Travel Destinations

South Africa

South Africa


Table Mountain

South Africa

South Africa is a beautiful country with a rich array of cultures, fauna and flora. The breathtaking sights and rich historical background will engulf any visitor that crosses these borders. Good travel networks and a well developed tourism segment has enabled the South African tourism industry to grow at an enormous rate. South Africa is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The South African economy is the largest in Africa and 24th largest in the world. Due to this it is the most socially, economically and infrastructural developed country on the continent.


Western Cape

Atlantic Coastline
Atlantic coastline

Cape Town, with magnificent Table Mountain as its backdrop, has forged an enviable reputation as one of the world's premier tourism destinations. Not only has the Mother City breathtaking scenery, exquisite beaches, Robben Island, world-class golf courses, superb restaurants and a rich history, making it a sophisticated and cosmopolitan destination, but the province also has other treasures to explore. The historic winelands can be enjoyed on the Wine Route, the coastal and mountainous beauty on the Garden Route, Cape Point is where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, quaint fishing villages are worth a visit, the colourful Coon Carnival is a spectacle to behold and whale-watching can be enjoyed May to November and at some places throughout the year, just to name a few exciting activities in this, the "fairest" province of them all. read more »

Gauteng

Johannesburg Skyline
Johannesburg Skyline

Gauteng, South Africa's smallest province, is also its industrial, financial and commercial hub and a gateway to southern Africa. It was here where the cradle of humankind is found, where gold was discovered, apartheid fell, the new constitution was written and Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President.

A hefty history for any place, but in Gauteng anything is possible. A sense of excitement prevails in this technologically advanced, culturally diverse, vibrantly artistic destination which beckons the visitor with a multitude of opportunities to discover and experience its precious life spirit. read more »

Free State

Free State
Free State

Dry, but far from dull, the Free State with its vast open spaces and cloudless blue skies offers those who like to explore, literally and figuratively, the ideal canvas. Here outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy birding, game viewing, trophy hunting, hiking, horse riding, biking, 4x4 off-road driving, river rafting, fly-fishing, camping, climbing, spelunking or just relaxing in its more than 80 parks and reserves, such as the scenic Golden Gate Highlands National Park. History buffs have many significant sites to delve into and those with geological interests will marvel at the meteorite-impact site at Vredefort, the world's oldest crater.read more »  

KwaZulu Natal

Drakensberg
Drakensberg

A holidaymaker's sub-tropical, beach and mountain paradise, the Kingdom of the Zulu has something for everyone set in magnificent natural beauty. Coast-to-coast the beaches and quaint villages attract sun worshippers who are drawn to the warm Indian ocean and all the pleasures it affords. Outdoor enthusiasts love to explore the two World Heritage sites, the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, as well as the game parks and famous battlefields. Diverse cultures, from the San bushmen with their rock art, Zulu villagers with their fearsome warriors and colourful dancing maidens, Griqua trekkers with their pioneering spirit and Indian restaurateurs with their hot, sought-after curries, enrich the province with a wide variety of experiences to be had. With all this on its doorstep, it is no wonder that Durban has become the top convention destination in Africa - a veritable antithesis of the all work, no play philosophy. read more »  

Mpumulanga

Free State
Free State

This striking province's attractions are immensely diverse, and include the natural wonders of mountainous highlands, the lowveld, grass and wetlands filled with wildlife, and a deep and rich cultural heritage. A large portion of the province's eastern side is occupied by the Kruger National Park."Place of the rising sun", Mpumalanga draws its visitors through its magnificent scenery, big game reserves and captivating tribal legends. Apart from investigating the stories behind the 1870's gold rush era, there are ample opportunities for game viewing, bird watching, hiking, horse riding and trout fishing. Don't miss the spectacular Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and God's Window to truly appreciate the immense natural beauty of this province. read more »  

Northern Cape

Northern Cape Flowers
Northern Cape Flowers

The Northern Cape is the largest of South Africa's provinces and the most sparsely populated. Despite this, the Northern Cape has plenty to offer visitors, whether their interests lie in the origins of the diamond industry, the Anglo-Boer War, wildlife, the brilliant spring flowers of Namaqualand, canoeing on the mighty Orange River or enjoying the clear skies and open spaces of the Hantam and Upper Karoo.
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Eastern Cape

Northern Cape Flowers
Northern Cape Flowers

The Eastern Cape has many natural treasures to support its reputation as an excellent eco-tourism destination. Majestic mountains, enchanting forests, 800km of unspoilt beaches and wide open spaces lure those who seek Mother Nature's calming touch. Combine this with malaria-free game and elephant viewing at the Addo National Park and you have a cure for stress. Adventure junkies, on the other hand, can enjoy South Africa's only ski resort and the world's highest bungi jump, not to mention world class surfing and deep-sea game fishing. History and heritage has left an indelible and revered mark on this land to be seen in Frontier Country, Nelson Mandela Metro, ancient rock art and at the burial site of the controversial Sarah Bartmann. But it is names like the Friendly City and Sunshine Coast that hints at the warm heart of this province's hospitable people - its true wealth. read more »  

North West

Northern Cape Flowers
Northern Cape Flowers

A diverse mix of wildlife reserves, cultural and heritage sites, archaeological treasures and entertainment resorts, such as the world-renowed pleasure spots of Sun City, its Lost City and Valley of the Waves, make this province attractive to the local and international tourist. However, even though the combination of five-star casino resorts and the bush experience, as provided by the Pilanesberg National Park, is a winner, the province's other attractions are culturally rich and of great importance. Sites and routes such as the Taung Archaeological site, where it was believed Darwin's missing link was found, and the Crocodile River Ramble, exploring local arts and crafts along the way, are noteworthy. Sport and outdoor enthusiasts will feel at home in these natural surroundings that cater for activities ranging from water-skiing to mountain-climbing, with the town of Mafikeng well-known for providing some of the best gliding conditions in the world.
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Limpopo

Baobab Tree
Baobab Tree

The exceptional beauty of the landscapes, the rich cultural heritage that lives on in the legends and traditions, the prolific wildlife protected in sanctuaries such as the world-renowned Kruger National Park, the significant archaeological treasures preserved in reverence and the solid tourism infrastructure and facilities make the home of the enigmatic Rain Queen, the Limpopo province, a truly magical and wonderful space to explore. read more »  


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