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AA safari in the untouched wild, a breathtaking view, a sun-soaked beach, the pulse of a bustling city, a fascinating window into a vibrant culture, an unforgettable adventure through an outdoor playground – in South Africa you can have it all!

Wildlife safari

Breathtaking scenery

Private game lodges in Limpopo

Breathtaking scenery
Private game lodges in Limpopo

There are many private game lodges to choose from in Limpopo, all offering visitors excellent game viewing and wilderness experiences. Accommodation options include 5-star camps, a Fair Trade Tourism lodge and even a tree house.

Breathtaking scenery

Witsand’s roaring dunes

Breathtaking scenery
Witsand’s roaring dunes

Against the rust-red sands of the Kalahari desert in the Northern Cape, the 'roaring' white sand dunes of Witsand Nature Reserve are a mysterious natural phenomenon that emit a deep reverberating hum.

Breathtaking scenery

Birding at Nylsvley

Breathtaking scenery
Birding at Nylsvley

Birding in South Africa necessitates a trip to the Nylsvley Nature Reserve, which protects a significant portion of the country’s largest inland floodplain. The floodplain totals 16 000 hectares when water levels are at their highest during summer. Up to 80 000 birds can be found at Nylsvley at the same time.

Breathtaking scenery

Birding in Rustenburg

Breathtaking scenery
Birding in Rustenburg

The birdlife in Rustenburg will delight any birder – from beginner to expert twitcher. Tick off hundreds of birds, including raptors, water birds, bushveld birds and LBJs (little brown jobs) in a superb variety of habitats.

Wildlife safari

Vibrant community in an upper Karoo village

Wildlife safari
Vibrant community in an upper Karoo village

Amandelboom, the so-called coloured township of Williston, an isolated Northern Cape village in the Upper Karoo, has a brass band, traditional Nama Riel dancing, great Karoo hospitality, and corbelled houses nearby.

Sun-soaked coasts

Wetlands, wildlife and a World Heritage Site, Elephant Coast has it all

Sun-soaked coasts
Wetlands, wildlife and a World Heritage Site, Elephant Coast has it all

The KwaZulu-Natal Elephant Coast offers tourists a range of eco-orientated activities in its two main national parks, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Within these parks, there are several nature reserves, some offering extensive game viewing and water-related activities.

Wildlife safari

Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

Wildlife safari
Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

Many of Limpopo’s rivers have their source in the mountains of the Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve, which is also dense in indigenous forest and offers accommodation.

Breathtaking scenery

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - two countries and one unforgettable desert safari

Breathtaking scenery
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - two countries and one unforgettable desert safari

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park combines the former Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana to create a large wildlife preserve and conservation area with an abundance of wildlife.

Breathtaking scenery

Breathtaking scenery

Private game lodges in Limpopo

Breathtaking scenery
Private game lodges in Limpopo

There are many private game lodges to choose from in Limpopo, all offering visitors excellent game viewing and wilderness experiences. Accommodation options include 5-star camps, a Fair Trade Tourism lodge and even a tree house.

Breathtaking scenery

Paragliding in Hermanus offers spectacular views

Breathtaking scenery
Paragliding in Hermanus offers spectacular views

Paragliding in Hermanus, a beautiful town in the Western Cape famous for its whale watching, gives you the best aerial views to watch these ocean giants.

Breathtaking scenery

Witsand’s roaring dunes

Breathtaking scenery
Witsand’s roaring dunes

Against the rust-red sands of the Kalahari desert in the Northern Cape, the 'roaring' white sand dunes of Witsand Nature Reserve are a mysterious natural phenomenon that emit a deep reverberating hum.

Breathtaking scenery

Put a spring back in your step at Riemvasmaak

Breathtaking scenery
Put a spring back in your step at Riemvasmaak

The Riemvasmaak Hot Springs in the Northern Cape are located north of the Augrabies Falls in a remote and rugged wilderness between the Orange and Molopo rivers. Visitors can bathe in the spring waters surrounded by a lunar-like landscape and accommodation is available.

