The Horse Memorial, Port Elizabeth

The hardy horses of southern Africa – be they the pioneering boerperd, the sure-footed Basotho pony or the imported Arab blends – have a proud history. For adventure travellers who see the world from a saddle, and for history lovers, the horse riding routes of South Africa are top quality. more

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is known for its spectacular biodiversity and is a Big 7 destination, which means you can view lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo as well as whales and great white sharks. There are numerous malaria-free game reserves, ideal for Eastern Cape incentive tours. more

Cradock, Eastern Cape

Walk the Victorian-era streets of Cradock, enter the local hotel and be transported right back to 1850, when adventurers and explorers rubbed shoulders at the long bar. Or come to Cradock in October and do friendly battle with the Great Fish River in one of South Africa’s premier kayak races. more

Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape

Set in a curl of the Sundays River, the Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest settlement in South Africa and has seen more than two centuries of travellers, adventurers and prospectors pass through its streets. Today it is a vibrant centre for tourism, game farming and traditional agriculture. more

Bathurst, Eastern Cape

If you’re looking for a legendary pub with true country style, a monster pineapple that looms over the countryside, and a community of academics, artists, folk musicians and hardy eccentrics who will welcome you in their midst, then you need go no further than the Eastern Cape village of Bathurst. more