Want a holiday? Sometimes the best time away can be in your own country. South Africa has many beautiful landscapes and activities to offer, so why not explore it?

Today we’re talking about some budget-friendly activities to get up to and places to visit in three of the major cities: Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. See what fun can be had below.

DURBAN

The home of the best weather, beautiful beaches and the best curries! Durban has a lot to offer anyone who is looking to relax and keep things chilled.

uShaka Marine World

You can’t head to Durban and not visit uShaka Marine World. Fun for the whole family ou can visit the gorgeous aquarium, have fun on the water slides or just enjoy some shopping. From cycling on the promenade to watching dolphines, it’s a breathtaking experience to enjoy and have you feeling relaxed afterwards.

Minitown

Fun for both adults and kids, Durban’s Minitown sees the city become maintainer. See everything in a smaller scale and have tons of funning taking the best snaps towering over buildings. Tickets cost R15 for adults and R10 for children aged 2-12. Find Minitown at 114 Snell Parade in Durban. Call 031 337 7892 for more information.

Skywalk

Varying in price, enjoy a skywalk on Mose Mabhida Stadium. One of the most beautiful stadiums in South Africa built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the stadium now allows for an opportunity of exciting adrenaline and breathtaking views. Find the stadium at 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road in Durban and call 031 582 8222 for ticket prices and packages.

JOHANNESBURG

The city of gold offers rich culture and fun times galore. If you’re heading to Jozi or simply want something fun to do in your Gauging hometown, try out these places.

Hop On, Hop Off

Johannesburg’s Red Sightseeing Bus is the best option to enjoy the city and its surrounding areas to it’s fullest potential. At affordable rates, you get to learn more about the city history and have tons of fun! Contact 0861 733 287 for more on times and ticket pricing.

Montecasino

A Tuscan dream, there’s more to Montecasino than gambling. With beautiful corners and great eateries, it’s always an option for fun! With a famous theatre, comedy clubs, movies, games arcade and even a bird park, there’s tons to do. If you’re lucky, you may even sot a famous face staying at the adjacent hotel.

Fourways Farmers Market

Fresh produce, drinks and a lazy Sunday afternoon… can you ask for anything better? An experience best enjoyed than described, Fairways Farmers Market has become the place to be for anyone and everyone.

CAPE TOWN

What we love about the Mother City is that it has a bit of Durban and Johannesburg’s vibes making it a the place to be! With so much to do in CT, we wish we could list them all but three will just have to do.

Charly’s Bakery

A sweet culinary journey worth the wait (because of the evident lines), you can’t not visit Charly’s Bakery. A popular choice prior to the Food Network series that catapulted it to even further fame, they offer the sweetest and most creative baked creations. Cupcakes, cakes and so much more, you won’t be disappointed! Give them a call on 021 461 5181 to see what’s been freshly made.

Labia Theatre

Looking for an old-school movie experience? Labia Theatre is the answer! Great for the nostalgic feelings and general unique experience, Labia Theatre even offers its own rich history behind how it came to be. Contact 021 424 5927 to find out more.

Lion’s Head

Feeling for an outdoor adventure? Lion’s Head offers you this and much more when you reach the top to take in the entire view of beautiful Cape Town. At a slow pace it may take about an hour and a half to conquer and reach the top, but the effort is worth it. Go before a sunset or sunrise or even during a full moon to really revel in the beauty around.

With so much to do in all three cities, get exploring to find out what else is around and about to enjoy!