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Routes in South Africa

Whether it's sweeping vistas, precipitous mountain passes, a gentle drive through rolling, green hills, or a slow coastal meander, there's absolutely no shortage of road-tripping options for visitors to South Africa. It's the one thing everyone remarks on: This is an exceptionally beautiful country, so get out there and explore! more

Tourist sites related to the freedom struggle

South Africa's freedom struggle against apartheid and racial oppression was long and bitter, starting at the time the first European colonisers arrived in 1652, and culminating in the first democratic elections on 27 April 1994. Soon after, Nelson Mandela became president. more

Uniquely South African species

South Africa is one of only 17 countries in the world classified as megadiverse. Together these countries corner two-thirds of the world’s species. South African endemic species include mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, but especially plants. Here’s a list of some of the charismatic species unique to South Africa. more

Urban experiences in the Northern Cape

There are a few notable urban experiences on offer in the Northern Cape. Start off with a view of the Big Hole and then step into yesteryear at the Kimberley Mine Museum. From here you can tempt lady luck at the Flamingo Casino or enjoy a pint at the famous Star of the West bar. more

Adventures in the Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is South Africa's biggest, and some say, most beautiful province, where you can ride great rivers, fly-fish, 4x4, hike in ancient lands, experience semi-desert plant and animal wonders, revisit diamond rushes from days gone by and explore the finest night skies in the world. more

Getaways in The Free State

The Free State’s top getaway destinations include hikes, watersports, wildlife, artist towns and home-grown hospitality. From the artist town of Clarens to the alluring Golden Gate National Highlands Park we welcome you to our list of top 10 Free State Getaways more

Free things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town’s fantastic beaches, well preserved historic architecture, vibrant art scene and numerous scenic walks mean that there are lots of options for budget-conscious travellers to choose from when exploring the Mother City. more

Free things to do in Johannesburg

You don’t need to spend money to experience Johannesburg. With public art, well-preserved historic monuments, museums, parks and inner-city nature reserves, you’ll find lots of ways to enjoy the city on a budget. more

Adventures in Gauteng

Gauteng's adventures include bungee-jumping off Soweto's Orlando cooling towers, a few barrel rolls over Jozi’s Eastern suburbs, caving in the Magaliesberg or… sandboarding down an old mine dump. There is so much on offer for the adventure-lover visiting Gauteng, here’s our list of the ultimate top ten. more

Fun experiences in the North West

Rediscover your inner child at the Valley of the Waves, take to a hot-air balloon over the scenic Magaliesberg, follow in the footsteps of the legendary Oom Schalk Lourens in Groot Marico or explore an ancient meteor crater. Here’s our list of top ten fun things to do in North West. more

Stargazing Spots

Away from the bright city lights, our clear, unpolluted skies offer awesome opportunities to stargaze. And if it’s your first time in the Southern hemisphere – sightings of new constellations in the African night sky await. We have impressive planetariums too, so urbanites won’t feel left out. more

Historical Places in Cape Town

The historic places of Cape Town tell more than 350 years' worth of stories about the Mother City. From her early Dutch colonial days to the slave era, from the South African War years to the apartheid era, Cape Town has preserved her culture and history well for future generations. more

Responsible Tourism game lodges and guesthouses

For a decade, South Africa has been a frontrunner in the growing field of responsible tourism. There has been a steady increase in the number of lodges and guesthouses that have been accredited as being eco-friendly, socially engaged and uplifting to the surrounding community. more

Cities in South Africa

Dedicated to business and pleasure our top cities are abuzz with culture, nightlife, ambition, history and the most important ingredient of all – our Rainbow Nation. Our diversity is what makes us tick and you’ll feel it every step of the way as you explore our urban jungles. more

Reasons to Visit South Africa

There are more reasons to visit South Africa than the natural beauty, wildlife and adventure… Find your inspiration in our top 10 list and see for yourself why South Africa is a must-see, must-do destination. more

Urban experiences in the Free State

Whether you’re shopping up a storm at the Loch Logan Waterfront or you’re listening to live, alternative South African music at the Mystic Boer Pub. Whether you’re enjoying a township tour or admiring fine art, loads of fun and a true South African experiences awaits you. more

Accommodation in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga's accommodation options are wide and varied. From designer lodges that make headlines in the world’s premier travel magazines to heritage hotels and artistic establishments. Here you'll also find fine country lodges as well as comfortable, yet affordable rest camps in the Kruger National Park. more

