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North to West Cape flower spectacular North to West Cape flower spectacular

Earlier this month I posted about my adventure in the Northern Cape to see the annual floral display mother nature puts...

Explore the Southern Cape passes Explore the Southern Cape passes

With careful route planning and a small detour you can access these passes - adding great value to an already great route choice..

Mpumalanga - chasing waterfalls Mpumalanga - chasing waterfalls

Another exciting activity to do when visiting the area, is to chase waterfalls as the Lowveld holds the highest collection...

The Jock Trail from Graskop The Jock Trail from Graskop

As you travel through the Mpumalanga, you may have various Jock of the Bushveld experiences. You'll come across statues, memorials

Cape Town to Pretoria with Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria with Rovos Rail

Travelling on the Rovos Rail means you'll enjoy fine foods and wines, not to mention sleeping compartments fit for royalty...

Roses among the thorns: a guide to Bloemfontein Roses among the thorns: a guide to Bloemfontein

We sent Justus Visagie on a near-impossible mission: find the roses among the thorns in Bloemfontein, the Free State’s bristly...

Roses among the thorns: a guide to Bloemfontein Roses among the thorns: a guide to Bloemfontein

We sent Justus Visagie on a near-impossible mission: find the roses among the thorns in Bloemfontein, the Free State’s bristly...

Guide to Citrusdal Guide to Citrusdal

Citrusdal is a thriving farming district by trade but has been dragged kicking and screaming into tourism. It’s well worth the...

When in Vereeniging When in Vereeniging

Over the decades, the Vaal Dam, which was built during the Great Depression some 77 years ago, has ebbed and flowed...

Spend spring at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens Spend spring at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

R35 gets you into the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, one of South Africa’s 10 national constant gardens...

The colours of Calvinia - Northern Cape The colours of Calvinia - Northern Cape

Calvinia is small. It’s a dusty town ringed by copper mountains and creaky windmills. Once a year, its weathered face blossoms...

20 interesting facts about Prince Albert, South Africa 20 interesting facts about Prince Albert, South Africa

Much has been written about the charming Karoo village of Prince Albert, but there is more to this town than pretty houses...

Cape of good times Cape of good times

Capetonians are often accused of being arrogant or blase about the idyllic paradise they call home. Whether this is true or not...

For the love of stories: things to do in KwaZulu-Natal For the love of stories: things to do in KwaZulu-Natal

I went on a quest to root out the tradition of storytelling in KwaZulu-Natal and found these great places to visit...

Makapansgat and other caves uncovered Makapansgat and other caves uncovered

Fiona Mcintosh went underground and back in time in one of South Africa's most enlightening cave systems.

In photographs: a visit to Citrusdal, Western Cape In photographs: a visit to Citrusdal, Western Cape

Citrusdal is a thriving farming district by trade but has been dragged kicking and screaming into tourism. I’ll be honest...

Pastoral Port Elizabeth Pastoral Port Elizabeth

Claire Fulton treats herself to a day out of town, one that starts with a farm breakfast under Lady's Slipper Mountain...

In photographs: the Cape Town Free Walking Tour in the Bo Kaap In photographs: the Cape Town Free Walking Tour in the Bo Kaap

I’ve always loved the colours of the Bo Kaap beckoning from the slopes of Signal Hill, but never managed to get close to that...

Free-range living in the fynbos: guide to Stanford Free-range living in the fynbos: guide to Stanford

Locals warned him of Stanford’s pull, but it wasn’t until he made a right-turn to this Overberg village that Fred Hatman felt...

Guide to Lake Jozini Guide to Lake Jozini

At the foot of the Lebombo mountains, just south of Swaziland, lies a destination that not only resembles Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba..

Guide to Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa Guide to Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

A temperate climate, deep historical roots and a well developed tourist infrastructure make Mossel Bay far more than just...

5 reasons to visit the Waterberg in 2015 5 reasons to visit the Waterberg in 2015

An African wildlife safari is surely on most travel bucket lists for 2015. To get round to ticking this one off, you don’t need...

A million shades of green in Tokoloshe Valley! A million shades of green in Tokoloshe Valley!

I recently took a trip out into the Umgeni River Valley and had the privilege of seeing a lot of the undiscovered natural beauty..

In photographs: a visit to Wakkerstroom In photographs: a visit to Wakkerstroom

So many stories are written about Wakkerstroom. They feature the same people and they all say the same...

Once upon a forest - Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape Once upon a forest - Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape

Stutterheim certainly has a tense history but is now quite the magnet for nature lovers...

10 unusual things to do in Joburg that won’t cost a fortune 10 unusual things to do in Joburg that won’t cost a fortune

Stuck on something to do in Joburg this weekend, but don’t want to break the bank? Then you’re exactly like me and I’m taking a ..

