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

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.


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Fun experiences in Gauteng


Enjoy a day trip into Soweto, South Africa’s most famous township – eat local food, drink home-made beer and get to know the who’s who along Vilikazi Street (home to not one but TWO Nobel Peace Prize Winners).

2Gold Reef City

Take to the fun-fair rides at Gold Reef City in the south of Johannesburg and if that’s too high-risk for you, drop in at the Casino for a good meal, an entertaining show and a flurry on the slots.

3Village Life

Visit one of Joburg’s ‘villages’ – enclaves where the young, arty, trendy and hip hang Parkhurst, Norwood, Greenside or Parktown North; all come with a bewildering choice of restaurants, galleries and shops.

4The Oriental Plaza

Discover this authentic bazaar where you can bargain-hunt for anything and everything from clothes and textiles to souvenirs and fine spices.

5Newtown Night Vibes

For a big night on the town enjoy the bars, jazz lounges and nightclubs of Newtown – where revellers party on into the wee hours of the morning.

6Montecasino magic

The Tuscan-styled Montecasino entertainment complex in Fourways offers excellent entertainment: there’s live theatre, a cooking school, a wide range of shops and restaurants and gambling galore.

7Nan Hua Buddhist Temple

Find a piece of Taiwan in the middle of Gauteng’s farmland community. This incredible complex offers up impressive architecture, beautiful gardens and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

8Pretoria National Zoological Gardens

The ‘Pretoria Zoo’ is considered the best in the country and offers up a fun (and informative outing ) for those who love animals and the great outdoors.

9Sport Rules!

On any weekend there is either a rugby, cricket or soccer match on in a Johannesburg or Pretoria stadium; great opportunity to observe local sports culture in action!

10Rhino and Lion Park

Visit the Rhino and Lion Park near the Cradle of Humankind – see the famous white lions of Timbavati and take the opportunity to stroke baby lion and tiger cubs.