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The AFROPUNK Festival returns to Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on 30 and 31 December 2019.
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.
The Knysna Oyster Festival warms up winter in this Western Cape tourist hotspot with delicious food and wine, sports and adventure, varied entertainment options and fun family activities.
Plettenberg Bay – also known as Plett – is a popular destination for nature-lovers, adventurers and beachgoers. You’ll find plenty to do in Plett – whether you’re after a seaside holiday; a wilderness experience in pristine natural surrounds; or adrenaline-packed adventures.
The Pretoria Art Museum is known for its impressive collection of South African art. Its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions showcase South Africa’s old masters, as well as contemporary artists. It also features a collection of international art. The museum houses both rural and urban masterpieces, and is well worth a visit for anyone interested in South African creativity.
Platbos Forest is Africa’s southernmost forest, located in the Western Cape’s Baviaanspoort hills. This endangered ecosystem is known as a relic forest, home to trees that are over 1 000 years old. Scientists are amazed that the indigenous forest has survived this long, in spite of climate change and other environmental challenges.
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.
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.
Mkhambathi (sometimes spelled Mkambati) falls within the Pondoland Centre of Endemism, a biological hotspot and a botanist’s dream. Take in the antelope-dappled grasslands, a waterfall that flows into the sea, Cape vultures, and a stunning coastline.
Lappiesbaai, which means ‘bay of rags’, is a relaxed beach hideaway and a Blue Flag destination. It’s renowned for its beauty and the recreational facilities on offer in the area – it’s a great spot for birding, fishing and whale-watching.
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.
With varying habitats along the way, you can expect to see a plethora of birdlife on the Free State birding route. The Free State is also one of the most scenic parts of South Africa, making it a must-see for birders and keen photographers.