Maloof Skate Plaza, Kimberley

On weekends the Maloof Skate Plaza in Kimberley throbs with skateboarders of all ages, particularly youngsters who come to learn how to skateboard or to hone their skills at this world-class facility. Since opening in 2011, it has attracted increasing numbers of skate enthusiasts from around the world. more

Shepstone Gardens, Johannesburg

Shepstone Gardens, a tranquil green haven in the heart of old Johannesburg, is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. If you’re planning a wedding, a party, a private function of any kind, or just want to get away from the bustle of city life, then choose these idyllic gardens. more

Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg

Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs offers an excellent retreat from the urban jungle that surrounds it, whether you are a watersports enthusiast, fishing fanatic or simply looking for some peace and tranquility. A large variety of avian life inhabits the area around the dam that borders the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. more

Karoo Desert Botanical Gardens

The Karoo Desert Botanical Gardens are set on this unique ecosystem's south-western boundary, just outside the town of Worcester. It's conveniently close to Cape Town and boasts masses of succulents and stunning desert wild flowers. If you're in the area, it's a must-see. more

Jameson Park, Morningside, Durban

Jameson Park is famous for its magnificent rose gardens which flourish despite Durban's hot and humid climate. The park is perfect for picnics and photos, especially in spring when the roses are at their blooming best. There are some 600 rose bushes, accounting for around 200 species. more