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5 day Wineland Self Drive. Explore the Montagu Route 62 from the Garden Route

On your South African holiday, stay over at the Montagu Country Hotel and use it as your base to explore the Cape Winelands. Hire a car, get a map and...more

A guide to South Africa National Parks

Visit beautiful South Africa National Parks on South African holidays, such as Kruger National Park, Sodwana, the Drakensberg Mountains or Kalahari...more

Abseiling, Rappeling and Rap jumping in South Africa

It's only recently that abseiling, also called rappelling, has become a South African holiday activity in its own right. There are a number of very...more

Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Addo is a small and charming farming town situated in the Eastern Cape. it is conveniently close to the world renowned Addo Elephant Park and offers...more

Airport Infrastructure in South Africa

South Africa's main airport is OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International and Cape Town International is the secondary airport. There are shuttles and taxis...more

Alexander Bay, Northern Cape, South Africa

Alexander Bay takes its name from Sir James Alexander, who dreamed of making a fortune by exporting copper. Because of the copper, the town experienced...more

Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Alice is a quaint little town situated 20 kilometres to the east of Fort Beaufort.This small town is well known as it is the site of the University of...more

Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Aliwal grew as a health resort location. Today Aliwal North is a farming district. Some of Aliwal's attractions are: Aliwal North Museum, Aliwal Spa...more

Alldays, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Alldays is a small town situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Alldays and the surrounding villages of Vivo and Dendron serve an extensive...more

Archaeology & Palaeontology in South Africa

The latest findings support the theory that it was in Africa, and most likely South Africa, that humans evolved – where we first stood up on our own two...more

Ardent Antiques and Cheerful Junk shopping on South African holidays

Anyone who loves digging and delving in dusty corners on South African Holidays, from the ardent antique dealer to the cheerful junk collector, will find...more

Arniston (Waenhuiskrans), Western Cape, South Africa

Waenhuiskrans is an charming and tranquil place, probably best known for its well preserved, often photographed, white washed thatched cottages that line...more

Around the Cape to Cape Point

If you have only a day or two in Cape Town, this route covers the greatest hits, all the stuff you really have to do if you want to say you've seen the...more

Arts Desire. Around Cape Town

This is a South African holidays route of beautiful things – be it oil on a canvas, a swirl of beads on a designer dress, or the sparkle on handcrafted...more

Badplaas, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The hot mineral waters that filter from a natural spring at Badplaas were visited by travellers in the mid-1870s. Today, people with rheumatic ailments...more

Barberton, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Barberton is a quiet and peaceful town with beautiful old buildings and set in stunning surroundings. There are some interesting attractions worth...more

Barrydale, Western Cape, South Africa

Barrydale is gently nestled between two extremes, the beautiful and fertile Tradouw Valley on the one side, and the stark, semi arid Klein Karoo on the...more

Beaches in South Africa

From the West Coast's wild, deserted, sun-bleached stretches of snow-white sand to the sub-tropical, coral-fringed, forest-backed beaches of Maputaland...more

Bela - Bela (previously Warmbaths), Limpopo, South Africa

Bela-Bela was found by the Tswana people in the 1800's. The highlight of Bela-Bela is the world famous hot water springs. The various resorts are the...more

Betty's Bay

Betty's Bay is a quiet and tranquil seaside resort town, ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of modern city living. This is a great place for...more

Birds, South Africa

With about 900 species, many of which are endemic, rare, or just plain beautiful, South Africa offers fantastic birding. Visitors will be enthralled by...more

Bisho and King Williams Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Bisho is the capital of the Eastern Cape but it seems to be dominated by the nearby King Williams Town. In fact, these two towns are virtually one. King...more

Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Bloemfontein is the capital city of the province of the Free State. It is a charming, medium sized city, living up to its name of 'spring of flowers'...more

Blouberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Blouberg starts some 15 kilometres from the centre of Cape Town. It is easy to access by road, take a bus or shuttle service, take a guided tour - or...more

