Posts – Routes & Trails

Melkkamer Cottage, Southern Cape – perfect remote getaway

South Africa is known for its wide-open spaces, gorgeous beaches, bird-rich wetlands, a unique floral kingdom, and wildlife. It’s not often that you find all these treasures in one place – but you will at the 1872 Melkkamer Cottage in De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Southern Cape.


The epitome of luxury – South Africa's Blue Train

  • 26 November 2014 by Christine Marot (words and images)

She glides along her appointed path, blue-and-gold livery glinting in the sun, weaving through the Great Karoo and skirting the Cape’s linear vineyards. She is the epitome of old-world luxury; she is South Africa’s Blue Train.


#TravelChatSA takes a trip along the West Coast

  • 20 November 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Wednesday night’s #TravelChatSA on Twitter focused on the best places to visit on South Africa’s scenic West Coast.


​Rules for driving in South Africa

  • 18 November 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

For tourists from most other countries, where one has to drive on the right-hand side of the road, driving in South Africa might feel like a bit of a challenge.


Seeking new adventures outside of Cape Town

  • 12 November 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Are you looking to try some adventures beyond the borders of Cape Town? Well, here are a number of options to choose from ...


10 photos that will make you want to visit South Africa

  • 11 November 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

If vivid memories and even more vivid photographs are what you look for in your tourism experience, then South Africa is just the place for you. We’ve picked 10 photographs from the Love South Africa Flickr account that illustrate how memorable the sights of South Africa are ...


Urban walks – for a new perspective

  • 08 November 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Urban walks are a good way to get to know a different side of a city. A walk can include enjoying the architecture, sights and sounds, or the rich history a city has to offer.


Popular pics on Instagram: The Garden Route and wine

  • 31 October 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

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


Mountain biking in South Africa – More Top MTB Trails

If you’ve done your Big Five safari, visited Cape Town, tried your luck at Sun City or marvelled at your origins at the Cradle of Humankind, maybe you’re now ready for a bit of exercise. And what better way, what better country, and what better weather to take to the road than in South Africa?


Walk in Gandhi's South African footsteps

  • 17 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

South African Tourism has launched a new initiative to highlight Mahatma Gandhi-inspired tourism attractions across the country. The passive resistance icon spent what’s been described as his ‘transformative years’ in the country.