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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

Wildlife safari

Surgery and safari in South Africa

Wildlife safari
Surgery and safari in South Africa

When it comes to post recovery and recuperation, going on safari is a good choice.

Wildlife safari

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve - ecotourism at its sweetest

Wildlife safari
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve - ecotourism at its sweetest

It’s so close to Joburg you can see the city skyline from some vantage points. But you’re still in the wild—with over 200 species of birds, big game animals and predators.

Wildlife safari

Game viewing from the saddle of your mountain bike

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Game viewing from the saddle of your mountain bike

Mountain biking through the Kruger National Park is a wonderful way to get up close and personal with the local terrain – and to see some fascinating and beautiful creatures .

Wildlife safari

A safari adventure for the whole family

Wildlife safari
A safari adventure for the whole family

Taking your children on safari is an amazing adventure for the whole family to enjoy together.

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Rietvlei Nature Reserve - a land of water

Wildlife safari
Rietvlei Nature Reserve - a land of water

Have the perfect picnic, enjoy some cycling and horse riding or view wildlife while you explore the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

Wildlife safari

Mala Mala Game Reserve - the ultimate wildlife experience

Wildlife safari
Mala Mala Game Reserve - the ultimate wildlife experience

Experience the ultimate in luxury game reserves at Mala Mala.

Wildlife safari

Learn to dive and appreciate one of South Africa’s greatest predators

Wildlife safari
Learn to dive and appreciate one of South Africa’s greatest predators

Not only do we have the Big 7 (rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, whales and great white sharks); we also have an incredible array of endemic bird and plant life.

Wildlife safari

Get up close and personal with our wildlife in their natural habitat

Wildlife safari
Get up close and personal with our wildlife in their natural habitat

Safaris in South Africa are a must for anyone fascinated by wildlife and here the Big Five refers to buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.

Wildlife safari

Born to be wild at these top private game reserves

Wildlife safari
Born to be wild at these top private game reserves

Explore our fascinating wildlife ecology in the wide open, pristine and natural environments when you visit one of these phenomenal nature and game reserves.

Wildlife safari

Sandveld Nature Reserve - a birding haven

Wildlife safari
Sandveld Nature Reserve - a birding haven

The Free State is home to a myriad of bird species, wide open spaces, cold and clean waterways and formidable mountain ranges.

Wildlife safari

You've heard about the Big 5. Now meet the Big Seven!

Wildlife safari
You've heard about the Big 5. Now meet the Big Seven!

With two-thirds of our country surrounded by coastline, a trip to South Africa is not complete without seeing Southern Right whales and Great White sharks.

Wildlife safari

Take the plunge and skydive in the Waterberg

Wildlife safari
Take the plunge and skydive in the Waterberg

Take the plunge and skydive in the Waterberg

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Prehistoric discoveries and wildlife galore-The Waterberg, Limpopo

Wildlife safari
Prehistoric discoveries and wildlife galore-The Waterberg, Limpopo

Prehistoric discoveries and wildlife galore-The Waterberg, Limpopo

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Health and wellness on safari

Wildlife safari
Health and wellness on safari

Combine your wildlife safaris with the ultimate in luxury by unwinding in a sumptious spa experience in the bush

Wildlife safari

Say NO to animal interaction

Wildlife safari
Say NO to animal interaction

From African elephants, buffalos and cheetahs to leopards and exotic primates, South Africa is home to a wide variety of wildlife species.

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Safari on sea and land – discover the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Wildlife safari
Safari on sea and land – discover the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

South Africa is home to many diverse safari experiences and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a natural wonder, and notably a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Get a bird’s-eye view at the Monte Casino Bird Garden

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Get a bird’s-eye view at the Monte Casino Bird Garden

Consider it a bird oasis in the urban jungle, and “the only bird park of its kind in Africa”.

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Hazyview adventures

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Hazyview adventures

Hazyview and its surrounds offer some of the most comprehensive line-ups of adventure activities in one South African destination.

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It’s a chimp life at Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden

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It’s a chimp life at Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden

The Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden, set in a forested reserve between Nelspruit and Barberton, has brought hope, peace and some degree of normality to dozens of traumatised chimpanzees from all over Africa.

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Be tickled pink with Kimberley’s flamingos

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Be tickled pink with Kimberley’s flamingos

The flamingos of Kimberley's Kamfers Dam offer a rare and lovely sight – thousands upon thousands of these pink birds stretching for as far as the eye can see.