Blyde River Canyon

Visitors on South African holidays in Mpumalanga need to see the Blyde River Canyon, which is neighbouring the Kruger National Park. Enjoy breathtaking...more

Boardsailing/Windsurfing and Kitesurfing in South Africa

South African holiday destinations present some of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing opportunities in the world. There are a number of good spots all...more

Botanical Gardens in South Africa

Not surprisingly, considering South Africa's fantastic botanical diversity, there are a number of lovely botanical gardens scattered around the country...more

Bredasdorp

Bredasdorp was established as a town in 1838 and gained municipal status in 1917. Bredasdorp was named after Michiel van Breda, the first Mayor of the Cape and known as the ‘Father of the Merino Sheep Industry’....more

Bungy Jumping and Bridge Swinging in South Africa

South Africa has the highest bungy jump in the world - and a few more. Visitors who fancy a slightly different leap into the unknown could try bridge...more

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Guests on South African holidays should visit the Cango Caves, one of the great wonders of the world with unique limestone formations. it lies in the...more

Cape Agulhas, Western Cape, South Africa

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point of Africa, and the official meeting point of the cold Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans. L'Agulhas is a small town...more

Cape Town Central, Cape Town, South Africa

The centre of present-day Cape Town is Adderley Street. Visits to the Castle, the fountains opposite the railway station, the Gardens with all the...more

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Cape Town is cosmopolitan, wild and wonderful city. It is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural and fascinating heritage. The imposing...more

Cheese, Wine and Olives. Around the Cape Winelands on a South African holiday

The happy marriage between wine and cheese is nowhere more apparent than in the Cape Winelands, with olives and olive oils completing the picture...more

Citrusdal

Citrusdal is ideally situated for exploration of the surrounding mountains, valleys, farmlands and wildflowers. The town was founded by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1916 and became a municipality on 1 March 1957....more

Clanwilliam

Originally established in 1725 as Jan Disselsvalleij, Clanwilliam is one of the 10 oldest towns in South Africa. Clanwilliam is the gateway to the northern Cederberg...more

Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa

Claremont, in the early days, was a small, friendly place where owners of businesses were known to everyone – there was healthy rivalry amongst these...more

Clarens, Free State, South Africa

Clarens is situated in the green and mountainous region of the Eastern Free State and is a charming little town close to the Lesotho border...more

Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Coffee Bay offers numerous attractions, including a friendly hotel, 2 backpacker's hostels, excellent surfing conditions and the iconic 'Hole in the Wall...more

Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa

Simon van der Stel, Commander of the Cape, in 1685 was granted, in free and full property. Located in at or near present-day Steenberg, it comprised...more

Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Cradock is a small and quaint town situated in the Fish River Valley. Cradock is a cultural experience, especially for those interested in admiring the...more

Craft Centres, South Africa

On South African holidays you can find exclusive hand-made crafts in most areas. Almost every town and city has craft markets with plenty to choose from...more

Cricket in South Africa

Cricket is a gentlemen's sport and many South Africans are avid supporters of the game. The Proteas which are South Africa's national cricket team have...more

Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa

The town's claim to fame must surely be that it is the site of the discovery of the world's biggest diamond, named the Cullinan Diamond, for obvious...more

Cultural Overview of South Africa

With a dynamic fusion of African, European and Asian influences, South Africa is a unique experience of culture, food, language, music, art and theatre...more

Cultural Villages, South Africa

Cultural villages offer a way to experience a taste of African life and history on South African holidays. They are also known as “historical villages.”...more

Cycling in South Africa

If you are a keen cyclist, there are many routes available in South Africa. There are numerous cycle races of varying lengths but the most popular are...more

Darling, Western Cape, South Africa

Darling is the ideal escape for guests wanting to experience the warm hospitality and interesting sights that South Africa is known for. Darling is a...more

De Rust, Western Cape, South Africa

De Rust is a refined Victorian village and home to the blueblood Ostrich, golden vineyards, sundrenched orchards, excellent wines and the spectacular...more

