Mbombela to Hoedspruit via the Long Tom Pass

Driving from Mbombela to Hoedspruit? Why not make a day of it and travel via the town of Mashishing, taking in the sights, towns, restaurants and attractions along the way.

The Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town

The Irma Stern Museum is a house where Irma Stern, one of South Africa's most famous artists, once lived.

The University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is South Africa's oldest university and one of the country's leading institutions of higher learning.

Japanese Gardens, Durban North

Since the early 1960s, the Japanese Gardens have attracted generations of families in search of a tranquil escape from the bustle of city life.

Phansi Museum, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

A showcase of the ethnic diversity and creativity of South African, Namibian and Kenyan crafters in a fully restored Victorian house.

South Africa's eight seaports

South Africa has eight commercial seaports, all of which fall within the ambit of the Transnet National Ports Authority.

Durban Harbour, KwaZulu-Natal

The port is the fourth-largest in the southern hemisphere and handles in excess of 30-million tons of cargo per annum thanks to a technically advanced tracking system.

Safety on South African beaches

With close to 3 000km of magnificent beaches fringing the country’s coastline from the Cape West Coast to the East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, sea-based activities are a popular option for tourists. Familiarise yourself with safety measures to ensure that your beach experience is as enjoyable as possible.

Green Point Park, Cape Town

Green Point Park in Cape Town is a haven of indigenous plants with a natural lake and interesting play areas for children.

Zoo Lake, Johannesburg

Zoo Lake's rolling green lawns and breezy lake attract visitors of every variety.


Top 10

Wildlife wonders in KwaZulu-Natal

1Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

One of South Africa’s most celebrated game parks. Situated across 96 000 hectares of wild Zululand bush, this reserve is renowned for ‘Big 5’ sightings and its phenomenal white rhino conservation initiatives.

2The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

This incredible wilderness region and World Heritage Site runs for 280 kilometres from Kosi Bay in the North to Cape St Lucia in the South. Here you’ll find an abundance of wildlife including hippos, crocodiles and leather-back turtles.

3Turtle Safaris, Kosi Bay

One of the major wildlife attractions along the Elephant Coast are the guided turtle safaris on offer at Kosi Bay, when the baby turtles break out of the eggs on the beach and journey back to the ocean (during January/February).

4Tembe Elephant Park

Bordering South Africa and Mozambique is the Tembe Elephant Park – a 30 000 hectare protected area set up to protect the unique elephant population in this part of the world.

5Mkhuze Game Reserve

Situated in Maputaland, Mkhuze Game Reserve is renowned for its incredible birdlife – there are over 450 species of birds in this wild area with its open grasslands, dense forests and coastal dunes.

6Thanda Private Game Reserve

An exquisite reserve with the Big 5, a romantic attitude and only an hour away from some of the best diving South Africa has to offer.

7The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

This World Heritage Site is home to prolific birdlife (over 300 species) and small mammals including baboon, leopard, lynx, aardvark and small antelope.

8Zululand Birding Route

Zululand is renowned for its exquisite birdlife and the Zululand Birding Route is a network of guided or self-guided routes that celebrate the birdlife of the area including the magnificent Ongoye Forest.

9Phinda Private Game Reserve

This exclusive private game reserve has won many kudos over the years for their conservation ethics. A number of luxury lodges are found in this game reserve that has cheetah, lion, leopard and an abundance of other wildlife.

10The Zululand Rhino Reserve

Home to the Black Rhino Expansion Project, the Zululand Rhino Reserve consists of 20 000 hectares dedicated to conserving this endangered species.