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AAmong mountains that look like they’ve been painted on the horizon and wide open panoramas that run further than your eyes can see, an elastic thread of tarmac transports you through a country that shifts and changes right before your eyes. From some of the world’s most ancient landscapes like the awe-inspiring plains of the lonely Karoo to the Limpopo bushveld and the incredible Tsitsikamma Forest, secluded beaches or the valleys of some of the most beautiful winelands you will ever see, you can’t help but feel you are somewhere special.

Did You Know?
BBlyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on Earth, and it may be the largest 'green canyon' due to its lush subtropical foliage.

LLet us introduce you to our places of wonder that make us swell with pride and take our breaths away again and again. Come stand at the top of the mesmerising Blyde River Canyon and feel your eyes try in vain to take in every inch of this enormous artwork of nature. Crane your neck up to see the mind-blowing peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains rising above you like gigantic castle towers and explore the world’s largest collection of ancient San Rock Art preserved on their rock faces and hidden caves. 

AAnd, if you stick around for the cool winter months you might get to see these famous mountains capped in pure white snow. From here follow the path of their foothills into the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and get lost in a world of artists’ villages, cool streams, farms dotted with plump cattle and friendly guesthouses all enriched with African culture and locals that absolutely love sharing their beautiful part of the country.

EEvery day in scenic South Africa ends with a horizon to look out on. Whether you enjoy it with friends, welcoming locals or just by yourself as you contemplate the world going by, it’s sure to create the kinds of memories that will stay with you forever.

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