Breathtaking scenery

The /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a cross-border desert experience

Breathtaking scenery
The /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a cross-border desert experience

The /Ai-/Ai-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is an area of great biodiversity in the Northern Cape. The Orange River runs through it and it contains the Fish River Canyon.

Breathtaking scenery

Birding at Nylsvley

Breathtaking scenery
Birding at Nylsvley

Birding in South Africa necessitates a trip to the Nylsvley Nature Reserve, which protects a significant portion of the country’s largest inland floodplain. The floodplain totals 16 000 hectares when water levels are at their highest during summer. Up to 80 000 birds can be found at Nylsvley at the same time.

Breathtaking scenery

Birding in Rustenburg

Breathtaking scenery
Birding in Rustenburg

The birdlife in Rustenburg will delight any birder – from beginner to expert twitcher. Tick off hundreds of birds, including raptors, water birds, bushveld birds and LBJs (little brown jobs) in a superb variety of habitats.

Breathtaking scenery

Birding in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga

Breathtaking scenery
Birding in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga

Going birding in Wakkerstroom is almost compulsory if you’re a birder. Wakkerstroom is one of South Africa’s most rewarding Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas, with plenty of endemics and seldom-seen, high-altitude grassland species. Some people hardly notice the birds – they’re after the peace and a feast of craft shops.

The Kruger National Park – a safari destination that can’t be missed.

Not only can you catch a glimpse of the famous Big Five, but you'll find yourself surrounded by hundreds of species of birds, ancient trees, winding rivers, superb accommodation and adventure.

Sun-soaked coast

Sun-soaked coasts

Knysna Oyster Festival, Western Cape: the Garden Route’s annual shellfish feast

Sun-soaked coasts
Knysna Oyster Festival, Western Cape: the Garden Route’s annual shellfish feast

The Knysna Oyster Festival warms up winter in this Western Cape tourist hotspot with delicious food and wine, sports and adventure, varied entertainment options and fun family activities.

Sun-soaked coasts

Some of the world’s best surfing – Jeffreys Bay

Sun-soaked coasts
Some of the world’s best surfing – Jeffreys Bay

Surfing at Jeffreys Bay on the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast means waves that range from 3ft to 10ft and run for up to 800m.

Breathtaking scenery

Paragliding in Hermanus offers spectacular views

Breathtaking scenery
Paragliding in Hermanus offers spectacular views

Paragliding in Hermanus, a beautiful town in the Western Cape famous for its whale watching, gives you the best aerial views to watch these ocean giants.

Active adventure

Historical hiking on the Olifantsbos shipwreck trail

Active adventure
Historical hiking on the Olifantsbos shipwreck trail

There are various hikes on the Olifantsbos (also known as the Thomas T Tucker) shipwreck trail, situated in the Cape Point Nature Reserve, an area with more than 1 200 endemic plant species, as well as small game.

Sun-soaked coasts

African black oystercatchers

Sun-soaked coasts
African black oystercatchers

South African birdlife is prolific. Even though African black oystercatchers are threatened, they are still relatively easy to see along many of South Africa’s beaches and rocky shores. These fascinating birds have a particular knack for harvesting tit-bits along the coast. Specialising in stubborn limpets, African black oystercatchers are skilled at living life on the edge.

Breathtaking scenery

Dolphin Coast’s waving sugar cane fields and stunning ocean vistas

Breathtaking scenery
Dolphin Coast’s waving sugar cane fields and stunning ocean vistas

The Dolphin Coast is renowned for its beaches, warm water and subtropical climate and offers visitors not only water-related attractions and excursions but also golfing game viewing and hiking. There are cultural history sites, most notably Shakaskraal.

Sun-soaked coasts

Wetlands, wildlife and a World Heritage Site, Elephant Coast has it all

Sun-soaked coasts
Wetlands, wildlife and a World Heritage Site, Elephant Coast has it all

The KwaZulu-Natal Elephant Coast offers tourists a range of eco-orientated activities in its two main national parks, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Within these parks, there are several nature reserves, some offering extensive game viewing and water-related activities.