Historic lighthouses of South Africa

If you're an avid 'lighthouser' or just someone who thinks a lighthouse on a hill overlooking the sea has a romantic aura, then South Africa's array of lighthouses that stand guard over our coastline will intrigue you. Some South African lighthouses even offer overnight accommodation and guided tours to visitors. more

Fun experiences in the Northern Cape

Go on a flower safari, take a visit to the world’s biggest man-made hole and stand in awe of the incredible Augrabies Falls (known to the local Khoi people as the ‘place of great noise’). There is so much on offer in the Northern Cape. Here’s our list of top ten fun activities. more

Urban experiences in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal has loads of urban-based activities in which to take part. Start off at uShaka Marine World, one of the world’s best marine parks, then throw in a dose of culture at The Bat Centre. Follow this with a round of shopping at the Gateway Shopping Centre and finish off with sundowners at Wilson’s Wharf. more

Luxury Game Lodges

From super-luxury five-star tents to subtle, sophisticated eco-lodges and glorious colonial bush villa’s our Top 10 luxury game lodges take going on safari to the next level. Style, comfort, service in natural landscapes with views and wildlife encounters that will take your breath away. more

Fun experiences Limpopo

The province of Limpopo has plenty to offer fun lovers. Go on a guided bush walk, take to the trees on a canopy tour, enjoy a drive along the Venda Art Route or spend the night flirting with lady luck. Here’s our list of top ten fun experiences in Limpopo. more

Getaways in Limpopo

There are fantastic getaways in Limpopo. Enjoy the scenic Valley of the Olifants and the Limpopo Valley, then head off to the wild northern Kruger Park. Spend time in the mountains in the Soutpansberg and Waterberg and the cool, quiet mountains of Magoebaskloof. Here’s our list of top ten getaways. more

Natural attractions in the Free State

From the red and gold outcrops of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park to the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site to the animals and plants found in the numerous nature reserves in and around the province, the Free State offers a wealth of natural attractions for the nature-lover. Here’s our top ten list. more

South African private game reserves

The top private game reserves in South Africa add immense value to the country’s nature conservation efforts. Private reserves allow visitors to experience the African bush more closely than most national parks. The ones we’ve picked for you are notable for their conservation kudos and their 5-star luxury game lodges. more

Wildlife wonders in the Free State

Wildlife attractions in the Free State include game watching in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, a number of excellent nature reserves that are well-stocked with wildlife, as well as wetlands that are home to a wide variety of rare birds. Here’s our list of the Top 10 wildlife wonders of the Free State. more

Historical sites in the Free State

A giant crater formed over 200-million years ago, steam train travel, sandstone heritage buildings and fascinating museums - the Free State offers a wealth of history in its landmarks. Here's our list of top 10 historical sites. more

Historic hotels of South Africa

From the classic Cape Dutch style to Victorian Karoo, from beloved family mountain retreats in the Drakensberg to the grand edifices built during the gold boom era, South Africa has a range of historical hotels where the after-dinner stories and local legends have been enthralling guests for many generations. more

boutique hotels

Absolute luxury and privacy, incomparable service and attention plus 5-star cuisine – our South African boutique hotels have built their enviable reputations on these foundations. We think you’ll be impressed. more

Historical sites in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga's historic sites include a wide range of fascinating destinations. From gold rush towns and heritage sites that date back 3.6 billion years, to Anglo-Boer War battlefields and even an Elephant Museum! There is a wealth of historical attractions in Mpumalanga! more

Botanical wonders of South Africa

South Africa’s botanical wonders range from the world’s largest succulents (baobabs) to the tiniest (barely visible, above the white gravel of the arid Knersvlakte). It is a peerless floral destination, with 19 000 flowering plant species. Plant diversity makes South Africa 1 of the most biodiverse countries in the world. more

Accommodation in the North West

There’s the palace at the Lost City, designer bush lodges in Madikwe and the Pilanesberg, guest houses alongside Hartbeespoort Dam, camping accommodation and boutique hotels – all on offer in the North West province. Here’s our list of top ten places to stay. more

Wildlife Wonders in the Northern Cape

The Northern Cape’s wildlife attractions include the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Africa’s first formally declared trans-border conservation area), the |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, the Augrabies Falls National Park, the Namaqua National Park and Mokala National Park. more

Lucky wildlife sightings

In the endless hunt for the Big 5, don’t miss out on these Top 10 lucky wildlife sightings. Some are endangered, some are not. But all of them are interesting animals that are seldom seen, for 1 reason or another. Keep a beady eye out for them - and celebrate if you see 1! more

