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IIt’s breathtaking, it’s captivating, it’s bustling, it’s endless… it’s South Africa! In every province, around every corner, there’s  a magic moment waiting to leave you inspired with incredible people underpinning it all. From  city life to adventure, wildlife to  culture,  breathtaking scenery to sun-soaked coasts –  discover South Africa. 

10 REASONS

to explore
South Africa

01

Wildlife safari

When you've seen a pride of lions resting in the shade in summer or a herd of elephant crossing the road on their way to the watering hole, it’s an incredible reminder of why the untouched wild has always been so inspiring. Explore it!

02

Vibrant culture

With Ndebele, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Swazi, Venda, Afrikaans, Cape Malay, Cape Coloured, Khoisan and European cultures all calling this land home, South Africa is certainly a melting pot of diverse cultural depth worth exploring!

03

Active adventure

Fancy taking a dip with a great white shark? Or hiking up a mountain? What about plunging off the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee? Whatever gets your heart racing, South Africa’s got it! 

04

Breathtaking scenery

Endless horizons, deep valleys, soaring mountains, cliff sides overlooking endless oceans – a journey through South Africa will take your breath away and leave you with memories that will last forever. 

05

Sun-soaked coasts

Teeming with marine life and some of the best surfing the world has to offer and an abundance of blue-flag beaches, South Africa’s sun-soaked coast lies ready all-year round to share its secrets, adventures and lazy days with you. 

06

Bustling city life

From the calm serenity of sundowners at the beach in Cape Town to the boundless energy of a nightclub in Johannesburg, South Africa’s cities buzz with the soul of a nation. Feel the rhythm of South Africa in an urban safari and let the beat of the concrete jungle flow through you.

07

World-class infrastructure

Whether you’re hitching a ride via plane, train, bus or car, with world-class infrastructure, it’s easy to get to your next South African adventure. 

08

World heritage sites

South Africa has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, areas that have been given special international status for their unique qualities. If you are interested in culture and South African history, then you may well want to consider visiting one of these sites.

09

Exceptional value

You won’t need to put yourself out of pocket for your South African adventure. With options available for every budget, South Africa offers exceptional value for your hard earned money. 

10

Something for everyone, everywhere

Whether you’re in it for wildlife, adventure, lifestyle, culture or scenery – there are always multiple experiences for every type of traveller around the corner no matter which part of the country you’re in. That’s the beauty of it! 

01 Wildlife safari
02 Vibrant culture
03 Active adventure
04 Breathtaking scenery
05 Sun-soaked coasts
06 Bustling city life
07 World-class infrastructure
08 World heritage sites
09 Exceptional value
10 Something for everyone, everywhere

What would you like to experience?

Breathtaking scenery

Breathtaking scenery

A journey through South Africa will take your breath away and leave you with memories that will last forever.

Bustling city life

Bustling city life

Feel the rhythm of South Africa in an urban safari and let the beat of the concrete jungle flow through you.

Vibrant culture

Vibrant culture

With numerous cultures calling this land home, South Africa is certainly a vibrant melting pot worth exploring!

Active adventure

Active adventure

Whatever gets your heart racing, South Africa’s got it!

Wildlife safari

Wildlife safari

An incredible reminder of why the untouched wild has always been so inspiring.

Sun-soaked coasts

Sun-soaked coasts

South Africa’s sun-soaked coast lies ready all-year round to share its secrets, adventures and lazy days with you.

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The Drakensberg, south, central and north, is traversed by hiking trails that take in the natural beauty of the mountains and their endemic wildlife. From forest meanders to chain ladders anchored to steep buttresses, there are hikes that will appeal to beginner and expert, along with everyone in between. The Drakensberg Mountains – Ukhahlamba or 'barrier of spears' in isiZulu – extends for more than 200km across South Africa, creating a veritable wonderland of day hikes. Go ahead and put the exquisite Drakensberg on your must do SA list. Incredible image from @bouch_ #MeetSouthAfrica #TravelSouthAfrica #Drakensberg #adventure #Travelgram #Traveller #wonderlustsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica

A Sunday spent at Robberg Reserve is how every Sunday should be spent. Filled with amazing landscapes and endless beauty Robberg will make you think it's straight out of a story book. Come and take sometime and enjoy the ultimate coastal vacation filled with a variety of activities to last you a lifetime. Thanks for the incredible image @sharynhodges #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #Traveller #wonderlustsouthafrica #RobbergReserve #adventure

Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city, ranks among the most beautiful in the world. With its larger-than-life mountain overlooking the City Bowl, harbour, white beaches and Robben Island beyond, this is a tourist's playground. World Heritage Sites, the sprawling Winelands, untouched nature reserves, beautiful botanic gardens and a buzzing waterfront are just the start of your adventure when you visit this special city. All of the above and more are what makes Cape Town the gem it truly is- come and discover this majestic city. Thanks for the stunning image @fivestaralliance #MeetSouthAfrica #TravelSouthAfrica #capetown #Adventure #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #Wonderlustsouthafrica #travelsouthafrica #WesternCape

It's the weekend, is your squad ready? Don’t just go on a safari and see the Big 5 get the whole experience and camp out at Kruger National Park. Maybe you’ve already stayed at one of the Kruger National Park’s many camps, but have you considered sleeping out in one of their overnight hides? The two hides – Sabie, near Phalaborwa Gate, and Shipandani, near Mopani Camp – are very basic but you’ll have a thrilling African bush experience. The Kruger National Park has accommodation suitable for all budgets, from camping to extreme luxury, but now there’s the wonderful opportunity to camp out in one of the park's overnight hides. Thank you @jessicampesino for the awesome snap. #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #safari #KrugerNationalPark #Big5 #CampingSafari

Champagne Sports Resort in the Central Drakensberg is the perfect venue for both business and leisure tourists. The resort is home to an 18-hole championship golf course, roaming herds of blesbok and impala and 5 dams stocked with trout and bass. It offers a variety of sports and cultural activities. This resort set in the tranquil surrounds of the Central Drakensberg, with magnificent views of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, combines high-tech conferencing, luxury accommodation and first-rate leisure activities. BEST TIME TO VISIT The Drakensberg is a year-round destination - although it can be cool in winter, especially when there is snow on the mountains. Great snap from @suthcrank. #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #Drakensberg #adventure

The Victoria Street Market in Durban is unique in South Africa. Barrels of Indian spices and incense infuse the air of this flea market and a visit is essential for those who want to experience Durban's relaxed Afro-Oriental atmosphere and pick up some great bargains. The market is a melting pot of vibrancy and you’ll definitely walk out with a souvenir or two. Great image from @mayajama by @saunderscb. #MeetSouthAfrica Follow @mayajama, @saunderscb & @aliceliveing on their epic South African road trip through the hashtag #BakkieStories and explore South Africa with them. #Travelgram #thisissouthafrica #travelsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #SouthAfrica #wonderlust #Durban

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