Green lungs, gold heart: a guide to Southbroom Green lungs, gold heart: a guide to Southbroom

Take a trip to Southbroom, a village tucked between two rivers on KZN’s South Coast that has conservation and recreation as its...

Out of time in Oudtshoorn Out of time in Oudtshoorn

If someone had told me that two action-packed days would not be time enough to see and do everything in a small Klein Karoo...

Wellington, Cape Winelands Wellington, Cape Winelands

Wellington, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, lies in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Kromme River, at the foot of the ..

Loop the Loop in Limpopo Loop the Loop in Limpopo

Instead of rushing through Limpopo on your journey to the bushveld, slow down, have a good look around the Blyde River Canyon...

Photoblog: best weekend breaks around Joburg Photoblog: best weekend breaks around Joburg

Drive less than an hour and a half from Johannesburg and you can find yourself in some of South Africa’s most beautiful areas...

Beguiling Barrydale - A small town with a big heart! Beguiling Barrydale - A small town with a big heart!

All roads lead to Barrydale, or so it seems. You cart choose Thomas Bain's scenic Tradouw Pass, or Route 62. No matter which...

Diesel and Creme, R62 Barrydale, Restaurant with style Diesel and Creme, R62 Barrydale, Restaurant with style

On our latest trip from Cape Town, we stopped in Barrydale, the small Karoo town that seems to have established itself as a great

Waterfalls, walks and wild trout Waterfalls, walks and wild trout

Natural features are special, touching us all in different ways, but always leaving an indelible imprint on each our souls. When..

Baardskeerdersbos and the art of seeing Baardskeerdersbos and the art of seeing

Seeing and Light are the two words that seem to sum up the quality of Baardskeerdersbos, the small rural settlement in the Over...

In photos: A West Coast roadtrip in South Africa In photos: A West Coast roadtrip in South Africa

Since I was 16 years old, my camping trips up the West Coast have been held up by the N7 roadworks - now pristine beach camping ..

Hidden gem of Heidelberg - charming town off the N2 Hidden gem of Heidelberg - charming town off the N2

Most motorists on the N2 zoom past the unpretentious town of Heidelberg in the Southern Cape. Some who stop are so charmed they...

Meet the Midlanders Meet the Midlanders

Who hasn't heard of the Midlands Meander in KwaZulu-Natal? We seek out a dozen members of this tourism route to show just why...

Bot River - van der Stel Pass. Bot River - van der Stel Pass.

"Bot River's story is as much tied up with arrival of the first train in 1902, as with the first wagons back in the early 1700's."

A Charmed Life A Charmed Life

In the Little Karoo dorp of Barrydale, the slow life ambles along, inspiring those who gravitate here for the friendliness and...

Bredasdorp in the Overberg - South Africa Bredasdorp in the Overberg - South Africa's first dorpie

The picturesque platteland town of Bredasdorp is abundant with a rich history, colourful fynbos, people and talented artists.

Where to go for Sunday roast in Cape Town Where to go for Sunday roast in Cape Town

Sundays are not the same for me if there isn’t a hunk of meat coming out of the oven, so I went in search of places to enjoy a ...

Taste the Karoo Taste the Karoo

The vineyards, orchards and olive groves of Route 60/62 from Worcester to Oudtshoorn promise a bounty at pit stops along the ...

On the edge of the Great Divide - Graskop Mpumalanga On the edge of the Great Divide - Graskop Mpumalanga

For a hundred years, the little town of Graskop has stood on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment that separates the Lowveld...

Village of Visions Village of Visions

The famously misty town of Hilton is the gateway to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and the Midlands Meander.

Riversdale is Rising Riversdale is Rising

Beneath its famous landmark, the Sleeping Beauty mountain, Riversdale in the Southern Cape stirs with new energy ...

The Story-time Town The Story-time Town

Somerset East is pure history, in the form of heroes, warriors, rogues and vagabonds going back to the early settler days

Rock around the Clock Rock around the Clock

But while some destination dorps can be summed up in a phrase like 'food or wine capital', it's not that easy to define Paarl...

Gorgeous Greyton ...offers a good life Gorgeous Greyton ...offers a good life

"We bought a plot!" announces Willow Constantine enthusiastically as she and Fred von Heyer, both from Hout Bay, arrive rather ...

Heading into the mild, Wild West Heading into the mild, Wild West

Towards the end of winter this year, Peter Borchert and Heila Frieslich took to the R27, heading north from Cape up the West Coast

Zululand in 30 ways Zululand in 30 ways

Zululand... A place where beauty will stun your senses and your spirit will be enthralled by wonder.