Sun-soaked coasts

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Sun-soaked coasts
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Plettenberg Bay – also known as Plett – is a popular destination for nature-lovers, adventurers and beachgoers. You’ll find plenty to do in Plett – whether you’re after a seaside holiday; a wilderness experience in pristine natural surrounds; or adrenaline-packed adventures.

Bustling city life

Vibrant culture

The South African State Theatre, Pretoria

Vibrant culture
The South African State Theatre, Pretoria

The South African State Theatre is one of the top performing-arts venues on the continent. It proudly offers a distinctive pan-African experience, and is also known as the Theatre of Africa. It houses a range of venues used for performances, conferences, fashion shows, festivals and parties.

Breathtaking scenery

KwaZulu-Natal attractions

Breathtaking scenery
KwaZulu-Natal attractions

KwaZulu-Natal, the Zulu kingdom, is a coastal province known for its mild climate, beaches, mountains and big game savannah. Home to two World Heritage Sites, its capital, Durban is a harbour city popular with surfers.

Vibrant culture

Market on Main, Johannesburg: breathing vibey life into the inner city

Vibrant culture
Market on Main, Johannesburg: breathing vibey life into the inner city

Visitors to Johannesburg can shop till they drop every Sunday at Market on Main; the weekly inner-city event offering the trendiest art, design, fashion, food and entertainment, plus lots more.

Breathtaking scenery

The Best Time to Visit South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
The Best Time to Visit South Africa

From safaris to magnificent trips through the winelands in winter, to scuba diving and hiking in summer, there’s an activity for every season when travelling in South Africa.

Bustling city life

Bringing the Night to Life: Bustling Nightlife in the LGBTQ community

Bustling city life
Bringing the Night to Life: Bustling Nightlife in the LGBTQ community

Explore South Africa’s thriving nightlife which also includes several clubs, pubs and venues that cater for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

Bustling city life

A feast for the eyes, stomach, heart and soul: Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg

Bustling city life
A feast for the eyes, stomach, heart and soul: Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg

Maboneng, located in Johannesburg’s inner-city, is a haven of creativity and commerce. With a fantastic mix of galleries, restaurants, boutique stores, studios, residential buildings and theatres, there’s never a dull moment in this thriving district.

Bustling city life

10 of the Best Johannesburg Coffee Shops

Bustling city life
10 of the Best Johannesburg Coffee Shops

Check out these curated coffee shops across Johannesburg for the best brew in town!

Breathtaking scenery

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

Breathtaking scenery
15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

Where to honeymoon in South Africa, a truly unique destination.

Add some adventure to your township tour at the Orlando Towers

The Orlando Towers bungee in Soweto adds a whole new dimension to sightseeing in this famous Johannesburg township.

Vibrant culture

Vibrant culture

Ronnies Sex Shop

Vibrant culture
Ronnies Sex Shop

Along Route 62, between Barrydale and Ladysmith is the world-famous Ronnies Sex Shop. It is one of the most popular pubs on the route and travellers on the road stop for refreshments and a photograph of themselves next to the ‘Ronnies Sex Shop’ sign.

Vibrant culture

Cape Malay Merang ceremony

Vibrant culture
Cape Malay Merang ceremony

Merang is a Cape Malay celebration focused on food. Whether you savour the penslawar or salivate over the sweet potato and coconut pudding, a Cape Malay Merang meal is a delicious slice of community history.

Vibrant culture

South African art galleries and museums

Vibrant culture
South African art galleries and museums

A plethora of art galleries and museums are invaluable resources for understanding South Africa’s history and cultural diversity. Custodians of the past, these institutions also track the present and offer insight into the future.

Vibrant culture

Creativity in the platteland

Vibrant culture
Creativity in the platteland

The Free State has many artistic towns, Ficksburg, Clarens, Verkykerskop, Rosendal, Parys, Smithfield, Zastron, to name a few, where the more creative amongst us have settled in and made a home.

