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Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park, home to elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino & leopard while its marine area has whales & great white sharks #Big7

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Discover the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a World Heritage Site boasting superlative natural beauty, unique ecological processes and exceptional biodiversity.

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

South Africa and Botswana joined forces to protect one of the world's greatest desert conservation areas. But that's not all.

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The Kruger National Park

Africa has many game parks, but the Kruger National Park is arguably the most spectacular, with a diversity of wildlife that makes for an unforgettable experience.

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Shark Alley

The aptly named Shark Alley, off the Western Cape coast, offers visitors adrenaline-packed adventures, both in and out the water, with its resident great white sharks.

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Discover the Garden Route

The trick when travelling along the Garden Route is to have enough time to slip off the N2 onto the side-roads that hold the promise of interesting destinations.

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The Magaliesberg Mountains

The dramatic Magaliesberg mountains offer wonderful outdoor adventure activities for the whole family in an indigenous setting where endemic flora and fauna are abundant.

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Namaqua National Park

For a few intense weeks of spring, arid Namaqualand undergoes a complete makeover. You’ll find orange daisies from horizon to horizon and beyond.

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The Panorama Route

Take a deep breath and plunge into the Panorama Route of Mpumalanga, where endless vistas succeed each other in a fairytale land above the clouds.

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Fun experiences in the North West

1Valley of the Waves, Sun City

It's like Durban, only inland! Enjoy all things aquatic at the Valley of the Waves, from surfing to swimming, riding slides and rides to soaking up the sun on on the beach, cooling off with a fruity iced cocktail and simply enjoying the view.

2Mampoer Tour, Groot Marico

Famous for mampoer (locally produced peach brandy) and author Herman Charles Bosman’s beloved character - Oom Schalk Lourens - the town of Groot Marico is a sample of South Africa's early days and a destination to be savoured slowly.

3Hot-Air Balloon Safari

Get a rare bird's-eye view of the magnificent Magaliesberg mountain range at sunrise from a hot-air balloon. Game viewing opportunities over the Pilanesberg are amazing from aloft in a soundless balloon, especially when the experience is topped off with a champagne breakfast!

4Watersports at Hartbeespoort Dam

Hartebeespoort is like an inland ocean, where fishing, boating, water skiing, jet-skiing, parasailing and swimming are enjoyed by visitors from the surrounding towns. Picnicking around the edge of the dam is just as popular, especially in summer when the outdoors beckons.

5Treetop Canopy Tour

It's the closest thing to Tarzan's world, swooshing through a tree canopy suspended from a couple of wires. This is a wonderful and unforgettable treat for young and old and you'll discover its delights in the Magaliesberg mountain range.

6Magalies Meander

Reserve an entire day to savour the fun to be had on the Magalies Meander. Browse the arts and crafts outlets, while away a long lunch at one of many appealing eateries and get to know the creative souls who live in this laid-back corner of South Africa.

7Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway

Restored to modern-day standards, this popular tourist attraction has had a magical overhaul and now offers awesome trips to the top of the Magaliesberg for a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Eateries for the family, a playground and restaurant add to this fun outing.

8Mountain Sanctuary Nature Reserve

It may have a somewhat lunar landscape, but this scenic reserve is also famous for its family fun appeal. From hiking and biking to splashing in natural rock pools, floating down mountain streams and exploring on horseback, there are fun activities to keep the whole family amsued.

9Hartbeespoort Snake and Animal Park

Something that will appeal across the age gap - take time out for a fun adventure at this animal sanctuary where snakes, big cats and reptiles are accessible for easy viewing while they benefit from the protection of the park environs.

10Wild Dog Safari

If you've never been fortunate enough to see wild dogs in action, now's the time to head out to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve or Madikwe Game Reserve to observe see these colourful and animated animals in their natural habitat.