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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

How to take the best photographs of wild animals

How to take the best photographs of wild animals

Handy tips for improving your wildlife photography skills while game-viewing in South Africa.

Learn to be a game ranger in South Africa

Learn to be a game ranger in South Africa

If you fancy a new career as a game ranger or field guide, or just want to add another string to your bow, you can take a course and qualify in South Africa.

The Kruger2Canyons Biosphere Region - a vast natural playground

The Kruger2Canyons Biosphere Region - a vast natural playground

The Kruger2Canyons Biosphere Region includes 4-million hectares of protected savannah, woodlands, grasslands and forests. The region offers numerous adventure-based activities, historical site visits and game viewing opportunities.

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.

Breathtaking scenery

Sociable weavers - birds that make haystacks

Sociable weavers - birds that make haystacks

Social weavers build large communal nests to survive the hot and cold of the Kalahari.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain by cableway

A trip to the top of Table Mountain by cableway

Take the Table Mountain cableway to immerse yourself in the Cape Floral Region where nearly 1 500 species of plants can be found on the mountain alone.

West Coast Wine Route

West Coast Wine Route

The West Coast Wine Route follows the N7 North and has a surprisingly large selection and quality of award winning wines to chose from. It includes boutique and garagiste producers, along with some of the largest wineries in the country.

Succulent Karoo

Succulent Karoo

Succulent Karoo is a unique South African biome known for its wildflower extravaganza in spring. The vegetation is primarily made up of dwarf succulent shrubs. You won’t find as many plant species – mostly succulents – in other similarly sized arid areas in the world.

Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

Sacred sites in KwaZulu-Natal include the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo, the charming Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple in Chatsworth and the majestic slopes and valleys of the mighty Drakensberg mountain range. Throw in some isiZulu culture, San rock art and Bhangazi legends, and let the journey begin.

Spiritual retreats in South Africa

Spiritual retreats in South Africa

For a holiday that truly lets you get away from it all, you can’t beat the peace and relaxation of a spiritual retreat, surrounded by a majestic South African landscape.

The Sabie Waterfalls Route, Mpumalanga: a watery wonderland

The Sabie Waterfalls Route, Mpumalanga: a watery wonderland

Visit South Africa’s most impressive collection of watery cascades with a spectacular sight-seeing trip along the beautiful Sabie Waterfalls Route in Mpumalanga province.

Leliefontein to Kleinzee: the Shipwreck and Daisies Route

Leliefontein to Kleinzee: the Shipwreck and Daisies Route

South Africa’s Shipwreck and Daisies Route from Leliefontein to Kleinzee in Northern Cape combines astounding natural beauty with Namaqualand hospitality and a side-order of history and culture.

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 romantic Northern Cape seaport of Port Nolloth

The romantic Northern Cape seaport of Port Nolloth

Port Nolloth is currently a centre for small-scale diamond recovery and the crayfishing industries. Established for the copper mining industry, the harbour’s narrow, shallow entrance made it unsuitable for ore carriers.

West Coast Wine Route

West Coast Wine Route

The West Coast Wine Route follows the N7 North and has a surprisingly large selection and quality of award winning wines to chose from. It includes boutique and garagiste producers, along with some of the largest wineries in the country.

Surfing competitions in South Africa

Surfing competitions in South Africa

South Africa hosts some of the world’s most festive surfing competitions, which attract some of the biggest names in the sport every year. More than 3 000km of coastline, beach breaks, reef breaks – and perfect weather conditions – make South Africa the perfect destination for surfers.

Port Shepstone: hub of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

Port Shepstone: hub of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

In Port Shepstone, visitors to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast can laze on the beach, get swept up in the Sardine Run, chase adventure in Oribi Gorge, or enjoy fishing on the reef.

Leliefontein to Kleinzee: the Shipwreck and Daisies Route

Leliefontein to Kleinzee: the Shipwreck and Daisies Route

South Africa’s Shipwreck and Daisies Route from Leliefontein to Kleinzee in Northern Cape combines astounding natural beauty with Namaqualand hospitality and a side-order of history and culture.