Town between Two Rivers - Kenton on Sea Town between Two Rivers - Kenton on Sea

For those in the know, Kenton-on-Sea is inked into the holiday calendar from day one, and it's easy to understand why.

The Tiny Town of Glencoe The Tiny Town of Glencoe

In Northern KwaZulu-Natal this dorpie is undergoing a revival. Our initial impression on entering Glencoe was of a one-horse ...

Be Surprised by Sabie Be Surprised by Sabie

Sue Adams does a little digging in Mpumalanga and discovers why Sabie was voted Town of the Year 2012. Sabie began because a ...

The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum, Rayton The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum, Rayton

The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum is an interesting outing for the whole family. See how farming developed, the animals ...

By Steam Train from Pretoria to Cullinan, Northern Gauteng By Steam Train from Pretoria to Cullinan, Northern Gauteng

For a day trip with a difference, why not take a steam train from Pretoria to Cullinan. Inspect the locomotive, have lunch in ...

Cullinan (Premier) Diamond Mine, Northern Gauteng Cullinan (Premier) Diamond Mine, Northern Gauteng

The Cullinan Diamond Mine offers the visitor a look at the mining, cutting and polishing of some of the best quality diamonds in

Smuts House Museum & the Irene Market, Centurion Smuts House Museum & the Irene Market, Centurion

Jan Smuts House in Irene is a museum with many interesting aspects for the visitor. Most famous statesmen of his time, tea garden

The Nan Hua Buddhist Temple, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng The Nan Hua Buddhist Temple, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng

Visit the Nan Hua Buddhist Temple in Bronkhorstspruit, see the magnificent buildings, find out about Buddhism or attend a retreat.

Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris, Magaliesberg Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris, Magaliesberg

Experience the splendour of magnificent landscape from the sky whilst sipping champaign and finishing off with a gourmet breakfast

Nothing like good coffee Nothing like good coffee

Dale Morris spills the beans on Coffee Bay, a vibrant paradise on the Eastern Cape coast ...

SA Mint and Coin World Museum, Midrand SA Mint and Coin World Museum, Midrand

See how South African coins are made, from the earliest times up till the modern pressings of today and buy gold coins direct ...

The Taung Heritage Site The Taung Heritage Site

The Taung Child is not on display, the site all but extinct, but this Word Heritage Site offers sightseeing, history and culture

Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Rosebank is a trendy northern Johannesburg suburb, with tree lined streets edging a business hub, shopping malls, eateries and ...

Braamfontein Precinct, Johannesburg Braamfontein Precinct, Johannesburg

Braamfontein is a hip multi-use neighbourhood. Modern lofts, an office mecca, Wits University, art galleries, eateries and theatre

The Sentinal Hiking Trail The Sentinal Hiking Trail

The panorama views that await those brave enough to ascend the chain ladders on Mont-Aux-Sources are the stuff dreams are made of

A walk around Johannesburg A walk around Johannesburg's Inner City

The billions spent on the inner city of Johannesburg has restored the city to better than its former glory and is now a must see.

Diagonal Street, Johannesburg Inner City Diagonal Street, Johannesburg Inner City

Diagonal Street is a magical place to explore, especially for its old Victorian buildings, eclectic contrasts and African Muti ...

Free State R26 Maloti Route - Ladybrand to Zastron Free State R26 Maloti Route - Ladybrand to Zastron

The R26 Maloti Route from Ladybrand to Zastron offers open vistas, tiny towns, and a couple of scenic gems near the Lesotho border

The Riemland Route, North Eastern Free State The Riemland Route, North Eastern Free State

The R57 Riemland Route through the north eastern Free State goes through some quaint historic towns, hamlets and vast farmlands...

Fordsburg, Johannesburg’s Oriental Hub Fordsburg, Johannesburg’s Oriental Hub

Fordsburg, is an invigorating mix of Indian and Middle Eastern cultures, and a wonderful place to savour their delightful food ..

The Orchid House, Bloemfontein The Orchid House, Bloemfontein

If you are visiting Bloemfontein in winter stop at the Orchid House on your way up Naval Hill. hundreds orchids bloom in winter...

Snapshots of Notties - aka Nottingham Road, Natal Midlands Snapshots of Notties - aka Nottingham Road, Natal Midlands

As the Nottingham Road Farmers' Association turns 125, Andrea Abbott visits the iconic Natal Midlands village. You might wonder...

