3 Charming Towns in South Africa

Franschhoek, South Africa. Photo by Matthijs van Schuppen on Unsplash

South Africa has many different things to offer to travelers. It’s a country with incredible nature and perfect beaches; there’s really something for everyone. Cape Town is stunning but if you’ve already explored it and want to see something new, check out these towns.


Located in the heart of Mpumalanga province, Barberton is a perfect place for nature lovers. Here you can watch a big number of animal species, including iconic African animals, hundreds of bird species, and some rare butterflies. The town originates from the 1880s gold rush in the region.


Clanwilliam is one of the oldest towns in the country but it’s still just as charming as it always was. It sits in the Western Cape, between the beautiful mountains and slopes that you can explore here. A guided historical walk tour will help you see all seven national monuments.


Up for seeing vineyards that are several centuries old combined with stunning architecture? Head out to Franschhoek, a magical town sitting in Western Cape. The influence of the French settlers from the 17th and 18th centuries is still strong. The town is home to the Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Franschhoek Motor Museum.