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An untouched world of perfect hushed silences and raw wildlife moments

Wildlife safari
An untouched world of perfect hushed silences and raw wildlife moments

In the South African wilderness, you begin your journey into the soul of Africa.

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Experience the best of the outdoors at Polokwane Game Reserve

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Experience the best of the outdoors at Polokwane Game Reserve

Polokwane Game Reserve is one of the most notable municipal reserves in the country.

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Spot the Big Five at the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

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Spot the Big Five at the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is renowned as a haven for the Big Five and for luxury game lodges of international standing.

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Shark Alley’s marine safari

Wildlife safari
Shark Alley’s marine safari

If you’re looking for safari action on the open water, then there’s no better place than the famous and fearsome Shark Alley

Breathtaking scenery

Breathtaking scenery

Drakensberg Mountains - the barrier of spears

Breathtaking scenery
Drakensberg Mountains - the barrier of spears

A haven for adventurous travellers. From the simple pleasure of walking one of many trails, to exploring the rugged mountain peaks the Zulus call uKhahlamba—“the barrier of spears”—the Drakensberg experience offers you adventure, nature, culture and angelic hymns.

Breathtaking scenery

The fascination of South African cave adventures

Breathtaking scenery
The fascination of South African cave adventures

South Africa offers a variety of caves for you to explore, from hominid fossil sites and ancient San cave paintings.

Breathtaking scenery

Paternoster - a definitive Cape West Coast fishing village

Breathtaking scenery
Paternoster - a definitive Cape West Coast fishing village

Paternoster is a peaceful town lined with fishermen’s cottages, where great seafood and the local lifestyle become all-consuming pastimes.

Breathtaking scenery

Echo Caves - an underground wonderland

Breathtaking scenery
Echo Caves - an underground wonderland

Visit the Echo Caves in Limpopo, and enjoy its well-lit walkways showcasing the beautiful dripstone formations, and the beautiful Crystal Palace and Madonna Room caves. You will appreciate why these caves are described as an underground wonderland.

Breathtaking scenery

Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve - endemic treasures

Breathtaking scenery
Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve - endemic treasures

Take a walk along a series of boardwalks—see and smell red, white and black mangroves flourishing alongside wading birds, mudskippers and crabs, and finish with a breathtaking view of Durban.

Breathtaking scenery

There’s so much to do in Franschhoek

Breathtaking scenery
There’s so much to do in Franschhoek

Let’s be honest, you are probably here to drink wine. Whether you’re at a wedding, on a family outing, a friends’ get together or a romantic weekend away, it’s most likely that you will land up at one of the amazing wine farms in the area.

Breathtaking scenery

Put a spring back in your step – Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

Breathtaking scenery
Put a spring back in your step – Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

Dating back millions of years, Riemvasmaak is a place of haunting beauty.

Breathtaking scenery

Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve - Africa in a day

Breathtaking scenery
Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve - Africa in a day

Just 22km north of Pretoria, you’ll find the Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve Wildlife Sanctuary where you can picnic, go fishing, do some game viewing and finally tick those elusive bird species off your spotting list.

Breathtaking scenery

KwaZulu-Natal South Coast - unspoiled coastal villages and pristine beaches

Breathtaking scenery
KwaZulu-Natal South Coast - unspoiled coastal villages and pristine beaches

The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast oozes laid-back beach charm.

Breathtaking scenery

Lisbon Falls - meet beautiful waterfalls in our most scenic province, Mpumalanga

Breathtaking scenery
Lisbon Falls - meet beautiful waterfalls in our most scenic province, Mpumalanga

The Lisbon Falls is the highest in Mpumalanga and plunges 94km. Set in a bowl of hills, this is a great place to start your adventure along on the Panorama Route.

Breathtaking scenery

Cape Vidal - bush, beach and wetland sanctuary mean holiday bliss

Breathtaking scenery
Cape Vidal - bush, beach and wetland sanctuary mean holiday bliss

Which is better: beach or bush? Visitors to South Africa want both, and will travel the country far and wide to get the full experience. But what if you could get the full experience all in one place?

Breathtaking scenery

The Cango caves - this 4500-million-year-old cave of stalactites and stalagmites will astound you

Breathtaking scenery
The Cango caves - this 4500-million-year-old cave of stalactites and stalagmites will astound you

Open throughout the year, take the tour into the cave to view the various formations of dripstones and learn more about the people who lived here over the millennia.

