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AA safari in the untouched wild, a breathtaking view, a sun-soaked beach, the pulse of a bustling city, a fascinating window into a vibrant culture, an unforgettable adventure through an outdoor playground – in South Africa you can have it all!

Wildlife safari

Breathtaking scenery

Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

Breathtaking scenery
Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

Khosi Tyobeka has built her business around making travelling easy and accessible. Her company, Zimasa Travel, provides tailor-made travel solutions; from planning to the execution of travel or conference needs. The award winning entrepreneur’s flair for business runs in her family. When she was growing up her mother operated a food business in their small village in the North West Province .

Breathtaking scenery

Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge

Breathtaking scenery
Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge

When one thinks of tourism in South Africa, the North West Province and its Magaliesberg mountain range and lush bushes come to mind. Not new to leisure and travel, the province has always held its baton, offering the famous Sun City resort and its surrounding holiday destinations. The province’s natural beauty has always added to the allure.

Breathtaking scenery

Soul-searching in South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Soul-searching in South Africa

Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.

Breathtaking scenery

South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Breathtaking scenery
South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Feast your eyes, feed your soul and be inspired by South Africa in full bloom… South Africa is unique. It is one country in the world where one can weave a vibrant tapestry of culture and heritage from the many and varied attractions, experiences and influences that permeate daily living.

Wildlife safari

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

Wildlife safari
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.

Breathtaking scenery

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

Breathtaking scenery
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.

Wildlife safari

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

Wildlife safari
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.

Wildlife safari

Weddings in South Africa: unsurpassed natural beauty and warm hospitality guaranteed

Wildlife safari
Weddings in South Africa: unsurpassed natural beauty and warm hospitality guaranteed

The elegance of the Cape Winelands, the grandeur of the mountains, scenic views on lonely beaches, or surrounded by bushveld wildlife – plan a wedding in South Africa, and you’re spoilt for choice.

Breathtaking scenery

Breathtaking scenery

Patricia Chiloane: Serurubele Boutique Hotel

Breathtaking scenery
Patricia Chiloane: Serurubele Boutique Hotel

Patricia Chiloane is a passionate and dedicated ambassador of Mpumalanga province. She is a descendant of landowners, who have lived in the area of Bushbuckridge for generations. When she initially conceptualised Serurubele Boutique Hotel, the MBA graduate’s goal was to create a tourism ecosystem to benefit everyone in the small town. Her other goal was to elevate Bushbuckridge on the tourism map. The land on which Serurubele Boutique Hotel is built has been in her family for four generations. The hotel’s name, Serurubele, is derived from the SeSotho word for butterfly, the small insect that is endemic to the Lowveld. As visitors walk through the hotel, they are immersed in the story of the region. The hotel’s 16 luxury rooms are punctuated with pictures of the Lowveld butterflies, paying homage to the natural splendour of the area.

Breathtaking scenery

Mpho Molema: The Workshop ko Kasi, Northern Cape

Breathtaking scenery
Mpho Molema: The Workshop ko Kasi, Northern Cape

Despite its scenic landscape and being home to the Eye of Kuruman (a wondrous natural spring known as one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere), Kuruman in the Northern Cape is not often the first place that one thinks of when we speak about tourism in South Africa. Mpho Molema, a native of Mothibistad township in Kuruman, defies this status quo through The Workshop ko Kasi”, an eco-tourism and creative hub offering authentic African experiences to visitors from all over the world.

Breathtaking scenery

Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

Breathtaking scenery
Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

Khosi Tyobeka has built her business around making travelling easy and accessible. Her company, Zimasa Travel, provides tailor-made travel solutions; from planning to the execution of travel or conference needs. The award winning entrepreneur’s flair for business runs in her family. When she was growing up her mother operated a food business in their small village in the North West Province .

Breathtaking scenery

Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge

Breathtaking scenery
Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge

When one thinks of tourism in South Africa, the North West Province and its Magaliesberg mountain range and lush bushes come to mind. Not new to leisure and travel, the province has always held its baton, offering the famous Sun City resort and its surrounding holiday destinations. The province’s natural beauty has always added to the allure.

Breathtaking scenery

Soul-searching in South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Soul-searching in South Africa

Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.

Breathtaking scenery

South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Breathtaking scenery
South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Feast your eyes, feed your soul and be inspired by South Africa in full bloom… South Africa is unique. It is one country in the world where one can weave a vibrant tapestry of culture and heritage from the many and varied attractions, experiences and influences that permeate daily living.

Breathtaking scenery

This Women's Month take a girl's adventure to celebrate

Breathtaking scenery
This Women's Month take a girl's adventure to celebrate

August is Women’s Month in South Africa. What better time to start thinking of a girls’ trip or a solo getaway in and around South Africa?

Breathtaking scenery

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

Breathtaking scenery
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.

The Kruger National Park – a safari destination that can’t be missed.

Not only can you catch a glimpse of the famous Big Five, but you'll find yourself surrounded by hundreds of species of birds, ancient trees, winding rivers, superb accommodation and adventure.

Sun-soaked coast

Breathtaking scenery

Soul-searching in South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Soul-searching in South Africa

Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.

