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Cape Town attractions have made it a famed destination for many Hollywood & Bollywood stars and diverse global travelers alike. Take a trip to on the Cape Winelands and taste South Africa’s homegrown wines; see the world from your vantage point on the top of famed Table Mountain; dine like a king at any of South Africa’s fantastic restaurants and celebrate the great outdoors even during the winter months. Read More
Johannesburg (City Of Gold) - Jozi, Jo'burg or Egoli to its friends - the city is a vibrant melting pot of humanity that ensures you won't walk alone when exploring the city's many cultural and leisure attractions. The area where Johannesburg stands was once grassland, but is now one of the biggest man-made forests in the world. Read More
Durban is South Africa's most popular domestic holiday city and it's easy to see why. It has miles of soft, sandy swimming beaches, great surfing and warm weather all year round. There's everything from B&Bs to world-class hotels, and you'll never run out of fun things to do. Head to the ocean for a fishing charter or chill out on a sunset sundowner cruise. Read More
Hermanus is situated in the heart of the Whale Route, just 100km from Cape Town on the Cape Whale coast. It has developed from a rustic fishing village into one of the world's best whale-viewing sites. With its unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options, it's little wonder that Hermanus has grown in size and popularity during the last decade. Read More
Port Elizabeth long stretches of white beach and its historical significance have resulted in the city experiencing a revival of sorts. PE, as it is fondly known, is a vibrant city, with shopping, flea markets, great restaurants and other entertainment on offer. It has always been a family destination, so there are activities for both young and old. Read More
If you're looking for South Africans' most popular small town, go to the end of the Garden Route in the Western Cape to Knysna the 'elegant lagoon'. It's easy to get the 'Knysna Spirit' as you drive in on the N2 Highway from Cape Town. Read More
Plettenberg Bay is the jewel of The Garden Route and is tranquil and charming, hospitable and rather special. Originally christened "Bahia Formosa" (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay offers the visitor miles of sweeping, un spoilt golden beaches, a dramatic rocky peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea. Read More
Franschhoek is nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and Franschhoek's top chefs create international cuisine. Read More
Stellenbosch is without doubt one of the prettiest little towns in the whole of South Africa. Situated at the head of the Eerste (First) River Valley, it was one of the first valleys to be settled in. The area is full of charming scenes and rich in history. The towns, villages and farmlands contain finely preserved examples of one of the most serene forms of domestic architecture found any where in the world - the Cape-Dutch style. Read More
Paarl, part of Cape Town's Cape Winelands area, has a large area of unspoilt natural beauty at its doorstep. The Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve has a picturesque landscape of fynbos vegetation dominated by massive rounded granite rock formations set among wild olives, rock candlewoods and wagon trees. Read More
Sun City theme park is a fantasy land where you have to cross a bridge of time, guarded by elephants, cross a roaring lagoon and play in a sacred river to enjoy the full effects of fun for the whole family. This internationally acclaimed resort will meet your whole family's every desire. Read More
Nelspruit is named after the Nels River. It is host to many attractions and activities, including a crocodile farm, elephant sanctuary, the oldest caves on Earth and a remarkable botanical garden. Travelers can also recharge their batteries in Nelspruit's exquisite surrounds. Read More
Pilgrims Rest is situated on the magnificent Panorama Route of the Mpumalanga province. The entire village is a tourist attraction and was declared a National Monument in 1986. Today, Pilgrim's Rest is a living monument to the feverish gold rush days of the late 1800s. Read More
Swaziland is a separate kingdom country situated in Southern Africa landlocked in the east by Mozambique and on the other borders by South Africa. It has a subtropical climate with summer temperature of 15 degrees to 25 degrees Centigrade and 15 degrees to 19 degrees in winter. Read More
Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city in KwaZulu-Natal. It was founded in 1838 and is set amidst the forested hills and rolling countryside of the Natal-Midlands. The city has a strong colonial heritage, however, this vibrant town has an eclectic mix of Indian, Zulu and English-speaking people. Read More
