South Africans share their favourite places in the country.

With National Tourism Month in September, South Africans have put the spotlight on some of their places in the country. Clinton Moodley spoke to them at this year’s Tourism Month launch at Tsitsikamma Village Inn in the Eastern Cape. 

Darryl Erasmus

Darryl Erasmus.

Why do you love South Africa? “It is my home and a place that I am blessed to live in. Besides the beauty and diversity of the country, South Africa has the warmest people and a cultural experience like no other. It does help that travellers can have an affordable experience.”

What are some of the places you recommend? “Each province offers something new for travellers. If you visit Gauteng, which is the economic hub of the country- you can experience anything from good music, food and cultural attractions. There is always a great vibe in Gauteng, while the Western Cape is known for its wine farms and UNESCO World Heritage Sites,” he said. 

Meagan Baadjies

Meagan Baadjies.

Why do you love South Africa? “There is so much to see and do in the country- each with its own unique twists and turns. I can guarantee that South African visitors will have a memorable time when they visit.”

What are some of the places you recommend? “My hometown of Tsitsikamma. Not only are there lots of adventure activities to do, like zip lining, they also have great cuisine. My personal favourite is the lamb curry at Tsitsikamma Village Inn. I also love Table Mountain in Cape Town and Addo Elephant National Park in Port Elizabeth.”

Sinqobile Ngcobo

Sinqobile Ngcobo.

Why do you love South Africa? “There are so many reasons to fall in love with South Africa. The diversity. Its friendly people and most of all, its warm weather. No matter where I visit in the country, I always want to come back to South Africa. You cannot get the same cultural experience anywhere in the world.”

What are some of the places you recommend? “Soweto should definitely be on everyone’s list. It has become a city on its own filled with thriving businesses and history. Travellers should also include a township tour to their trip.”

Mzi Mbane

Mzi Mbane.

Why do you love South Africa? “South Africa is the most beautiful country in the world.”

What are some of the places you recommend? “I love smaller towns and cities that are not so touristy. Towns like Port St Johns and Tsitsikamma in the Eastern Cape has a lot of hidden gems, which everyone should see once in their lifetime.”

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