Destination South Africa

Regarded as the pariah state of the world in the late 20th century due to draconian laws and oppressive leadership of the white minority. The South...more

Diving and Snorkelling in South Africa

South Africa's extensive coastline ranges from about 35°S to 27°S and has the most southerly coral reefs in the world...more

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Durban is a surfer's paradise, and the beachfront is a cultural experience. Here you will find families on holiday, surfers challenging the waves, Indian...more

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

East London is a charming little town nestled on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Nothing happens very fast here, but the surf is excellent and the city is...more

Elim, Western Cape, South Africa

Elim is an attractive and picturesque town and is only inhabited by members of the Moravian church. It is one of the prettiest of the surviving old-time...more

Equestrian Sports in South Africa

There is a range of events held all over South Africa during the year, including an international polo tournament. For keen or aspiring polo players...more

Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Ermelo, known as the garden town of Mpumalanga is situated along the Vaal River. Ermelo has very diverse surroundings from the endless views...more

Family Travel in South Africa

There is a host of exciting family friendly holiday destinations in South Africa. From luxury accommodation to family safaris and self drive holidays, in...more

FAQ - South Africa Accommodation

What kind of accommodation is available in South Africa? Accommodation in South Africa is graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa...more

FAQ - South Africa Culture and Customs

What language is spoken in South Africa? South Africa has eleven official languages. What are the different cultures that can be encountered in South...more

FAQ - South Africa Health Requirements

What are the health and medical facilities like? South Africa is home to first class medical facilities. Is the water safe to drink? Tap water is safe to...more

FAQ - South Africa's Entertainment and Attractions

What is the nightlife like in South Africa? Nightlife in South Africa varies from city to city. What is the Food and Cuisine Like? South Africa offers a...more

FAQ - Travelling in South Africa

What methods of transportation are recommended to get to South Africa? South Africa has 10 international airports spread out across the country...more

Fauresmith, Free State, South Africa

Fauresmith is the second oldest town in the Free State and has quite an interesting history. Today, Fauresmith is a potato and lucerne farming town...more

Ficksburg, Free State, South Africa

Ficksburg was proclaimed in 1867 and is situated along the Highlands Route in the Eastern Free State. Ficksburg is an agricultural haven, and is the...more

Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa

This small, friendly coastal town is located some 35km from Cape Town. Until the mid 1990's, it was the only absolutely “dry” town...more

Flee to the Country. From Cape Town to the Cape Winelands

All city-stressed souls need to flee to the country on their South African holidays now and then, for champagne air and wholesome food in a calming green...more

Flower Season. The Capes Floral Kingdom

On South African holidays you'll want to leave your watch behind on any journey up the West Coast, as here time is governed by the sun, the stars and the...more

Flowers of South Africa

South Africa has a fabulous array of indigenous flowers that enhances the country’s natural beauty and diversity. One of South Africa’s marvels is its incredible diversity of plant and flower species...more

Flying in South Africa

There are loads of interesting flying opportunities, ranging from a quick scenic glider flight or a hot air balloon trip to an aerobatic flip or a...more

Forests in South Africa

South Africa's forests are not nearly as extensive as they once were, but there are some remaining stands of beautiful old forest. The most accessible...more

Fort Beaufort, Garden Route, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Fort Beaufort is situated in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The town is surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges and is the centre...more

Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa

Franschhoek is gently nestled between towering mountains in the spectacular Cape Winelands. It is a picturesque little town, renowned for its world class...more

Fun Ideas For Kids. Around Cape Town

There's no shortage of things to occupy the kids on South African holidays when the sun's shining, but what about when the weather won't play along?...more

Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa

Gansbaai is a favourite destination for larger tourists in search of the Southern Right Whale, and is the worldwide capital for Great White Sharks...more

George, Western Cape, South Africa

George is a centrally located town, situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth along the spectacular Garden Route. George is a golfer's dream...more