White Mischief Cigar Bar Boat Cruises, Ficksburg White Mischief Cigar Bar Boat Cruises, Ficksburg

Enjoy a 'whiskey' cruise, game & bird spotting, sightseeing gourmet adventure on the White Mischief Cigar Bar boat near Ficksburg

Canteen Kopje Diamond Diggings, Barkly West, Northern Cape Canteen Kopje Diamond Diggings, Barkly West, Northern Cape

Canteen Kopje, south of Barkly West, on the Vaal River, is a site of some of the first alluvial diamond diggings in South Africa.

Self Drive from Oudtshoorn via Prince Albert and De Rust Self Drive from Oudtshoorn via Prince Albert and De Rust

This Klein Karoo day trip from Oudtshoorn is 182km, through a most amazing variety of landscapes and quaint rural villages.

Magic Minerals, Philadelphia, Swartland Magic Minerals, Philadelphia, Swartland

Magic Minerals has a huge collection of minerals from all over the world, jewellery, object de art, stone beads - a wonderland ...

Gapping it through the gates of Gifberg Gapping it through the gates of Gifberg

The hulking mass of the Gifberg looms above the plains south of Vanrhynsdorp in the Western Cape and glows orange in the late ...

Caught between space & time Caught between space & time

It's that cold town with the big telescope, a mere speck in the vast Karoo landscape. Are stargazing and the promise of snow ...

Donkey Cart Excursions, Cederberg Donkey Cart Excursions, Cederberg

Wonderful traditional donkey cart trails are on offer in the northern Cederberg. This is an exhilarating way to enjoy a pristine

Rooibos Factory, Clanwilliam, Cederberg Rooibos Factory, Clanwilliam, Cederberg

Visit a Rooibos Tea factory in Clanwilliam, Cederberg, 250km north of Cape Town. Clanwilliam is the only place in the world where

The Cradle of Humankind The Cradle of Humankind

The 47000ha Cradle of Humankind is one of South Africa's 8 World Heritage sites thanks to revolutionary hominid fossil discoveries

Green Point Lighthouse, Clansthal, KwaZulu-Natal Green Point Lighthouse, Clansthal, KwaZulu-Natal

The Green Point Lighthouse in Clansthal is a National Monument and served to warn mariners of the presence of the Aliwal Shoal ...

Panorama Panorama's Big Daddy

Long Tom Pass is the godfather of the passes that sweep over the northern Drakensberg escarpment to Mpumalanga's Panorama ...

A savagely grand place, Bain A savagely grand place, Bain's Kloof Pass

One of the most scenically dramatic routes in the country, Bain's Kloof Pass between Wellington and Ceres is a remarkable feat ...

Babylonstoren Gardens, Cape Winelands Babylonstoren Gardens, Cape Winelands

Babylonstoren, 8ha of beautiful formal garden, was inspired by the Company Gardens of the Cape. Biologically friendly, the ...

Huguenots Chocolates, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands Huguenots Chocolates, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Huguenots Chocolates are a successful BEE producer of exquisite hand crafted Belgian chocolates in Franschhoek, the gourmet ...

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, Simondium, Cape Winelands Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, Simondium, Cape Winelands

Le Bonheur croc farm, centrally situated between Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch on the R45, has over 1000 Nile crocs, leather

Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek

Helshoogte Pass on the R310, links the winelands of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, and is a “must do” scenic route for any visitor

Ghosts, granite and wild horses Ghosts, granite and wild horses

As the N4 steadily winds its way up the mountainous Mpumalanga escarpment, and red Coca-Cola sponsored signboards signal the ...

Butterfly World, Paarl Butterfly World, Paarl

Butterfly World is a lush tropical garden inhabited by butterflies from all over the world. The 1000 m2 greenhouse is replenished

Mkhomazi Wilderness Area,  uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park Mkhomazi Wilderness Area, uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

The Mkhomazi Wilderness Area covers 54000 Ha of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Access is via the KwaZulu-Natal towns of ...

Day trip round the Whale Coast Day trip round the Whale Coast

This really interesting 263km self drive circular route, offers scenery, vineyards, marine life, beaches, walks, birds, historic

The Blyde River Canyon The Blyde River Canyon

The second largest Canyon in Africa, one of the deepest in the world, surely the greenest and definitely one of the most beautiful

Panorama Route Waterfalls, Sabie & Graskop Panorama Route Waterfalls, Sabie & Graskop

The area around Sabie is 'waterfall country', where many beautiful waterfalls beckon, particularly in the hot rainy summer months

The Giant Footprint The Giant Footprint

The footpint of a giant or a creepily co-incidental pattern of erosion. It's worth a walk up to the granite 'koppi' near Lothair

Klein River Cheese Farm, Stanford, Overberg Klein River Cheese Farm, Stanford, Overberg

Spend some wonderful relaxing hours at the Klein River cheese farm, only 7km outside Stanford. Set along the Klein River, this ...