Breathtaking scenery

The Western Cape and its 10 most beautiful natural attractions

Breathtaking scenery
The Western Cape and its 10 most beautiful natural attractions

Ten most beautiful natural attractions that the Western Cape has to offer.

Breathtaking scenery

Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve - watch the twilight dance between water and mountains

Breathtaking scenery
Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve - watch the twilight dance between water and mountains

Sterkfontein Dam Reserve is a place of rugged and steep crevices silhouetted against the skyline and mountain slopes, snuggly covered with a thick grass blanket.

Breathtaking scenery

The Cape Wine Route - explore, discover and enjoy

Breathtaking scenery
The Cape Wine Route - explore, discover and enjoy

If you’re looking for a unique experience, then the many wine farms in the Western Cape have exactly what you need.

Breathtaking scenery

All aboard - The Magaliesburg Express

Breathtaking scenery
All aboard - The Magaliesburg Express

If you have ever wanted to experience an adventure by a steam locomotive, then this day trip from Joburg to Magaliesburg and back again will charm you with the romance of days gone by.

Breathtaking scenery

The loveliest garden – Jozi’s Botanical Garden

Breathtaking scenery
The loveliest garden – Jozi’s Botanical Garden

The Johannesburg Botanical Garden offers a green space in the middle of an urban area.

Breathtaking scenery

Explore the verdant dappled light of South African forests

Breathtaking scenery
Explore the verdant dappled light of South African forests

Explore verdant dappled light of South African forests.

Breathtaking scenery

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve - what a wonderful world

Breathtaking scenery
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve - what a wonderful world

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa, forms part of the Greater Drakensberg escarpment and features on the scenic Panorama Route.

Breathtaking scenery

Enjoy these epic activities in South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Enjoy these epic activities in South Africa

Imagine taking a game drive as the sun sets on the African plains, or how about daring yourself to a thrilling adventure that’s sure to get your heart racing.

Breathtaking scenery

The best places to enjoy nature in Gauteng

Breathtaking scenery
The best places to enjoy nature in Gauteng

Gauteng boasts amazing tourist attractions that are worth visiting more than once.

Breathtaking scenery

Adventure in style through Southern Africa with the Shongololo Express

Breathtaking scenery
Adventure in style through Southern Africa with the Shongololo Express

There's something so peaceful, adventurous and yet cosseting about luxury train travel in South Africa, and the Shongololo Express is no exception.

Breathtaking scenery

Peek through God’s Window to see the jewel of South Africa’s landscape

Breathtaking scenery
Peek through God’s Window to see the jewel of South Africa’s landscape

It is one of the most scenic vantage points in the whole of South Africa.

Breathtaking scenery

Hiking the Cape West Coast

Breathtaking scenery
Hiking the Cape West Coast

The West Coast of South Africa offers many excellent hiking trails where the pace of life is slow, because the joy is in the journey, not the arrival.

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

Sun-soaked coasts

Hibiscus Coast - the coast of many colours

Sun-soaked coasts
Hibiscus Coast - the coast of many colours

The subtropical paradise of the Hibiscus Coast offers a myriad of delights.

Sun-soaked coasts

Seven secret coastal towns in South Africa

Sun-soaked coasts
Seven secret coastal towns in South Africa

Everyone loves a little beach time and it’s even better if you don’t have to share it with a crowd.

Sun-soaked coasts

Durban - fun, sun, and LGBTQ+ friendly

Sun-soaked coasts
Durban - fun, sun, and LGBTQ+ friendly

You’re guaranteed a warm welcome when you visit any of Durban’s welcoming establishments which are open to the LGBTQ+ community. Durban has a thriving gay community and there are many establishments dotted around this popular seaside holiday city that actively welcome gay clientele.

Sun-soaked coasts

Durban's promenade - a golden mile of sun, sea, restaurants and entertainment

Sun-soaked coasts
Durban's promenade - a golden mile of sun, sea, restaurants and entertainment

Whether you start in the north or south, prefer the morning salty breeze to the evening’s gentle sunset, walk, run, amble, stand or sit, Durban’s beachfront promenade has a golden mile of options.

Sun-soaked coasts

Muizenberg Beach - surf’s up

Sun-soaked coasts
Muizenberg Beach - surf’s up

Ever dreamt of taking to the waves and feeling the exhilarating thrill of carving through water, wind in your hair?