Golf in South Africa

There are two reasons why South Africa is an excellent choice for a golfing holiday. The first is the fact that green fees are very reasonable compared...more

Golfing the Winelands. From Cape Winelands up the Garden Route

Gary Player, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, Peter Matkovich – we've gone for a celebrity round-up of golf courses in the Cape, on a South African holiday route...more

Gordons Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

The town of Strand offers a wide variety of shopping centres, accommodation, and places at which to enjoy the local cuisine. There are the beaches, the...more

Graaff - Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Graaff Reniet, the gem of the Karoo, is the fourth oldest European town in South Africa, and lies in a bend of the Sunday's River and is home to...more

Grabouw, Elgin Valley, Western Cape, South Africa

Grabouw is located in the Elgin valley of the Western Cape. The region is breathtaking from the apple orchards, pine plantations, open pastures and...more

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Grahamstown is probably best known as the venue for a annual National Arts Festival, generally considered to be an enriching cultural and cerebral...more

Graskop, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Graskop is a charming little town, cashing in on all the tourists passing through en route to the Kruger National Park and the many other scenic wonders...more

Greyton, Western Cape, South Africa

Greyton is a safe, quaint little village, where a beautiful natural setting and old traditions reign supreme. Greyton offers a host of activities...more

Groot Marico, North West Province, South Africa

Groot Marico is a small country town, where the pace of life is slow and things are run the way they have been for centuries. The many art galleries...more

Guide to South African Cuisine

South Africa is a melting pot of different cultures, each adding to South Africa's cuisine. A Braai, short for Braaivleis (meaning roasted meat), is an...more

Hanggliding and Paragliding, Parapenting in South Africa

If you are interested in skydiving, Cape Town can take you to a drop zone that boasts one of the best views in the world from altitude...more

Harrismith, Free State, South Africa

Harrismith is a medium sized town situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban on the N3. It is situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg, close...more

Hermanus

Hermanus is a pleasant seaside resort town, situated just 120 km east of Cape Town. Hermanus is probably most well known for its magnificent sightings of...more

Hiking, Trekking, Tramping, Walking in South Africa

The Otter Trail along the Tsitsikamma coast is probably the most popular hike in the country. Lush forests, rugged shorelines, mountain streams and...more

Historical Sites, Museums & Monuments, South Africa

There are many places in South Africa that have seen momentous events, only some of them are sufficiently documented. Some of the obvious choices...more

Hogsback, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Hogsback is set high on the Amatola Mountains and surrounded by very old Afro-montane forests. Activities available in Hogsback include walking...more

Horse Trails and Riding, Pony Trekking

South Africa has many exciting pony trekking venues. Ride through the forest or meander through magnificent mountain scenery. Riding is excellent...more

Hotels, Guest Houses and B&B's Accommodation in South Africa

A hotel is defined as an establishment that provides accommodation to the travelling public, has a reception area. A Bed and Breakfast accommodation is...more

Hout Bay - The Republic

“Hout Bay is one of the most beautiful areas in the world” – say the proud locals, who refer to themselves as living in “the Republic of Hout Bay”. Well...more

Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ixopo is a small KwaZulu-Natal town about 80km south of Pietermaritzburg, and is most famously known as the setting for Alan Paton's novel 'Cry the...more

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Johannesburg is the business and commercial heart of South Africa and is the major international gateway into South Africa. Johannesburg is home...more

Joubertina, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Joubertina was established in 1907 on a piece of farmland. Today Joubertina is the main town of Langkloof farm; nestled in the Kouga mountains...more

Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Kalk Bay is an extraordinary example of how an area can lift itself from the ashes and become an attractive and much-visited village...more

Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa

It is almost certainly only because of the existence of an enormous diamond pipe that the town of Kimberley ever developed. An interesting fact is that...more

Klerksdorp, North West Province, South Africa

Klerksdorp was founded in 1837 in the North West Province (formerly Western Transvaal), South Africa. In August 1886 gold was discovered in the...more

Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

Knysna is that cute little town at the heart of the Garden Route, pervaded by tourists and populated by retirees. Its colonial upbringing lends it an air...more

Komatidraai, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Komatidraai is a farming district near Komatipoort, along the Komati River. Komatidraai enjoys very warm weather and a good rainy season. Proximity to...more

Kommetjie, Western Cape, South Africa

Once upon a time there was a small, tranquil seaside village called Kommetjie, with stone houses dating back to 1900. Kommetjie means “Little Bowl”...more

Kuruman, Northern Cape, South Africa

Kuruman is the main town of the Kalahari region, and is known as the 'Oasis of the Kalahari'. The town enjoys a permanent source of water, commonly...more

Ladismith, Western Cape, South Africa

Ladismith known as 'the jewel of the Klein Karoo' and is located at the foot of the Klein Swartberg Mountain range. Ladismith is a rich farming community...more

Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ladysmith is situated on the banks of the Klip River in KwaZulu-Natal. Some of the attractions in Ladysmith include the Drakensberg Mountains, Spioenkop...more

Langebaan

Langebaan, few towns in South Africa exude as much of a beachy-breakaway feel as this spread-out dorp shimmering along the West Coast shores....more

Levubu, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Levubu is situated in a sub-tropical fruit farming area in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The area has two major rivers, the Lotonyanda and...more

Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Lydenburg means 'place of suffering', not a very welcoming name, but it does reflect the history of this quaint little town. The area around Lydenburg is...more

Mafikeng, North West Province, South Africa

Mafikeng is an interesting place with a fascinating history. Mafikeng is the capital of the North West Province of South Africa. It is the gateway route...more

Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

The village of Magaliesburg is situated amongst stunning mountains, valleys, rivers and indigenous woodland. Magaliesburg's claim to fame was the...more

Malmesbury, Western Cape, South Africa

Malmesbury has always been a farming community and it's still famous for its grain and wine. Malmesbury has great historical significance. This can be...more

Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Margate is situated on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, and is an extremely popular holiday resort. Here you will find a myriad of restaurants, fast...more

Marine Mammals of South Africa

South Africa is one of the most incredible destinations worldwide for watching marine mammals. The waters surrounding Southern Africa boast 40...more

Matjiesfontein, Western Cape, South Africa

Matjiesfontein has a rich and fascinating history, which visitors will find very interesting and insightful. Matjiesfontein is known for its magnificent...more

McGregor, Western Cape, South Africa

McGregor is a small town that has become quite busy in the last few years. It is a great stopover where guests can take a break within easy driving...more

Meandering around the Cape Winelands on a South African holiday

'Wine gives great pleasure; and every pleasure is of itself a good,' said Samuel Johnson. Well, we'll drink to that on a South African holiday. Because...more

Modimolle previously Nylstroom, Limpopo, South Africa

Modimolle is located in the Waterberg. It was called Nylstroom and renamed to Modimolle in 2002. Today, the town focuses on a life of farming (grapes...more

Mokopane, previously Potgietersrus, Limpopo, South Africa

Mokopane, previously known as Potgietersrus, is situated in the Limpopo Province, just two hours from Gauteng. It is the ideal stopover for travellers...more

Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa

Montagu is the gateway to the Little Karoo and the scenic heart of Route 62. This pretty town offers spectacular beauty and excellent facilities. Montagu...more

Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mooi River which forms part of the Midlands Meander, was originally named Lawrenceville. Today, Mooi River is part of the self-drive arts and crafts...more

Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Mossel Bay is a sheltered coastal village, once a haven for European sailors in the early days of exploration of the African coast. Other attractions...more

Motor Sports in South Africa

Track racing is quite popular in South Africa with the major venues being Kyalami, near Johannesburg and Killarney near Cape Town but it is not as well...more

Mountain Biking in South Africa

Mountain bike races are usually in wonderful spots. The championship series usually takes up the first half of the year, and the classic races are almost...more

