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CComing this close to nature is a sense-tingling reminder of why we have always been inspired by the untouched wild. With world-renowned nature reserves and preservation areas in every province, there’s no shortage of places to explore.

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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

Greater Limpopo Birding Route: 600 species to tick off in the versatile northern bushveld

Wildlife safari
Greater Limpopo Birding Route: 600 species to tick off in the versatile northern bushveld

The Greater Limpopo Birding Route – expanded dramatically from the Soutpansberg/Limpopo route – hosts around 600 bird species in South Africa’s northern mountains, forests, savannahs and wetlands.

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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.

Wildlife safari

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve - ecotourism at its sweetest

Wildlife safari
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

Wildlife safari

Game viewing from the saddle of your mountain bike

Wildlife safari
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 .

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A safari adventure for the whole family

Wildlife safari
A safari adventure for the whole family

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

Wildlife safari

Rietvlei Nature Reserve - a land of water

Wildlife safari
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.

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