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FFrom the breathtaking scenery of Mpumalanga to the bustling city life of Gauteng, South Africa's provinces promise a range of experiences that you can't find anywhere else on earth. Explore South Africa's nine provices. Discover Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West and Western Cape.

WWestern Cape 

TThe scenic splendour of the Western Cape has long been a drawcard in South Africa. This is where you’ll find the Cape Winelands and a beautiful stretch of coastline. Most visitors list Table Mountain, Robben Island (where the late Nelson Mandela was incarcerated) and a visit to the Cape of Good Hope, at the tip of the Cape Peninsula, as priorities.

Western Cape

Two Oceans Aquarium: the wonders of both the Indian and Atlantic oceans under one Cape Town roof

Two Oceans Aquarium: the wonders of both the Indian and Atlantic oceans under one Cape Town roof

The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town houses vivid and educational displays of marvellous life from beneath the waters of the Indian and the Atlantic oceans, both of which wash Western Cape shores.

Trout fishing in South Africa: the angler’s ultimate casting call

Trout fishing in South Africa: the angler’s ultimate casting call

South Africa has plenty of idyllic spots around the country to attract fly-fishers, with 2 species of trout in our waters and a thriving support industry dedicated to great angling holidays.

Trail running in South Africa: off the beaten track… into Eden

Trail running in South Africa: off the beaten track… into Eden

South Africa has amazing trail-running terrain for visiting athletes, including mountains, forests, bushveld, beaches, savannahs and deserts – as well as some competitive runs to consider.

The Tsitsikamma Woodcutters’ Journey: explore a beautiful indigenous forest

The Tsitsikamma Woodcutters’ Journey: explore a beautiful indigenous forest

The Tsitsikamma Woodcutters’ Journey on the Garden Route in Western Cape takes you through pristine indigenous forests in one of South Africa’s most beautiful national parks.

Western Cape: fun in the sun, from the mountains to the sea

Western Cape: fun in the sun, from the mountains to the sea

Western Cape is South Africa’s premier province for fun in the sun: Cape Town is surrounded by world-class wine routes, stunning scenery and unique West Coast and Garden Route flora and fauna.

Witsand Beach, Western Cape: get away from it all on pristine white sands

Witsand Beach, Western Cape: get away from it all on pristine white sands

Witsand Beach in Western Cape province offers pristine white Blue Flag beaches, superb land-based whale watching, a wide variety of water sports and magnificent plants, birds and animals to view.

The wreck of the Arniston, Western Cape: a town renamed after a tragedy at sea

The wreck of the Arniston, Western Cape: a town renamed after a tragedy at sea

Arniston, Western Cape, originally called Waenhuiskrans, received an informal name change after a tragic shipwreck in 1815 – under either name, it’s an idyllic resort village on the Agulhas coast.

The Overberg on horseback: exploring Western Cape from the saddle

The Overberg on horseback: exploring Western Cape from the saddle

South Africa’s Overberg region, where mountains, fynbos and strandveld descend spectacularly to the sea on the Whale Coast of Western Cape province, is a great spot to explore on horseback.

EEastern Cape 

SSouth Africa’s ‘wild’ province, the Eastern Cape features expanses of untouched beach, bush and forest. This was Nelson Mandela’s home province, and is an area with some enticing attractions – among them the Addo Elephant National Park, with the densest elephant population in the world; the dramatic Wild Coast; and, of course, Mandela’s home at Qunu.

Eastern Cape

Vervet monkeys: the mischievous primates with long tails are plentiful in many South African habitats

Vervet monkeys: the mischievous primates with long tails are plentiful in many South African habitats

Vervet monkeys are playful, mischievous primates that can be found all over eastern South Africa and are hugely entertaining to watch – as long as you keep the kitchen windows closed.

Trout fishing in South Africa: the angler’s ultimate casting call

Trout fishing in South Africa: the angler’s ultimate casting call

South Africa has plenty of idyllic spots around the country to attract fly-fishers, with 2 species of trout in our waters and a thriving support industry dedicated to great angling holidays.

Trail running in South Africa: off the beaten track… into Eden

Trail running in South Africa: off the beaten track… into Eden

South Africa has amazing trail-running terrain for visiting athletes, including mountains, forests, bushveld, beaches, savannahs and deserts – as well as some competitive runs to consider.