Mthatha (previously Umtata), Eastern Cape, South Africa

Umtata was founded in 1879 and was declared the capital of the Transkei, the homeland of the Xhosa people. The best attraction in Umtata is the Nelson...more

Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Culture, scenery and vibrancy combined – where to find all this? Only 25 minutes drive from Cape Town is a special spot on the False Bay coast, an area...more

Musina (previously Messina), Limpopo, South Africa

Musina (previously called Messina) is situated in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The town is situated near the Limpopo River border with Zimbabwe...more

Namaqualand

North of the South African Riviera of Cape Town, hot, volcanic deserts march down to a cold Atlantic ocean. The barren hills and lava plains erupt with...more

National Parks and Game Lodge Accommodation in South Africa

Our official definition of a lodge is an accommodation facility located in natural surroundings. The rates charged are usually inclusive of an experience...more

National Women's Memorial and War Museum of the Boer Republics

This Bloemfontein museum commemorates the 26 000 Boer women and children who died in British concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War...more

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Nelspruit is the capital of Mpumalanga and the largest town in the Lowveld. The Malelane Gate of Kruger Park is situated about 60 kilometres away from...more

Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

Once again, water is known to have been responsible for the development of a suburb – Newlands. In 1696 the Newlands property grant was made so that...more

Nieu Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Nieu Bethesda is a really tiny little town, situated way off the beaten track. It was here that the late, great Helen Martins, South Africa's most...more

Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape, South Africa

Nieuwoudtville is an isolated and peaceful town, situated about 50 kilometres off the N7 and just over 300 kilometres north of Cape Town. This beautiful...more

Noordhoek, Cape Town, South Africa

An enticing village, peacefully spread under oaks at the southern end of the Chapman's Peak mountain – Noordhoek makes you feel as if you have taken a...more

Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa

Oudtshoorn is the largest town in the little Karoo. Historically, its commercial success was based on the Europeans need for the beautiful features of...more

Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

Paarl is a charming and historical little town, filled with cultural heritage. The main attraction in Paarl is definitely the wine, and there are a...more

Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Phalaborwa is situated in the Limpopo Province and less than 2km from the Kruger National Park. The mining of phosphates, copper, vermiculite and iron...more

Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, South Africa

In the south eastern corner of Mpumalanga lays the picturesque town of Piet Retief. The town is quite an hospitable place and visitors can enjoy a...more

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pietermaritzburg is the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. This bustling city produces aluminum, timber and dairy products and accommodates world renowned...more

Pilgrims Rest, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Pilgrim's Rest is a tranquil town situated on the magnificent Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, and offers a richly cultural, historic and natural experience...more

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay was discovered by 15th century Portuguese explorers. Plett, as it is affectionately known, is often considered to be the best destination...more

Pniel, Western Cape, South Africa

Situated at the foot of the Simonsberg and set within easy access of towns such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, this picturesque little village...more

Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Port Alfred is a lovely little town, and home to a great golf course, wonderful surf and good diving opportunities. Guests can participate in a gentle 2...more

Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Situated at the mouth of the Umtamvuna River, Port Edward is probably best known for its excellent golf course and a local casino, as well as the...more

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Port Elizabeth is often overlooked by travelers and is South Africa's best kept secret. There is a beach for everyone and is also a great base from which...more

Porterville, Western Cape, South Africa

Porterville is situated an hour's drive north of Cape Town, 30 kilometres east of the N7. The Porterville Wine Cellar is on the Swartland Wine Route and...more

Postmasburg, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Postmasburg is a little town situated in the Northern Cape. The tranquil town has a central dam surrounded by fountains and lush parklands. Postmasburg...more

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Pretoria is known as Jacaranda City for all the lovely purple blossom-bedecked trees which line the streets. Pretoria is a lovely, charming city, and the...more

Prince Albert, Western Cape, South Africa

Prince Albert is a village with a grand entrance from whichever direction you approach. You either have to go through, around or towards the imposing...more

