Explore South Africa: A Student's Guide to Unforgettable Destinations

South Africa, a country known for its diverse landscapes, rich cultures, and vibrant cities, offers students a unique blend of adventure, history, and culture. Here's a guide to the best places for students to visit in South Africa.

Cape Town:

Undoubtedly, Cape Town is a must-visit for students. With its iconic Table Mountain, stunning beaches like Clifton and Camps Bay, and vibrant markets like the Old Biscuit Mill, there's never a dull moment. Make your stay memorable by booking a room at CampusKey Short Stay Hotel, strategically located for easy access to city landmarks.


Known for its world-class vineyards and picturesque landscapes, Stellenbosch is a haven for students seeking a blend of academia and leisure. Explore the historic town, visit renowned wineries, and experience the unique culture of this university town.


As the administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria boasts a mix of historical sites and modern attractions. Students can visit the Union Buildings, Freedom Park, and the National Zoological Gardens. For a night out on the town visit the Student hub in Hatfield. The city's diverse student population adds a lively energy to its cultural scene.


The "City of Roses," Bloemfontein, is known for its botanical gardens, historic buildings, and vibrant arts scene. Students can explore the Franklin Game Reserve, Naval Hill, and the Oliewenhuis Art Museum for a perfect blend of relaxation and cultural enrichment.


Home to North-West University, Potchefstroom offers students a charming town with a youthful atmosphere. Explore the Potchefstroom Museum, enjoy outdoor activities at the OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary, and unwind at the MooiRivier Mall.

Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth):

Gqeberha, located on the Eastern Cape, offers students a coastal experience with beautiful beaches like Hobie Beach and Sardinia Bay. Visit the Donkin Reserve, explore the Boardwalk Casino, and don't miss the opportunity to volunteer for marine conservation efforts.

Drakensberg Mountains:

For those seeking outdoor adventures, the Drakensberg Mountains offer breathtaking landscapes. Hike through Royal Natal National Park, explore the Tugela Falls, and rejuvenate in the tranquil surroundings.

South Africa, with its diverse offerings, ensures that students not only excel academically but also create lasting memories. Whether exploring the vibrant city life, enjoying coastal paradises, or embracing cultural richness, South Africa is a destination that promises adventure. Plan your South African holiday today at stay at the CampusKey short stays when you're here!