Getaways in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga offers some wonderful getaway options from over-nighting in the Kruger National Park, to exploring scenic Sabie and searching for wild horses in Kaapse Hoop. This diverse province is home to bush, mountains, valleys and forests. Here are our top ten getaways for Mpumalanga. more

Fun experiences in the Free State

From hunting down fossils, to horse-back safaris, to urban hotspots, to exhilarating water sports and wonderful weekend getaways – there is so much fun to be had in the fabulous Free State. Here’s our list of Top 10 Fun Experiences. more

Regions in South Africa

South Africa is a diverse and fascinating country. From the lush Cape Winelands to the scenic splendour of the Garden Route to the abundant wildlife of Mpumalanga, there are a number of top tourism regions in South Africa that beg to be explored. more

Historical sites in the North West

The North West's historical sites offer a fascinating insight into the incredible heritage of this province. Here you’ll find pre-historic locations, ancient churches, old-fashioned towns, freedom monuments and memorials that tell a remarkable story. Here’s our top ten list: more

Cultural museums

Think museums are stuffy and boring? Pay our top South African cultural museums a visit – you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Forget dusty artefacts in glass cases, our cultural museums are filled with fascinating information and exhibits, in spaces you can interact in. In our museums exploring culture and history is a two-way conversation – and you’re a crucial part of the dialogue. more

Cultural attractions

World Heritage Sites of international significance, cutting-edge museums that are redefining the way we view our past and our future, and authentic encounters with a wide variety of cultures are some of the best cultural attractions you can experience in South Africa. more

Casinos

At any of our South African casinos, bet on flirting with Lady Luck. Strike it rich with slots, tables, roulette, Bingo or one-arm bandits – or raise the stakes at one of many VIP Salon Privé’s. Then spend all your lovely lolly seeing our beautiful country. more

Adventures in North West

The North West's top adventures include a wide range of options. From the longest zip slide in the world, to going on an elephant-back safari, to hiking in and around the world’s oldest and largest meteorite crater, North West Province offers a wealth of opportunities for the adventuresome! more

Experiences in South Africa

Tailor-make your ultimate South African getaway guided by our top South Africa experiences. Scenic beauty, safari, adrenaline thrills, wine tasting, struggle history or marine encounters. Like our visitors, South Africa’s experiences are diverse and unique, so whatever your holiday craving, South Africa will satisfy it! more

Activities in South Africa

No matter whether you’re a ‘have-to-see-and-try-everything’ type of holidaymaker, or you prefer to take it easy and go with the flow, South Africa has activities to suit. Whether you love the beach, shopping, high-octane adventure, nightlife or seeing wildlife, you’ll find a wealth of activities to satisfy you. more

Urban experiences in Gauteng

Gauteng’s urban activities offer a diversity of experiences. Spend a day in the famous township of Soweto, shop up a storm at the province’s gargantuan malls, visit the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill and Gold Reef City. And when it’s all said and done – there’s fantastic nightlife on the cards more

Fun experiences in Mpumalanga

From gold-panning in Pilgrim’s Rest to taking pictures from God’s Window, and from seeking out Jupiter against the backdrop of an inky night sky to having your fortune told by a sangoma, Mpumalanga offers up some unique fun experiences. Here’s our list of top 10. more

Fun experiences in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape offers one fun adventure after the other – bungy off Bloukrans, go on a Big Seven safari, ski on Africa’s only snow skiing slopes and learn to surf at Jeffrey’s Bay. Here’s our top ten fun experiences to be had in the fabulous Eastern Cape. more

Lakes and lagoons

Water babies will love our top lagoons and lakes – for high speed water sports and serene sundowner cruises, or a holiday on a luxurious houseboat. What could be better than a lakeside picnic or a barefoot walk through a scenic lagoon? more

Photogenic spots

Known for its diverse and abundant natural beauty, you can take a pretty picture almost anywhere in South Africa. But for jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, eye-popping shutterbug heaven - visit our top photogenic spots in South Africa – scenic wonders you cannot capture anywhere else. more

Township experiences

If you’re keen to experience how the vast majority of South Africa’s live, and meet them face-to-face – our township experiences are a must. Whether you visit an iconic struggle site like Soweto, or a tiny informal settlement in the Karoo, you’ll discover that that ‘different’ is only skin deep. more

