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WWith nine provinces to explore, each with a soul of their own, you’ll never run out of memories to make.
South Africa’s third-smallest province, KwaZulu-Natal has a wealth of scenic and cultural attractions.
Mpumalanga means ‘the land of the rising sun’ in the local siSwati and Zulu languages, a name it derives from lying on the eastern border of the country.
The Free State is essentially an agricultural province and its appeal lies in its scenic beauty, rural tranquillity and natural attractions.
The scenic splendour of the Western Cape has long been a drawcard in South Africa.
The Northern Cape is the largest of South Africa’s provinces but has the smallest population, making it one of the more remote areas of the country.
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Billed as the longest wine route in the Western Cape, the Route 62 Wine Route encompasses Wellington, Tulbagh, Worcester, Robertson and the Klein Karoo. Wine lovers can visit up to 70 wine farms, of which 11 are specialist brandy cellars, and comprise the R62 Brandy Route – an adventure on its own!
The Paarl Wine Route is along one of the country’s major wine-producing areas and some of the biggest names in the South African wine industry are found here.
The Stellenbosch Wine Routes include 5 sub-routes that are defined by their user-friendliness as opposed to official wards, wine styles, or geographical location, helping visitors get the most out of their winelands experiences.
A very popular Franschhoek activity is wine tasting and you can visit some of the world's most-acclaimed wine estates here. The area is also famous for producing hand-turned sparkling wines in the French style, called cap classique. The town's main road is lined with restaurants, some run by award-winning chefs.
Smithfield is a good central stop between Johannesburg and the Wild Coast or Johannesburg and Durban. It boasts an artistic local community with good local eateries, excellent birding and numerous mountain bike trails.
The country offers excellent wines and superb dining options, especially home-grown cuisine. The Cape Winelands are renowned for their many wine estates, often with award-winning restaurants on site.