Bloemfontein is the capital city of the Free State Province offering a laid-back, friendly vibe of a country town. Hanging with the locals is a must because people here still believe in old-fashioned hospitality and traditions. Don't be afraid to strike up a conversation it's the best way to find the 'in' spots. Read More
East London is also known as Buffalo City because it lies between the Nahoon River in the north and the Buffalo River to the south. It is the only river port in South Africa and is located in the Eastern Cape Province. East London's entertainment depends a lot on the locals, who certainly know how to entertain. Read More
Pretoria has a strong Afrikaner flavour, English is used widely here. You can also hear a combination of languages spoken on the streets - anything from south Sotho to Mandarin. The Union Buildings, the Voortrekker Monument, the University of South Africa and the State Theatre are all architectural attractions that give Pretoria its character. Read More
Polokwane has wide, jacaranda-lined streets, leafy suburbs and a wonderful climate. The capital city of Limpopo has attractions and entertainment galore to offer the intrepid traveler. The Polokwane Game Reserve is an ecological jewel on the city's doorstep. Here you can go on a self-drive adventure or a guided tour to see game like antelope, rhino and tsessebe. Read More
Jeffreys Bay less than an hour from Port Elizabeth, is a surfer's haven on the Sunshine Coast. South Africa's premier wave is at Supertubes, which for 10 days each July hosts the Billabong Pro, a World Championship Tour event. At this time of the year the waves are an awesome Hawaiian size one-to-three meters high, placing them among the top ten swells anywhere. Read More
Richards Bay is the triumph of South Africa. It has retained its natural beauty while growing into a sophisticated, highly industrialized business center that is able to offer top-class facilities and accommodation to the international traveler. Read More
Wellington is steeped in history and tradition offering a magical atmosphere that will captivate you once you discover the town, its people and myriad attractions. It has serenity, which is perfect for city-dwellers needing some solace. This is because it hasn't lost its small-town charm even though it is an important center. Read More
Kimberley, the capital of South Africa's Northern Province is known as the diamond city, and there's much to be explored by the intrepid traveler. Start with the heartbeat of Kimberley it's main attraction. Take a tram ride from the City Hall and head straight for the Big Hole of Kimberley. Read More
Rustenburg was officially founded in 1851 by Boers who had trekked into the area a decade earlier. Rustenburg is one of the oldest towns in the North West province and makes for a great base from which to explore areas of interest throughout the region. By far the best-known Rustenburg attractions are the nature reserves that are all within striking distance of the town. Read More
Clarens is located along the Highlands Route near the magnificent Maluti Mountains, where the Golden Gate Highlands National Park is situated. The park gets its name from the shades of gold and ochre cast by the sun on the sandstone cliffs for which the region is famous. Read More
Groot Marico in South Africa takes its name from the Groot Marico River, which wends its way through the Marico District in North West Province. Here, in a Bushveld setting that is truly African, the attitudes are down-to-earth and the sunsets heavenly. Read More
Bela Bela means 'boiling boiling' in the Tswana language, which refers to the hot springs that are Bela-Bela's main attraction. The springs were originally used for healing purposes by the Tswana people hundreds of years ago. Today these legendary waters have been turned into a series of fountains, pools and bathing areas at various health and holiday resorts in the area. Read More
Sutherland is a quaint town in South Africa's Northern Cape. It was established in 1855 when life centered around the Dutch Reformed Church. Today the town is mainly a sheep farming area and an astronomer's delight. Sutherland's main attraction is the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), situated here because of Sutherland's perfectly clear skies. Read More
Worcester is part of the beautiful Garden Route, surrounded by the majestic mountains and lush green valleys of the Western Cape region. It was declared an official 'town' by the local Magistrate's Court (known as a Drostdy in Afrikaans) in 1820 though it only really started to develop once the railway line reached the town in 1876. Read More
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Chobe was delightful, less than half full. Sussi and Chuma, very nice, again only 13 people in all. All the game drives and river cruises were excellent. We had great weather. The ability to get really close is in inspiring. EVERYWHERE we went, the people were warm, helpful and charming. Thank you so much. We will be recommending your services to all.
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