Struggle sites

A tour of South Africa would not be complete without a visit to some of our best-known freedom struggle sites. Though Soweto and Robben Island are some of the most-renowned, tributes to people and centres of resistance can be found countrywide, as far afield as the Diamond Fields of the Northern Cape. more

Spiritual retreats

Whether you’re in search of some inner peace, seeking spiritual enlightenment, or keen to explore some alternative therapies, there’s a South African spiritual retreat that’ll restore your inner well-being. Gently creative or deeply esoteric our best spiritual retreats will help you align your karma. more

Offbeat attractions

Whacky and whimsical, freaky and fun - take a peek into the minds and souls of folks who do things at little differently when you visit our offbeat attractions in South Africa. Some might say that offbeat is just the head space between insanity and genius. more

Rock art sites

Visit South African rock art sites and connect to the complex spiritual beliefs and artistic wisdom of the San people. Increasingly, as we interpret our history through their images and art, we come to understand ‘we are who we are, because of who we were’ – so go on a fascinating adventure of self-discovery at our popular rock art sites around South Africa. more

Urban experiences in the Western Cape

The Western Cape’s top ten urban activities include visiting the popular V&A Waterfront, seeing the world from the top of Table Mountain, partying up a storm on Long Street and picknicking at Kirstenbosch…and that’s just for starters. Here’s our list of top ten urban experiences more

Urban experiences in North West

North West’s urban activities enjoy gaming at Sun City (the Vegas of South Africa), shopping up a storm at the Waterfall Mall in Rustenburg or exploring the province's incredible history, starting with the fascinating Mafikeng Museum. Enjoy our list of the top ten urban experiences in the North West more

Natural attractions in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu Natal's natural attractions stretch from the majestic uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to the awe-inspiring iSimangaliso Wetland Park to the dramatic Hluhuluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve – KwaZulu Natal offers up a wealth of incredible natural attractions. more

Natural attractions in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape's natural attractions are a feast for the senses. From the rugged Wild Coast to the fertile valleys of the Tsitsikamma, from the peaks of the Northern Drakensberg to the silence of the Valley of Desolation, the Eastern Cape offers up nature at its most expressive. more

Natural attractions in North West

Two magnificent game reserves, a scenic mountain range that stretches for miles, a birder’s paradise and an archaeological treasure chest… there is no doubt that the North West province is blessed with a wealth of natural attractions. more

Natural attractions in the Western Cape

The Western Cape's natural attractions are larger than life. From the largest floral kingdom in the world, to spectacular Table Mountain that dominates the landscape to whale watching in the Overberg and hanging with the penguins on Boulders Beach, the Western Cape has so much on offer for the nature-lover. more

Natural attractions in the Northern Cape

Natural attractions in the Northern Cape offer up a wonderful assortment of nature’s finest offerings. From the Namaqua National Park in springtime, to the thundering Augrabies Falls, to the immense Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and numerous nature reserves and unique plants and animals. more

Natural attractions in Gauteng

From the Sterkfontein Caves to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve and beyond the Melville Koppies, there are so many natural attractions to see and explore around Gauteng. Here’s our list of the top ten natural attractions that shouldn’t be missed. more

Historical sites in KwaZulu-Natal

Walk in the footsteps of great Zulu kings, pay your respects to Gandhi, imbibe the atmosphere of the battlefields and view rock art left behind by ancient artists. KwaZulu-Natal is home to numerous fascinating historical sites and attractions. Here’s our list of the ten best. more

Events

From the traditional Kaapse Klopse festival in the Mother City, to artistic expressions in Grahamstown, to more sporting events than you can wave a stick at – there are lots of exciting happenings taking place on South Africa’s annual calendar. Here’s our list of the top 10 events. more

Beaches in the Western Cape

The Western Cape's popular beaches include: Clifton’s four fabulous beaches, Boulders Beach and its penguins, Muizenberg and its colourful beach huts, Camps Bay and its tanned and toned visitors and Bloubergstrand with its glorious views of Table Mountain… more

Caves

On thrilling guided tours, South Africa’s best caves unfold their million year-old mysteries. Follow well-lit walkways to stone halls of glittering stalagmites and stalactites; or wriggle, squeeze and leopard crawl up skinny cracks and down rock funnels for the ultimate underground adventure. more

Beaches in KwaZulu-Natal

Popular beaches in KwaZulu-Natal include 6 superb Blue Flag beaches down the south coast: Margate, Ramsgate, Trafalgar, Umzumbe, Marina and Lucien. In addition to these fantastic beaches, Umhlanga, Sodwana and Durban’s popular beaches promise hours of fun in the sun. more