Welcome to Sutherland Welcome to Sutherland

Sutherland's environment and history make it one of SA's more interesting dorps. And then, of course, it's the home SALT ...

Xhosa Country Xhosa Country

The Eastern Cape's biggest asset is its people. If you have the open road and a guide like Velile Ndlumbini, you will discover ...

Self Drive Day Trip from Cape Town to the Overberg Self Drive Day Trip from Cape Town to the Overberg

This scenic self-drive route through fruit orchards, winelands, and stunning passes offers wine tasting, gourmet food, farm stalls

Adam’s Calendar Adam’s Calendar

An ancient stone circle discovered in 2003 in Kaapsehoop is thought to be the oldest man-made structure on earth - 200 000 yrs old

Lydenburg Falls Lydenburg Falls

The Lydenburg Falls 5km from Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, consists of 3 individual waterfalls that drop a combined height of over 240m

Tulip Madness at Hadeco, Belfast, Mpumalanga Tulip Madness at Hadeco, Belfast, Mpumalanga

Hadeco Gardeners produce tulips and other flowers for wholesale markets, and transform the land near Belfast in to riots of colour

Du Toit Du Toit's Kloof Pass, Western Cape

Take the R101 off ramp at Paarl, and follow the old route to Worcester via the 48km, stunning, Du Toit’s Kloof Pass over the ...

Gydo Pass between Ceres and Citrusdal, Western Cape Gydo Pass between Ceres and Citrusdal, Western Cape

The Gydo Pass, well known for the magnificent views over the valley below and for bird watching, is north of Ceres, en-route to ..

Mitchell Mitchell's Pass, Ceres

The road to Mitchell's Pass, at the entrance to Ceres, has particularly beautiful scenery. The pass is well worth driving for ...

Bainskloof Pass, Wellington to Ceres Bainskloof Pass, Wellington to Ceres

The Bain’s Kloof Pass, built in the 1850s, is one of South Africa’s finest scenic passes. It was built over the Limiet Mountains

Tulbagh Olive Route, Western Cape Tulbagh Olive Route, Western Cape

Let your taste buds explore the Tulbagh Olive Route and see how olive oil is made, as well as other olive products ...

Hexpas Express, De Doorns, Hex River Valley Hexpas Express, De Doorns, Hex River Valley

All who have done this trip come away with not only memories of the beautiful scenery, but with a sense of having “lived” the ...

Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance, King William Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance, King William's Town

Steven Biko, one of the most recognised leaders of the Black Consciousness Movement, is regarded as one of the greatest martyrs ..

Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum, Eastern Cape Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum, Eastern Cape

The Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum is believed to have one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of restored ...

Kraai River Pass from Barkly East to New England or Wartrail Kraai River Pass from Barkly East to New England or Wartrail

The Kraai River Pass is a favourite spot for river rafting and birding and also a good place to witness the yellowfish run ...

Bastervoetpad Pass from Barkly East to Ugie Bastervoetpad Pass from Barkly East to Ugie

If you’re looking for some wild adventure in a remote area, this little-used 4×4 route between the top of Barkly Pass and Ugie ...

Barkly Pass – Elliot to Barkly East, Eastern Cape Barkly Pass – Elliot to Barkly East, Eastern Cape

The Barkly Pass is the only tarred pass in the area and the sand­stone buttresses and rock formations are magnificent.

Otto Du Plessis Pass, Clifford to Ida Eastern Cape Highlands Otto Du Plessis Pass, Clifford to Ida Eastern Cape Highlands

The Otto du Plessis pass offers gorgeous views, sandstone gorges, forests, farmlands and rivers in a breath-taking mountain ...

Joubert’s Pass – Lady Grey to Barkly East via the Witteberg Joubert’s Pass – Lady Grey to Barkly East via the Witteberg

The third highest pass in South Africa, scenic Joubert’s Pass crosses over the Witteberg Mountains between Lady Grey and ...

Lundean Lundean's Nek Pass

Lundean’s Nek Pass takes your from Wartrail to the Telebridge Border Post with Lesotho. Wartrail is a mountain farming community

 Carlisleshoek Pass & Volunteershoek Pass Carlisleshoek Pass & Volunteershoek Pass

The Carlisleshoek and Volunteershoek Passes in the Eastern Cape Highlands take you to beautiful vistas overlooking Lesotho ...

Naude Naude's Nek Pass, Eastern Cape Highlands

Naudes’ Nek Pass is a long, slow scenic drive on twisting gravel roads, either from Maclear on the R396 or Mount Fletcher ...

