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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

Sun-soaked coasts

You’ve never met penguins like these before! Watch on Netflix

Sun-soaked coasts
You’ve never met penguins like these before! Watch on Netflix

Boulders Beach, just outside Cape Town, has so much going for it you will be blown away by the beauty of the small hidden attraction. The ancient granite boulders protect it from the wind and large waves, which makes it an ideal swimming spot for children. Because it falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area, the beach is always clean and safe, and it is rarely crowded. This comes at the cost of a small price, but who wouldn’t be willing to part ways with R65 for a day in this paradise?

Active adventure

The Great African sea forest and beyond - Learn more about the inspiration behind 'My Octopus Teacher'

Active adventure
The Great African sea forest and beyond - Learn more about the inspiration behind 'My Octopus Teacher'

The Oscar-winning documentary celebrates South Africa’s biodiversity, the 3 rd most biodiverse country on Earth, and home to the only place in the world where the Marine Big five (Southern Right Whales, Dolphins, Great White Sharks, Cape Fur Seals and African penguins) are all in close proximity to the shore.

Breathtaking scenery

Soul-searching in South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Soul-searching in South Africa

Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.

Wildlife safari

A world of ancient aloes – quiver tree forest, Northern Cape

Wildlife safari
A world of ancient aloes – quiver tree forest, Northern Cape

The remarkable quiver tree forest in the Northern Cape is the largest aloe forest in the world and a cornerstone of Khoisan culture.

Wildlife safari

Gondwana Game Reserve

Wildlife safari
Gondwana Game Reserve

At the Gondwana Game Reserve the Big 5 and other animals like the Cape mountain zebra roam freely among the fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Wildlife safari

The giant quiver trees of Namaqualand are rare kings of the desert

Wildlife safari
The giant quiver trees of Namaqualand are rare kings of the desert

The critically endangered and rare, giant quiver trees are one of the most spectacular aloe species found in South Africa. They grow in northern Namaqualand and the Richtersveld.

Wildlife safari

How to take the best photographs of wild animals

Wildlife safari
How to take the best photographs of wild animals

Handy tips for improving your wildlife photography skills while game-viewing in South Africa.

Active adventure

South Africa, the home of wide-open spaces

Active adventure
South Africa, the home of wide-open spaces

South Africa, the home of wide-open spaces

Breathtaking scenery

Breathtaking scenery

South Africa on the big screen

Breathtaking scenery
South Africa on the big screen

Here, we bring you some of the best on-screen locations that you can experience on your next trip to South Africa – and which films to watch before you visit!

Active adventure

The Great African sea forest and beyond - Learn more about the inspiration behind 'My Octopus Teacher'

Active adventure
The Great African sea forest and beyond - Learn more about the inspiration behind 'My Octopus Teacher'

The Oscar-winning documentary celebrates South Africa’s biodiversity, the 3 rd most biodiverse country on Earth, and home to the only place in the world where the Marine Big five (Southern Right Whales, Dolphins, Great White Sharks, Cape Fur Seals and African penguins) are all in close proximity to the shore.

Breathtaking scenery

Soul-searching in South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Soul-searching in South Africa

Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.

Wildlife safari

A world of ancient aloes – quiver tree forest, Northern Cape

Wildlife safari
A world of ancient aloes – quiver tree forest, Northern Cape

The remarkable quiver tree forest in the Northern Cape is the largest aloe forest in the world and a cornerstone of Khoisan culture.

Breathtaking scenery

Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Town: one of the most exquisite views in the world

Breathtaking scenery
Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Town: one of the most exquisite views in the world

Chapman’s Peak Drive in Cape Town is a winding 9km route that takes visitors from the fishing village of Hout Bay to the beaches of Noordhoek, through some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery.

Breathtaking scenery

West Coast Wine Route

Breathtaking scenery
West Coast Wine Route

The West Coast Wine Route follows the N7 North and has a surprisingly large selection and quality of award winning wines to chose from. It includes boutique and garagiste producers, along with some of the largest wineries in the country.