Public Transport Infrastructure

The two luxury trains, the Blue Train and Rovos Rail – Pride of Africa, do regular trips on scenic routes. There are a number of long haul bus companies...more

Religious Sites and Shrines, South Africa

There are often many religious adherents who travel to South Africa to attend church services and conferences or listen to African gospel music...more

Riversdale, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Riversdale is situated in the Garden Route, and is known for its exquisite floral beauty. Attractions in Riversdale include many interesting historical...more

Road Infrastructure in South Africa

Our road infrastructure is excellent, so driving is a viable option but it does need to be carefully planned. In South Africa we drive on the left-hand...more

Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa

Robertson is situated at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains in the fertile Breede River Valley and renowned for its wines of connoisseur quality...more

Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

Rondebosch is probably best known as the home of the University of Cape Town. The establishment is the oldest in the country, dating back to 1829...more

Rugby in South Africa

Rugby is enormously popular in South Africa. The Springboks or the 'bokke' with their green and gold colours are South Africa's national rugby team...more

Running in South Africa

There are a host of marathons, half-marathons, fun runs and the odd ultramarathon spread out throughout the year but, naturally, some do stand out...more

Rustenburg, North West Province, South Africa

Rustenburg, established in 1851, has gone from church and administrative centre for a farming district producing citrus and tobacco. Rustenburg has...more

SA Tourism Routes

Whether it's dipping your toes in the Indian Ocean of the Garden Route or Elephant Coast or taking a tipple in the winelands, enjoy great South African...more

Sailing in South Africa

South Africa is not an ideal destination for a bareboat sailing holiday, as the weather and ocean conditions can be quite extreme but there are a few...more

Scarborough, Cape Town, South Africa

Scarborough is a sleepy little settlement, which is situated at the mouth of the Schusters River. Fishermen love the village, but it really comes to life...more

Sea Kayaking, South Africa

There are no real, long sea kayaking expeditions in South Africa, but there are a number of fun day trips, many of which offer brilliant sightings of...more

Seabirds, South Africa

South Africa is a fantastic place for ticking off seabirds. As well as the many Gulls, Gannets, Terns and Cormorants who have their permanent home...more

Shelley Point, West Coast, South Africa

Shelley Point is situated up the West Coast, approximately 90 minutes from Cape Town by car. It can be approached from two directions, via Vredenberg and...more

Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Just below the Square is the attractive Simon's Town Waterfront. From the Simon's Town Jetty the “Spirit of Just Nuisance” offers harbour cruises around the bay...more

Six South African Spas

Fancy a South African holiday with a touch of spa? Take a quick look at six spa hotels and their signature treatments, which will leave you scrubbed...more

Skiing, Snowboarding and Sandboarding in South Africa

Skiing is not big in South Africa, as we don't have much in the way of snow. There is one dedicated ski resort, with guaranteed snow between July and...more

Skukuza, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Skukuza is administrative headquarters of the Kruger National Park and is the largest of all the camps in the Park. Accommodation is offered in various...more

Skydiving in South Africa

There are a number of skydiving operations all over the country, and South Africa is a great spot to learn to skydive – that excellent exchange rate...more

Slangkop, Western Cape, South Africa

Commissioned on 4 March 1919, Slangkoppunt is the tallest cast iron lighthouse on the South African coast. This coastline has many reefs and headlands...more

Soccer in South Africa

Football or soccer has a very big following in South Africa and all over Africa. Every town has a soccer club and in even the tiniest settlement...more

South Africa Major Icons and Attractions

Table Mountain is worth visiting for its stunning views of Cape Town and the coastline. Most visitors on South African holidays come here to see the Big...more

South Africa Pot of Gold

Find out all the things that South African holidays have to offer in this quick romp around this diverse country with travel writer Carrie Hampton...more

South Africa Recreational Activities

If you are looking for a real break, South Africa can offer a whole host of really relaxing destinations, including some healthy options like a week at a...more