Richtersveld World Heritage Site, Northern Cape Richtersveld World Heritage Site, Northern Cape

The Richtersveld World Heritage Site protects a unique landscape, biome and people. Visit the WHS in your 4x4 and meet the Nama

Heatherby’s Heritage Rose Sanctuary, Somerset East Heatherby’s Heritage Rose Sanctuary, Somerset East

Heatherby's Heritage Rose Sanctuary in Somerset East, are specialist growers of fragrant, old-fashioned, heritage roses.

Cheerio Gardens & Trout Fishing Destination, Magoebaskloof Cheerio Gardens & Trout Fishing Destination, Magoebaskloof

A famous Magoeaskloof scenic attraction, the beautiful Cheerio Gardens & Trout Fishing Lodge also offers excellent fly-fishing

Place in the Mountains Place in the Mountains

It's pretty - wherever you look, you are surrounded by pristine beauty. Green mountains, green plantations, green forests, ...

The Debengeni Falls, Magoebaskloof, Limpopo The Debengeni Falls, Magoebaskloof, Limpopo

The Debengeni Falls in the Woodbush State Forest in the Magoebaskloof is a beautiful summer swimming hole and birder's paradise

Mount Carmel and Boesmansgat, Danielskuil, Northern Cape Mount Carmel and Boesmansgat, Danielskuil, Northern Cape

Visit the incredibly deep Boesmansgat, hike, take a photographic safari or a hunting safari at Mount Carmel farm south of Kuruman

The Wonderwerk Cave, Kuruman, Northern Cape The Wonderwerk Cave, Kuruman, Northern Cape

One of the most important archeological sites in Southern Africa offers visitors an insight into human lifestyles over millenia

Gauteng Discovered Gauteng Discovered

Get away from the malls this summer and cherry pick from these original places to eat, play and shop in and around Gauteng ...

Walking Tours of Kimberley - the Kimberley Meander Walking Tours of Kimberley - the Kimberley Meander

Enjoy the attractions, culture, stories, ghosts & history of Kimberley on the various walking tours offered by Kimberley Meander

The Big Hole and the Kimberley Mine Museum, Kimberley The Big Hole and the Kimberley Mine Museum, Kimberley

The Kimberly Big Hole Complex and Mine Museum includes tours underground, exhibits and the largest diamond display in the world.

De Beers Diamond Coast 4x4 Tours, Northern Cape Coast De Beers Diamond Coast 4x4 Tours, Northern Cape Coast

De Beers offers 2 half day THETA guided 4x4 Tours into the beautiful, wild and publicly restricted Diamond Coast around Kleinzee

Sakkie se Arkie Orange River Cruises, Upington Sakkie se Arkie Orange River Cruises, Upington

Sakkie se Arkie offers 2 hour sunset cruises and booze cruises along the Orange River. Toast the sleep of a blood red Kalahari sun

The Eye of Kuruman The Eye of Kuruman

The Eye of Kuruman is an oasis in the middle of the Kalahari that waters Kuruman and provides a cool lush paradise in Kuruman town

Hough Hough's Herbal Hub, Great Brak River

For a good, relaxing time, visit Hough's herbal garden in Great Brak River. Cecile makes her own herbal moisturisers and foot ...

Capri Tours and Helicopters, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Capri Tours and Helicopters, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Join us on any of many breathtaking helicopter flights offered daily from various sites along the beautiful Garden Route.

Sunland Baobab Tree, Modadjiskloof, Limpopo Sunland Baobab Tree, Modadjiskloof, Limpopo

The Sunland Baobab is the widest baobab tree in Africa and has been dated at 6000 yrs old. There is a bar in it - go have a beer!

Human Beginnings and Endings in the Makapans Valley, Limpopo Human Beginnings and Endings in the Makapans Valley, Limpopo

Take walking tour through the Makapans Valley in the Limpopo - a National Monument for its paleontological sites and biodiversity

See San Rock Art - Rhodes area, Eastern Cape Highlands See San Rock Art - Rhodes area, Eastern Cape Highlands

The Rhodes area of the Southern Drakensberg, Eastern Cape Highlands, is famous for some of the best rock art sites in South Africa

Wildebraam Berry Estate Wildebraam Berry Estate

Swellendam is the largest youngberry growing area in the country. Wildebraam is in the heart of the Hermitage Valley, just 3km out

The Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape The Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape

Nieu-Bethesda resident Helen Martin left behind a transformational legacy in The Owl House, and conjecture as to her inspiration

Viljoensdrift River Cruises, Robertson Viljoensdrift River Cruises, Robertson

Cruise the Breede River, Robertson, on a river boat. Buy your lunch from the deli, and your wine from the estate, for a chilled ..

