Active Cape winelands adventures

  • AdventureFood & WineRoutes & TrailsWestern Cape
If you think our winelands are breathtaking on the ground, wait ‘till you see them from above. Go on a Cape winelands adventure in the…
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African Ivory Route

  • Routes & TrailsWildlife & NatureLimpopo
Thousands of years ago, elephant migratory routes criss-crossed the paths of ivory, gold and slave merchants in the northernmost parts of South Africa. This wild…
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Amphitheatre Heritage Trail, KwaZulu-Natal

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
While guided tours and porters now make it possible for those of average fitness to tackle the Amphitheatre Heritage Trail, you’ll still need plenty of…
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Rooibos tea safari

  • Food & WineRoutes & TrailsWestern Cape
Your rooibos tea safari is conducted by Chris du Plessis, co-owner of Elandsberg Eco Tourism along with his wife, Annette. Both are West Coast locals…
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The Dlinza Forest

  • Routes & TrailsWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
The Dlinza Forest is famous for its tree-top aerial boardwalk, incredible birdlife and vast array of insects. Lying just outside the town of Eshowe, Dlinza…
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The Highlands Meander

  • Routes & TrailsMpumalanga
South Africa’s Highlands Meander begins on the outskirts of Belfast, a charming high-altitude grassland village on the R540 towards Dullstroom where you can stop and…
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Adelaide, Eastern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsEastern Cape
If you ever find yourself in the local doctor’s waiting room in Adelaide in the Eastern Cape, chances are you’ll see a sign that reads:…
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N12 Battlefields Route, Northern Cape

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsNorthern Cape
The N12 Battlefields Route in the Northern Cape speaks of a history-changing war in South Africa. Both the British and the Boers claimed the right…
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Bethulie War Trail

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsFree State
The Bethulie War Trail in the Free State came to life several years back after trail guide Anthony Hocking bought the Royal Hotel in the…
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Bloemfontein's surrounding areas

  • Food & WineRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureFree State
Bloemfontein’s surrounding areas offer an exciting mix of experiences for the intrepid tourist. There are adventure activities, heritage routes, arty towns, cultural villages and a…
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Bokpoort Horseback Adventures

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsFree State
Just outside the Free State town of Clarens lies Bokpoort Horseback Adventures & Holiday Farm, which has offered horseback safaris in the region for nearly…
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Boston Bulwer Beat

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsTownsWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
The Boston Bulwer Beat encompasses the villages of Boston, Bulwer and upper Dargle, which beckon to travellers from the forested foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains.…
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Bot River Wine Route

  • Food & WineRoutes & TrailsWestern Cape
The Bot River Wine Route comprises a handful of wineries that make up the Bot River Vineyard Association. Clustered at the foot of the Houwhoek…
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Bulembu Pass, Mpumalanga

  • Routes & TrailsWildlife & NatureMpumalanga
You may have heard of Mpumalanga’s historic little town of Barberton, once the bustling hub of the 1880s gold rush, but few visitors are aware…
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Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape

  • Routes & TrailsEastern Cape
Burgersdorp, the little village tucked into a hillside in the northern reaches of the Eastern Cape, is the perfect getaway for hikers, fishermen, museum nuts…
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Bush Walking

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & Nature
If you go on a bush walking or wildlife trail, you’ll get to experience wildlife at first hand. You’ll learn about the ecology, the birds,…
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Cape Care Route

  • Routes & TrailsWestern Cape
Cape Town is, they say, the loveliest city in the world. And who can argue, sitting on a Camps Bay terrace with a sundowner and…
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Cape Malay heritage tours

  • Culture & HistoryFood & WineRoutes & TrailsWestern Cape
Cape Malay heritage tours are a rewarding way to explore the interwoven histories of the Cape’s culturally diverse communities, and enjoy some sightseeing en-route. Arguably,…
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City walks

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While South Africa is deservedly known for its natural splendour and beauty, the country also boasts big cities and plenty of urban culture. One of…
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Culture and heritage tours

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & Trails
History and culture tours are not only for history buffs, but for anyone with a keen yearning to know more about South Africa’s interesting past.…
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Evening walks on the Cape's Garden Route

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
Evening walks along the Garden Route are a wonderful way to experience the seashore at night. Judy Dixon – marine biologist, botanist, biochemist and accredited…
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Fauresmith, Free State

  • AccommodationEventsLeisure & LifestylePeopleRoutes & TrailsTownsFree State
In the mid-1800s, the small southern Free State town of Fauresmith nearly beat Bloemfontein in the race for provincial capital. In fact, it was so…
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Flowering aloes

  • Responsible TourismRoutes & TrailsWildlife & Nature
In the middle of winter, in the coldest, bleakest time, flowers a plant that warms the view. The Aloe ferox (also known as the red…
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Greater Limpopo Birding Route

  • Routes & TrailsWildlife & NatureLimpopo
If you were to ask a serious South African birder about the most productive area for birding in the country, he would most likely recommend…
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Green Flag hiking trails

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Green Flag is essentially an accreditation programme that seeks to offer hikers the best value for money and to ensure trails meet their expectations. It…
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Green Kalahari, Northern Cape

