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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

Kudu antelope: spiral-horned aristocrat of the dense bush

Kudu antelope: spiral-horned aristocrat of the dense bush

Game watchers visiting South Africa should have no trouble spotting kudu; the impressive spiral-horned antelopes are common in many of the country’s national parks and game reserves.

The Best Time to Visit South Africa

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.

Bushmans Kloof rock art site: ancient art, a rugged landscape and rare zebra

Bushmans Kloof rock art site: ancient art, a rugged landscape and rare zebra

The Bushmans Kloof rock art site in Western Cape combines 10 000 years of San rock art in 130 locations with the modern luxury of the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat.

Honeymoons in the North West province

Honeymoons in the North West province

North West offers honeymooners a range of contrasting experiences from Big 5 game viewing and safaris at Pilanesberg or Madikwe, to gambling at popular casino and holiday resort, Sun City.

Honeymoons in Limpopo

Honeymoons in Limpopo

Honeymooners in Limpopo have the choice of visiting pristine bushveld and wildlife viewing, birding in wetlands, swimming in healing waters, or taking a trip to our ancient past.

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

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

Warm, farm-style hospitality – honeymoons in the Free State

Warm, farm-style hospitality – honeymoons in the Free State

A honeymoon in the Free State can include majestic mountains, national parks, a world heritage site, dams, hot-air ballooning and rock climbing.

Honeymoons in the bush

Honeymoons in the bush

South Africa has an abundance of excellent nature reserves, game parks or private game reserves all equally suitable for honeymoons with both coastal and inland options available.

Breathtaking scenery

The Best Time to Visit South Africa

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.

A Tranquil Natural Sanctuary near Johannesburg: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

A Tranquil Natural Sanctuary near Johannesburg: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

One of Joburg’s most beautiful natural spots, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden is ideal for a day trip or a weekend picnic. Located in Roodepoort, the gardens are home to many different bird, animal and plant species and visitors are encouraged to walk the gardens and marvel at these natural wonders.

Exceptional Scenes: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa

Exceptional Scenes: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa

South Africa has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each an area of extraordinary beauty or a site of great importance to humanity. Visit Robben Island in Cape Town for important insights into South Africa’s turbulent history, or the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng, the paleoanthropological site that has produced more hominin fossils than any other site in the world.

Bushmans Kloof rock art site: ancient art, a rugged landscape and rare zebra

Bushmans Kloof rock art site: ancient art, a rugged landscape and rare zebra

The Bushmans Kloof rock art site in Western Cape combines 10 000 years of San rock art in 130 locations with the modern luxury of the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat.

Farm stays in Northern Cape – adventures in rural life

Farm stays in Northern Cape – adventures in rural life

Star-gazing, game-watching or witnessing an astonishing floral miracle: there’s lots for tourists to do as they experience rural life on a farm stay in Northern Cape, South Africa.

A charming country village, Bathurst, Eastern Cape

A charming country village, Bathurst, Eastern Cape

Bathurst, an agricultural town in the Eastern Cape, is a great stopover for exploring 1820 settler frontier history, as well as the natural beauty of this area. The oldest pub in the country and a 3-storey high fiberglass pineapple add to the charm of this village.

Kings Walden Garden, Tzaneen

Kings Walden Garden, Tzaneen

In the Tooley family since 1904, Kings Walden Garden is a treasure of fountains, paths and flowers reminiscent of colonial style estates set against the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains.

Shopping in the Shade of Table Mountain: The V&A Waterfront Cape Town

Shopping in the Shade of Table Mountain: The V&A Waterfront Cape Town

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is home to a wide range of exciting retail outlets, from well-known international brands to exclusive local boutiques. This shopping and leisure Mecca boasts incredible views, historical sights, and an endless range of activities.

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

The Best Time to Visit South Africa

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.

Boulders Beach penguins

Boulders Beach penguins

Boulders Beach, just outside Cape Town, is home to an impressive colony of African penguins. These waddling wonder-birds attract attention year-round – and there’s plenty to learn about their resilience as a species.

False Bay, Western Cape: Best of all the bays

False Bay, Western Cape: Best of all the bays

False Bay has an intriguing history of naval battles, pirate visits and the establishment of scenic little seaports all along its shores. It is also one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and seems to cater for everyone’s holiday needs, offering adventure, leisure, bright lights and great food. Visitors can travel to Cape Point or drive towards Hangklip via Gordon’s Bay.

Water wonderland for snorkelling

Water wonderland for snorkelling

South Africa’s 2,700km of coastline, two oceans and varying climate areas, offers snorkellers a myriad of underwater environments, especially KwaZulu-Natal and the south coast of the Western Cape.

Mini-Guide to Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape

Mini-Guide to Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape

An introduction guide to the small town Coffee Bay in the Wild Coast

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

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

City lights, beautiful mountains and sea – honeymoons in the Western Cape

City lights, beautiful mountains and sea – honeymoons in the Western Cape

A Western Cape honeymoon could see you exploring the wine routes, absorbing the Mother City’s pulse, enjoying seafood on the West Coast or sampling activities of the Garden Route.