Beaches in the Eastern Cape

Popular Beaches in the Eastern Cape include a number of Blue Flag beaches, recognised not only for cleanliness and facilities, but for superb environmental management too. Don’t forget there’s also the beaches of J-Bay, the Wild Coast and Kenton-on-Sea. Here’s our top ten checklist. more

Botanical gardens

From the first hedge planted at the Cape in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, to precious indigenous fynbos and oddly familiar half-mens (half human) trees, the natural wonder of our South African botanical gardens will surprise and delight you. more

Animal sanctuaries

When you take time out to visit to these safe havens, your entrance fee does more than aid a creature that’s down on its luck. South African animal sanctuaries play a vital role in the conservation and rehabilitation of our precious wildlife. more

Family beaches

Safe, clean with protected swimming, lifeguards in season and loads of fun things to do – these are our top family beaches in South Africa. Picnic areas, tidal and swimming pools, and nearby amusements and refreshments allow families to make the most of the sea and sun. Don’t forget the sunblock! more

Beach walks

The rhythm of the ocean reminds to us to slow down. Clock out of the rat race and go on one of our popular beach hikes or walks in South Africa. Stroll miles of coastline, paddle in rock pools, swim and revel in the pleasure of sand underfoot. more

Getaways in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal getaway destinations might include hanging out on the Midlands Meander, imbibing the atmosphere of the Battlefields, hiking in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, or encountering Zulu culture at Shakaland… Here’s our list of top ten getaways. more

Anglo-Zulu battle sites

At Anglo-Zulu battle sites, museums and monuments in South Africa, relive the tension-filled story of the Boer occupation of northern KwaZulu-Natal, British hunger for confederation and the fierce independence of the Zulu people that lead to some of the most dramatic clashes in our nation’s history. more

South African War/Anglo-Boer war sites

For drama-filled encounters, visit the Anglo-Boer war sites, memorials and museums where Boer Republicans and British Imperialist ideologies clashed on battlefields across South Africa. See the sites where sieges and skirmishes affected the South African political landscape and changed it forever. more

Cultural villages

South Africa’s cultural villages are ideal for open-minded travellers looking to meet real people and gain insight into different cultures. Our cultural diversity offers opportunities to travel the country and learn more about the indigenous heritage and traditions of the Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Ndebele cultures, among others. more

Diving adventures

South Africa has some of the best diving adventures to be found, so gather a boatload of buddies and head for the deep blue. Face-off with sharks, glide beside whale sharks, dive inland sinkholes and when the schools of sardines and chokka (squid) arrive en masse, make sure you’re in the water as Poseidon puts on another multi-species marine spectacular. more

Fishing spots

Whether your pleasure is fly-fishing with finesse or an out-at-sea tug of war with a fish that’s game, head for our rivers, lakes, dams or beside the sea to find our best fishing spots in South Africa. Oh, and do catch and release please, wherever you can - we value the future of our piscatorial heritage. more

Cycle routes

Challenge your body and delight your senses on South Africa’s top cycle routes. Spectacular scenery, miles of wide, well-tarred roads, quiet country back lanes and hectic mountain passes that seem to climb forever followed by blissful descents. Super-fit riders or casual cruisers – welcome to cycle heaven. more

Accommodation in The Western Cape

Your Western Cape accommodation options offer up a wide variety of great places to stay. Home to the award-winning Cape Grace, Mount Nelson and Le Quartier Francais – the province also boasts accommodation choices at the middle and lower ends of the scale. Why not overnight at the Daddly Long Legs Art Hotel, or try out a backpacker lodge with spectacular ocean views. more

Accommodation in The Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape's accommodation options offer something for everyone. From the award-winning Shamwari Private Game Reserve to the sought-after family friendly accommodation at Umngazi to a step back to colonial times at the Elephant House, there is a wealth of accommodation on offer. more

Accommodation in KwaZulu-Natal

From bush lodges in Zululand to accommodation overlooking the historic battlefields to boutique hotels with views of the Indian Ocean to staying in a traditional Zulu kraal, there is a wealth of accommodation opportunities on offer in KwaZulu-Natal. Here’s our list of top ten places to stay. more

Accommodation in Gauteng

From the famous ‘pink palace’ overlooking Johannesburg’s green northern suburbs, to township stays in Soweto, to designer boutique hotels and country houses – there is so much on offer for those visiting Gauteng province. Here’s our list of top ten places to stay. more