  • Food & WineRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
Since time immemorial, the Green Kalahari, Northern Cape, has drawn people to its vast, pure landscape, with the life-force of the Gariep (Orange) river flowing…
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Green Mountain Eco Route

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The Green Mountain Eco Route is the world’s first biodiversity wine route, located within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the epicentre of the Cape Floral Kingdom.…
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Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, Western Cape

  • Routes & TrailsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
Expect great indigenous forest trees, uncommon forest birds and small mammals such as the ubiquitous bushbuck when you go deep into the Western Cape’s Grootvadersbosch…
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Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

  • AdventureLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens offers you 200ha of the finely bushed plants endemic to this area, known as fynbos, 190ha growing naturally and the…
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Hiking in Barberton, Mpumalanga

  • AdventureCulture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsMpumalanga
Mpumalanga’s historic little town of Barberton, cradled by the Makhonjwa Mountains – the oldest mountains on earth – is the starting point for a range…
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Hiking in Hermanus, Western Cape

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
Hermanus hiking opportunities are plentiful. They will suit both those seeking a thorough workout and those who simply want to work off breakfast. The coastal…
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Hiking in Mossel Bay, Western Cape

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
In Mossel Bay you can explore the beautiful fynbos environment by tackling a number of Garden Route hiking trails. Trails vary according to difficulty and…
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Hiking in Mpumalanga

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureMpumalanga
If you plan to go hiking in Mpumalanga, figure out your level of fitness, the time available, then choose between hundreds of trails – attractive…
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Hiking in the Eastern Cape

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsEastern Cape
The majority of the Eastern Cape’s hiking trails can be found along the Wild Coast, which many travel pundits argue is among the most beautiful…
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Hiking the Garden Route

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWestern Cape
A wonderful way to experience South Africa’s famed Garden Route is on a guided trail. Choose from a variety of hiking trails that will take…
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Hiking the Little Berg, KwaZulu-Natal

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsKwaZulu-Natal
The uKhahlamba/Drakensberg was the first site in South Africa to be recognised as both a Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site. When you go hiking…
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Hiking trails

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Hiking trails are found across South Africa and offer hikers over 1 000 registered hiking routes to choose from, with options in all nine provinces.…
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Horse riding on Noordhoek Beach

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWestern Cape
A leisurely ride on horseback along a desolate beach is the stuff of dreams, but on Cape Town’s Noordhoek Beach, at the foot of the…
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Jock of the Bushveld Trail, Mpumalanga

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsMpumalanga
Mpumalanga’s Jock of the Bushveld Trail is a circular day-walk through montane grassveld that takes you up to the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment, treating…
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Kalahari Eco Ultra Walk, Northern Cape

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The Kalahari Eco Ultra Walk is addictive. There’s something unusually special about strapping on your hiking boots and walking across the Kalahari Desert. Adventure tourism…
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Karoo Erdvark Trail, Northern Cape

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsNorthern Cape
The Karoo Erdvark Trail lies about 80km from Beaufort West, in the Northern Cape’s Nuweland Mountains. This green flag accredited hiking trail is located on…
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Karoo Highlands

  • AccommodationCulture & HistoryFood & WineRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureNorthern Cape
‘Ah, the star place,’ people often say when you mention Sutherland. Alongside its sister towns of Williston and Fraserburg, Sutherland is world-renowned for its star-strewn…
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Karoo Highlands Tombstone Route

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsNorthern Cape
The central character of the Tombstone Route in the Karoo Highlands of the Northern Cape is Cornelius de Waal, a hard-bitten, rangy man who was…
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Kgaswane Mountain Nature Reserve, North West

  • Routes & TrailsWildlife & NatureNorth West
Just an hour and a half from either Johannesburg or Pretoria is the Kgaswane Mountain Reserve. It used to be called the Rustenburg Nature Reserve,…
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Khayalethu Township, Knysna

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsTownsWestern Cape
Khayalethu, the township that lies cheek-by-jowl with the Garden Route town of Knysna is a tumbled jumble of wooden shacks that are easy on the…
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Klein Karoo and the Garden Route

  • Food & WineLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsWestern Cape
The semi-arid Klein Karoo (also known as the Little Karoo) region of the Western Cape is home to many easily accessible attractions for those who…
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Knysna Forest 4x4 Trail

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
Drive your own 4x4 or take the Hop On option with a guide and follow the gorgeous Knysna Forest 4x4 Trail. This 4x4 trail takes…
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KwaZulu-Natal Literary Tourism Route

  • ArtsCulture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsKwaZulu-Natal
The KwaZulu-Natal Literary Tourism Route is at the cutting edge of an exciting form of travel, where you follow the lives of the famous writers…
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KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

  • Culture & HistoryLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsTownsKwaZulu-Natal
The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is located between the magnificent Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal’s game reserves and the eThekwini-Durban metropolitan area. The largest urban presence is Pietermaritzburg, a…
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KwaZulu-Natal Zululand

  • Culture & HistoryRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
The Zululand region of KwaZulu-Natal extends from the Dolphin Coast at the Thukela River mouth to Richards Bay in the north and inland to Paulpietersburg.…
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