Xhosa cuisine: a delicious blend of ancient and modern

Xhosa cuisine: a delicious blend of ancient and modern

Visitors to South Africa should make sure they try Xhosa cuisine, whether in its Eastern Cape heartland or anywhere else that offers umngqusho, amasi, ikhowa and other delicacies.

Xhosa traditions: discover Eastern Cape’s indigenous culture

Xhosa traditions: discover Eastern Cape’s indigenous culture

Cultural villages and museums in South Africa are great places to learn more about Xhosa traditions and how these express the culture and beliefs of this ancient Eastern Cape people.

The Freedom Trail: coast to coast on a mountain bike

The Freedom Trail: coast to coast on a mountain bike

The Freedom Trail is an exhilarating mountain-bike route from East Coast to West Coast in South Africa that runs through some of the most spectacular natural beauty the country has to offer.

Surfing in South Africa: hot weather; cool waves

Surfing in South Africa: hot weather; cool waves

South Africa is a surfer’s paradise, and whether you’re a novice or an old pro, the different conditions of the West Coast, Garden Route, Wild Coast and KwaZulu-Natal offers something for everyone.

Flowering aloes in South Africa: see hills aflame with orange and crimson flowers in Eastern Cape and other arid areas

Flowering aloes in South Africa: see hills aflame with orange and crimson flowers in Eastern Cape and other arid areas

Aloe ferox – the red or bitter aloe – grows all over South Africa, but Eastern Cape hills are ablaze with orange and red from May to August; the province also produces great aloe health products.

GGauteng

SSouth Africa’s ‘wild’ province, the Eastern Cape features expanses of untouched beach, bush and forest. This was Nelson Mandela’s home province, and is an area with some enticing attractions – among them the Addo Elephant National Park, with the densest elephant population in the world; the dramatic Wild Coast; and, of course, Mandela’s home at Qunu.

Gauteng

Trail running in South Africa: off the beaten track… into Eden

Trail running in South Africa: off the beaten track… into Eden

South Africa has amazing trail-running terrain for visiting athletes, including mountains, forests, bushveld, beaches, savannahs and deserts – as well as some competitive runs to consider.

Quirky Cullinan: Gauteng’s unforgettable wedding destination

Quirky Cullinan: Gauteng’s unforgettable wedding destination

Cullinan near Pretoria in Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, is a great destination for out-of-the-ordinary weddings at Jan Harmsgat se Agterplaas and prenuptial pampering at Zau Spa.

Tour Soweto in Gauteng: experience vibrant township life and the spirit not even apartheid could crush in the south of Johannesburg

Tour Soweto in Gauteng: experience vibrant township life and the spirit not even apartheid could crush in the south of Johannesburg

Take a tour of Soweto, Johannesburg’s vibrant city-within-a-city – apart from learning the history of the struggle against apartheid, you can immerse yourself in a modern urban vibe with lots to do.

Soweto Bicycle Tours: see the famed suburbs on two wheels

Soweto Bicycle Tours: see the famed suburbs on two wheels

Soweto Bicycle Tours let you explore South Africa’s most famous township’s streets with a qualified guide, taking in historical sites like the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Tutu.

South African architectural tours: explore the urban design that built a nation

South African architectural tours: explore the urban design that built a nation

South African urban architectural design tours introduce visitors to the eclectic array of styles and influences behind the country’s most iconic buildings.

South African cultural museums: rich traditions and history all over

South African cultural museums: rich traditions and history all over

South Africans are a diverse mix of peoples from Africa, Europe, Asia and elsewhere, and the many museums scattered around the country preserve rich histories, heritages and cultural traditions.

SAB World of Beer, Johannesburg – celebrating the history of the amber elixir in Gauteng.

SAB World of Beer, Johannesburg – celebrating the history of the amber elixir in Gauteng.

South African Breweries’ World of Beer in Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg, presents a fascinating history of beer globally, and brewing in South Africa – with some welcome samples thrown in.

South Africa’s planetariums: a journey into the universe

South Africa’s planetariums: a journey into the universe

South Africa has 2 planetariums – Iziko Planetarium in Cape Town and Wits Planetarium in Johannesburg – and both are centrally located… and ready to blow your mind with the wonders of the universe.