Breathtaking scenery

Succulent Karoo

Breathtaking scenery
Succulent Karoo

Succulent Karoo is a unique South African biome known for its wildflower extravaganza in spring. The vegetation is primarily made up of dwarf succulent shrubs. You won’t find as many plant species – mostly succulents – in other similarly sized arid areas in the world.

Vibrant culture

Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

Vibrant culture
Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

Sacred sites in KwaZulu-Natal include the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo, the charming Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple in Chatsworth and the majestic slopes and valleys of the mighty Drakensberg mountain range. Throw in some isiZulu culture, San rock art and Bhangazi legends, and let the journey begin.

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

Breathtaking scenery

South Africa on the big screen

Breathtaking scenery
South Africa on the big screen

Here, we bring you some of the best on-screen locations that you can experience on your next trip to South Africa – and which films to watch before you visit!

Sun-soaked coasts

You’ve never met penguins like these before! Watch on Netflix

Sun-soaked coasts
You’ve never met penguins like these before! Watch on Netflix

Boulders Beach, just outside Cape Town, has so much going for it you will be blown away by the beauty of the small hidden attraction. The ancient granite boulders protect it from the wind and large waves, which makes it an ideal swimming spot for children. Because it falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area, the beach is always clean and safe, and it is rarely crowded. This comes at the cost of a small price, but who wouldn’t be willing to part ways with R65 for a day in this paradise?

Breathtaking scenery

Soul-searching in South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Soul-searching in South Africa

Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.

Breathtaking scenery

Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Town: one of the most exquisite views in the world

Breathtaking scenery
Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Town: one of the most exquisite views in the world

Chapman’s Peak Drive in Cape Town is a winding 9km route that takes visitors from the fishing village of Hout Bay to the beaches of Noordhoek, through some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery.

Breathtaking scenery

West Coast Wine Route

Breathtaking scenery
West Coast Wine Route

The West Coast Wine Route follows the N7 North and has a surprisingly large selection and quality of award winning wines to chose from. It includes boutique and garagiste producers, along with some of the largest wineries in the country.

Sun-soaked coasts

Port Shepstone: hub of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

Sun-soaked coasts
Port Shepstone: hub of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

In Port Shepstone, visitors to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast can laze on the beach, get swept up in the Sardine Run, chase adventure in Oribi Gorge, or enjoy fishing on the reef.

Active adventure

South Africa, the home of wide-open spaces

Active adventure
South Africa, the home of wide-open spaces

South Africa, the home of wide-open spaces

Sun-soaked coasts

Robben Island: be humbled by heroes

Sun-soaked coasts
Robben Island: be humbled by heroes

Robben Island, a frequently repurposed piece of South Africa that is most famous for the prison that once held Nelson Mandela, is a tour that history fans visiting Cape Town won’t want to miss.

Bustling city life

Breathtaking scenery

South Africa on the big screen

Breathtaking scenery
South Africa on the big screen

Here, we bring you some of the best on-screen locations that you can experience on your next trip to South Africa – and which films to watch before you visit!

Vibrant culture

Bunny Chow 101

Vibrant culture
Bunny Chow 101

Discover the traditional South African curry dish - bunny chow

Bustling city life

The best date ideas in Cape Town

Bustling city life
The best date ideas in Cape Town

The best date ideas in Cape Town

Bustling city life

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

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

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

Bustling city life

Cape Town: A South African historically significant city

Bustling city life
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.

Vibrant culture

Joburg’s most iconic buildings

Vibrant culture
Joburg’s most iconic buildings

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

Bustling city life

The history of Joburg, City of Gold

Bustling city life
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.

Bustling city life

The 10 best restaurants in Joburg

Bustling city life
The 10 best restaurants in Joburg

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

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

Vibrant culture

How do you enjoy a South African-style 'staycation' in the UK?

Vibrant culture
How do you enjoy a South African-style 'staycation' in the UK?

How do you enjoy a South African-style 'staycation' in the UK?

