Wildlife & Nature

Scuba diving

Scuba diving in South Africa is among the very best in the world. You can explore the tropical waters of the east coast, the magnificent shipwrecks and kelp forests of the west coast, or even inland caves and quarries. more

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden truly deserves being the best-known of South Africa's nine national botanical gardens, thanks to its stunning scenery, diverse flora and themed gardens. These botanical gardens, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a must-see for anyone visiting Cape Town. more

Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area

Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area off the sleepy southern KwaZulu-Natal town of Umkomaas is one of the top dive sites in South Africa – in fact some say it’s among the world’s top 10. This is where ragged-tooth sharks congregate for months on end, along with dozens of other species. more

Whale-watching

Whether you visit South Africa’s whale-watching capital Hermanus or choose a scenic spot along the Garden Route or Wild Coast, seeing these marine giants in their natural environment is an experience that you won’t want to miss. more

Big 5 safaris

Big Five safaris in South Africa are a must-do for anyone fascinated by wildlife. Big Five refers to buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino and the term comes from the animals considered most dangerous to hunt. Now the thrill comes from photographing them in their natural habitat. more

The Garden Route

The Garden Route is a mix of modern golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artist communities, retirement estates, modern malls, craft centres, mountain hideaways and beach holidays. A large number of interesting and creative people have come to live down here, drawn to this magnificent stretch of coastline. more

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World, a theme park in Durban on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, has plenty on offer to keep visitors from getting bored: watch dolphins at play, see the sharks being fed or take a wild ride down a water chute. more

Diving our South Coast

When it comes to diving, South Africa ranks up there with the world’s best. The South Coast is a prized destination due to its alluring combination of reefs, shipwrecks and the various species of sharks and rays which frequent the waters. There’s no doubt, this is one exhilarating dive! more

The Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is not just about big game. There are wilderness areas of great natural beauty where you can discover unique forests, brilliant birding, traces of early humankind, and a once-notorious area between South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, where old-time baddies hung out, criss-crossing the Limpopo River on foot. more

Cape Town’s beautiful beaches

The beautiful beaches in Cape Town contribute to the Mother City’s worldwide acclaim. From the trendy shores of Clifton and Camps Bay to the warmer swimming waters of False Bay – if you love surf and sand, Cape Town will have a beach that’s just right for you. more