Sun-soaked coasts

The Sunshine Coast - bursting with adventure

Sun-soaked coasts
The Sunshine Coast - bursting with adventure

The Sunshine Coast is where you will find adventure, beautiful forests and quaint seaside hamlets – there’s something for everyone!

Sun-soaked coasts

Bask in the sun at these top 10 beaches in KwaZulu-Natal

Sun-soaked coasts
Bask in the sun at these top 10 beaches in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal is home to pristine, perfect beaches.

Sun-soaked coasts

South Africa’s Blue Flag beaches

Sun-soaked coasts
South Africa’s Blue Flag beaches

Whether you are a surfer or a sunbather, South Africa is home to the perfect beach for you!

Sun-soaked coasts

Top 10 beaches in the Western Cape - the best places to spend a sunny day

Sun-soaked coasts
Top 10 beaches in the Western Cape - the best places to spend a sunny day

Soak up the sun at one of the Western Cape’s most pristine beaches.

Sun-soaked coasts

Get your hook, line and sinker ready for some coastal fishing

Sun-soaked coasts
Get your hook, line and sinker ready for some coastal fishing

Regionally this rugged, mountainous wilderness is known as the Cederberg, and incorporates the West Coast, Clanwilliam and the Cedarberg Mountains.

Sun-soaked coasts

The Sunshine Coast, Durban

Sun-soaked coasts
The Sunshine Coast, Durban

Durban is South Africa’s self-styled “playground” where year-round warm weather welcomes everyone to make the most of the area’s natural outdoor lifestyle.

Sun-soaked coasts

The Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Sun-soaked coasts
The Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

The Wild Coast is an unspoiled natural treasure.

Sun-soaked coasts

Let the waves lift your soul along South Africa’s sun-soaked coast

Sun-soaked coasts
Let the waves lift your soul along South Africa’s sun-soaked coast

South Africa’s sun-soaked coast lies ready, all-year round, to share its secrets, adventures and lazy days with you.

Sun-soaked coasts

Visit Durban harbour, South Africa’s premier cargo and container port

Sun-soaked coasts
Visit Durban harbour, South Africa’s premier cargo and container port

Fourth-largest in the Southern Hemisphere, this 21km-wide port features 58 berths and is serviced by more than 20 terminal operators.

Sun-soaked coasts

Important work of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board

Sun-soaked coasts
Important work of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board

The Sharks Board is also involved in vital shark research, and educates the public about sharks and their behaviour.

Sun-soaked coasts

Get your board out and surf the world’s best at Jefferys Bay

Sun-soaked coasts
Get your board out and surf the world’s best at Jefferys Bay

Hitch a ride on some of the most spectacular waves the world has ever seen

Sun-soaked coasts

The ride of your life at The Valley of the Waves

Sun-soaked coasts
The ride of your life at The Valley of the Waves

The Valley of the Waves theme park at the Sun City resort offers visitors the chance to surf, swim and ride water chutes in the midst of the African bushveld.

Sun-soaked coasts

Enjoy Port Elizabeth’s sun-kissed beaches

Sun-soaked coasts
Enjoy Port Elizabeth’s sun-kissed beaches

Port Elizabeth has a number of wonderful beaches including the Blue Flag King’s Beach, Wells Estate Beach and Humewood Beach.

Sun-soaked coasts

uShaka Marine world - a world-class aquarium and water park

Sun-soaked coasts
uShaka Marine world - a world-class aquarium and water park

uShaka Marine World is a marine theme park in Durban, South Africa’s biggest port city.

Sun-soaked coasts

Discover the Garden Route

Sun-soaked coasts
Discover the Garden Route

The Garden Route is a mix of modern golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artists' communities, retirement estates, craft centres, mountain hideaways and beach holidays.

Sun-soaked coasts

South Africa’s Garden of Eden – Knysna

Sun-soaked coasts
South Africa’s Garden of Eden – Knysna

Knysna is located along South Africa’s beautiful and famed Garden Route in the Western Cape province.

Sun-soaked coasts

Historic Kalk Bay

Sun-soaked coasts
Historic Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay’s eclectic mix of people, historic buildings, cobbled streets, Bohemian bric-a-brac shops, vintage bookstores, art and antique galleries, colourful fishing vessels and excellent restaurants is what makes it so unique and charming.

