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LLekker Local Tips

In South Africa, it’s the locals that make it lekker and they’ve been busy putting together their favourite travel tips just for you. Check out our top 10 tips now and check back later for more tips, coming soon on our interactive map.

Are you ready to adventure?

The past two years have been challenging but we’re happy to be able to welcome visitors again. South Africa has so much to offer that you can’t find anywhere else. Mainly because, there’s nobody quite like South Africans. They’re some of the most fun and friendly people you’ll ever meet and nobody knows the country quite like they do, that’s why we want to show you South Africa, as recommended by locals. We’re sharing the types of tips you won’t find in any guidebook and we’ve got a range of tips for all types of travellers. Whether you’re into action packed adventures or calm relaxing breaks, our lekker local tips will help you find the best activities to try. 

Lekker Local Tips

Tip 1: Biking Bandits

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Tip 1: Biking Bandits

Join the @bikingbandits on an evening cycling route through the streets of Soweto. Let the crew take you under their wing as they show you around – with them you’ll feel like one of the locals. All cycling levels are welcome.

Biking Bandits
Tip 2: Kagga Kamma

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Tip 2: Kagga Kamma

Local Carla recommends a romantic evening under the starts, at @kaggakammas open air suite. The adventure begins on the quad bike journey there, followed by a relaxing dip in the pool and dinner by the fire.

Tip 3: Mount Camdeboo

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Tip 3: Mount Camdeboo

Would it really be a trip to South Africa without visiting The Big 5? Local Waylene likes to wake up to the view of rhinos and giraffe from the comfort of one of Mount Camdeboo’s eco friendly pods.

Tip 4: One Park

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Tip 4: One Park

If you’re a foodie, then Tim’s tip is for you. Enjoy the authentic flavours of a heritage inspired menu at this new hidden restaurant/ bar/ record store mash up. The perfect place for an evening of fun.

Tip 5: Stony Point Reserve

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Tip 5: Stony Point Reserve

Home to a unique colony of African penguins, here you can watch the birds up close in their natural habitat, without disturbing or disrupting them. Khosie recommends this lesser known spot as the perfect place to escape the crowds.

Tip 6: Night snorkeling

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Tip 6: Night snorkeling

This unexpected tip by local diver Kimerudi, invites you to explore the beauty of the ocean at night. Discover a whole new world underwater in this unique experience with creatures that can only be seen at night.

Tip 7: surfing

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Tip 7: surfing

Local Mark invites you down to Witsand beach to come and enjoy the best waves the western cape has to offer.

Tip 8: Overnight Horse Trail

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Tip 8: Overnight Horse Trail

Ride into the sunset on this beautiful adventure. Using natural horsemanship techniques and no bits, the horses respond warmly to every rider. This is local, Karabo’s favourite place to ride.

Tip 9: Veld & Sea

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Tip 9: Veld & Sea

Discover the flavours that grow all around us in this wild food foraging adventure. Zandi recommends this experience for its expert knowledge and delicious discoveries.

Tip 10: Zip-lining

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Tip 10: Zip-lining

Mix some thrill-seeking adventure with breathtaking views in this activity only for the brave. This is local, Tim’s must-do tip.

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