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SSouth Africa was the setting for a wild winter: the Lions tour. And we don’t mean the four-legged, bushy-maned variety; they’re already there.) DISCOVER MORE

The world’s greatest touring rugby team took on the reigning World Champions, South Africa, aka the Springboks, during their epic upcoming tour in 2021, as well as playing five other white-knuckle clashes. Matches took place in July and August across three epic destinations: Cape Town, Jo'burg and Pretoria. Could this be the year the Lions repeat their unforgettable 1997 victory? Tune in to find out...

To celebrate the sporting prowess and adventurous spirit of the British & Irish Lions and their worthy South African rivals, we’ve rounded up some wanderlust-sparking travel inspiration for each of these three thrilling regions. 

Whether you’re craving the blue-and-gold beauty and glamour of Cape Town, the vibrant spirit and urban buzz of Jo'burg, or the heritage charms and lesser-known lures of Pretoria, you’ll find it all here. Keep reading to discover unmissable things to do, see, admire and eat, when it’s safe to visit again. This is our invitation to you to Meet Your South Africa – with a little help from our expert local guides.

There’s a lot more to South Africa than Lions and Springboks, and it’s all here ready and waiting. With its rugged, unspoiled landscapes, sunny climate and bucket-list wildlife, South Africa is the perfect choice for slow travel amid nature. 

For inspiration and insider tips, follow us on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter. Tag #MeetSouthAfrica to share your pics with us, or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest information, holiday offers, prizes and events across South Africa.

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