The Maritime Museum, Mossel Bay: relive stirring sea tales

The Maritime Museum, Mossel Bay: relive stirring sea tales

The Maritime Museum in Mossel Bay, which offers visitors a glimpse of 15th-Century seafaring life, is a great starting point to explore this historic Western Cape town.

Marina Beach, KwaZulu-Natal: the best-kept secret on the Hibiscus Coast

Marina Beach, KwaZulu-Natal: the best-kept secret on the Hibiscus Coast

Swimming, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking, top-class golf or just lazing on the beach: Marina Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is one of South Africa’s lesser-known jewels.

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.

Bustling city life

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

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.

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.

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

Ronnies Sex Shop

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.

iSimangaliso’s arts and crafts

iSimangaliso’s arts and crafts

Women of iSimangaliso Wetland Park are empowered by selling the arts and crafts they produce from local and sustainable resources.

Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

Sacred sites in KwaZulu-Natal include the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo, the charming Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple in Chatsworth and the majestic slopes and valleys of the mighty Drakensberg mountain range. Throw in some isiZulu culture, San rock art and Bhangazi legends, and let the journey begin.

South African English culture: introducing a new urban influence

South African English culture: introducing a new urban influence

Eastern Cape province is the heartland of South African English culture, as the site of the first mass settlement of British settlers around the city they called Grahamstown – now renamed Makhanda.

South Africa’s curio shops: shopping for that perfect souvenir

South Africa’s curio shops: shopping for that perfect souvenir

Visitors to South Africa are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing souvenirs; beadwork, wire sculptures, wooden carvings and other arts and crafts can be found at curio shops all over.

The Anglo-Zulu War: final stand against a ruthless empire

The Anglo-Zulu War: final stand against a ruthless empire

The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 saw the world’s mightiest empire struggle to overcome a brave indigenous people; today, history buffs can relive that desperate conflict in KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields.

Northern Cape food terroir: desert delivers delectable dishes

Northern Cape food terroir: desert delivers delectable dishes

South Africa’s blend of many cultures means that visitors to Northern Cape province can enjoy a food terroir that is as intriguing and unusual as it is delicious.

Pan African Market, Cape Town: craftmanship and art from across the continent

Pan African Market, Cape Town: craftmanship and art from across the continent

Located in a national monument in historic Long Street, Cape Town’s Pan African Market offers visitors to Western Cape an impressive display of African culture, craftsmanship and artistic talent.

Active adventure

Surfing competitions in South Africa

Surfing competitions in South Africa

South Africa hosts some of the world’s most festive surfing competitions, which attract some of the biggest names in the sport every year. More than 3 000km of coastline, beach breaks, reef breaks – and perfect weather conditions – make South Africa the perfect destination for surfers.

Shark Alley: get up close and personal on a marine safari

Shark Alley: get up close and personal on a marine safari

Get in the water with great white sharks, or laze on the beach watching the whales – Shark Alley near Gansbaai in Western Cape, South Africa offers all sorts of coastal adventures.

Paragliding in South Africa

Paragliding in South Africa

There are great paragliding locations, and adventure companies making the most of them, all over South Africa, whether you’re an experienced pilot or a beginner looking for a tandem thrill.

Quad biking: four wheels to freedom

Quad biking: four wheels to freedom

With its rugged terrain and wide-open spaces, South Africa offers the perfect platform for the popular adventure sport of quad biking, for those who want to enjoy the countryside close-up.

Fishing in South Africa: easy to get hooked

Fishing in South Africa: easy to get hooked

With its historical fishing culture, rich coastline and a variety of lakes, rivers and dams, South Africa offers visiting anglers plenty of fishing opportunities in all sorts of conditions.

Howick Falls, KwaZulu-Natal: a spectacular cascade

Howick Falls, KwaZulu-Natal: a spectacular cascade

Visitors to Howick Falls in KwaZulu-Natal can enjoy close-up views of the magnificent cascade from several vantage points, before exploring the arts, crafts and hospitality of the Midlands Meander.

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.

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