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SSouth Africa is an endless outdoor playground. From skydiving to walking safaris, hot air ballooning to windsurfing, treetop zip lining to river rafting – there’s no shortage of raw adventures and adrenaline-pumping moments.

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KwaZulu-Natal attractions

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.

Mapungubwe National Park - A golden kingdom among glowing rocks

Mapungubwe National Park - A golden kingdom among glowing rocks

The Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is a must-see for travellers interested in wildlife and birds, as well as archaeology. Mapungubwe Hill was home to one of southern Africa’s first kingdom’s 1 000 years ago.

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.

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.

South Africa on social media

Flying directly between Newark Liberty International Airport and Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport is now easier! United Airlines has inaugurated its nonstop daily service between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and O.R. Tambo International Airport, with the arrival of the first flight into Johannesburg on the 4th of June. This is an exciting development as it will definitely boost South Africa's efforts to continue to grow business and leisure tourists' arrivals out of North America. With COVID-19 health & safety protocols as well South Africa’s vaccine roll out plan well underway with citizens being vaccinated, South Africa is ready to welcome back visitors from across the world and is certainly open for business. Johannesburg is a vibrant city which is not only an economic hub but also a melting pot of history, culture, fashion, food and an entertainment epicentre. From Johannesburg, travellers can expand their itinerary via airline codeshare agreements or the network of quality and affordable domestic airlines. From there, they can visit the many attractions across South Africa. Together, with the planned resumption of the airline’s existing seasonal, three-times weekly service between Cape Town and New York/Newark, United will offer more nonstop services from South Africa than any other U.S airline South Africa cannot wait to welcome visitors to experience our unique cosmopolitan Home to the Cradle of Humankind, a world heritage site, cities, our incredible infrastructure, wildlife, safari and adventure.

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