The Indaba Tree at Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park

The Indaba Tree at Pretoriuskop is a typical example of its type – many traditional villages in Africa have an 'indaba tree', where the community congregates to discuss important matters. Indaba means 'meeting' or 'meeting place'. One such tree is this historic Natal mahogany in the Kruger Park’s Pretoriuskop Camp. more

The Lisbon Falls, Mpumalanga

No visit to Mpumalanga is complete without visiting some of its lovely waterfalls. On the famous Panorama Route you'll find more falls clustered in a small area than anywhere else in southern Africa. Lisbon Falls is one of Mpumalanga's most dramatic waterfalls. more

The Old Prison, Pietermaritzburg

Where hardened prisoners used to sit and make shoes, there is now a fashion school. Where once convicts had to take their meals in a courtyard, there is now a good restaurant. Project Gateway of Pietermaritzburg has turned city’s Old Prison into a cutting-edge venue for community benefit. more

Moja Heritage Collection

There are times when one yearns for a surefooted guide to a country, especially one as multi-layered as South Africa. Moja Heritage Collection combines South Africa’s cultural attractions with natural destinations and historical interest, a tourism guide all beautifully packaged in print and on an easy-to-use website. more

De Zeekoe Fair Trade Farmstay, Oudtshoorn

Close to Oudtshoorn you’ll find a farmstay that boasts rustic accommodation as well as luxury, that is ethically run and where you'll see plenty of birdlife. The most compelling attraction, though, is the famous habituated meerkats. Go and watch them wake up one morning. 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

Great trees of South Africa

South Africa has over 1 000 indigenous trees, some of which you’ll begin to recognise as you travel the country so keep watching for the great trees of South Africa. In the bush, on the coast, in the mountains, you’ll meet ancient giants as well as their younger counterparts. more

Witsand Beach, Western Cape

Whales, beautifully clean beaches and the magnificence of the Cape Flora Kingdom - Witsand Beach is an unspoilt piece of paradise, with safe swimming, windsurfing, angling, deep sea fishing, snorkelling and rock pools to explore, along with the birdlife of the Breede River estuary. more

Cape Town's beaches

The beautiful beaches in Cape Town contribute to the Mother City’s worldwide acclaim. From the trendy shores of Clifton and Camps Bay to the warmer swimming waters of False Bay – if you love surf and sand, Cape Town will have a beach that’s just right for you. more

Ben McDhui Mountain

Ben Mcdhui in South Africa is part of the Drakensberg range, a hikers’ and nature lovers' paradise in all seasons. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of recreational activities like biking and fly fishing in summer, and being there in winter is all about snow, log fires and sublime seclusion. more

Table Mountain, Cape Town

Table Mountain is South Africa’s best-known landmark, but what many don’t know is that it is also a hiker’s paradise with numerous trails, amazing views and plenty of interesting facts to learn. Oh, and it's part of a national park. And all this in the heart of the Mother City. more

Arniston, Western Cape

You'll find photographs of the picturesque fishing village of Arniston adorning many travel posters and brochures. Situated on the Western Cape’s Indian Ocean coast, its incredibly brilliant blue seas and long stretches of white dunes are irresistible to local and international holiday makers. more

Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga

Chrissiesmeer, in the heart of Mpumalanga's’s lake district, is surrounded by 270 lakes and pans brimming with birds, butterflies and frogs. There’s even an annual frogging festival which keeps everyone on their toes. It’s full of history too, from Anglo-Boer War battles to poignant graves of lost lovers. more

Wild Flower Route

On the Northern Cape's Wild Flower Route, you can literally see flowering plants from horizon to horizon when weather conditions are right. From spreads of the legendary Namaqualand daisies to thousands of other floral species in every shape and colour, you need to experience this at least once in your lifetime. more

The giant quiver trees of Namaqualand

Giant quiver trees (called Aloe pillansiiuntil they were recently designated a subspecies of Aloe dichotoma) are critically endangered. Victims of plant collectors, goats and climate change, these magnificent specimens can be seen in northern Namaqualand and the Richtersveld, in South Africa's far north-western corner. They are distinctly different from their shorter cousins. more