Vibrant culture

Welcome to Vilakazi Street

Vibrant culture
Welcome to Vilakazi Street

The township of Soweto to the south-west of Johannesburg has transformed from a legacy of the apartheid era to a vibrant, energetic hub that will ignite your senses and immerse you in true South African culture. The thriving heart of Soweto is one of the most well-known streets in South Africa, Vilakazi Street.

Vibrant culture

Bunny Chow 101

Vibrant culture
Bunny Chow 101

Discover the traditional South African curry dish - bunny chow

Vibrant culture

Discover the newly launched Brew Route

Vibrant culture
Discover the newly launched Brew Route

Attention beer lovers! 🍻 Discover the newly launched Brew Route on our story today, catering to all of your local craft desires.

Vibrant culture

Road tripping for the hops: Craft breweries of Gauteng

Vibrant culture
Road tripping for the hops: Craft breweries of Gauteng

Explore the craft breweries in and around Gauteng.

Vibrant culture

Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

Vibrant culture
Sacred journeys and temples in KwaZulu-Natal

Sacred sites in KwaZulu-Natal include the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo, the charming Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple in Chatsworth and the majestic slopes and valleys of the mighty Drakensberg mountain range. Throw in some isiZulu culture, San rock art and Bhangazi legends, and let the journey begin.

Vibrant culture

South African English culture: introducing a new urban influence

Vibrant culture
South African English culture: introducing a new urban influence

Eastern Cape province is the heartland of South African English culture, as the site of the first mass settlement of British settlers around the city they called Grahamstown – now renamed Makhanda.

Vibrant culture

South Africa’s curio shops: shopping for that perfect souvenir

Vibrant culture
South Africa’s curio shops: shopping for that perfect souvenir

Visitors to South Africa are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing souvenirs; beadwork, wire sculptures, wooden carvings and other arts and crafts can be found at curio shops all over.

Active adventure

Breathtaking scenery

South Africa on the big screen

Breathtaking scenery
South Africa on the big screen

Here, we bring you some of the best on-screen locations that you can experience on your next trip to South Africa – and which films to watch before you visit!

Active adventure

The Great African sea forest and beyond - Learn more about the inspiration behind 'My Octopus Teacher'

Active adventure
The Great African sea forest and beyond - Learn more about the inspiration behind 'My Octopus Teacher'

The Oscar-winning documentary celebrates South Africa’s biodiversity, the 3 rd most biodiverse country on Earth, and home to the only place in the world where the Marine Big five (Southern Right Whales, Dolphins, Great White Sharks, Cape Fur Seals and African penguins) are all in close proximity to the shore.

Breathtaking scenery

Soul-searching in South Africa

Breathtaking scenery
Soul-searching in South Africa

Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.

Active adventure

The Lions Tour 2021

Active adventure
The Lions Tour 2021

It’s rugby’s ultimate adventure, the greatest tour of all. Every four years the very best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales unite as one to undertake a truly remarkable journey.

Active adventure

An aerial adrenaline rush – Ceres Zip Slide Tour

Active adventure
An aerial adrenaline rush – Ceres Zip Slide Tour

The Ceres Zip Slide Tour, in the Western Cape, offers Africa’s longest zip line, with 8 slides that allow for a 1.4km aerial journey amid beautiful scenery.

Active adventure

Shark Alley: get up close and personal on a marine safari

Active adventure
Shark Alley: get up close and personal on a marine safari

Get in the water with great white sharks, or laze on the beach watching the whales – Shark Alley near Gansbaai in Western Cape, South Africa offers all sorts of coastal adventures.

Sun-soaked coasts

Port Shepstone: hub of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

Sun-soaked coasts
Port Shepstone: hub of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

In Port Shepstone, visitors to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast can laze on the beach, get swept up in the Sardine Run, chase adventure in Oribi Gorge, or enjoy fishing on the reef.

Active adventure

Paragliding in South Africa

Active adventure
Paragliding in South Africa

There are great paragliding locations, and adventure companies making the most of them, all over South Africa, whether you’re an experienced pilot or a beginner looking for a tandem thrill.

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