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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!

Wildlife safari

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Surgery and safari in South Africa

Surgery and safari in South Africa

When it comes to post recovery and recuperation, going on safari is a good choice.

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve - ecotourism at its sweetest

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve - ecotourism at its sweetest

It’s so close to Joburg you can see the city skyline from some vantage points. But you’re still in the wild— with over 200 species of birds, big game animals and predators

Game viewing from the saddle of your mountain bike

Game viewing from the saddle of your mountain bike

Mountain biking through the Kruger National Park is a wonderful way to get up close and personal with the local terrain – and to see some fascinating and beautiful creatures .

A safari adventure for the whole family

A safari adventure for the whole family

Taking your children on safari is an amazing adventure for the whole family to enjoy together.

Rietvlei Nature Reserve - a land of water

Rietvlei Nature Reserve - a land of water

Have the perfect picnic, enjoy some cycling and horse riding or view wildlife while you explore the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

Mala Mala Game Reserve - the ultimate wildlife experience

Mala Mala Game Reserve - the ultimate wildlife experience

Experience the ultimate in luxury game reserves at Mala Mala.

Get up close and personal with our wildlife in their natural habitat (2)

Get up close and personal with our wildlife in their natural habitat (2)

Safaris in South Africa are a must for anyone fascinated by wildlife and here the Big Five refers to buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.

Breathtaking scenery

Vote for South Africa!

Vote for South Africa!

We’re delighted to announce that South Africa has been nominated for the 'Best Country’ award at The Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards 2019. Place your vote now, it'd only take a few minutes of your time, but your support means the world!    Every entry goes in the draw to WIN one of 13 superb holidays. Voting closes on 4th September.

The delight and complexity of South African architecture

The delight and complexity of South African architecture

If calamity were to strike humanity, and archaeologists of a distant future were to enquire about how we lived, they would draw upon our architecture to paint a picture of who we were.

Must-visit places in the Cape Winelands

Must-visit places in the Cape Winelands

Must-visit places in the Cape Winelands.

Drakensberg Mountains - the barrier of spears

Drakensberg Mountains - the barrier of spears

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.

The fascination of South African cave adventures (1)

The fascination of South African cave adventures (1)

South Africa offers a variety of caves for you to explore, from hominid fossil sites and ancient San cave paintings.

Paternoster - a definitive Cape West Coast fishing village

Paternoster - a definitive Cape West Coast fishing village

Paternoster is a peaceful town lined with fishermen’s cottages, where great seafood and the local lifestyle become all-consuming pastimes.

Echo Caves - an underground wonderland

Echo Caves - an underground wonderland

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.

Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve - endemic treasures

Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve - endemic treasures

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.

The Kruger National Park – a safari destination that can’t be missed.

Not only can you catch a glimpse of the famous Big Five, but you'll find yourself surrounded by hundreds of species of birds, ancient trees, winding rivers, superb accommodation and adventure.

Sun-soaked coast

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Vote for South Africa!

We’re delighted to announce that South Africa has been nominated for the 'Best Country’ award at The Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards 2019. Place your vote now, it'd only take a few minutes of your time, but your support means the world!    Every entry goes in the draw to WIN one of 13 superb holidays. Voting closes on 4th September.

Cape Town beaches

The 10 best restaurants in Cape Town

The 10 best restaurants in Cape Town

It’s hard to keep up with Cape Town’s energetic culinary scene. From its restaurant-lined streets to glorious lunches in the winelands a mere 20-minute drive from the city, there’s a reason some refer to the Mother City as SA’s foodie capital.

Hibiscus Coast - the coast of many colours

Hibiscus Coast - the coast of many colours

The subtropical paradise of the Hibiscus Coast offers a myriad of delights.

Seven secret coastal towns in South Africa

Seven secret coastal towns in South Africa

Everyone loves a little beach time and it’s even better if you don’t have to share it with a crowd.

Durban - fun, sun, and LGBTQ+ friendly

Durban - fun, sun, and LGBTQ+ friendly

You’re guaranteed a warm welcome when you visit any of Durban’s welcoming establishments which are open to the LGBTQ+ community.

Durban's promenade - a golden mile of sun, sea, restaurants and entertainment (1)

Durban's promenade - a golden mile of sun, sea, restaurants and entertainment (1)

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.

Muizenberg Beach - surf’s up

Muizenberg Beach - surf’s up

Ever dreamt of taking to the waves and feeling the exhilarating thrill of carving through water, wind in your hair?

Bustling city life

Vote for South Africa!

Vote for South Africa!

