Pied kingfishers  Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town
Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town

This 16ha wetland reserve in the middle of one of Cape Town's densest shopping and residential developments is an island of tranquility attracting 120 species of birds.

The Kruger National Park boasts an abundant elephant population. The Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park

Africa has many game parks, but the Kruger National Park is arguably the most spectacular, with a diversity of wildlife that makes for an unforgettable experience.

Endangered Wildlife Trust
Endangered Wildlife Trust

The Endangered Wildlife Trust does sterling work to save endangered wild animals all over South Africa and many of its neighbouring countries.

Great white sharks are protected in South Africa See great white sharks
See great white sharks

The movie and book Jaws did a lot of damage to the image of the great white shark, now a protected species in South Africa.

Big Five safaris
Big Five safaris

You've read the books, seen the movies and TV programmes, now encounter the famous Big Five face-to-face: buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.

saddle-billed stork Birding in South Africa
Birding in South Africa

Birding, one of the world’s fastest growing hobbies, is an extremely popular pastime in South Africa, home to approximately a tenth of the world's known birds.

Cape Point Nature Reserve, Western Cape
Cape Point Nature Reserve, Western Cape

The Cape Point Nature Reserve in the Western Cape province is where thousands of explorers converge annually to enjoy incredible biodiversity and natural beauty.

South Africa's endangered species
South Africa's endangered species

Habitat change and fragmentation of forests have led to the oribi, tsessebe and samango monkey being placed on the endangered species list.

Everlastings, amphitheatre, Drakensberg Grassland wildflowers
Grassland wildflowers

Grassland wildflowers, especially in the Drakensberg, are more subtle but just as rewarding for floral fans as the spectacular horizon-wide blooms of the Namaqualand semi-desert.

Japanese Gardens, Durban North
Japanese Gardens, Durban North

Since the early 1960s, the Japanese Gardens have attracted generations of families in search of a tranquil escape from the bustle of city life.

Green Point Park, Cape Town
Green Point Park, Cape Town

Green Point Park in Cape Town is a haven of indigenous plants with a natural lake and interesting play areas for children.

Zoo Lake, Johannesburg
Zoo Lake, Johannesburg

Zoo Lake's rolling green lawns and breezy lake attract visitors of every variety.

Walking trails in the Kruger National Park
Walking trails in the Kruger National Park

Discovering the Kruger National Park on foot involves all your senses; it exposes you to the fine detail, the grandeur of the landscape, and the thrill of encountering wildlife from a new and vulnerable perspective.

Rheenendal Ramble
Rheenendal Ramble

The road that takes you on the Rheenendal Ramble, close to Knysna, is 24km long, but you can spend days experiencing what this area has to offer.

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

The city of Pietermaritzburg boasts a vast historical record, from architecture to monuments, museums, artwork and culture. It also hosts the Comrades Marathon and Dusi Canoe Marathon.

A southern foam nest frog. Citizen science projects
Citizen science projects

Everybody who visits South Africa with a camera and has a passion for animals or plants can contribute to science.

Swellendam and surrounds, Western Cape
Swellendam and surrounds, Western Cape

The town of Swellendam in the Western Cape, snuggled against the Langeberg mountains, is a great place to start your Garden Route adventure.