Places to Visit in South Africa

South Africa has a long coastline with idyllic seaside holiday towns and huge deep-sea harbours, an arid and mountainous interior with tiny farming villages and sprawling cities. We have world-famous game parks, nature reserves and protected areas as well as suburbs, cityscapes and townships.

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Discover the best places to visit in South Africa. Attractions, accommodation, things to do in towns, cities, game reserves and everywhere in between.

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Explore South Africa

South Africa offers an incredible diversity of landscapes, scenery, wildlife and natural attractions. Here are a few inspirational places, showcasing South Africa's most spectacular nature destinations. Escape from the crowds and experience nature at its best. 

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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, is the third largest national park in South Africa. This malaria-free safari destination is...more

Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve

The San people roamed the high reaches of the southern Cederberg over 6 000 years ago and one still gets a sense of their earthy spiritualit...more

Knysna Elephant Park

Established in 1994, the Knysna Elephant Park was the first facility to rehabilitate and care for orphaned elephants in South Africa. The el...more

Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park (KNP, or simply ‘Kruger’, for short) is the premier game reserve in South Africa. Offering excellent Big Five g...more

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa, is utterly beautiful with Big 5 wildlife and endangered African Wild Dog. M...more

Pilanesberg National Park

Adjacent to Sun City Resort gaming halls is a reserve that can restore sanity to even the most diamond-eyed card shark. Pilanesberg is the N...more

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a prestigious private reserve located adjacent to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. Its placement and vast,...more

Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, is about 75 km from Port Elizabeth. It prides itself on being one of the most successful private ...more

Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

Covering an area of over 114 000 hectares, Tswalu, near Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, is the biggest privately owned game reserve in Africa....more