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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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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.

Tau Spa at the Madikwe Game Reserve

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.

Segway tours at Sun City

Segway tours at Sun City

An uber-cool Segway tour is definitely the most fun-filled way to explore the length and breadth of South Africa's premier playground, Sun City. There’s a choice of tours for up to 10 individuals, all of which have been designed to take visual advantage of the surrounding Pilanesberg mountains and the wildlife. Select from a golf tour, a lake tour and an off-road glide. Time-wise, the tours range from 45 minutes to 2 hours.

Sacred sites in South Africa

Sacred sites in South Africa

South Africa’s sacred sites stretch from Lake Fundudzi in Limpopo and eMakhosini in KwaZulu-Natal to the energy centres identified by spiritualists and mosques and temples.

Miracle Waters in the North West

Miracle Waters in the North West

Miracle Waters is a dive getaway in a crystal-clean spring lake near the Magaliesberg mountain range, suitable for divers of all abilities.

Summer Different Experiences

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.

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

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.

Witsand’s roaring dunes

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.

The Taung Heritage Route - explore the origins of humankind

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.

Discover what’s roaring at the Witsand Nature Reserve

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.

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