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The first Cherry Festival was held in 1968 and is the longest-running festival in South Africa. You can indulge on fresh, succulent cherries – harvested from October to December. The festival stretches over three days and attracts up to 30 000 people. The festival offers quality family shows and activities such as the herding of sheep, horse rides, camel rides, helicopter flips, steam train rides at Sandstone Estate, and tours through the town to see the beautiful sandstone buildings and architecture. Ficksburg is situated on the scenic landscape of the eastern Free State, nestled between the foot of the Imperani Mountain and the banks of the Caledon River. It is known as the cherry capital of the world, and to celebrate this fact, the town hosts the annual cherry festival. It is the largest cherry-producing area in South Africa, and the first successful cherry trees were planted in this area in 1905.
Six reasons to visit the Golden Gate Highlands National Park
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!
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.
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.
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.
Ideas on how to explore various parts of the Cape Winelands differently.
The Elgin Valley Wine Route may be one of the newer and less famous tours in Western Cape province, but this high-lying, apple-growing region of the Overberg has much to tempt wine lovers.
The remarkable quiver tree forest in the Northern Cape is the largest aloe forest in the world and a cornerstone of Khoisan culture.
Grape escapes in the Cape winelands include grape stomping, wine baths and harvest festivals with entertainment galore.
The beauty of the Cape Winelands region makes it a popular horse-riding destination, with the added bonus of being able to visit wine and olive farms along the way.