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Karoo National Park

The Karoo National Park is a convenient stopover for those heading along the N1 between Johannesburg and Cape Town. But it is addictive. The silence and the far horizons clear your head. Then you start noticing the little creatures all about you, and the eagles that soar above. more

Honeymoons in the Free State

A honeymoon in the Free State will be filled with the charm that comes with visiting rural towns. Think quaint village stores, friendly faces, farmers’ markets and home-industry stores bursting with traditional treats. The Free State offers all this, plus a diverse landscape that varies from ancient sandstone cliffs to pastoral panoramas. more

Honeymoons in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal honeymoons go way beyond the all-year-round sun, sea and sand category. The Drakensberg, the Midlands and the Elephant Coast add scenery, country life and game viewing to the province’s extensive offering. But if it is the beaches you want, there are masses of them along this strip of Indian Ocean. more

Honeymoons in Gauteng

A honeymoon in Gauteng has all the elements for an enthralling adventure that will stay with you for a lifetime. This is the kind of romantic getaway for those who love a mix of experiences: there’s arts and culture, music and creativity, cityscapes, wide-open spaces and ancient landscapes. more

12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel

For a unique perspective on Jozi’s history – and its talented design community – spend a few days at the 12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel. Each room is individually designed to reflect a decade of the city’s past, from Johannesburg’s early days as a small mining town to its post-apartheid blossoming into a world city. more

Land art in South Africa

Site-specific land art is different to anything you’ll find in a gallery in South Africa. Created by artists at locations around the country, it is inspired by South Africa’s beautiful and diverse environments. In most cases, the art is made using materials from nature. It is not always permanent and is designed to interact with the landscape and the people who experience it. more

Honeymoons in Limpopo

A honeymoon in Limpopo is anything but dull – the landscape’s diversity leaves newlyweds spoilt for choice. Bush honeymoons are a favourite, while explorations of the lush wetlands are perfect for birders. And then there are the province’s myths and legends, which will leave you more than just a little intrigued. more

Honeymoons in Mpumalanga

A honeymoon in Mpumalanga can be quite an adventurous affair. There are mountains, forests, rivers and waterfalls to explore, one-horse towns steeped in history to discover, and a collection of some the world’s most famous game reserves to enjoy. And that’s not to mention the abundance of romantic retreats on offer. more

Honeymoons in South Africa

A honeymoon in South Africa means one thing: Romance with a capital ‘R’. Whether you like the glamour of exploring the urban epicentres, heading out towards the bushveld, making your way through the mountains and valleys or just hanging out on the beach – South Africa is an ideal honeymoon destination. more

Honeymoons in the bush

A honeymoon in the bush will never be forgotten, be it in one or more of South Africa’s many national parks, or at a luxurious private game lodge (or both!) There's also the option of a coastal bush destination, which adds creatures like whales and sharks to the experience. more

Shaun Tomson

Surfer Shaun Tomson is one of South Africa's finest sporting heroes. After winning the IPS World Championship in 1977 he went on to become one of the most influential surfers of his time. He is also an environmentalist and successful businessman as well as an author and sought-after motivational speaker. more

The Panorama Route, Mpumalanga

On the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, with its breathtaking vistas around every mountain corner, waterfalls plunging down faces of sheer rock, memories of the gold rush following you as you meander down an endless river canyon, and eagles hovering above your head – you can't help walking with your head in the clouds. more

Beer tour of KwaZulu-Natal

Visit a state-of-the-art brewery and a number of family-owned establishments, and enjoy a range of beers like you've never tasted before, from ales, lagers and stouts to pineapple beer and Pie-Eyed Possum Pilsner. more

Beefcakes burger bars, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Beefcakes Burger Bar and Restaurant, which has branches in Cape Town and Johannesburg, offers a fabulous meaty menu (some of the best burgers around), plus a cheeky sense of style. Everything is OTT (over the top), from the menu to the décor to the waitrons and it's all about fabulous fun (and great food). more

Giraffes

Giraffes are found in most of South Africa’s game reserves outside of the relatively treeless Karoo. They’re not rare or endangered but they are fascinating, and not only because of their height. They have no hierarchy, they have inordinately long tongues and their babies drop two metres when born. more