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CComing this close to nature is a sense-tingling reminder of why we have always been inspired by the untouched wild. With world-renowned nature reserves and preservation areas in every province, there’s no shortage of places to explore.

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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.

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Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

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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.

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The giant quiver trees of Namaqualand are rare kings of the desert

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The giant quiver trees of Namaqualand are rare kings of the desert

The critically endangered and rare, giant quiver trees are one of the most spectacular aloe species found in South Africa. They grow in northern Namaqualand and the Richtersveld.

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The Olifants River

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The Olifants River

The Olifants River flows through South Africa and Mozambique. It is a tributary of the Limpopo River. Visit the Kruger National Park to see the elephants that visit the river regularly. Because of the wildlife it attracts, the river is considered one of South Africa’s most interesting watercourses.

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Photographic safaris in South Africa

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Photographic safaris in South Africa

South Africa is an enormously rewarding country for visitors with a camera. The country’s varied scenery entices photo opportunities around every corner. One of the best times to practice photography is on safari in the bush, as South African wildlife makes for captivating subject matter.

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South African ostriches in the wild

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South African ostriches in the wild

Ostriches aren’t only found on farms. They can be found in game reserves around South Africa, and you’ll probably spot one on a dusty drive through the hauntingly beautiful Karoo. Ostriches have some interesting habits, and it’s well worth learning more about these peculiar birds.

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Jock of the Bushveld Trail, Mpumalanga

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Jock of the Bushveld Trail, Mpumalanga

The Jock of the Bushveld Trail is a circular day-walk through lush and wild scenery. It retraces the routes that Jock of the Bushveld – South Africa's most beloved pooch – once frequented with his master Sir James Percy FitzPatrick.

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.

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Mapungubwe National Park - A golden kingdom among glowing rocks

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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.

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How to take the best photographs of wild animals

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How to take the best photographs of wild animals

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

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Learn to be a game ranger in South Africa

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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.

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