Fun experiences in Gauteng

Jive with the locals in Soweto, get to know all about African jazz in Newtown, shop up a storm at the Oriental Plaza or see the animals at one of the best zoos on the continent. If you’re looking for fun experiences, Gauteng is the place to be. more

Fun experiences in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal's fun experiences include dining with sharks, meandering through the Midlands, learning to brew beer like a local, trying your hand at surfing, going on a turtle safari or climbing in the Drakensberg. If you’re looking for fun adventures with a twist, then KwaZulu-Natal is the place to find them. more

Fun experiences in the Western Cape

Go up Table Mountain in the aerial cableway, dive with ragged tooth sharks at the Two Oceans aquarium, go horse-riding on the wide beaches of Noordhoek, or go on a food safari in Stellenbosch. There are numerous fun experiences on offer in the Western Cape, here’s our list of top 10. more

Adventures in the Free State

Free State adventure options are vast and varied. Become an African cowboy and go on a horse safari! Better still, go kayaking on the Gariep Dam, white water rafting in Parys or go fossil-hunting in Clarens! Here’ s our list of top 10 Free State adventures. more

Adventures in the Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape adventures will rock your world – there’s the Bloukrans Bungee (the highest commercial bungee jump in the world), surfing at Jeffrey’s Bay, elephant back safaris and hikes and horse-rides along the spectacular Wild Coast beaches. Need we say more? more

Adventures in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal's top adventures include diving with Tiger Sharks, climbing an icy waterfall, surfing in the warm Indian Ocean and hot air ballooning over the magnificent Drakensberg... And that’s just for starters! Here’s our top ten list of adventures. more

Accommodation in The Northern Cape

From a variety of accommodation on offer in the national parks, to seductive luxury at Tswalu, and good old home-grown hospitality in Springbok, the Northern Cape is home to a wide variety of accommodation options to suit every taste and budget. Here’s our list of top ten places to stay, across the board. more

Wildlife wonders in North West

The North West’s wildlife attractions include the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, the Madikwe Game Reserve and a wealth of superb nature reserves including Barberspan Nature Reserve, Kgawane Mountain Reserve and Botsalano Nature Reserve. There’s also a cheetah rehabilitation centre and an elephant sanctuary on offer. more

Getaways in the North West

Getaway destinations in the North West province include the magical Palace of the Lost City, Sun City gaming resort, the magnificent Magaliesberg, premier wildlife viewing at Madikwe Game Reserve and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve and smaller gems such as Groot Marico and the Vredefort Dome. more

Getaways in the Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is not so much a tourist destination as a traveller destination. Wherever you journey here, you will be part of the heat and the desert and the celebrations when it the rains. It will teach you about life and adventure, and will reconnect you with your soul. more

Interesting birds for casual birders

While travelling around South Africa, you are bound to see a good many of these Top 10 interesting birds. They may not be the rarest – in fact some are downright common – but they have intriguing habits and they are mostly easy to see. They’re ideal for casual birding. more

Historical sites in the Northern Cape

These were once the stomping grounds of river pirates, South African War combatants, pre-dinosaur creatures, diamond prospectors, tombstone artists, and policemen on camel patrol. This province is perfect for modern-day adventurers who like a bit of history with their travel. So pack the books and the gear and let's go! more

Historical sites in the Eastern Cape

The birthplace of Nelson Mandela and the crucible of the Freedom Struggle, home to Xhosa heritage and settler monuments and buildings, the Eastern Cape boasts a fascinating history that combines significant moments of our turbulent past. Here’s our list of top 10 historical attractions. more

Nelson Mandela attractions

Relive the life of Nelson Mandela as you visit the various struggle sites and attractions spread across South Africa, from the Robben Island World Heritage site and the Mandela Museum in the Eastern Cape to his home in Soweto. more

Wildlife wonders in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga wildlife wonders offer a wealth of options. From the famous lions of the central Kruger National Park and the elegant flamingos of Chrissiesmeer to the chimpanzee sanctuary near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga is renowned for its incredible wildlife wonders. more

Wildlife wonders in Limpopo

Limpopo province is renowned for its wildlife wonders: from Nylsvley, a renowned wetland birding site, to treasured Cape vulture populations in the Waterberg to endangered species centres, the province really does take pride in its wildlife heritage. Here’s the top ten list of wildlife wonders. more