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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!
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.
Paternoster is a peaceful town lined with fishermen’s cottages, where great seafood and the local lifestyle become all-consuming pastimes.
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.
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.
South Africa offers a variety of caves for you to explore, from hominid fossil sites and ancient San cave paintings.
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.
Dating back millions of years, Riemvasmaak is a place of haunting beauty.
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.
The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast oozes laid-back beach charm.
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.
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?
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.
If you’re looking for a unique experience, then the many wine farms in the Western Cape have exactly what you need.
Ten most beautiful natural attractions that the Western Cape has to offer.
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.
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.
Explore verdant dappled light of South African forests.
Gauteng boasts amazing tourist attractions that are worth visiting more than once.
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.
There's something so peaceful, adventurous and yet cosseting about luxury train travel in South Africa, and the Shongololo Express is no exception.
It is one of the most scenic vantage points in the whole of South Africa.
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.
Just 30 km west of the Johannesburg city centre, is an amazingly quaint experience fondly known as the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden.
The Wildflower Route in the Northern Cape is a vision of flowers that will colour your imagination for the rest of your days.
The subtropical paradise of the Hibiscus Coast offers a myriad of delights.
Everyone loves a little beach time and it’s even better if you don’t have to share it with a crowd.
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.
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.
Ever dreamt of taking to the waves and feeling the exhilarating thrill of carving through water, wind in your hair?
The Sunshine Coast is where you will find adventure, beautiful forests and quaint seaside hamlets – there’s something for everyone!
KwaZulu-Natal is home to pristine, perfect beaches.
Whether you are a surfer or a sunbather, South Africa is home to the perfect beach for you!
Soak up the sun at one of the Western Cape’s most pristine beaches.
The Sharks Board is also involved in vital shark research, and educates the public about sharks and their behaviour.
Fourth-largest in the Southern Hemisphere, this 21km-wide port features 58 berths and is serviced by more than 20 terminal operators.
. South Africa’s sun-soaked coast lies ready, all-year round, to share its secrets, adventures and lazy days with you.
Hitch a ride on some of the most spectacular waves the world has ever seen
Port Elizabeth has a number of wonderful beaches including the Blue Flag King’s Beach, Wells Estate Beach and Humewood Beach.
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.
uShaka Marine World is a marine theme park in Durban, South Africa’s biggest port city.
Knysna is located along South Africa’s beautiful and famed Garden Route in the Western Cape province.
The Garden Route is a mix of modern golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artists' communities, retirement estates, craft centres, mountain hideaways and beach holidays.
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.
Hole in the Wall is an impressive, natural rocky archway found just off the Wild Coast, south of Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape
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.
Durban Beaches - South Africa’s very own seaside paradise
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.
Experience the 21st Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival with this travel package from SAA Kenya
A most representative collection of KwaZulu - Natal 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.
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.
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.
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.
The music culture in South Africa is made up of diverse genres, from jazz, hip hop, kwaito and gospel to pop and alternative rock.
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
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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.
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.
Prepare to be enchanted by whitewashed fisherman’s cottages, seasonal wildflowers, seafood fresh from the sea, and wines with complexity and conscience.
Gumboot dancing was originally a means of communication amongst miners who were forbidden from talking to one another.
Basotho traditional cuisine is all about think stews, salty porridges, dried veg, yoghurt and spicy seeds. The culture is rich, hearty and historical.
Shakaland is a cultural replication of a Zulu “Umuzi” or homestead, complete with 55 very comfortable beehive huts that overlook the Phobane Lake.
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.
The South African flag is an enduring symbol of unity and overcoming adversity as a nation.
A walk up the beautiful Company’s Garden, at the top of Cape Town, takes you to the South African Museum.
Albert Luthuli was the first African to receive a Nobel peace Prize. The Luthuli museum commemorates his life and achievements.
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.
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.
Emirates Airline Park played a significant role in South African sporting history, after hosting the 1995 Rugby World Cup final.
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is committed to preserving the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.