however, travelling cross-border could turn costly, forcing organisers to settle for local attractions.
Be it a South African or an international tour group, there’s nothing better than employing a bus service to transport them to some of the best attractions South Africa has to offer. Coach and bus hiring services such as Mega Coach have professional drivers who know their way to any popular attraction in the country. With that said, here is a list of some of the top-rated destinations South Africa has to offer, all of them accessible by buses and coaches and entirely suitable for group visits.
The home town of the late former South African president, Nelson Mandela, has so much to offer, especially to outsiders and foreign tourists. This is the single most important destination to visit to learn about the Apartheid days and the long walk to freedom. Situated in Johannesburg, Soweto is surrounded by top attractions such as Gold Reef City, the Cradle of Humankind and much more. Within its borders, are attractions such as the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, Mandela House, Orlando Towers (bungee jumping destination) and Vilakazi Street to name but a few. This is the perfect destination to explore by bus.
- Hartebeespoort Dam
Whether you’re looking for a great sightseeing route or a destination with various interesting stops, Hartebeespoort Dam should definitely be on your list. Treat your tour group to a scenic route while hopping from one attraction to the next. Wildlife and cultural experiences are the focus here. Attractions include Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway, De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre, Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, Hartebeespoort Lion Park and Hartbeespoort Dam Snake and Animal Park to name a few. If you are looking for a relaxing experience on the water, spoil your tour group with a few drinks on the Snake and Animal Park ferry.
- Sun City
Just further on from Hartebeespoort Dam, about an hour and a half from Johannesburg, you’ll find Sun City. This luxurious entertainment complex is home to an elite-grade golf course, casino, man-made beach referred to the Valley of the Waves, the Palace of the Lost City and many, many more attractions. Its magic can only be experienced by visiting this top attraction.
- KZN Midlands Meander
Just an hour’s drive from KwaZulu Natal’s capital city, Durban, the province’s most acclaimed meander offers 80km of arts and craft communities. Here you will encounter the creative cream of the crop most of whom grow their own herbs, craft their own beer, produce their own cheese and much more. KZN Midlands Meander oozes Creative expression. It also offers 160 restaurants, shops and accommodation facilities. For sports enthusiasts, Midmar Dam is also in the vicinity.
- Tiffindell Ski Resort
If Sunny South Africa is not your cup of tea, why not visit the country’s only ski and snowboarding resort. Carve through the snow with some rented skis or snowboards if you know how to ride or take some lessons if you don’t. If extreme sports is not the reason for your visit, you may parade in the snow, build some snowmen or engage in a snowball battle.
Wherever you plan on taking your tour group, be sure to trust in a reliable coach and bus service to take you there. Mega Coach is rated as one of the leading coach companies in South Africa with a fleet in excess of 80 expertly driven and well-maintained luxury vehicles.
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