Honeymoons in South Africa: true romance in exquisite surroundings

Honeymoons in South Africa: true romance in exquisite surroundings

A honeymoon in South Africa has something for everyone: from spectacular scenery and unparalleled tranquillity in the nature reserves to adventure tourist activities and bustling, vibrant cities.

Bustling city life

The Best Time to Visit South Africa

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.

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

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.

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

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.

10 of the Best Johannesburg Coffee Shops

10 of the Best Johannesburg Coffee Shops

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

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

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

City lights, beautiful mountains and sea – honeymoons in the Western Cape

City lights, beautiful mountains and sea – honeymoons in the Western Cape

A Western Cape honeymoon could see you exploring the wine routes, absorbing the Mother City’s pulse, enjoying seafood on the West Coast or sampling activities of the Garden Route.

The GrandWest Casino, Cape Town

The GrandWest Casino, Cape Town

The GrandWest Casino in Cape Town offers over 2 500 slot machines and 68 gaming tables, as well as conference facilities and entertainment for the whole family.

The best views of Johannesburg – Top of Africa, Carlton Centre

The best views of Johannesburg – Top of Africa, Carlton Centre

The Top of Africa is a wrap-around viewing deck at the top of the 50-storey, 223m-high Carlton Centre in Johannesburg.

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

The Best Time to Visit South Africa

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.

A Mix of Ancient, Modern, and Delicious: Basotho Dining Deluxe

A Mix of Ancient, Modern, and Delicious: Basotho Dining Deluxe

Food and travel go hand in hand and South Africa has a unique array of cultures with a mix of cuisines. Basotho cuisine, with its combination of rich flavours and unique spices, should satisfy every foodie’s cravings.

Bushmans Kloof rock art site: ancient art, a rugged landscape and rare zebra

Bushmans Kloof rock art site: ancient art, a rugged landscape and rare zebra

The Bushmans Kloof rock art site in Western Cape combines 10 000 years of San rock art in 130 locations with the modern luxury of the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat.

Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project: time travel with the San

Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project: time travel with the San

The Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project in Western Cape, South Africa, uses the Cederberg landscape as a time machine to explore the living legacy of its earliest inhabitants: San hunter-gatherers.

Savour the flavours of Afro-cantonese cuisine

Savour the flavours of Afro-cantonese cuisine

Afro-Cantonese cuisine has its origins in the arrival of indentured mineworkers from Guangdong (formerly Canton) Province who came to Johannesburg in the 1890s. It is characterised by a higher ratio of red meat to vegetables and a much gentler spicing than in classic Cantonese cuisine.

The Bo-Kaap Museum

The Bo-Kaap Museum

Discover the culture of the Cape Malays by visiting Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap Museum and neighbourhood.

C Louis Leipoldt’s ‘poetry and perlemoen’

C Louis Leipoldt’s ‘poetry and perlemoen’

C Louis Leipoldt wrote many gastronomic volumes on indigenous cooking in South Africa. As well as being a doctor, novelist and poet, Leipoldt’s Food & Wine trilogy is a record of the cultural and social history of the Cape.

A Modern City Steeped in History: Cape Town’s History and Culture

A Modern City Steeped in History: Cape Town’s History and Culture

Explore Cape Town’s fascinating history through its historical monuments and diverse range of museums. This historical city is home to a number of beautiful cultures, histories, traditions and stories.

Active adventure

The Best Time to Visit South Africa

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.

Champagne Castle Adventure Centre, KwaZulu-Natal: adventures galore in the Drakensberg Mountains

Champagne Castle Adventure Centre, KwaZulu-Natal: adventures galore in the Drakensberg Mountains

Enjoy fun for the whole family at the Champagne Castle Adventure Centre in the Drakensberg Mountains, whether it’s hiking to see ancient rock art, having fun with the kids, or full-on thrill-seeking.

The Comrades Marathon: making friends along the road

The Comrades Marathon: making friends along the road

More than a world-famous 90km running race, the annual Comrades Marathon between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, celebrates the indomitable human spirit.

Water wonderland for snorkelling

Water wonderland for snorkelling

South Africa’s 2,700km of coastline, two oceans and varying climate areas, offers snorkellers a myriad of underwater environments, especially KwaZulu-Natal and the south coast of the Western Cape.

Experience Table Mountain on Foot: A Hike up Platteklip Gorge

Experience Table Mountain on Foot: A Hike up Platteklip Gorge

Table Mountain is not only famous for its unusual shape. This iconic Cape Town wonder has several beautiful hikes to its summit. Experience Table Mountain’s biodiversity and magnificent views of the city with a hike up Platteklip Gorge, one of its most popular hiking trails.

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

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

Honeymoons in Mpumalanga

Honeymoons in Mpumalanga

A honeymoon in Mpumalanga is perfect for an adventurous couple. There are mountains, forests, rivers and waterfalls to explore, as well as one-horse towns steeped in history, and some of the world’s most famous game reserves. There are also plenty of romantic settings to enjoy in the wake of your big day.

A grand coastal caper – Grahamstown to Port Elizabeth

A grand coastal caper – Grahamstown to Port Elizabeth

Take a drive from Grahamstown to Port Elizabeth and explore the pubs, beaches, restaurants and seaside adventures that come with one of South Africa’s top coastal areas.

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