Attractions

Top Choice Natural Feature in Camdeboo National Park

Valley of Desolation

The park’s most popular sight, the Valley of Desolation is a hauntingly beautiful valley with outstanding views – the rugged, piled dolerite columns are set against the backdrop of the endless Karoo plains. From the…
Top Choice Museum in Mthatha

Nelson Mandela Museum

Set aside at least two hours for this inspiring museum right in the centre. It offers visitors a fascinating journey through the life of Nelson Mandela. There are four rooms that contain a mix of memorabilia, photog…
National Park in Eastern Karoo

Camdeboo National Park

Camdeboo National Park covers an area of 194 sq km and almost completely surrounds the town of Graaff-Reinet. There are plenty of animals including springboks, buffaloes, Cape mountain zebras and kudus, plus over 22…
National Park in Garden Route East

Garden Route National Park (Tsitsikamma Section)

Cut through by dark, coffee-coloured churning rivers, deep ravines and dense forests, the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park encompasses 650 sq km between Plettenberg Bay and Humansdorp, as well a…
National Park in Sunshine Coast

Addo Elephant National Park

Located 70km north of Port Elizabeth, South Africa's third-largest national park protects the remnants of the huge elephant herds that once roamed the Eastern Cape. When Addo was proclaimed a national park in 1931, …
National Park in Eastern Karoo

Mountain Zebra National Park

This underrated national park, 12km west of Cradock, is on the northern slopes of the Bankberg Range (2000m), covers 280 sq km and has superb views over the Karoo. The park protects one of the rarest animals in the …
Wildlife Reserve in Sunshine Coast

Schotia Game Reserve

The smallest (and busiest) private reserve in the Addo area, Schotia is contiguous with Addo (accessed from the N10 south of Paterson). Aiming to evoke the bush before humans arrived, this was the first local reserv…
Nature Reserve in Port St Johns

Silaka Nature Reserve

This small reserve, 6km south of Port St Johns, is worth a visit if you want to soak up the stunning scenery. It runs from Second Beach past Third Beach to Sugarloaf Rock, near the estuary where the Gxwaleni River f…
Wildlife Reserve in Sunshine Coast

Amakhala Game Reserve

This reserve roughly 70km from PE is well worth a stay: it's beautiful, tranquil and easily accessible, and it supports a large diversity of fauna, including four lions, six cheetahs, a few rhinos, giraffes, buffalo…
Nature Reserve in The Wild Coast

Dwesa Nature Reserve

One of South Africa's most remote and beautiful reserves, Dwesa Nature Reserve blends lush forests, winding rivers, open grassland and rugged coastline, with walking trails and wildlife including buffaloes, zebras, …