KKwaZulu-Natal

SSouth Africa’s third-smallest province, KwaZulu-Natal has a wealth of scenic and cultural attractions that include the country’s most popular beaches lying to the south and north of Durban. Add to that its bushveld reserves to the north, historic battlefields and the dramatic Drakensberg mountains, and you can see why it’s popular with tourists.

KwaZulu-Natal

Vervet monkeys: the mischievous primates with long tails are plentiful in many South African habitats

Vervet monkeys: the mischievous primates with long tails are plentiful in many South African habitats

Vervet monkeys are playful, mischievous primates that can be found all over eastern South Africa and are hugely entertaining to watch – as long as you keep the kitchen windows closed.

Valley of a Thousand Hills, KwaZulu-Natal: picturesque gateway to the Midlands

Valley of a Thousand Hills, KwaZulu-Natal: picturesque gateway to the Midlands

The Valley of a Thousand Hills between Durban and Pietermaritzburg is the gateway to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, rich in history, culture, scenic beauty, outdoor adventures and tourist attractions.

Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal: idyllic town in the foothills of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg

Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal: idyllic town in the foothills of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg

Underberg offers visitors a bustling farm-town welcome in the foothills of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg – a great base from which to explore this part of KwaZulu-Natal’s many outdoor attractions.

uKhahlamba adventures, KwaZulu-Natal: mountains of fun in the Drakensberg

uKhahlamba adventures, KwaZulu-Natal: mountains of fun in the Drakensberg

The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg region offers breath-taking mountain views and adventures of note: hiking, rock-climbing, paragliding, mountain-biking, abseiling, ice-climbing, horse-riding and more.

Trout fishing in South Africa: the angler’s ultimate casting call

Trout fishing in South Africa: the angler’s ultimate casting call

South Africa has plenty of idyllic spots around the country to attract fly-fishers, with 2 species of trout in our waters and a thriving support industry dedicated to great angling holidays.

Trail running in South Africa: off the beaten track… into Eden

Trail running in South Africa: off the beaten track… into Eden

South Africa has amazing trail-running terrain for visiting athletes, including mountains, forests, bushveld, beaches, savannahs and deserts – as well as some competitive runs to consider.

The Freedom Trail: coast to coast on a mountain bike

The Freedom Trail: coast to coast on a mountain bike

The Freedom Trail is an exhilarating mountain-bike route from East Coast to West Coast in South Africa that runs through some of the most spectacular natural beauty the country has to offer.

Surfing in South Africa: hot weather; cool waves

Surfing in South Africa: hot weather; cool waves

South Africa is a surfer’s paradise, and whether you’re a novice or an old pro, the different conditions of the West Coast, Garden Route, Wild Coast and KwaZulu-Natal offers something for everyone.

MMpumalanga

MMpumalanga means ‘the land of the rising sun’ in the local siSwati and Zulu languages, a name it derives from lying on the eastern border of the country. It is most famous for being the southern gateway to the country’s premier wildlife reserve, the Kruger National Park. It is a place of game, adventure and rich history.

Mpumalanga

Trout fishing in South Africa: the angler’s ultimate casting call

Trout fishing in South Africa: the angler’s ultimate casting call

South Africa has plenty of idyllic spots around the country to attract fly-fishers, with 2 species of trout in our waters and a thriving support industry dedicated to great angling holidays.

Zipline in the Sabie River Valley: a fast and furious adventure in Mpumalanga province

Zipline in the Sabie River Valley: a fast and furious adventure in Mpumalanga province

Zipline through breath-taking Mpumalanga scenery with Induna Adventures in the Sabie River Valley on the Panorama Route – one of several exhilarating zip slide experiences on offer in South Africa.

The Sudwala Caves: majestic caverns in the bowels of the earth

The Sudwala Caves: majestic caverns in the bowels of the earth

Mpumalanga province’s Sudwala Caves, the oldest in the world, offer a walking tour for any fitness level through majestic caverns, or a more challenging expedition for experienced cavers.

The South African savanna – spotting the teeming life in bushveld grasslands

The South African savanna – spotting the teeming life in bushveld grasslands

The Big 5 and a bewildering array of life can be found on South Africa’s savanna – regions rich in plant, bird, insect and animal diversity protected in parks like Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and Kruger.