Breathtaking scenery

Dolphin Coast’s waving sugar cane fields and stunning ocean vistas

Breathtaking scenery
Dolphin Coast’s waving sugar cane fields and stunning ocean vistas

The Dolphin Coast is renowned for its beaches, warm water and subtropical climate and offers visitors not only water-related attractions and excursions but also golfing game viewing and hiking. There are cultural history sites, most notably Shakaskraal.

Vibrant culture

The South African State Theatre, Pretoria

Vibrant culture
The South African State Theatre, Pretoria

The South African State Theatre is one of the top performing-arts venues on the continent. It proudly offers a distinctive pan-African experience, and is also known as the Theatre of Africa. It houses a range of venues used for performances, conferences, fashion shows, festivals and parties.

Vibrant culture

Pretoria Art Museum

Vibrant culture
Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum is known for its impressive collection of South African art. Its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions showcase South Africa’s old masters, as well as contemporary artists. It also features a collection of international art. The museum houses both rural and urban masterpieces, and is well worth a visit for anyone interested in South African creativity.

Vibrant culture

The History of the Lemba People and Exploring Limpopo’s Diverse Cultural Heritage

Vibrant culture
The History of the Lemba People and Exploring Limpopo’s Diverse Cultural Heritage

Limpopo is a culturally rich and diverse area and the perfect place to delve deeper into the diverse cultures that make up South Africa. Experience the history of the Lemba people, view spectacular South African art, and learn more about Venda and Tsonga culture while visiting this beautiful region.

Active adventure

Sun-soaked coasts

Some of the world’s best surfing – Jeffreys Bay

Sun-soaked coasts
Some of the world’s best surfing – Jeffreys Bay

Surfing at Jeffreys Bay on the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast means waves that range from 3ft to 10ft and run for up to 800m.

Active adventure

White water rafting

Active adventure
White water rafting

If you’ve never been white water rafting before, South Africa is the perfect place to give it a shot. A white water rafting expedition involves a mix of navigating through rapids at high speed and enjoying the scenery along the calmer sections of water in-between, and there are white water experiences for all levels.

Breathtaking scenery

Private game lodges in Limpopo

Breathtaking scenery
Private game lodges in Limpopo

There are many private game lodges to choose from in Limpopo, all offering visitors excellent game viewing and wilderness experiences. Accommodation options include 5-star camps, a Fair Trade Tourism lodge and even a tree house.

Breathtaking scenery

Paragliding in Hermanus offers spectacular views

Breathtaking scenery
Paragliding in Hermanus offers spectacular views

Paragliding in Hermanus, a beautiful town in the Western Cape famous for its whale watching, gives you the best aerial views to watch these ocean giants.

Active adventure

Historical hiking on the Olifantsbos shipwreck trail

Active adventure
Historical hiking on the Olifantsbos shipwreck trail

There are various hikes on the Olifantsbos (also known as the Thomas T Tucker) shipwreck trail, situated in the Cape Point Nature Reserve, an area with more than 1 200 endemic plant species, as well as small game.

Breathtaking scenery

An aerial view of the Garden Route

Breathtaking scenery
An aerial view of the Garden Route

The Garden Route and its spectacular coastline can be seen from small aircraft, helicopter or hot-air balloon. It can also be explored by foot in the Garden Route National Park.

Breathtaking scenery

Dolphin Coast’s waving sugar cane fields and stunning ocean vistas

Breathtaking scenery
Dolphin Coast’s waving sugar cane fields and stunning ocean vistas

The Dolphin Coast is renowned for its beaches, warm water and subtropical climate and offers visitors not only water-related attractions and excursions but also golfing game viewing and hiking. There are cultural history sites, most notably Shakaskraal.

Breathtaking scenery

Scenic hiking in Mpumalanga

Breathtaking scenery
Scenic hiking in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga offers a variety of hiking trails to suit all levels of fitness and duration from a half-day trail to 5-day hikes. Blyde River Canyon offers some of the best hiking in the country.

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