What To Do With Your Free Time in South Africa

 

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Cape Town

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Allow yourself to get lost in the 89 acres of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. These gardens house more than 7,000 indigenous species of colorful plant life – many rare or endangered. As you are perusing the gardens, be sure to keep an eye out for some of the stunning sculptures scattered throughout the grounds.
$
Hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm September – March; 8:00 am – 6:00 pm April – August
Location: Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

District 6 Museum
When District 6 was declared a “white” neighborhood in 1966 during the apartheid regime, over 60,000 inhabitants were forcibly removed and relocated. The District 6 museum memorializes these displaced citizens with exhibits that recount their stories and inform visitors about social justice. While it is described as a somber visit, you cannot understand Cape Town’s history without District 6 as a reference point.
$
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, booking required.
Location: 25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town 8001

Johannesburg

Constitution Hill
Formerly a prison that detained well-known activists like Mohandas Gandhi and iconic anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, Constitution Hill provides fascinating insight into South Africa’s history. Explore the Women’s Gaol, the Old Fort and Number Four – three former prisons that were used to separately house female, white and black political prisoners until 1987.
$
Hours: 9:00 am Р5:00 pm
Location: 11 Kotze Road, Johannesburg

Maboneng Precinct
Filled with funky restaurants, cafes, art galleries, shops, hotels and entertainment venues, the Maboneng Precinct is an eclectic neighborhood that truly showcases the best of Old and New Johannesburg. Consider visiting the weekly ‘Market on Main’ with food from all over the continent!
FREE – $
Hours:9:00 am – 11:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 10:00 pm Sunday & Monday.
Location: 276 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg