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Let the waves lift your soul along South Africa’s sun-soaked coast

Sun-soaked coasts

Let the waves lift your soul along South Africa’s sun-soaked coast

South Africa’s sun-soaked coast lies ready, all-year round, to share its secrets, adventures and lazy days with you.

Dip your toes in the Golden Mile of Durban’s Beaches

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Dip your toes in the Golden Mile of Durban’s Beaches

Durban Beaches - South Africa’s very own seaside paradise

Marvel at the Hole in the Wall

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Marvel at the Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall is an impressive, natural rocky archway found just off the Wild Coast, south of Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape

Meet Durban, South Africa's playground

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Meet Durban, South Africa's playground

Durban is South Africa’s self-styled “playground” where year-round warm weather welcomes everyone to make the most of the area’s natural outdoor lifestyle.

Visit the Boulders Beach penguins

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Visit the Boulders Beach penguins

At the beautiful Boulders Beach, you can get to know our most famous birds, the African penguin.

Get your hook, line and sinker ready for some coastal fishing

Sun-soaked coasts

Get your hook, line and sinker ready for some coastal fishing

Regionally this rugged, mountainous wilderness is known as the Cederberg, and incorporates the West Coast, Clanwilliam and the Cedarberg Mountains.

Knysna Oyster Festival

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Knysna Oyster Festival

The Knysna Oyster Festival is the perfect combination of sport, food and family time

Visit Durban harbour, South Africa’s premier cargo and container port

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Visit Durban harbour, South Africa’s premier cargo and container port

Fourth-largest in the Southern Hemisphere, this 21km-wide port features 58 berths and is serviced by more than 20 terminal operators.

Important work of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board

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Important work of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board

The Sharks Board is also involved in vital shark research, and educates the public about sharks and their behaviour.

Get your board out and surf the world’s best at Jefferys Bay

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Get your board out and surf the world’s best at Jefferys Bay

Hitch a ride on some of the most spectacular waves the world has ever seen

The ride of your life at The Valley of the Waves

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The ride of your life at The Valley of the Waves

The Valley of the Waves theme park at the Sun City resort offers visitors the chance to surf, swim and ride water chutes in the midst of the African bushveld.

Enjoy Port Elizabeth’s sun-kissed beaches

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Enjoy Port Elizabeth’s sun-kissed beaches

Port Elizabeth has a number of wonderful beaches including the Blue Flag King’s Beach, Wells Estate Beach and Humewood Beach.

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God’s Window is a sunshine break destination along the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga that offers more than a brochure, travel website can explain or prepare you for on your #ShotLeft adventure. It is one of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve’s most spectacular viewpoints, with astonishing views over South Africa’s Lowveld. On a clear day over the famous Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on South Africa’s border Mozambique. Pitstops around the area: Be sure to stop at some of the region's beautiful waterfalls: Lone Creek Falls, Mac Mac Falls, Berlin & Lisbon Falls. Things to pack: A pair of awesome shades, sunscreen, hat, camera & binoculars. Thanks for the stunning image @pulengmotswafrika. #ShotLeft #Adventure #GodsWindow #Mpumalanga #PanoramaRoute #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #Wonderlustsouthafrica #travelsouthafrica #mycountry #Travel

Take a #ShotLeft to the Drakensberg in Kwa Zulu Natal for a back-to-nature experience as you see the sun go down from the edge of a cave. Witness its stunning scenery while hiking and, often, superb examples of the world-famous San rock paintings – arguably the finest in the country. If you're prepared to rough it for a night then a unique way to get really close to nature and to experience the mountains at first-hand is to overnight in a cave. Amazing image from @graeholliday. #ShotLeft #adventure #Travelgram #Traveller #SouthAfrica #Drakensberg #KWAZULUNATAL

Why not take a #ShotLeft to Knynsa in the Western Cape & spend your weekend in this leafy wonderland. This destination is located along the famous Garden Route in the Western Cape & is home to lush forests which attract all nature & outdoor enthusiasts like @tlou_meriam_ntsewa. In the forest of Knysna you'll discover rivers, waterfalls and a mass of flora amid the giant trees. Keep an eye open for various antelope species that roam the forests during the day. Thank you @tlou__meriam_ntsewa_ for love snap. #ShotLeft #adventure #Travelgram #Traveller #Knysna #WesternCape #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica

If you’re in love with elephants then taking a #ShotLeft to the Addo Elephant National Park is a must! This spot is situated just a few minutes from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape & rated as one of the best places on the continent to see these gentle giants up close. This wildlife paradise is home to the legendary BIG FIVE as well as a range of animals and natural vegetation. Brace yourself for an authentic wildlife experience at Addo as it’s a pleasure to visit throughout the year although spring & autumn are just about perfect. Thanks for the awesome image @that_boy_from_africa #ShotLeft #Adventure #addoelephantnationalpark #wonderlustsouthafrica #Exploresouthafrica #mycountry #portelizabeth

Have you added the Storms River Mouth Rest Camp to your holiday’s buckelist? If not, take a look at a few reasons why this spot is worth a #Shotleft adventure. 1. The adventurous list of activities it offers such hiking along the mouth of Storms River and the suspension bridge. 2. An exhilarating tube ride on Storms River that you’d want to do again. 3. A chance to see the shy & elusive Cape Clawless Otter as it comes to the coastline to hunt crabs. 4. Go on a guided tour with friends of the Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey to experience the indigenous forest. Incredible image from @thenjie_ct #ShotLeft #Adventure #Travelgram #Traveller #StormsRiver #tsitsikamma #Exploresouthafrica #mycountry #Wonderlustsouthafrica

Calling all nature – lovers, solo wanderers, beach goers, “the I love to travel friend” & adventurers at heart to take a #ShotLeft to Plettensburg Bay to explore this pristine stretch of coast. Whether you’re after a seaside holiday, a wilderness experience in natural surroundings or adrenaline-packed adventure, you’ll find all these and more in 'Plett'. A day well spent in this coastal city is anything from canoeing its waterways, dolphin or whale spotting with friends to bungy jumping from the top of Bloukrans River bridge. The perfect time to visit is between May & November to catch whales as they come out to play. Thanks for the stunning image @simplycyn #ShotLeft #Adventure #PlettenbergBay #exploresouthafrica #mycountry #Travelgram #Traveller #Wonderlustsouthafrica #WesternCape

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