Franklin Game Reserve, Naval Hill, Bloemfontein Franklin Game Reserve, Naval Hill, Bloemfontein

The Franklin Game Reserve on Naval Hill in Bloemfontein is the only game reserve in the world to be located within a city centre

The Alpaca Loom (Harmonie), Montagu The Alpaca Loom (Harmonie), Montagu

The Alpaca Loom shear, clean, spin and weave the glorious fibre into all manner of fabric, scarves, jackets and other items.

Camdeboo National Park & Valley of Desolation, Eastern Cape Camdeboo National Park & Valley of Desolation, Eastern Cape

The ancient and unique Karoo Heartland has proclaimed protection in the Camdeboo National Park and in the Valley of Desolation

Sheilam Cactus Garden, Robertson Sheilam Cactus Garden, Robertson

Sheilam Cactus Garden can certainly be proud of their vast variety of cacti, succulents and cycads. The farm has been recognized

Self Drive Route from Calitzdorp on the R62 to Oudtshoorn Self Drive Route from Calitzdorp on the R62 to Oudtshoorn

The 197km drive from Calitzdorp via Nels Valley to Prince Albert over the Swartberg Pass is probably one of the most rugged, amazi

Gold Rush Mountain Gambol Gold Rush Mountain Gambol

Steep climbs and hairpin bends characterise the scenic mountain passes around Barberton, tucked into a corner of the historic ...

Hot Air Ballooning over the Vredefort Dome Hot Air Ballooning over the Vredefort Dome

See the winding Vaal River with its islands sparkle in the Free State sun from the unbeatable vantage point of a Hot Air Balloon

Bushman rock-art in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Bushman rock-art in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg

San rock-art in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg is some of South Africa's most precious cultural treasures.

The Sterkfontein Caves, Cradle of Humankind The Sterkfontein Caves, Cradle of Humankind

Explore the deep Sterkfontein Caves where two of the world's oldest hominid fossils, "Mrs Ples" and "Little Foot", were discovered

The Wonder Cave, Kromdraai, Cradle of Humankind The Wonder Cave, Kromdraai, Cradle of Humankind

Abseil or simply wonder at beautiful and well lit stalactites, stalagmites, cave pearls and underground pools at the Wonder Caves

Cango Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Cango Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo

What you will experience: the eggs, incubators and chicks (in season); to hug and kiss the super friendly female - Betsie; to ...

Cango Caves, Oudtshoon, Klein Karoo Cango Caves, Oudtshoon, Klein Karoo

The Swartberg range boasts 56 cave systems and is thus rather like an enormous Swiss cheese. The largest, the Cango Caves are ...

The Midlands Meander Tourist Route, KwaZulu-Natal The Midlands Meander Tourist Route, KwaZulu-Natal

The Midlands Meander is one of South Africa's premier tourist routes, set in the heart of Kwazulu-Natal...

Kwazulu-Natal Tours with Ron Gold, Midlands Meander Kwazulu-Natal Tours with Ron Gold, Midlands Meander

Ron Gold is an accredited tourist guide with Kwazulu-Natal tourism and has established specialised tours in the Midlands Meander.

The Talana Battlefield Museum, Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal The Talana Battlefield Museum, Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal

The Talana Museum in Dundee houses exhibits of the war, coal mining and glass manufacturing history in the area...

Pure Venom Reptile Park, Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal Pure Venom Reptile Park, Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal

Pure Venom Reptile Park is the biggest reptile farm in Africa, offering daily guided tours and snake demonstrations...

The Vukani Basket Museum, Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal The Vukani Basket Museum, Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal

The Vukani Arts Association was started in 1972, after rural people in the Zululand area had been weaving baskets as a project...

Heaven on the mountain Heaven on the mountain

On the R71, between Johannesburg and Tzaneen, an unimpressive road sign announces "Haenertsburg" to the right. The turn-off ...

Big cow country Big cow country

The Wild Coast has shed the safety concerns of days past without losing any of the perks of rural isolation - sun, sea and ...

Town of trinkets Town of trinkets

Heidelberg is one those places that have been written about to death. Travel magazines, newspapers, tourist brochures ...

Beyond the sugar cane - Kwazulu-Natal Route 66 Beyond the sugar cane - Kwazulu-Natal Route 66

Hidden behind the relentless sugar cane fields of Zululand lie all sorts of interesting attractions - especially along Route 66

Nelspruit, Lowveld, Mpumalanga Nelspruit, Lowveld, Mpumalanga

Nelspruit is the capital city of the Mpumalanga province. It is affectionately known by its traditional name, Mbombela...

