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Top 10: Regions in South Africa

Knysna, Garden Route Knysna, along the scenic Garden Route

1 Cape Winelands

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are at the heart of the Cape Winelands. Enjoy wine-tastings at the wine estates and a buy some of South Africa’s finest wines at excellent prices. more

2 The Garden Route & Klein Karoo

Stretching up the south-eastern coast of South Africa along the Indian Ocean, this is one of the most scenic tourism regions in the whole of the country, incorporating forests, beaches and mountains. more

3 The Kruger Lowveld

The Kruger Lowveld area covers the eastern side of Mpumalanga, in the country's far east. Here, you’ll find the Kruger National park - one of the most famous game parks in the world, as well as the Sabi Sand Reserve renowned for its exclusive private game reserves and designer lodges. more

4 The Cape Peninsula

Renowned for its famous beaches, gorgeous mountains and fabulous cosmopolitan vibes, the Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s great holiday destinations. more

5 The Panorama Route

The Panorama Route in Mpumalanga is one of the most scenic areas in the country, incorporating Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, the Mac Mac Falls, Long Tom Pass and the Berlin Falls. more

6 The Drakensberg

For those who love nature, the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal is the place to be. Towering mountains, crystal clear springs, endless waterfalls ... it’s picture-postcard country. more

7 Namaqualand

During springtime, Namaqualand in the far west of the country in the Northern Cape province is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, when the barren landscape is transformed into carpets of brightly coloured wild flowers. more

8 Battlefields

KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields follow the many skirmishes of the Anglo-Boer War and Zulu Wars of over 100 years ago. Visit the many battle sites, cemeteries, forts and museums in the area. more

9 The Elephant Coast

With more than 21 different eco-systems, the Elephant Coast on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal is home to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and other famous conservation areas such as the Hluhulwe Mfolozi Park. more

10 West Coast

A favourite self-drive destination, the West Coast is home to picturesque fishing villages that specialise in home-grown hospitality. The wild flowers in Spring time are a major hit. more