Explore the Diamond Route

Owned by companies traditionally associated with diamond mining – namely De Beers, E Oppenheimer & Son and Ponahalo Holdings – the Diamond Route refers to a series of properties that have been set aside for conservation and tourism. Many have accommodation, ranging from luxurious lodges to camping, and offer a range of wildlife and outdoor activities. more

Mandela Capture Site, KwaZulu-Natal

On 5 August 1962, police waved down a car on a lonely country road in KwaZulu-Natal. At the wheel was Nelson Mandela, posing as a chauffeur, and his arrest was the catalyst for a series of trials, culminating in the Rivonia Treason Trial that would ultimately see him spend 27 years in prison. Today this site is marked by an impressive sculpture in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. more

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Western Cape

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has established itself as the Western Cape’s premier wildlife destination. It is home to the Big Five, plains game and the highly endangered riverine rabbit, plus more than 200 bird species. But maybe you’ll be even more astounded by the stark, awe-inspiring beauty of this immense landscape. more

Scenic trail runs in South Africa

Not much can compare to the enormous sense of achievement you’ll experience when you complete one of South Africa’s scenic trail runs. With options in every province, you can join a growing community of runners who find connecting with nature and testing their limits an addictive combination. more

Langalibalele Pass, KwaZulu-Natal

For nature lovers, the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve in the Drakensberg has always been a special destination. Once the realm of the San (also known as Bushmen), who left their mark in the form of delicate cave art, it was also the site of major colonial friction between the British and the amaHlubi, once led by Chief Langalibalele. more

Marathons in South Africa

Running, swimming or canoeing a marathon in South Africa gets you up close and personal with the exquisite landscape, and puts you among world-class competitors. And when the race is done, there are plenty of other options – adventures, wildlife and new friends. more

Kimberley's vintage trams

It was a wild and crazy time. People from all over the world descended on diamond-rush Kimberley in the hope of making a fast fortune from the glittering gems. It was the first town in Africa to have electrical streetlights and the Kimberley tram made its first journey in 1887. more

Honeymoons in the Western Cape

A Western Cape honeymoon could see you ambling along wine routes, absorbing the Mother City’s beauty and pulse, enjoying seafood on the wild and natural West Coast, or sampling the attractions and activities of the Garden Route. Whatever your choice, it’s hard to go wrong in this vibrant province. more

Hole in the Wall, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

The Hole in the Wall is a rocky archway set just off the Wild Coast, south of Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape. The little holiday village close by shares the same name. This landmark was created millions of years ago through the restless action of waves against sandstone and shale. more

Hogsback, Eastern Cape

Named after the three distant ridges of the Amathole range of mountains that resemble the back-outlines of running wild pigs, the little town of Hogsback has become an arts and crafts colony, a photographer’s preferred location, a nature lover’s haunt and a honeymoon couple’s top choice of romantic hideaway in the Eastern Cape. more

Bethulie, Free State

When you visit Bethulie, you should stop at the Anglo-Boer War concentration camp memorial garden outside the town. Then you should explore the Gariep Route, of which Bethulie is a member town. And then relax in a friendly country village. more

Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

The Gold Reef City theme park, located in central Johannesburg, is built around an authentic 19th century gold mine, and brings together fascinating historical attractions with some of the most thrilling rides in the southern hemisphere. For a day of frenetic family fun, it cannot be beat. more

Gold Reef City Casino, Johannesburg

The Gold Reef City Casino is one of Johannesburg’s most popular entertainment venues. Discover a state-of-the art casino with the latest gaming technology, a hotel, and live entertainment venues, plus a recreated gold rush town in the adjacent theme park and the Apartheid Museum right next door. more

King’s Beach, Port Elizabeth

King’s Beach in Port Elizabeth is one of three beaches in the city to have been awarded Blue Flag Status in recent years, meaning that in addition to its scenery and its array of activities and attractions, it is safe, clean and environmentally friendly. more

Kimberley, Northern Cape

Kimberley, thanks to the fevered diamond rush of the 1870s, has a glittering past. Take a guided tour of a once-operational diamond mine, which descends a staggering 840m below the earth. For those who prefer being above ground, visit the city's glittering choice of jewellery stores. more