South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park covers vast shrublands populated by big game; the Western Cape encompasses lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, wild beaches, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.
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Big Five safaris in South Africa are a must-do for anyone fascinated by wildlife. Big Five refers to buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. The thrill comes from photographing them in their natural habitat. You can go to almost any province in South Africa to experience the Big 5, but the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces remains an iconic tourism drawcard.
Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy shark cage-diving, dune boarding, canopy tours, skydiving, bungee jump, microlighting, scuba diving & white water rafting.
Wine tasting has never been so diverse! With wine regions stretching from the western to the northern Cape and the edge of the Karoo you can almost taste your way around South Africa. Not only can you experience it the traditional way, on the ground, but you can also see the Cape winelands from above. Go on a Cape winelands adventure in the sky – paragliding, skydiving, gliding, or choose a helicopter, gyrocopter or hot air balloon for unsurpassed views of the picturesque wine country below.
Visit the Cango Caves, a strangely beautiful underground world of fascinating rock formations, cellar-like chambers and low passageways, this is Africa’s largest cave.
Health & Wellness options are vast. You can experience massages in the bush, vinotherapy & unique, African inspired treatments.
South Africa’s struggle for democracy continues to inspire and touch the lives of millions. Visit the top struggle sites and museums and be a part of the journey to freedom as you walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest living freedom icons in history.
Capetown – Renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, this seaside playground has it all! The world’s longest wine route, found along Route 62, is a scenic tourist route that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, up the eastern coast.
Gauteng – Considered the commercial heart of the country, its energy and vibe are tangible from the moment you arrive. From historical and cultural attractions that speak of the country’s turbulent past to world-class cities that are distinctly African, Gauteng has much to offer visitors. Although it is the commercial powerhouse of the country, its offerings are not limited to commerce and industry. Anchored by the historical cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Gauteng provides plenty in the way of shopping and entertainment through its network of malls, casinos, flea markets and suburban stores.
Limpopo – A wildlife destination with plenty of game and nature reserves including the northern Kruger National Park. Apart from game viewing and birding, it is home to the remains of ancient cultures as well as the intriguing Venda culture, steeped in myth and legend. The Magoebaskloof Pass is one of South Africa’s steepest mountain passes.
Eastern Cape – A place of rugged beauty. Its pristine coastline, virgin bush and sub-tropical forests exist as though untouched by time. It’s the home of Africa’s Big Five and South African surfing, and the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. It boasts many natural, historical and cultural attractions and activities. Regarded as South Africa’s ‘wild’ province, the Eastern Cape features expanses of untouched beach, bush and forest that yield a plethora of visitor activities and attractions.