Sun-soaked coasts

Marvel at the Hole in the Wall

Sun-soaked coasts
Marvel at the Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall is an impressive, natural rocky archway found just off the Wild Coast, south of Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape

Sun-soaked coasts

Shipwrecks and romance of the Diamond Coast

Sun-soaked coasts
Shipwrecks and romance of the Diamond Coast

Wild and rugged, the Diamond Coast can be found on the far north-western coast from Port Nolloth to the mouth of the Orange River.

Bustling city life

Bustling city life

Eating out in Cape Town - an eclectic mix of restaurants

Bustling city life
Eating out in Cape Town - an eclectic mix of restaurants

You will discover a bold, experimental and contemporary food scene in Cape Town.

Bustling city life

Quirky hotels - trailers, ox wagons, tree houses and even a castle

Bustling city life
Bustling city life

Montecasino - explore Italy while visiting Johannesburg

Bustling city life
Montecasino - explore Italy while visiting Johannesburg

Designed to meticulously represent an old Italian village in Tuscany, this entertainment complex has over 2km of restaurants and entertainment venues, and an 8500m2 gaming casino.

Bustling city life

The University of Cape Town (UCT) - a place of learning excellence and cultural history

Bustling city life
The University of Cape Town (UCT) - a place of learning excellence and cultural history

UCT is one of the country's oldest university and a leading higher education institute in South Africa.

Bustling city life

Shopping in South Africa - a world-class experience

Bustling city life
Shopping in South Africa - a world-class experience

Look out for goods that are Proudly South African to support the local industries.

Bustling city life

Vibrant beach clubs, bars and restaurants – this is gay-friendly Cape Town

Bustling city life
Vibrant beach clubs, bars and restaurants – this is gay-friendly Cape Town

By day, play and sunbathe on some of the world’s finest beaches and then when the sun sets, put on your party shoes and enjoy a variety of nightlife experiences.

Bustling city life

Vibrant clubs, bars and restaurants – this is gay-friendly Johannesburg

Bustling city life
Vibrant clubs, bars and restaurants – this is gay-friendly Johannesburg

South Africa is known as a gay-friendly destination and Johannesburg is no exception.

Bustling city life

Explore South Africa’s top 10 vibrant cities

Bustling city life
Explore South Africa’s top 10 vibrant cities

From picturesque Cape Town and laid-back Durban to friendly Port Elizabeth and bustling Johannesburg, here’s a rundown of the top 10 cities.

Bustling city life

Cape Town’s history is a story you need to know

Bustling city life
Cape Town’s history is a story you need to know

Originally known as the Cape of Storms, this tumultuous corner of Southern Africa has a history that will leave you feeling moved and enriched.

Bustling city life

Party the night away at top South African nightclubs

Bustling city life
Party the night away at top South African nightclubs

South Africa has a vibrant nightlife and all the major cities offer something different.

Bustling city life

Open-top bus tours in Johannesburg

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Open-top bus tours in Johannesburg

The open-top bus tours run all day, every day, with on-board commentary, 12 fascinating stops and easy access to all the attractions.

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Freedom Park – a celebration of humanity and freedom

Bustling city life
Freedom Park – a celebration of humanity and freedom

Freedom Park in Pretoria is a celebration of humanity and freedom.

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Johannesburg City Hall Steps - stand with activists and resistance fighters.

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Johannesburg City Hall Steps - stand with activists and resistance fighters.

The City Hall steps in Johannesburg have seen many protest meetings and people including Nelson Mandela speaking from them.

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Jozi’s historical transport hub - Park Station

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Jozi’s historical transport hub - Park Station

The Johannesburg Park Station is located between the Central Business District and Braamfontein, and is the largest railway station in Africa.

Bustling city life

Soweto Bicycle Tours

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Soweto Bicycle Tours

Experience vibrant Soweto with a bicycle tour through the neighbourhood.

Bustling city life

Dlala Nje Yeoville Tours - Explore the urban jungle that is Johannesburg

Bustling city life
Dlala Nje Yeoville Tours - Explore the urban jungle that is Johannesburg

Dlala Nje Tours aims to dispel notions about less-visited parts of Joburg such as Yeoville and Hillbrow by showcasing the vibrancy and culture of these areas.

