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Wildlife safari

CComing this close to nature is a sense-tingling reminder of why we have always been inspired by the untouched wild. With world-renowned nature reserves and preservation areas in every province, there’s no shortage of places to explore.

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An untouched world of perfect hushed silences and raw wildlife moments

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An untouched world of perfect hushed silences and raw wildlife moments

In the South African wilderness, you begin your journey into the soul of Africa.

The Kruger National Park – a safari destination that can’t be missed

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The Kruger National Park – a safari destination that can’t be missed

When you think of South Africa, the incredible Kruger National Park most certainly comes to mind.

Meet the gentle giants at Addo Elephant Park

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Meet the gentle giants at Addo Elephant Park

If you’re in love with elephants, then Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth is the place for you.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – 2 countries, 1 unforgettable desert safari

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – 2 countries, 1 unforgettable desert safari

If you think the desert is bland, you’ve obviously never been to the Kalahari.

Experience the sardine run - the greatest shoal on Earth!

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Experience the sardine run - the greatest shoal on Earth!

Starting in May, millions of sardines make their way from the cold waters of the Cape to the warmer tides of KwaZulu-Natal

Safari on sea and land – discover the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Safari on sea and land – discover the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

South Africa is home to many diverse safari experiences and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a natural wonder, and notably a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Get a bird’s-eye view at the Monte Casino Bird Garden

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Get a bird’s-eye view at the Monte Casino Bird Garden

Consider it a bird oasis in the urban jungle, and “the only bird park of its kind in Africa”.

Hazyview adventures

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Hazyview adventures

Hazyview and its surrounds offer some of the most comprehensive line-ups of adventure activities in one South African destination.

It’s a chimp life at Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden

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It’s a chimp life at Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden

The Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden, set in a forested reserve between Nelspruit and Barberton, has brought hope, peace and some degree of normality to dozens of traumatised chimpanzees from all over Africa.

Be tickled pink with Kimberley’s flamingos

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Be tickled pink with Kimberley’s flamingos

The flamingos of Kimberley's Kamfers Dam offer a rare and lovely sight – thousands upon thousands of these pink birds stretching for as far as the eye can see.

Experience the best of the outdoors at Polokwane Game Reserve

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Experience the best of the outdoors at Polokwane Game Reserve

Polokwane Game Reserve is one of the most notable municipal reserves in the country.

Spot the Big Five at the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

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Spot the Big Five at the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is renowned as a haven for the Big Five and for luxury game lodges of international standing.

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With a clear 15km stretch of beach, natural forest, exciting outdoor adventures, cultural encounters on tap and a range of accommodations and restaurants, Chintsa in the Eastern Cape is recognised as 1 of South Africa’s prime coastal destinations. It’s the perfect chill-out hideaway for travellers of all ages. The region covered by the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route is among the most carefree areas on the planet, ideal for taking time off from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. LENGTH OF STAY You can do the entire route in a day but you will miss plenty. Rather spend at least a week relaxing and exploring the area. Incredible snap by @gavmam18. #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Wonderlustsouthafrica #EasternCape #Chintsa

Explore South Africa’s rich cultural & natural heritage when you visit the Point of Human Origin in Mossel Bay. Begin your journey by going on the Human Origins Experience tour which focuses on the beginnings of modern human behaviour followed by a guided cave tour by professionals. This is a one of a kind experience waiting for you. Amazing image from @zanemeadon. #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #adventure

Mossel Bay is a coastal town, tourist haven or another stop along South Africas beautiful 3 200-km-long coastline. This must-visit town is nestled in the Western Cape approximately 400 kilometers from Cape Town with an incredible range of the things to do. Picture yourself walking amongst its friendly community members as you pop in some of the local stores, restaurants & historic sites. Come #MeetSouthAfrica for an authentic coast living experience like no other. Thank you to @diaryofjustin for the stunning image. #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #MosselBay #WesternCape #beachvibes

With warm weather all year round, Durban welcomes visitors to a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle where beaches, braais (barbecues ) seafood and curry restaurants, clubs and upmarket accommodation establishments provide everything an out-of-towner could wish for while on holiday. Durban is South Africa’s self-styled 'playground', where year-round warm weather encourages visitors to make the most of the province’s outdoor lifestyle. The beautiful city has so much to offer, why not visit a cultural village and learn about the ways of the Zulu people or explore its oceans and meet some new friends. Amazing image from @southafricaanz. #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #Durban #KZN #adventure

If you’re looking for the complete coastal forest experience, Tsitsikamma, in the Eastern Cape has to be on the top of your list. Walk through the ancient forest, chill on the beaches, kayak up rivers and hike some of the most famous trails South Africa has to offer. The Tsitsikamma National Park forms part of the greater Garden Route National Park. The area is covered by large areas of forest as well as many rivers that have carved deep gorges into the mountains as they wind their way from the plateau to the sea. Accommodation in the area is not a problem at all, the fernery lodge and chalets is the perfect place to relax after an exciting day of adventuring. Beautiful image @tsitsikammalangkloof. #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #Tsitsikamma #Adventure #EasternCape

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