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SSouth Africa’s sun-soaked coast lies ready, all-year round, to share its secrets, adventures and lazy days with you. With golden beaches and unspoiled nature, it’s more than just the place where the cool Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans meet. It’s 2500km of pure wanderlust.

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South Africa on the big screen

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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!

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

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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?

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Soul-searching in South Africa

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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.

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The Robberg Nature Reserve

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The Robberg Nature Reserve

The Robberg Nature Reserve lies along South Africa's gorgeous Garden Route and is famed for its flourishing Cape fur seal colony, whales, incredible southern ocean and coastal bird life and unique fynbos.

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Windsurfing in Cape Town

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Windsurfing in Cape Town

Windsurfing is popular in Cape Town - Bloubergstrand and Langebaan are popular destinations. Windsurfing is also popular inland on lakes, dams and rivers.

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The Wild Coast, Eastern Cape (1)

Sun-soaked coasts
The Wild Coast, Eastern Cape (1)

The Wild Coast offers a variety of outdoor adventure activities for visitors with unspoilt, wild and natural landscapes, including hiking, horse riding, bird watching and various water sports, including fishing.

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Some of the world’s best surfing – Jeffreys Bay

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Some of the world’s best surfing – Jeffreys Bay

Surfing at Jeffreys Bay on the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast means waves that range from 3ft to 10ft and run for up to 800m.

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Surfing two oceans in the Western Cape

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Surfing two oceans in the Western Cape

The meeting of two oceans in the Western Cape means that there are always good waves for surfing.

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Enjoy the beer necessities – KwaZulu-Natal beer route

Sun-soaked coasts
Enjoy the beer necessities – KwaZulu-Natal beer route

The unofficial KwaZulu-Natal beer route boats some of the best craft and micro-breweries in the country.

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Kitesurfing in South Africa

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Kitesurfing in South Africa

Kitesurfing in South Africa is concentrated around the coastal areas, stretching from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and Durban.

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Heaven on earth – Hermanus wine route, Western Cape

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Heaven on earth – Hermanus wine route, Western Cape

Located in the Western Cape, the Hermanus wine route includes 15 wineries, each producing small amounts of premium wine.

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Surfing in KwaZulu-Natal: north and south from Surf City…

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Surfing in KwaZulu-Natal: north and south from Surf City…

South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, whether in Durban or up and down the North and South Coast, has some world-class surfing breaks for visitors, especially from June to August.

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