Echo Caves, Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga Echo Caves, Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga

The Echo Caves in Mpumalanga are a system of limestone caves, some of the oldest in the world, that has no known end-point...

Sightseeing along the Panorama Route, Mpumalanga Sightseeing along the Panorama Route, Mpumalanga

The Panorama Route in Mpumalanga is one of the most spectacular sightseeing areas in South Africa.

God God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga

God's Window is one of the most spectacular viewpoints in South Africa, with panoramic views of the Blyde River Canyon...

Bourke Bourke's Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga

The Bourke's Luck Potholes in the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga is one of the major tourist attractions in South Africa...

An excellent year An excellent year

Nieuwoudtville, the 'bulb capital of the world,' is expecting a blooming good floral display this season

A shimmering beauty A shimmering beauty

For decades the Tankwa Karoo National Park south of Calvinia was more or less off-limits to visitors while the veld was given ...

Abel Erasmus Pass, Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga Abel Erasmus Pass, Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga

The Abel Erasmus Pass is one of Mpumalanga's most magnificent mountain passes, cutting through the Drakensberg escarpment...

Sudwala Caves, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Sudwala Caves, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

The Sudwala Caves are the oldest known caves in the world, making them an absolute must-see on any visit to Mpumalanga

Piekenierskloof Pass, Citrusdal Piekenierskloof Pass, Citrusdal

The Piekenierskloof Pass in the Cederberg rises steadily up the Olifants River mountains and affords the traveler lovely views...

Blinkberg Pass, Cederberg Blinkberg Pass, Cederberg

The Blinkberg Pass between Prince Alfred Hamlet and Wupperthal in the Cederberg offers some of the most stunning scenery of the...

Pakhuis Pass, Cederberg Pakhuis Pass, Cederberg

The Pakhuis Pass in the Cederberg is a spectacular mountain pass that affords the traveler stunning views across the Cederberg.

The Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape The Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape

The Augrabies Falls National park covers a large area of land on both banks of the Orange River, completely surrounding the falls.

The Hantam National Botanical Garden The Hantam National Botanical Garden

The Hantam National Botanical Floral Garden at Nieuwoudtville is South Africa's ninth national botanical garden famed for the ...

Nieuwoudtville Falls, Hantam Karoo, Northern Cape Nieuwoudtville Falls, Hantam Karoo, Northern Cape

Just north of Nieuwoudtville, the Doring River drops some hundred metres into a deep rock pool. This is pleasant spot to enjoy ...

Van Rhyns Pass Van Rhyns Pass

One of the ten major mountain passes constructed by the SA road engineer Thomas Bain linking Nieuwoudtville to Van Rhynsdorp ...

Passes & Poorts: Gateway to the Garden Route Passes & Poorts: Gateway to the Garden Route

George's famous four: Outeniqua, Montagu, Cradock and Railway passes. Experience our history when driving these scenic mountain ..

Aloes over Alikreukels Aloes over Alikreukels

I’d been searching the Internet for Iris for quite some time, so when I finally got to see her in the flesh, I was pretty excited.

Table Mountain National Park Table Mountain National Park

Table Mountain stands guard over a national park extending from Signal Hill to the hook of Cape Point. Few Camps Bay bathers are aware that...

The Long Tom Pass, Mpumalanga The Long Tom Pass, Mpumalanga

The Long Tom Pass in Mpumalanga is one of the most historic mountain passes in South Africa, originally a Voortrekker route...

Knysna is the perfect family holiday destination Knysna is the perfect family holiday destination

Anyone who's spent a family holiday in Knysna understands why this Garden Route escape is often regarded as the country's favourite dorp....

Hidden in fields of gold Hidden in fields of gold

Wine Magazine takes you to Napier to savor the excellent wines produced in the area as well as quaint places to eat, relax and chat to the locals ...

The secluded valley of Tulbagh The secluded valley of Tulbagh

With its rich history, Cape Dutch vernacular buildings, quaint restaurants, accommodation and breathtaking landscape, Tulbagh is an ideal escape.....

At the end of the rainbow At the end of the rainbow

When the countryside beckons, take a drive over Bothmanskloof Pass to artistic Riebeek Kasteel - gathering wines as you go ...

Balloon Balloon's eye view

You cannot control which way air currents will flow, but they will usually carry your hot-air balloon over some part of the Cradle of Humankind.

By donkey cart to Heuningvlei By donkey cart to Heuningvlei

Bobbing about on a donkey cart is more fun than I'd ever imagined. I discovered this on the return trip from Heuningvlei, a ...

10 Great Things To Do In Oudtshoorn 10 Great Things To Do In Oudtshoorn

This year Oudtshoorn celebrates its 16th Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees. But should you tire of the buzz...