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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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Top 10

Fun experiences in Gauteng

1Soweto

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.