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AFROPUNK

Bustling city life
AFROPUNK

The AFROPUNK Festival returns to Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on 30 and 31 December 2019.

Vibrant culture

Ronnies Sex Shop

Vibrant culture
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.

Sun-soaked coasts

Knysna Oyster Festival, Western Cape: the Garden Route’s annual shellfish feast

Sun-soaked coasts
Knysna Oyster Festival, Western Cape: the Garden Route’s annual shellfish feast

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.

Active adventure

White water rafting

Active adventure
White water rafting

If you’ve never been white water rafting before, South Africa is the perfect place to give it a shot. A white water rafting expedition involves a mix of navigating through rapids at high speed and enjoying the scenery along the calmer sections of water in-between, and there are white water experiences for all levels.

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.

Wildlife safari

Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

Wildlife safari
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

Scenic hiking in Mpumalanga

Breathtaking scenery
Scenic hiking in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga offers a variety of hiking trails to suit all levels of fitness and duration from a half-day trail to 5-day hikes. Blyde River Canyon offers some of the best hiking in the country.

Breathtaking scenery

Visit Augrabies Falls to experience the power of nature

Breathtaking scenery
Visit Augrabies Falls to experience the power of nature

The 60m-high Augrabies Falls, situated in the Augrabies Falls National Park, are called ‘the place of great noise’ by the Khoisan.

Breathtaking scenery

Goegap Nature Reserve offers an explosion of colour

Breathtaking scenery
Goegap Nature Reserve offers an explosion of colour

The Goegap Nature Reserve, close to Springbok, comes alive in flower season but also offers some of the best wildlife and birding in the Northern Cape.

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.

Breathtaking scenery

Sweet water in the desert

Breathtaking scenery
Sweet water in the desert

In the Kalahari desert lies what is said to be the largest natural spring in the Southern Hemisphere, the Eye of Kuruman. This spring made possible the establishment of a mission station in 1824 by Robert and Mary Moffat.

Wildlife safari

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

Wildlife safari
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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