South African marathons: 5 races worth running in Msanzi

South African marathons: 5 races worth running in Msanzi

Runners who visit South Africa to conquer iconic marathons like the Comrades or Two Oceans get an added bonus: recovering afterwards on the holiday of a lifetime with a huge range of options.

South Africa to Mozambique: ready for a trans-border adventure?

South Africa to Mozambique: ready for a trans-border adventure?

A trans-border adventure from South Africa to Mozambique will take you from game viewing in the bush to idyllic Indian Ocean playgrounds, via the urban delights of Maputo: ‘the Havana of Africa’.

Songimvelo Game Reserve, Mpumalanga: game viewing from the saddle

Songimvelo Game Reserve, Mpumalanga: game viewing from the saddle

Songimvelo Game Reserve in Mpumalanga province offers horseback safaris to get visitors up close to a wide selection of wildlife, a beautiful array of bird species and some astounding geology.

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Mpumalanga: enjoy the Big 5 from safari luxury

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Mpumalanga: enjoy the Big 5 from safari luxury

Enjoy luxury lodges and a magnificent array of game and birdlife at Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, where animals roam ancient migration routes in and out of the Kruger National Park.

LLimpopo

LLimpopo has become a sought-after tourist destination for its big game, exceptional birding, untamed bush landscapes and an ancient African kingdom, the centre of which was located at Mapungubwe National Park. It is also the northern gateway to the Kruger National Park.

Limpopo

Vervet monkeys: the mischievous primates with long tails are plentiful in many South African habitats

Vervet monkeys: the mischievous primates with long tails are plentiful in many South African habitats

Vervet monkeys are playful, mischievous primates that can be found all over eastern South Africa and are hugely entertaining to watch – as long as you keep the kitchen windows closed.

Thakadu River Camp in Madikwe Game Reserve: conservation uplifting local communities in North West and Limpopo.

Thakadu River Camp in Madikwe Game Reserve: conservation uplifting local communities in North West and Limpopo.

Thakadu River Camp is a Fair Trade Tourism-certified, 5-star lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve, a malaria-free park that brings social and financial benefits to the local Tlokwa community that owns it.

The South African savanna – spotting the teeming life in bushveld grasslands

The South African savanna – spotting the teeming life in bushveld grasslands

The Big 5 and a bewildering array of life can be found on South Africa’s savanna – regions rich in plant, bird, insect and animal diversity protected in parks like Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and Kruger.

South Africa to Mozambique: ready for a trans-border adventure?

South Africa to Mozambique: ready for a trans-border adventure?

A trans-border adventure from South Africa to Mozambique will take you from game viewing in the bush to idyllic Indian Ocean playgrounds, via the urban delights of Maputo: ‘the Havana of Africa’.

The R518 through the Waterberg in Limpopo: see the ancient Waterberg Red Beds

The R518 through the Waterberg in Limpopo: see the ancient Waterberg Red Beds

The R518 from Mokopane to Marken in Limpopo province runs through the Waterberg Mountains and their famed Red Beds, with nature reserves, cultural attractions, adventures and family fun along the way.

The Makuleke and Kruger National Park: how local people can benefit from South African tourism

The Makuleke and Kruger National Park: how local people can benefit from South African tourism

Pafuri Camp and The Outpost – 2 luxury Kruger National Park camps in a Limpopo landscape teeming with life – also generate income for the Makuleke people dispossessed by apartheid.

Marataba Safari Lodge in Marakele National Park, Limpopo: style and sophistication in bushveld tented camps

Marataba Safari Lodge in Marakele National Park, Limpopo: style and sophistication in bushveld tented camps

Marataba Safari Lodge in Marakele National Park, Limpopo, pampers guests in luxury tented accommodation, with the natural and historical attractions of the Waterberg to sample all around them.

Land of the Venda: explore ‘the head of the elephant’ in Limpopo

Land of the Venda: explore ‘the head of the elephant’ in Limpopo

The land of the Venda in northern Limpopo province combines stunning natural beauty in its mountains, waterfalls and lakes with the fascinating history, mythology and sacred sites of the local people.