Breathtaking scenery

South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Breathtaking scenery
South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Feast your eyes, feed your soul and be inspired by South Africa in full bloom… South Africa is unique. It is one country in the world where one can weave a vibrant tapestry of culture and heritage from the many and varied attractions, experiences and influences that permeate daily living.

Sun-soaked coasts

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

Sun-soaked coasts
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.

Wildlife safari

Weddings in South Africa: unsurpassed natural beauty and warm hospitality guaranteed

Wildlife safari
Weddings in South Africa: unsurpassed natural beauty and warm hospitality guaranteed

The elegance of the Cape Winelands, the grandeur of the mountains, scenic views on lonely beaches, or surrounded by bushveld wildlife – plan a wedding in South Africa, and you’re spoilt for choice.

Sun-soaked coasts

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

Sun-soaked coasts
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.

Sun-soaked coasts

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

Sun-soaked coasts
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.

Sun-soaked coasts

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

Sun-soaked coasts
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.

Sun-soaked coasts

The Hunter-Gatherer Trail along the Garden Route: hike through the landscape of an ancient human heritage

Sun-soaked coasts
The Hunter-Gatherer Trail along the Garden Route: hike through the landscape of an ancient human heritage

Hike the Hunter-Gatherer Trail in Western Cape along the Garden Route to experience the landscape as humans did for tens of thousands of years, and you’ll know you’re in the Cradle of Human Culture.

Bustling city life

Bustling city life

Marina Appelbaum: Nikos and Old Ducky French Cafe

Bustling city life
Marina Appelbaum: Nikos and Old Ducky French Cafe

South Africa is a marvel. Not only does the country boast warm and welcoming people, but it has also an array of culinary offerings enough to cater to any palate and feast. We continue with our celebration of South Africa’s women in the tourism and hospitality sector and this time we catch up with foodie, Marina Appelbaum Marina Appelbaum grew up in the kitchen of the iconic Three Sisters Cafe in Hillbrow which her mother ran for 28 years, with a family legacy like hers it is unsurprising that she is the owner of two thriving eateries - Nikos and The Old Ducky French Café in Pineslopes in Fourways, Johannesburg.

Breathtaking scenery

South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Breathtaking scenery
South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Feast your eyes, feed your soul and be inspired by South Africa in full bloom… South Africa is unique. It is one country in the world where one can weave a vibrant tapestry of culture and heritage from the many and varied attractions, experiences and influences that permeate daily living.

Bustling city life

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

Bustling city life
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.

Sun-soaked coasts

Self-catering accommodation in South Africa: enjoy privacy, space, and that home-away-from-home feeling

Sun-soaked coasts
Self-catering accommodation in South Africa: enjoy privacy, space, and that home-away-from-home feeling

Self-catering accommodation is available at several levels throughout South Africa, from basic to luxury, so it’s a handy option for business travellers, families and those stretching a tight budget.

Bustling city life

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

Bustling city life
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.

Bustling city life

Nobel Square, Cape Town: South African history makers on the waterfront in Western Cape

Bustling city life
Nobel Square, Cape Town: South African history makers on the waterfront in Western Cape

Nobel Square at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront honours Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk, Desmond Tutu and Alfred Luthuli – the 4 South Africans who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Bustling city life

Greenside, Johannesburg: leafy, outdoorsy suburbia and great restaurants in Gauteng

Bustling city life
Greenside, Johannesburg: leafy, outdoorsy suburbia and great restaurants in Gauteng

Leafy Greenside in Johannesburg looks spectacular in spring and offers excellent restaurants and bars, great shopping and nearby outdoor attractions like golf, water sports and botanical gardens.

Vibrant culture

A showcase of African art – Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg

Vibrant culture
A showcase of African art – Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg

Wits Art Museum – part of the University of the Witwatersrand – houses an African art collection that was started in the 1920s and includes masks, photographs, paintings and more.

Add some adventure to your township tour at the Orlando Towers

The Orlando Towers bungee in Soweto adds a whole new dimension to sightseeing in this famous Johannesburg township.

Vibrant culture

Breathtaking scenery

Patricia Chiloane: Serurubele Boutique Hotel

Breathtaking scenery
Patricia Chiloane: Serurubele Boutique Hotel

Patricia Chiloane is a passionate and dedicated ambassador of Mpumalanga province. She is a descendant of landowners, who have lived in the area of Bushbuckridge for generations. When she initially conceptualised Serurubele Boutique Hotel, the MBA graduate’s goal was to create a tourism ecosystem to benefit everyone in the small town. Her other goal was to elevate Bushbuckridge on the tourism map. The land on which Serurubele Boutique Hotel is built has been in her family for four generations. The hotel’s name, Serurubele, is derived from the SeSotho word for butterfly, the small insect that is endemic to the Lowveld. As visitors walk through the hotel, they are immersed in the story of the region. The hotel’s 16 luxury rooms are punctuated with pictures of the Lowveld butterflies, paying homage to the natural splendour of the area.