Bustling city life

Church Square - explore one of the oldest gathering places in Pretoria

Bustling city life
Church Square - explore one of the oldest gathering places in Pretoria

Church Square dates back to 1855 and was a meeting place for all sorts of people. It is also the site of the Rivonia Treason Trial.

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Tuynhuys - steeped in history and with architecture that tells the tales

Bustling city life
Tuynhuys - steeped in history and with architecture that tells the tales

Feed your hunger for all things beautiful with a visit to Cape Town.

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Alexandra Heritage Precinct - historic and iconic

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Alexandra Heritage Precinct - historic and iconic

Explore the Alexandra Heritage Precinct, a moving testament to Mandela’s strength.

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Museum Africa - take a journey through Africa’s rich heritage

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Museum Africa - take a journey through Africa’s rich heritage

Visit Museum Africa, Johannesburg’s social and cultural history museum and journey back into the glory years of the African continent’s past.

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A symbol of peace and a token of reconciliation - a piece of the Berlin Wall in Cape Town

Bustling city life
A symbol of peace and a token of reconciliation - a piece of the Berlin Wall in Cape Town

Cape Town, the only city in Africa that is home to an enduring symbol of the Cold War - the Berlin Wall.

Bustling city life

Delve into Joburg’s culture and history with Past Experiences tours

Bustling city life
Delve into Joburg’s culture and history with Past Experiences tours

Feed your appetite for Joburg’s culture and history with Past Experiences tours.

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The Joburg Theatre is set for drama!

Bustling city life
The Joburg Theatre is set for drama!

The Joburg Theatre offers world-class entertainment in a world-class city.

Bustling city life

The Saxon Hotel - snuggle into all that the Saxon has to offer

Bustling city life
The Saxon Hotel - snuggle into all that the Saxon has to offer

Beneath the warm and tree-lined Johannesburg skies you’ll find the City of Gold’s luxurious Saxon Hotel.

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

Vibrant culture

A most representative collection of KwaZulu-Natal heritage

Vibrant culture
A most representative collection of KwaZulu-Natal heritage

A most representative collection of KwaZulu - Natal heritage.

Vibrant culture

Top 10 historical sites in the Western Cape - a rich heritage

Vibrant culture
Top 10 historical sites in the Western Cape - a rich heritage

The Western Cape was the first place that Europeans settled in the country, in 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck’s three vessels landed at the Cape. As employees of the Dutch East India Company, they had come to establish a halfway station for ships travelling to and from the East. Their influence is evident in the buildings, some of which are 350 years old, and culture of the Western Cape.

Vibrant culture

South Africa’s top 10 cultural villages

Vibrant culture
South Africa’s top 10 cultural villages

Experience music, dance and food from across the country, as well as Tsonga crafts and Zulu beer-brewing; and don’t forget the magical clicking language of the San people.

Vibrant culture

The Taung Heritage Route - explore the origins of humankind

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The Taung Heritage Route - explore the origins of humankind

Go on a fascinating journey of discovery when you follow in the prehistoric footsteps of our hominid forefathers, to get a rare glimpse into our distant past in the region that early humans once called home.

Vibrant culture

Grahamstown - a town of artistic and academic expression

Vibrant culture
Grahamstown - a town of artistic and academic expression

Explore galleries and museums, and then relax at one of the restaurants and pubs set in the wide, tree-lined streets before setting off to enjoy one of the many plays on offer at the world-renowned National Arts Festival.

Vibrant culture

Music of South Africa - discover the rhythmic heartbeat

Vibrant culture
Music of South Africa - discover the rhythmic heartbeat

The music culture in South Africa is made up of diverse genres, from jazz, hip hop, kwaito and gospel to pop and alternative rock.

Vibrant culture

Zululand - where nature and ancient culture abound

Vibrant culture
Zululand - where nature and ancient culture abound

The Zululand area, in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is rooted in the legacy of the great Zulu nation, and the area provides ample opportunity to explore the fascinating rich history of this proud nation

Vibrant culture

Ceremonies and traditions - food of South Africa

Vibrant culture
Ceremonies and traditions - food of South Africa

We really love eating, so join us at the table and tuck in.

Vibrant culture

11 South African drinks you’ll definitely love

Vibrant culture
11 South African drinks you’ll definitely love

From soft red tea leaves and fermented milk to home-made beers and pub-favoured shooters, these are some of South Africa’s finest drinks.

