Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park is home to elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino and leopard while its marine area has whales and great white sharks, making it a Big Seven reserve.

Discover the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Top 10

Offbeat attractions

1Ronnies Sex Shop

A regular pitstop for travellers to the Klein Karoo. Ronnies Sex Shop has nothing to do with sex, but everything to do with a practical joke courtesy of Ronnie’s mischievous mates.

2Jan Harmsgat se Agterplaas

This quirky destination in the small mining town of Cullinan consists of a gift- shop-cum-barnyard-theatre where most of the artworks are made out of junk. Great fun!

3Eco Shrine, Hogsback

A giant open air exhibition of cement sculptures, mosaics and oil paintings dedicated to Mother Earth.

4Horse Labyrinth

Celtis Lodge near the Magaliesberg is a great spot for new-age thinkers, there is even a horse labyrinth to help you work out life’s big questions as you go for a ride.

5The Baobab Bar

In Limpopo, province you’ll find the most unique bar around, it’s a bar in the middle of an enormous Baobab tree.

6The Big Pineapple

Go and pay your respects to South Africa’s biggest pineapple in the Eastern Cape Town of Bathurst – it’s 16,7 metres high and a major tourist attraction.

7Dick Heysteck’s Game Farm

This farm near Lydenberg has many giant size sculptures of the Big 5 and all the animals are hand-made out of concrete.

8Fred Turner Windmill Museum

Visit South Africa’s only windmill museum in Loeriesfrontein in the deep Karoo.

9Timewarp Surfing Museum

Pay a visit to this gnarly surfing museum, dude! This establishment traces the development of surfing in South Africa and is a must-see.

10The Owl House

The spectacular Owl House in Nieu Bethesda was once the home of eccentric self-taught artist Helen Martins and is ‘alive’ with phantasmagorical cement and glass sculptures.