Posts – Attractions

South African rock art – uncovering hidden mysteries

Southern Africa is home to the richest rock art region in the world. In South Africa alone, we have approximately 15 000 sites of both engravings and paintings, and experts agree that these works of the San are among the finest of their kind in the world.


The Springbok Experience rugby museum

  • 22 July 2015 by Quathar Jacobs

The official rugby museum of the South African Rugby Union, the Springbok Experience, is a truly interactive experience that is housed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.


9 family-friendly South African holiday resorts

  • 21 July 2015 by Edwina van der Burg

A great family holiday is one that offers something for every member of the family, and keeps the kids thoroughly entertained throughout.


Trek some of the best winter hiking trails in South Africa

  • 20 July 2015 by Stuart Dickinson

Whether you’re a seasoned trailblazer or a rookie breaking in a new pair of hiking shoes, South Africa offers some of the best trails for explorers of all skill levels.


The Northern Cape in 10 pictures

  • 19 July 2015 by Melanie-Ann Feris

South Africa’s Northern Cape province extends across some of the most remote areas of the country. Expect stunning landscapes, amazing people, and rich diversity of fauna and flora.


#MeetSouthAfrica's incredible flowers

  • 18 July 2015 by Melanie-Ann Feris

A little taste of South Africa’s spectacular floral kingdom ...


Madame Zingara’s The Celebration: a rabbit hole

  • 17 July 2015 by Quathar Jacobs

“Which way you ought to go depends on where you want to get to ...” wrote Lewis Carroll in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. And much like the 150-year old novel, Madame Zingara’s The Celebration is a rabbit hole, and “we’re all mad here”.


Popular pics on Instagram this week: Knysna and Cape Town

  • 16 July 2015 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. These are the top images shared on our account over the past week ...


South Africa through local eyes

I’ve travelled to every continent except Antarctica. I’ve rented an apartment in Zanzibar, spent a year as a postgraduate student in north-eastern England, and lived in Toronto long enough to complain about the public transport. But South Africa is the only place that truly feels like home. Here’s why ...


The romance of steam trains

  • 14 July 2015 by Melanie-Ann Feris

Steam trains hold a special kind of allure for me. And if you’re a fanatic you can still get your fix in South Africa.