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Shebeens – your uniquely South African local tavern experience

Vibrant culture
Shebeens – your uniquely South African local tavern experience

The first shebeens in South Africa were local bars and taverns where mostly working-class urban males could unwind, socialise, and escape the oppression of life during the Apartheid era.

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Explore amazing organic wine farms and blankets of wildflowers

Vibrant culture
Explore amazing organic wine farms and blankets of wildflowers

Prepare to be enchanted by whitewashed fisherman’s cottages, seasonal wildflowers, seafood fresh from the sea, and wines with complexity and conscience.

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The fascinating story behind the birth of gumboot dancing

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The fascinating story behind the birth of gumboot dancing

Gumboot dancing was originally a means of communication amongst miners who were forbidden from talking to one another.

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Victoria Street Market - a unique and colourful shopping stop

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Victoria Street Market - a unique and colourful shopping stop

Linger longer as your senses take in the smells, sounds and tastes of different spices and incense or let your sight drink in the vibrant and colourful fabrics.

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aha Shakaland Hotel & Zulu Cultural Village - the greatest Zulu experience in Africa

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aha Shakaland Hotel & Zulu Cultural Village - the greatest Zulu experience in Africa

Shakaland is a cultural replication of a Zulu “Umuzi” or homestead, complete with 55 very comfortable beehive huts that overlook the Phobane Lake.

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An enduring symbol of unity and overcoming adversity as a nation

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An enduring symbol of unity and overcoming adversity as a nation

The South African flag is an enduring symbol of unity and overcoming adversity as a nation.

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Art and science - The Cape Town Museum and Planetarium

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Art and science - The Cape Town Museum and Planetarium

A walk up the beautiful Company’s Garden, at the top of Cape Town, takes you to the South African Museum.

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Basotho traditional cuisine

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Basotho traditional cuisine

Basotho traditional cuisine is all about think stews, salty porridges, dried veg, yoghurt and spicy seeds. The culture is rich, hearty and historical.

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A commemoration of a bold life – The Luthuli Museum

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A commemoration of a bold life – The Luthuli Museum

Albert Luthuli was the first African to receive a Nobel peace Prize. The Luthuli museum commemorates his life and achievements.

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Pollsmoor Prison - ‘A tent of blue which prisoners call the sky’

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Pollsmoor Prison - ‘A tent of blue which prisoners call the sky’

The Iziko Slave Lodge tells a story of slaves who were captured in South East Asia and brought to the Cape by the Dutch East India Company.

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The Iziko Slave Lodge sheds light on the history of slavery in South Africa

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The Iziko Slave Lodge sheds light on the history of slavery in South Africa

The Iziko Slave Lodge tells a story of slaves who were captured in South East Asia and brought to the Cape by the Dutch East India Company.

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The Old Synagogue - from Jewish place of worship to historic courtroom

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The Old Synagogue - from Jewish place of worship to historic courtroom

Paul Kruger Street Synagogue, the first synagogue to be constructed in Pretoria, was expropriated by the government in 1952 and converted into a special Supreme Court.

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Nelson Mandela’s African journey

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Nelson Mandela’s African journey

As he made his way through Tanzania for the first time since 1962, he arrived in the city of Mbeya. This was a cathartic moment for Mandela, marking the first time he had truly felt free. In Long Walk to Freedom, he wrote, “I then truly realised that I was in a country ruled by Africans. For the first time in my life, I was a free man … I felt the burden of oppression lifting from my shoulders … I was being judged for the first time not by the colour of my skin but by the measure of my mind and character.”

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The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – the legacy lives on

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The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – the legacy lives on

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is committed to preserving the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Mandela Museum in Qunu and Mthatha

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Mandela Museum in Qunu and Mthatha

Walking in the footsteps of a great man - a remarkable museum dedicated to Madiba

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Travel tips for pets - the unconventional family members

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Travel tips for pets - the unconventional family members

Often our pets are part of the family. For some people that extends to travelling with their pets.

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Train journeys - an unforgettable experience with someone special

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Train journeys - an unforgettable experience with someone special

What can beat that feeling of going to sleep with a Karoo moon in the sky outside, and waking up to a pot of fresh coffee, surrounded by Cape vineyards as the Blue Train makes her stately way into the Mother City?

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Afriski - snowy slopes in Africa

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Afriski - snowy slopes in Africa

Come play high in the Mountains of Africa, skiing and snowboarding, then relax in one of the bars at Afriski.

