Activities in South Africa
Activities in South Africa

Our 10 best things to do will inspire you with activities that are exciting, fun and even a little hair-raising!

Mandela Capture Site sculpture by Marco Cianfanelli and Jeremy Rose Experiences in South Africa
Experiences in South Africa

The rich diversity of South Africa means YOU can create the holiday experience of a lifetime. Use our top suggestions to get you started…

Knysna, Garden Route Regions in South Africa
Regions in South Africa

You'll find wide geographical diversity in South Africa, including beaches, winelands, deserts, mountains and bushveld.

Cities in South Africa
Cities in South Africa

For real urban adventure, visit the top cities in South Africa – our world-class infrastructure, first-world attitude and 24/7 buzz will invigorate you.

Bush dinner with giraffes as guests Reasons to Visit South Africa
Reasons to Visit South Africa

The reasons to visit South Africa are many - here are the top 10 - we guarantee they will make you pack your bags!

Mandela Capture Site sculpture by Marco Cianfanelli and Jeremy Rose Nelson Mandela attractions
Nelson Mandela attractions

Follow in the footsteps of the great Nelson Mandela and visit some of the many attractions that celebrate his amazing life.

Leopard in the Kruger National Park National Parks
National Parks

Bring your camera, binoculars and the expectation of wildlife encounters of a lifetime when you visit our popular national parks in South Africa.

Game-viewing luxury at Singita Luxury Game Lodges
Luxury Game Lodges

If you love the idea of a safari and your creature comforts too, our finest private game lodges epitomise bushveld luxury.

An example of ancient San rock art. Rock art sites
Rock art sites

South of the Sahara Desert, South Africa boasts the most rock art sites in Africa - a precious legacy of creative and spiritual expression that dates back thousands of years.

Zachary's restaurant
Zachary's restaurant

Zachary's, an intimate restaurant in Knysna, offers guests a choice between its à la carte menu and its menu gourmand, a seven-course tasting menu that serves up some of the Garden Route’s best seasonal cuisine.

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.

Chavonnes Battery, Cape Town
Chavonnes Battery, Cape Town

The ruins of the Chavonnes Battery can still be seen at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, laying bare a fascinating piece of Cape history.

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.

Canopy walkway, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Canopy walkway, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Named the ‘Boomslang’ after the arboreal snake indigenous to South Africa, this 130m canopy walkway in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town is its newest, and most striking, attraction.

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Johannesburg
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Johannesburg

The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newton, Johannesburg, will wow just about anyone with its world-class science displays.

Meiringspoort is a 25km road cutting through the mountains that separate the Klein Karoo from the Great Karoo Oudtshoorn and surrounds, Western Cape
Oudtshoorn and surrounds, Western Cape

The town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo is a tourist centre for a variety of reasons that include ostriches, mountain passes, historic buildings and the famous Cango Caves.