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South Africa offers a wealth of voluntourism and responsible tourism programmes – the best of which are governed by standards to ensure valuable, worthwhile exchanges.

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Top 10

Regions in South Africa

1Cape Winelands

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl are at the heart of the Cape winelands. Enjoy wine-tastings at the wine estates and a buy some of South Africa’s finest wines.

2The Garden Route & Klein Karoo

One of the most scenic tourism regions in the whole of the country, incorporating forests, beaches and mountains – it’s a veritable Garden of Eden

3The Kruger Lowveld

Here, you’ll find The Kruger National park - one of the most famous game parks in the world, as well as the Sabi Sand Reserve renowned for its exclusive private game reserves and designer lodges.

4The Cape Peninsula

Renowned for its famous beaches, gorgeous mountains and fabulous cosmopolitan vibes, the Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s great holiday destinations

5The Panorama Route

The Panorama Route is one of the most scenic areas in the country, incorporating Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, the Mac Mac Falls, Long Tom Pass and the Berlin Falls.

6The Drakensberg

For those who love nature, the Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal is the place to be, enormous mountains, crystal clear springs, endless waterfalls, it’s picture-postcard country.

7Namaqualand

During springtime, Namaqualand is one of the most beautiful places on earth, when the barren landscape is transformed into carpets and carpets of brightly coloured wild flowers.

8Battlefields

Kwa-Zulu Natal’s battlefields follow the many skirmishes of the Anglo-Boer War and Zulu Wars of over 100 years ago. Visit the many battlesites, cemeteries forts and museums in the area.

9The Elephant Coast

With more than 21 different eco-systems, the Elephant Coast is home to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and other famous conservation areas such as the Hluhulwe Mfolozi Park.

10West Coast

A favourite self-drive destination, the West Coast is home to picturesque fishing villages that specialise in home-grown hospitality. The wild flowers in Spring time are a major hit.