NNorth West

TThe North West province features premier wildlife destinations, among them the Pilanesberg Game Reserve and the Madikwe Game Reserve; parts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites (the Vredefort Dome and the Taung Fossil Site, part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site); and the world-famous Sun City gaming and entertainment resort.

North West

Thakadu River Camp in Madikwe Game Reserve: conservation uplifting local communities in North West and Limpopo.

Thakadu River Camp in Madikwe Game Reserve: conservation uplifting local communities in North West and Limpopo.

Thakadu River Camp is a Fair Trade Tourism-certified, 5-star lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve, a malaria-free park that brings social and financial benefits to the local Tlokwa community that owns it.

Pilanesberg National Park, North West: spot the Big 5 in an extinct volcano

Pilanesberg National Park, North West: spot the Big 5 in an extinct volcano

Pilanesberg National Park in North West, a short drive from Pretoria or Jo’burg, has many species of plants, birds and animals to delight visitors, including the Big 5 and sable antelopes.

The Barberspan Bird Sanctuary in North West: winter waterfowl haven just a few hours’ drive from Johannesburg

The Barberspan Bird Sanctuary in North West: winter waterfowl haven just a few hours’ drive from Johannesburg

Barberspan Bird Sanctuary 3 hours from Johannesburg in North West province is a utopia for birders and ornithological researchers: it is the seasonal home to 20 000 or more birds from 350 species.

In the footsteps of forefathers – Taung Heritage Route, North West

In the footsteps of forefathers – Taung Heritage Route, North West

Taung Heritage Route is part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and includes the site where a 2.5-million-year-old fossilised skull of a hominid child was found.

Honeymoons in the North West province

Honeymoons in the North West province

North West offers honeymooners a range of contrasting experiences from Big 5 game viewing and safaris at Pilanesberg or Madikwe, to gambling at popular casino and holiday resort, Sun City.

Nedbank Golf Challenge

Nedbank Golf Challenge

The Gary Player Country Club is a difficult and demanding 7 000m course and has been home to the Nedbank Golf challenge since 1981.

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

15 Honeymoon destinations that prove South Africa truly is for lovers

Where to honeymoon in South Africa, a truly unique destination.

Road trip for the Hops – breweries in North West

Road trip for the Hops – breweries in North West

Here are the top breweries to visit in the North West Province.

NNorthern Cape 

TThe Northern Cape is the largest of South Africa’s provinces but has the smallest population, making it one of the more remote areas of the country. Among its key selling points are its vast open spaces, unique vegetation – including the beautiful spring flower spectacle that transforms a semi-desert landscape – and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, which is famous for its lions.

Northern Cape

The Upper Karoo Route: meander through Northern Cape from Victoria West to Calvinia

The Upper Karoo Route: meander through Northern Cape from Victoria West to Calvinia

The Upper Karoo Route from Victoria West to Calvinia via Carnarvon offers the beautiful landscape of Northern Cape (strewn with daisies in spring), rare wildlife and a thriving, hospitable culture.

Weddings in Northern Cape: lush riverside farms and dramatic desert landscapes

Weddings in Northern Cape: lush riverside farms and dramatic desert landscapes

Northern Cape is a vast arid province bisected by the Orange River – a superb wedding destination, whether among lush vineyard greenery, spring wildflowers, or the stark dry beauty of the Kalahari.

Northern Cape: wide-open spaces filled with wildflowers, diamonds and wildlife

Northern Cape: wide-open spaces filled with wildflowers, diamonds and wildlife

Northern Cape is South Africa’s driest province, where the arid Karoo merges with the true desert of the Kalahari – but it offers wildlife aplenty, a mighty life-giving river and spectacular scenery.

The Wild Flower Route through Northern Cape: feast your eyes and soul on the pride of Namaqualand

The Wild Flower Route through Northern Cape: feast your eyes and soul on the pride of Namaqualand

The Wild Flower Route through Northern Cape province is a wonderland in spring, featuring legendary Namaqualand daisies and thousands more species, and again in autumn when the amaryllis bloom.