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Sun City golf courses

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Sun City golf courses

Widely regarded as one of the best golfers in the world, Gary Player personally designed the Gary Player Country Club and Lost City Golf Course, both of which can be found at Sun City. Even though he has designed over 300 courses, he considers these two among his very best.

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A farm stay - a wonderland of stars, flowers, fossils and welcoming people

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A farm stay - a wonderland of stars, flowers, fossils and welcoming people

A farm stay in the Northern Cape is like nowhere else on earth

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Fearfully great lizards - the hunt for dinosaur fossils

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Fearfully great lizards - the hunt for dinosaur fossils

South Africa is one of the best countries in the world to view evidence of dinosaurs.

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Ten free things to do in the City of Gold

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Ten free things to do in the City of Gold

Ten amazing things to do for free in Johannesburg.

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Rustenburg - the town of rest

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Rustenburg - the town of rest

Rustenburg is the perfect place from which to explore the North West province.

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Head for the table top via the Platteklip Gorge hiking route

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Head for the table top via the Platteklip Gorge hiking route

For those who wish to hike up Table Mountain instead of taking the cable car, the Platteklip Gorge route is the most direct route, although it's also arguably the most challenging one.

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Lake Fundudzi - the work of the Venda Gods

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Lake Fundudzi - the work of the Venda Gods

Geologists say Lake Fundudzi in Limpopo 's northernmost reaches is one of a very few in the world to have been formed by landslide.

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Midlands Meander — a misty mountain setting

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Midlands Meander — a misty mountain setting

With 80kms of cultural and creative meandering to get through, the Midlands Meander is considered to be South Africa’s best artisan crafts route.

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2010 FIFA World Cup™: Not a bird, not a plane, it’s SA’s flag flying high

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2010 FIFA World Cup™: Not a bird, not a plane, it’s SA’s flag flying high

After 6 years sustained hard work under the watchful eye of global critics, South Africa proved that it could successfully host the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

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Cycle Tour of Alexandra

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Cycle Tour of Alexandra

Enjoy an eye-opening tour through the Alexandra township.

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The ‡Khomani Desert San – SA’s ninth World Heritage Site

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The ‡Khomani Desert San – SA’s ninth World Heritage Site

The ‡Khomani San and their lands have been awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ninth such site in South Africa.

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Mulaudzi Alexandra Tours - take a trip around Alex with a local on a bicycle

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Mulaudzi Alexandra Tours - take a trip around Alex with a local on a bicycle

Mulaudzi Alexandra Tours is a locally run tour operator offering cycle tours around one of South Africa’s historic townships.

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Visit this African monument that chronicles the country’s Long March to Freedom

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Visit this African monument that chronicles the country’s Long March to Freedom

The Long March to Freedom procession is an outdoor sculptural park situated in the Fountains Recreation Resort, in the City of Tshwane.

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Challenge yourself with the Midlands Ultra Triathlon

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Challenge yourself with the Midlands Ultra Triathlon

Challenge yourself with the Mandela Day Triathlon

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Retrace the steps of Nelson Mandela at the 27 for Freedom Race

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Retrace the steps of Nelson Mandela at the 27 for Freedom Race

Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s historic walk to freedom at the 27 for Freedom Race event held at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre.

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Nottingham Road – a slice of English countryside with a South African flavour

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Nottingham Road – a slice of English countryside with a South African flavour

Nottingham Road – a slice of English countryside with a South African flavour

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Gold Reef City – a historic adventure ride

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Gold Reef City – a historic adventure ride

Gold Reef City – a historic adventure ride

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Bloemfontein – a thrill seeker’s paradise for exhilarating adventures

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Bloemfontein – a thrill seeker’s paradise for exhilarating adventures

Bloemfontein – a thrill seeker’s paradise for exhilarating adventures

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Wet and wild in Sun City

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Wet and wild in Sun City

Sun City’s Valley of the Waves, magnificent golf courses and stunning hotels, including the timeless elegance of their crowning glory, the Palace, are well known between local and international tourists alike.

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South Africa’s top 10 incredible attractions

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South Africa’s top 10 incredible attractions

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you, South Africa boasts amazing tourist attractions that are worth visiting more than once. But where does one even start?

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Discover Limpopo

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Discover Limpopo

Imagine tropical forests, bush, shrubs and semi-desert areas with vast landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see to mountainous terrain – that’s the extraordinary province of Limpopo.

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