The people have voted – Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Destinations in South Africa for 2016

 In Citiliner, johannesburg, South Africa

The votes are in and Trip Advisor recently named the top ten traveller’s choice destinations in South Africa. We took it upon ourselves to write sort of traveller’s guide to these top destinations just in time for the holidays! So, book your Citiliner bus ticket, pack your bags and spend some time at one of these destinations, you won’t regret it.

Cape Town

Can’t miss attractions:

  • Table Mountain
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Boulders Beach

Top Restaurants in the area:

  • Mzansi – 45 Harlem Ave, Langa, Cape Town, 7455
  • Homespun – 1 Porterfield Rd, Table View, Cape Town, 7441
  • Chefs Warehouse – 92 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
  • La Colombe – Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Main Rd, Constantia, Cape Town, 7848

Knysna

Can’t miss attractions:

  • Buffalo Bay
  • Knysna-Amatole Montane Forests
  • Tstsikamma
  • Brenton on Sea
  • Circles in the Forest

Top restaurants in the area:

  • East Head Café – 25 George Rex Dr, Knysna, 6571
  • The Olive Tree – Wood Mill Lane Centre, Main Road, Knysna, 6571
  • Freshline Fisheries – Railway Siding Dockyard, Cnr Long & Waterfront Drive (Behind Tait Marine), Knsyna, 6570
  • Pembreys – Brenton Road, Knysna, 6571
  • Die Gieter’s Cathy & Remy Restaurant – Phantom Pass Road,, 5, Knysna, 6571

Franschhoek

Can’t miss attractions:

  • Franschhoek Wine Tram
  • Franschhoek Pass
  • Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
  • Glenwood Vineyards

Top restaurants in the area:

  • Foliage Restaurant – Franschhoek, 7690
  • Bread and Wine – Moreson Farm, Happy Valley Road, Franschhoek, 7690
  • Pierneef a La Motte – Main Rd, Franschhoek, 7690
  • Ryan’s Kitchen – 1, Place Vendome, Huguenot rd., Franschhoek, 7690
  • Le Bon Vivant – 22 Dirkie Uys St, Franschhoek, 7690

Johannesburg

Can’t miss attractions:

  • Cradle of Humankind
  • Gold Reef City
  • Lion Park
  • Apartheid Museum

Top restaurants in the area:

  • Café del Sol Classico
  • Cube Tasting Kitchen – 24 Albrecht St, Johannesburg, 2043
  • Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery – Nelson Mandela Square, 5th St & Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196
  • Mo-Zam-Bik Linksfield – 110 Linksfield Rd & Club St, Linksfield, Johannesburg, 2192
  • Licorish Bistro – Nicolway Bryanston, Nicolway Shopping Centre, Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg, 2191

Umhlanga Rocks

Can’t miss attractions:

  • Umgeni River Bird Park
  • Natal Sharks Board
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Reserve
  • Umhlanga Beach
  • La Lucia Beach

Top restaurants in the area:

  • Il Maurice – 9 McCausland CrescentUmhlanga Rocks
  • The Ocean Terrace – 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga, 4320
  • Little Havana – 16 Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga Rocks, 4319
  • The Grill Room – 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks, 4319, DURBAN.
  • Olive & Oil – 15 Chartwell Drive, Shop.19, Chartwell Centre, Durban, 4319

Hazyview

Can’t miss attractions:

  • Shangana Cultural Village
  • Elephant Whispers
  • Summerfields Rose farm

Top restaurants in the area:

  • Pioneer’s Butcher & Grill – Rendezvous Tourism Centre, R40, Hazyview, 1242
  • Kuka Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge – Shop 1, Perry’s Bridge Trading Post, R40, Hazyview, 1242
  • Summerfields Kitchen – R 536 Sabie Road, Hazyview, 1242
  • Topolino’s Italian Restaurant
  • Summerfields River Café – R 536 Sabie Road, Hazyview, 1242

Graaff-Reinet

Can’t miss attractions:

  • Camdeboo National Park
  • Huguenot Monument
  • John Rupert Theatre
  • Valley of Desolation

Top restaurants in the area:

  • Pioneers Restaurant – Parsonage Street, Graaff-Reinet, 6280
  • Polka – 52 Somerset St, Graaff-Reinet, 6280
  • The Coldstream Restaurant – 3 Church Sq, Graaff-Reinet, 6280
  • Our Yard – Roastery and Cultural stop – south, 50 Somerset St, Graaff-Reinet, 6280
  • Blue Magnolia Coffee shop – 3 Muller St, Graaff-Reinet, 6280

Pretoria

Can’t miss attractions:

  • Freedom park
  • National Zoological Gardens
  • Pretoria National Botanical Garden
  • Union Buildings
  • Church square

Top restaurants in the area:

  • Mosaic – Francolin Ave, Elandsfontein, Pretoria, 0186
  • Pacha’s Restaurant – 27 Maroelana St, Pretoria, 0161
  • Kream – 570 Fehrsen St, Pretoria, 0181
  • Mo-Zam-Bik – Solomon Maghlangi, Hoep-Hoep Dr, Silverlakes, Pretoria, 0081
  • Crawdaddy’s – 402 Mendelssohn Street, Pretoria.

Storms River

Can’t miss attractions:

  • Otter trail
  • Tsitsikamma
  • Bloukrans bungy
  • The Wolf Sanctuary

Top restaurants in the area:

  • Tsitrus Café – 43 Gammasi St, Stormsrivier, 6308
  • Marilyn’s 60’s Diner – Darnell St, Storms river, 6308
  • Tsitsikamma Cattle Baron
  • Tsitsikamma Micro Brewery – Darnell St, Stormsrivier, 6308
  • Tsitsikamma Restaurant – Garden Route National Park, Storms River Mouth, Garden Route National Park, Wilderness, 6308

Durban

Can’t miss attractions:

  • uShaka Marine World
  • North Beach
  • Golden Mile
  • Valley of a 1000 hills
  • Madame Zingara Theatre of Dreams

Top restaurants in the area:

  • Mali’s Indian Restaurant – 77 Smiso Nkwanyana Rd, Durban, 4001
  • Butcher Boys – 170 Florida Rd, Morningside, Durban, 4001
  • 9th Avenue Bistro – 2, AVONMORE CENTRE, Avonmore centre, 9th Ave, Morningside, Durban, 4001
  • Olive & Oil – 149 Helen Joseph Road, Durban, 4001
  • Spiga D’oro – 5 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North, 4051

Planning a trip to one of these fantastic destinations? Your transportation is sorted! Take a look at our routes on our route map and book a ticket on a Citiliner. Travel in style and comfort this year, you deserve it.

Do you know of any destinations that should have made this list? Share your ideas with us; we’d love to hear your suggestions!

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