South Africa Safari and Wildlife

South Africa is the best safari destination in the world. With the third highest biodiversity in the world (variety of fauna and flora) there is just so...more

South African Holidays - Backpacker Hostel Accommodation in South Africa

South Africa is a fantastic backpackers destination. There are backpackers hostels in almost every centre and quite a few in the more popular places...more

South African Holidays - Campsite Accommodation in South Africa

There are a number of fantastic little campsites scattered around the country – mostly on private land. These are usually scenic spots, near a river or...more

South African Holidays - Farm Stay Accommodation in South Africa

There are a number of farms in South Africa with accommodation, ranging from simple self-catering accommodation to quite delightful mini guest houses or...more

South African Holidays - Hotel Accommodation

South Africa has a number of hotel chains that generally guarantee a standardised level of accommodation and service. International hotel chains which...more

South African Holidays - Self-Catering Accommodation in South Africa

A self-catering establishment is defined as a house, cottage, chalet, bungalow, apartment, villa, houseboat, hotel rooms where facilities and equipment...more

South African Holidays in Eastern Cape

Bhisho is the capital city of the Eastern Cape, with other major cities being Port Elizabeth and East London .The Eastern Cape is the traditional home of...more

South African Holidays in Free State

Flanked between the magnificent Orange and Vaal Rivers lies the Free State, a province in South Africa blessed with spectacular natural beauty, warm...more

South African Holidays in Gauteng

Gauteng is South Africa's smallest, richest, most urbanised and most frenetic province. Gauteng is known more for its business opportunities than for its...more

South African Holidays in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal is a vibrant and fascinating province, offering a melting pot of cultures, traditions and experiences. Flanked by the warm Indian Ocean and...more

South African Holidays in Limpopo

Limpopo is both a frontier province and a gateway into Africa. The Limpopo Province offers a wealth of wildlife options, as approximately half the Kruger...more

South African Holidays in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga is a lush, land-locked province, filled with deep ravines, verdant valleys, crystal-clear streams, magnificent waterfalls and plenty of...more

South African Holidays in North West

The North West, like the Free State, is a “big sky” province. It consists of classic bushveld terrain, with several key features, each very different...more

South African Holidays in Northern Cape

The Northern Cape, South Africa's biggest province and is the home of the San people, a hunter-gatherer tribe known for their rock art. For those who...more

South African Holidays in Western Cape

The Western Cape is the most popular tourist province - with good reason. Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is one of the world's top destinations to visit...more

Spring Flowers in South Africa

For a few weeks over August and September, the area stretching north and west from Cape Town is transformed in a colourful and spectacular floral display...more

Springbok

The town of Springbok is situated within the Klein Koperberge, and lies at the heart of this mythical region where the Nama pastoralists once roamed and serves as a gateway to the thousands of tourists...more

Standerton, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Standerton is named after the farm owner, Adriaan Hendrik Stander. Standerton includes: the ruins of Chief Mzilikazi's village, Kruger bridge...more

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Stellenbosch is located in the Western Cape Province, about 50 kilometres from Cape Town. The town is famous for its charming old buildings, oak trees...more

Stilbaai, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Stilbaai is situated in the breathtaking Garden Route. This tranquil little town boasts long stretches of pristine beaches, a river and a spectacular...more

Strand, Western Cape, South Africa

The town of Strand originated almost 200 years ago as a holiday and fishing resort. The town is most known for its beach, which is a 5km stretch of white...more

Surfing in South Africa

South Africa is one of the top surfing destinations in the world and, consequently, there is a well-developed infrastructure for surfers...more

Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa

Sutherland has some of the clearest and darkest night skies in the world. Sutherland is technologically advanced since it hosts the telescopes of the...more

Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa

This lovely old town is graced with beautiful, white washed buildings, museums and historical monuments. Situated close by is the Marloth Nature Reserve...more

Taung, North West Province, South Africa

Taung, a village in the North West Province in South Africa, made world headlines when an Australian anthropologist, Professor Raymond Dart, found a two...more