Within South Africa, Cape Town is known as the "Mother City" dominated by Table Mountain. Visit our page on Cape Town
For information on Stellenbosch and the Cape Winelands, visit our page on Stellenbosch
You can find all of the good things to do on our page on Franschhoek
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The Kruger National Park
This game reserve is world-renowned, covers many kilometres and is only a couple of hours drive from Johannesburg. It is here that you may be lucky and spot all of the Big Five in their natural surroundings. The Big Five animals are lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes and buffalo. Find out more at www.krugerpark.co.za
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The Garden Route
The Garden Route lies along South Africa's southern coast. You will need about two days for this because it takes approximately six hours to drive to Knysna from Cape Town, renowned for its Oysters and another hour from there to take in the wonders of the Tsitsikama forest and Stormsriver area.
Paternoster, meaning our father, on the West Coast is an extremely quaint fishing village. The traditional fishermen's cottages, beautiful long beach, great food and unspoilt coastline in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve make Paternoster a great place to visit.
The little Karoo or Klein Karoo is an arid expanse of land with imposing mountains. The area is home to many early Christian mission outposts and more notably the South African ostrich farming business. You can visit an ostrich farm, the Cango caves or just drive through and see the landscape unfold in front of you.
The Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn are millions of years old and are an excellent outing to discover the impressive collection of stalactite and stalagmite formations, completed columns and fluid flow formations in the network of underground caves. The caves were declared a national monument in 1938 and can be visited daily with a with a tour guide.
Jeffrey's or J'Bay is a surfing mecca. The surf is world renowned with the most popular spots being Supertubes, Tubes and Point. The town has a good nightlife, excellent shopping and a bargain hunters favourite, a Billabong factory outlet.
Formerly known as the Transvaal Province - it is here that you will find the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria and a massive expanse of industry and suburbia. Visit the Presidents' residence in Pretoria or take a trip to Goldreef city just outside of the city of Johannesburg and spend the day experiencing life as it was during the Gold rush.
This tribute to the inland settlers who undertoook the Great Trek between 1835 and 1854, the Voortrekker monument is designed in the Art Deco Style and was finished after 12 years of work in 1949. Inside the tapestries, friezes of marble depicted the Trek scenes, the museum in the basement and the stairs to the top make for a great day out.
The Sterkfontein Caves, also known as and located in the Cradle of Humankind, is a good day out learning about palaeoanthropology, archaeology and our roots as human beings from over 1.5 million years ago when the Homonids lived in the area. The hour or so long tour by volunteer students, will take you through the Sterkfontein Caves where Little Foot and Mrs Ples was discovered by Dr Broom. The finds were the very first ape-man discoveries to be made and most important in their fields. It's a great day out and a visit to Maropeng will also be educational and enjoyable for the kids.
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Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Rietvlei Nature reserve is located close to Pretoria and Johannesburg. Rietvlei nature Reserve is ideal for those on a tight time budget and unable to visit one of the larger game parks in the country. The Reserve has 3800 hectares of rhino, zebra, wildebeest, a variety of buck, eland and hyena. There is also a yacht club, angling facilities, hiking and horse rides on location.
Sun City and the Lost Palace
Sun City is a Sol Kerzner masterpiece. There is a selection of hotels that range from self-catering, room-only and fully inclusive accommodation. Spend the day playing golf, sunbathing or riding the waves. At night, take in an extravaganza and try to win your fortune at the tables in the casinos.
A five-hour drive from Johannesburg or a 45 minute plane trip. Visit the City of Durban and it's beaches or take a drive up the North or South Coasts. Kwa-Zulu Natal is also renowned for it's diving at Aliwal Shoal, Sodwana and Cosy bay.
South Africa's biggest mountains, visit the Drakensberg and admire the diverse scenery, vibrant natural life and tallest peaks in South Africa.
Transkei & the Wild Coast
The Transkei homeland separates the provinces of the Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal. Also referred to as the Wild Coast, the Transkei is a collection beautiful green valleys, imposing mountains, traditional villages and hectic towns. Visitors should know that amenities are not what one would expect in the developed world and some areas are best avoided altogether.
In the Western part of the Wild Coast is the small town of Cintsa. Blessed with pristine coastal waters, lagoons, good surf and excellent beaches, Cintsa is worth a visit if it is even just for a day. Bring your snorkeling and fishing gear with you.
Kalahari or Kgalagadi Gemsbok Transfrontier Park
The Kalahari Gemsbok Transfrontier Park is a popular holiday destination for both local South Africans, Namibians and Bostwanans but also for international visitors wishing to visit and enjoy the awesome game drives and red dunes of the kalahari desert. For more information visit our page on the Kalahari
Richtersveld National Park
For more information on the Orange River and the Richtersveld National Park, visit our page on the Richtersveld
The extremely long Orange River flows an incredible kilometres from to the Atlantic Ocean. The river has many attractions; canoeing, the Augrabies Falls, the birdlife, the Richtersveld National Park, camping and fishing to name a few of the most popular.
The powerful falls of the Orange River are called Augrabies or Place of great noise and are amongst the ten biggest waterfalls in the world. The falls are located in the Augrabies Falls National Park where the rushing water plummets into the surrounding granite canyon in a spectacular display as you watch from the walking and vista platforms above. The National Park is about 30 kilometres form Kakamas. The water levels do vary year round and best seen in late spring or early summer.
There are numerous adventure activities to enjoy while in the park such as canoeing, 4X4 drives, game drives, hiking or just lazing around and swimming in the Orange River. The National Park has accommodation, camping facilities, a bar, a shop for both souvenirs and some essential food items.
Kakamas, Keimoes and the Orange River Wine Route
The area around Augrabies Falls National Park includes the picturesque and tranquil villages of Kakamas and Keimoes. These villages are important centres in the Orange River Wine Route. There are many guesthouses and farm stalls situated amongst the vineyards which produce some excellent wine and raisins.