We’re delighted to announce that South Africa has been nominated for the 'Best Country’ award at The Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards 2019. Place your vote now, it'd only take a few minutes of your time, but your support means the world!    Every entry goes in the draw to WIN one of 13 superb holidays. Voting closes on 4th September.

Surfing, exploring, learning and loving life in Cape Town this summer!

Surfing, exploring, learning and loving life in Cape Town this summer!

Surfing, exploring, learning and loving life in Cape Town this summer!

Cape Town: A South African historically significant city

Cape Town: A South African historically significant city

Popularly known as the “Mother City”, the city has some of South Africa’s most important history and culture.

Joburg’s most iconic buildings

Joburg’s most iconic buildings

The buildings in this ever-evolving city certainly reflect its rich heritage.

The history of Joburg, City of Gold

The history of Joburg, City of Gold

Johannesburg, the metropolis with the country’s tallest skyscrapers, was once just veld (bush), dotted with rocky outcrops, scrubby bush and a network of streams.

The 10 best restaurants in Joburg

The 10 best restaurants in Joburg

Just like the city itself, the dining scene in Jozi is constantly changing.

Eating out in Cape Town - an eclectic mix of restaurants

Eating out in Cape Town - an eclectic mix of restaurants

You will discover a bold, experimental and contemporary food scene in Cape Town.

Quirky hotels - trailers, ox wagons, tree houses and even a castle (3)

Add some adventure to your township tour at the Orlando Towers

The Orlando Towers bungee in Soweto adds a whole new dimension to sightseeing in this famous Johannesburg township.

Vibrant culture

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Xhosa culture: the clans and customs

Xhosa culture: the clans and customs

The AmaXhosa are part of three nations known as Nguni that are found in South Africa. The other two are AmaSwazi and AmaZulu.  The AmaXhosa settled in the Eastern Cape and over time spread to the Western Cape.

Cape Malay cuisine: food that feeds the soul

Cape Malay cuisine: food that feeds the soul

A food group born from the souls of slaves, in its heart, one motto: make sure our people are fed.

The Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela of the Pilanesberg

The Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela of the Pilanesberg

In the north-eastern corner of the Pilanesberg, where the Big Five roam the plains and platinum sits in abundance under the soil, you’ll find the ancestral home of the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela people.

Bapedi history, traditions, culture and food

Bapedi history, traditions, culture and food

The Bapedi tribe (also known as Pedi and Basotho) arose from small chiefdoms that were formed before the 17th century.

Xhosa cuisine: the dishes and traditions

Xhosa cuisine: the dishes and traditions

Xhosa cuisine: the dishes and traditions

Shaka kaSenzangakhona, the founder of the Zulu kingdom

Shaka kaSenzangakhona, the founder of the Zulu kingdom

King Shaka kaSenzangakhona has been portrayed as a blood-thirsty dictator who ruled through coercion and instilled fear in his people. Contrary to these misrepresentations, early colonial accounts portray him as a keen international trader who went out of his way to protect the traders between 1824 and 1828.

Venda culture

Venda culture

Venda culture and traditions are rooted in the responsibilities of the royal leaders, who are referred to as mahosi or vhamusanda in the Luvenda language, which means chiefs or traditional leaders who are royal leaders.

Active adventure

Vote for South Africa!

Vote for South Africa!

We’re delighted to announce that South Africa has been nominated for the 'Best Country’ award at The Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards 2019. Place your vote now, it'd only take a few minutes of your time, but your support means the world!    Every entry goes in the draw to WIN one of 13 superb holidays. Voting closes on 4th September.

10 great restaurants in South Africa

10 great restaurants in South Africa

South Africa’s streets, shores and vineyards are lined with so many incredible restaurants, it’s a hard task narrowing them down into a short bucket list.

Gin: SA’s trendy drink

Gin: SA’s trendy drink

Gin is the buzzword on everyone’s lips in Cape Town at the moment.

The Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela of the Pilanesberg

The Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela of the Pilanesberg

In the north-eastern corner of the Pilanesberg, where the Big Five roam the plains and platinum sits in abundance under the soil, you’ll find the ancestral home of the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela people.

Shisa nyama: the vibe, the food, the spirit (1)

Shisa nyama: the vibe, the food, the spirit (1)

South Africa is a country that’s diverse in its culture and language, and if there’s one thing that brings South Africans together it’s food.

South African wines

South African wines

South African wines are simply an infusion of the old winemaking methods combined with new ones to create modern bottled poetry for you.

Great small-town foodie stops

Great small-town foodie stops

It’s often worth it leaving behind the big lights and taking a road tip to explore small-town cuisine, or even making a trip of it and spending a night or two and exploring what else is on offer.

Traditional African food in South Africa

Traditional African food in South Africa

The food story of South Africa.

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