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MMzansi, it's been a long time since you’ve enjoyed the outdoors and travelled wherever...with whoever to do whatever. Your sacrifice has afforded us the opportunity to now travel here...book there....see this one and that one. There’s no doubt that you are looking forward to enjoying your summer days ...doing summer things...like summer braais...summer parties...summercations....and as a country we are famous for doing things differently.

We invite you to get on the road...Pak’ i coolerbox...fass’ Saftey...cause se siya jika manje...this has been a year like no other...and if we know you Mzansi... you’re going to make it a Summer like no other…

So let’s SUMMER DIFFERENT!

This summer join us on an epic road trip through all nine provinces while stopping on the journey and seeking out those unique and unforgettable experiences that you will only find when you summer different. We are going to be stopping in small towns to soak up the rich and diverse history of South Africa, while finding delicious food, enthralling stories, exciting experiences and genuine characters, all to introduce you to more of your country. 

This week, we are exploring the magnificence of the North West Province. We will be marvelling at some unique, deeply cultural spaces; exploring the sky through breath taking activities, meeting some unforgettable people, embracing the vibrance of the township swag – to send us off to the next incredible location. See you there.

Follow the trip on social media, or check back on this page for the daily itinerary updates and catch up with our team on the road to hear all the stories from the day as our convoy covers the country. 

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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.

Netflix JIVA - North West Itinerary

Netflix JIVA - North West Itinerary

This women's month, experience the North West like never before with curated itineraries made just for you by South African Tourism and Netflix JIVA.

Flying directly between Newark Liberty International Airport and Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport is now easier!

Flying directly between Newark Liberty International Airport and Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport is now easier!

United Airlines has inaugurated its nonstop daily service between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and O.R. Tambo International Airport, with the arrival of the first flight into Johannesburg on the 4th of June.

Wildlife safari

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

Wildlife safari
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.

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

Wildlife safari
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.

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

Wildlife safari
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.

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

Wildlife safari
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.

Wildlife safari

Tau Spa at the Madikwe Game Reserve

Wildlife safari
Tau Spa at the Madikwe Game Reserve

The Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe bushveld has a world-class spa offering a variety of treatments and packages where you can relax and rejuvenate in an oasis of tranquillity.

Summer Different Experiences

Wildlife safari

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

Wildlife safari
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.

Wildlife safari

Witsand Nature Reserve in the Green Kalahari: where the dunes roar

Wildlife safari
Witsand Nature Reserve in the Green Kalahari: where the dunes roar

The mysterious roaring white sand dunes of Witsand Nature Reserve in Northern Cape province are just one attraction in this Green Kalahari paradise – the bird and animal life is exceptional too.

Breathtaking scenery

Witsand’s roaring dunes

Breathtaking scenery
Witsand’s roaring dunes

Against the rust-red sands of the Kalahari desert in the Northern Cape, the 'roaring' white sand dunes of Witsand Nature Reserve are a mysterious natural phenomenon that emit a deep reverberating hum.

Vibrant culture

The Taung Heritage Route - explore the origins of humankind

Vibrant culture
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.

Breathtaking scenery

Discover what’s roaring at the Witsand Nature Reserve

Breathtaking scenery
Discover what’s roaring at the Witsand Nature Reserve

This natural attraction is one of the Green Kalahari’s best-kept secrets. The birding here is exceptional, and you'll see plenty of dryland wildlife.

Summer Different

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