The Diamond Coast, Northern Cape: shipwrecks, diamonds and romance await

The Diamond Coast, Northern Cape: shipwrecks, diamonds and romance await

Northern Cape’s Diamond Coast – from Port Nolloth to Alexander Bay – is perfect for romantic getaways featuring shipwrecks, glorious scenery and spring flowers… and sparkly gems!

Sandgrouse: desert birds of the Kalahari with cunning tricks

Sandgrouse: desert birds of the Kalahari with cunning tricks

Sandgrouse, found in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and other Kalahari Desert reserves, are so well adapted to this arid environment that males can carry water many kilometres to their chicks.

Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy, Northern Cape: canyons and hot springs amid otherworldly desert silence

Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy, Northern Cape: canyons and hot springs amid otherworldly desert silence

The Riemvasmaak Community Conservancy in Northern Cape: hike, drive or bike silent Kalahari Desert splendour amid canyons and hot springs, hosted by survivors of apartheid’s forced removals.

The Richtersveld World Heritage Site: conserving a botanical treasure in Northern Cape

The Richtersveld World Heritage Site: conserving a botanical treasure in Northern Cape

The Richtersveld Community Conservancy – since 2007 a World Heritage Site – has a brilliant array of hardy plants adapted to the arid climate, and an ancient tradition of nomadic seasonal herding.

FFree State 

TThe Free State is essentially an agricultural province and its appeal lies in its scenic beauty, rural tranquillity and natural attractions. The eastern part of the province is the most beautiful, with its sandstone rock formations and rolling grassland. It also lies in the heart of South Africa as it borders six of the country’s nine provinces, as well as the kingdom of Lesotho.

Free State

Trout fishing in South Africa: the angler’s ultimate casting call

Trout fishing in South Africa: the angler’s ultimate casting call

South Africa has plenty of idyllic spots around the country to attract fly-fishers, with 2 species of trout in our waters and a thriving support industry dedicated to great angling holidays.

Sheep shearing in the Karoo Heartland: adding to the fun of your farm stay

Sheep shearing in the Karoo Heartland: adding to the fun of your farm stay

Shearing sheep or goats is an art; one much prized on the wool and angora farms of the Karoo – the area produces world champions – so watching the shearing is a fascinating drawcard for tourists.

Adventures in Clarens: up the mountains and down the rivers in glorious Free State

Adventures in Clarens: up the mountains and down the rivers in glorious Free State

Clarens in Free State province near the mountains of Lesotho is a haven for South African artists, and also a centre for adventure activities like white-water rafting and scenic mountain hikes.

Maria Moroka Game Reserve, Free State: stunning grasslands, wildlife and hotel comforts beneath the black mountain

Maria Moroka Game Reserve, Free State: stunning grasslands, wildlife and hotel comforts beneath the black mountain

Maria Moroka Game Reserve near the Free State town of Thaba Nchu (and its black mountain namesake revered by the Sotho) offers mountains, grassland wildlife and hotel comforts on the road to Lesotho.

Maluti Cave Route Trail, eastern Free State: majestic mountains, tumbling waterfalls and captivating caves guarding San rock art

Maluti Cave Route Trail, eastern Free State: majestic mountains, tumbling waterfalls and captivating caves guarding San rock art

The Maluti Cave Route Trail through the Drakensberg in eastern Free State near Lesotho offers trails of 2 to 4 days, breath-taking views and stops at caves containing original San rock art.

Grassland wildflowers: catch the early and late bloomers around the Drakensberg

Grassland wildflowers: catch the early and late bloomers around the Drakensberg

South Africa’s grassland wildflowers, especially around the Drakensberg, put on a floral show to rival Namaqualand in spring, or Western Cape’s fynbos – and even better, it lasts through summer.

Franklin Game Reserve, Bloemfontein: nature and wildlife in the heart of the Free State capital

Franklin Game Reserve, Bloemfontein: nature and wildlife in the heart of the Free State capital

Franklin Game Reserve lies completely within the city of Bloemfontein in Free State province – a haven of natural beauty and wildlife in the heart of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality.

Fabulous Ficksburg: chocolates, cherries and boat rides in Free State

Fabulous Ficksburg: chocolates, cherries and boat rides in Free State

Ficksburg in Free State province is famed as South Africa’s cherry mecca – but the town offers many other experiences for visitors, from chocolates and asparagus to boat tours and beautiful buildings.

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