Vredefort Dome, North West

Vredefort Dome − imagine an asteroid the size of Table Mountain heading for earth at a speed of 20km per second. Packing more punch than multiple nuclear bombs, it penetrates 17km deep into the Earth and leaves an impact crater so large it’s been declared a World Heritage Site. more

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park comprises eight interdependent ecosystems and an overwhelming diversity of flora and fauna. The park, formerly known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, is a prime destination for those looking for a combination of marine splendour and pristine beaches. more

Namaqua region, Northern Cape

The Namaqua region will entice you with spellbinding floral displays erupting from the dry lands of the desert; outdoor adventure activities, a variety of nature reserves, trails through landscapes resembling the face of the moon, rare plants, and unique watersports and fishing opportunities will keep you coming back for more. more

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth is rated one of the best places in Africa to see elephants up close. It's also South Africa's third largest reserve with an enormous diversity of species and vegetation. more

Garden Route National Park

The Garden Route National Park protects a string of natural jewels along its south-eastern coast. You’d need a lifetime to experience all the region has to offer – adventure, hiking, loafing on beaches, paddling the silver lakes. What a wondrous assault on the senses! more

Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal

The KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields area bears testament to the ferocious wars between the British, Boers and mighty Zulu nation that took place here over 70 years ago. Visit the sites and hear the chilling stories of some of the world’s bloodiest battles, including the Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. more

KwaZulu-Natal Freedom Route

KwaZulu-Natal’s Freedom Route offers a multi-perspective view of life under apartheid, thanks to its melting pot of cultures. See the landmarks, walk in struggle heroes' footsteps and admire the statues and plaques built in their memory by successive generations who today enjoy the fruits of a democratic country. more

The Inanda Heritage Route

The Inanda Heritage Route explores the often overlooked area on Inanda, north of Durban. Despite its apparent obscurity, this region has historical roots that run deep, as a place that experienced first-hand the injustices of apartheid, was the home of passive resistance and became an icon of the freedom struggle. more

Mapungubwe National Park

You may come to Mapungubwe National Park to discover its fascinating ancient history. But you will be struck to your soul by its scenery – the majestic Limpopo River winding past, and the low, mesmerising sandstone hills. Here, you are at the very top of South Africa, in more ways than one. more

The Bo-Kaap Museum

Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap Museum, set in the colourful neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap just outside the city centre, is the place to find out about the resident Islamic community, its history and culture. After your visit, take a walk along the cobbled streets and discover more. more