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Black-maned lions framed against desert dunes, powdery beaches lapped by two oceans, star-studded night skies, jagged mountains – South Africa is the place to go wild.
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Top Sights & Places
for your itinerary
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
in Cape Town
Cape of Good Hope
in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula
Kruger National Park
in South Africa
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
in Blyde River Canyon
in Cape Town
Madikwe Game Reserve
in North West Province
Mapungubwe National Park
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The 6 most epic road trips in South Africa
Jan 19, 2023 • 9 Min read
This list of the best road trips in South Africa has itineraries for exploring the country’s extraordinary coastlines, mountains and villages.
The best times to visit South Africa
Jan 8, 2023 • 10 Min read
Use this guide to seasons and events to choose the best time for your visit to South Africa.
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What to eat and drink in South Africa
Nov 24, 2022 • 5 Min read
The braai (barbecue) may be a national pastime. But South Africa's culinary diversity reflects its multicultural society.
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7 days in South Africa: coastline, Winelands and fine dining
Nov 15, 2022 • 8 Min read
Complementing the internationally known vineyards, a new generation of South African chefs is propelling the country’s culinary scene forward.
Protecting rhinos from poachers in Africa - what it's like working on the frontline
Aug 23, 2022 • 10 Min read
Tourists are volunteering to protect Africa’s threatened & endangered rhinos. Here’s what it’s like on the front lines.
10 places to learn about the life of Nelson Mandela in South Africa
Jul 14, 2022 • 7 Min read
In honor of Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18, follow his legacy throughout South Africa.
How to get around in South Africa
Feb 8, 2022 • 7 Min read
It's the ninth biggest country in Africa, so here are the top tips for traveling around South Africa by air, rail or road.
The top 19 beaches in South Africa for sand, surf and scenery
Jan 28, 2022 • 11 Min read
South Africa's windswept coastline is packed with superb beaches. From family favorites in Cape Town to world-famous surf spots, here are the very best.
The 11 most incredible national parks in South Africa for wildlife, hiking and more
Jan 5, 2022 • 8 Min read
Preserving mountains, grasslands, beaches and deserts, South Africa's national parks are natural wonders. Here's a guide to South Africa's best reserves.