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SSouth Africa’s sun-soaked coast lies ready, all-year round, to share its secrets, adventures and lazy days with you. With golden beaches and unspoiled nature, it’s more than just the place where the cool Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans meet. It’s 2500km of pure wanderlust.

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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.

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.

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.

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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