Bustling city life

Marina Appelbaum: Nikos and Old Ducky French Cafe

Bustling city life
Marina Appelbaum: Nikos and Old Ducky French Cafe

South Africa is a marvel. Not only does the country boast warm and welcoming people, but it has also an array of culinary offerings enough to cater to any palate and feast. We continue with our celebration of South Africa’s women in the tourism and hospitality sector and this time we catch up with foodie, Marina Appelbaum Marina Appelbaum grew up in the kitchen of the iconic Three Sisters Cafe in Hillbrow which her mother ran for 28 years, with a family legacy like hers it is unsurprising that she is the owner of two thriving eateries - Nikos and The Old Ducky French Café in Pineslopes in Fourways, Johannesburg.

Breathtaking scenery

Mpho Molema: The Workshop ko Kasi, Northern Cape

Breathtaking scenery
Mpho Molema: The Workshop ko Kasi, Northern Cape

Despite its scenic landscape and being home to the Eye of Kuruman (a wondrous natural spring known as one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere), Kuruman in the Northern Cape is not often the first place that one thinks of when we speak about tourism in South Africa. Mpho Molema, a native of Mothibistad township in Kuruman, defies this status quo through The Workshop ko Kasi”, an eco-tourism and creative hub offering authentic African experiences to visitors from all over the world.

Breathtaking scenery

Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

Breathtaking scenery
Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

Khosi Tyobeka has built her business around making travelling easy and accessible. Her company, Zimasa Travel, provides tailor-made travel solutions; from planning to the execution of travel or conference needs. The award winning entrepreneur’s flair for business runs in her family. When she was growing up her mother operated a food business in their small village in the North West Province .

Vibrant culture

Netflix Local Content helps revive South African Tourism

Vibrant culture
Netflix Local Content helps revive South African Tourism

A cultural affinity survey showed that audiences abroad are 3.1 times more likely to travel to South Africa after watching content on Netflix that featured South Africa proving that content as a creative solution, drives tourism into the country. The viewers were especially attracted to the landmarks and monuments explored by co-stars of one of the many NetflixSA shows, Sne Mbatha and Noxolo Dlamini, in this YouTube video, where they walk through the rich-in-culture city of Durban, one of South Africa’s warmest and most humid cities.

Vibrant culture

Meet some of the local content and talent responsible for reviving South Africa's Tourism Industry

Vibrant culture
Meet some of the local content and talent responsible for reviving South Africa's Tourism Industry

A cultural affinity survey showed that audiences abroad are 3.1 times more likely to travel to South Africa after watching the collection highlights – proving the content as a creative solution to drive tourism into the country. Viewers of Blood and Water, were especially attracted to the landmarks and monuments depicted in the show. Attractions that were explored by co-stars of the hit show, Dillon Windvogel and Ama Qamata, in this YouTube video where they walk through the stunning city of Cape Town. South Africa’s oldest town. The Mother City.

Breathtaking scenery

South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Breathtaking scenery
South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Feast your eyes, feed your soul and be inspired by South Africa in full bloom… South Africa is unique. It is one country in the world where one can weave a vibrant tapestry of culture and heritage from the many and varied attractions, experiences and influences that permeate daily living.

Vibrant culture

Celebrate Women's month with Netflix JIVA

Vibrant culture
Celebrate Women's month with Netflix JIVA

Celebrate Women's Month with Netflix JIVA and South African Tourism Explore the diversity and beauty of South Africa. Discover amazing landscapes that feature everything from breathtaking peaks to serene wide-open desert lands. This Women's month, South African Tourism together with global on-demand video streaming service, Netflix, creators of the SA pop culture hit show, Jiva. are showcasing perfect girl getaways across South Africa's nine provinces. Whether you're a vlog-it-girl or just simply itching to go out and explore, pack a bag with mom, daughter, sister, partner, or friend and enjoy Mzansi. There's plenty to see and do.

Active adventure

Breathtaking scenery

Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

Breathtaking scenery
Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

Khosi Tyobeka has built her business around making travelling easy and accessible. Her company, Zimasa Travel, provides tailor-made travel solutions; from planning to the execution of travel or conference needs. The award winning entrepreneur’s flair for business runs in her family. When she was growing up her mother operated a food business in their small village in the North West Province .

Breathtaking scenery

Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge

Breathtaking scenery
Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge

When one thinks of tourism in South Africa, the North West Province and its Magaliesberg mountain range and lush bushes come to mind. Not new to leisure and travel, the province has always held its baton, offering the famous Sun City resort and its surrounding holiday destinations. The province’s natural beauty has always added to the allure.

Breathtaking scenery

Soul-searching in South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Soul-searching in South Africa

Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.

Breathtaking scenery

South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Breathtaking scenery
South African Tourism - Heritage Day

Feast your eyes, feed your soul and be inspired by South Africa in full bloom… South Africa is unique. It is one country in the world where one can weave a vibrant tapestry of culture and heritage from the many and varied attractions, experiences and influences that permeate daily living.

Active adventure

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

Active adventure
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.

Active adventure

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

Active adventure
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.

Active adventure

The Tsitsikamma Woodcutters’ Journey: explore a beautiful indigenous forest

Active adventure
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.

Active adventure

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

Active adventure
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.

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