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Travel Agency in Amathole

Amatola Trails

Arranges spots on the challenging and beautiful Amathole Trail, including accommodation, permits, maps and for an extra fee, shuttles at either end of the hike.

Internet in Durban

Cityzen

A stylish cafe for surfing the net or just hanging out over coffee.

Tourist Information in Pietermaritzburg

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Headquarters

Provides information and accommodation bookings for all Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife parks and reserves. To get to the office, head out to Howick Rd (an extension of Chief Albert Luthuli St) and after several kilometres...

Tourist Information in Knysna

SANParks

There are excellent short walking trails, some suitable for wheelchairs, and hikes in the Knysna forests north and east of town; book walking trails and collect maps and information at this regional office of...

Tourist Information in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Visitor Information Centre

There's good background history displays here on the gardens and you can pick up leaflets. The Cape Town Heritage Trust are also based here and can arrange guided walks through the gardens.

Tourist Information in McGregor

McGregor Tourism Bureau

Based at the museum, the tourism office arranges hiking permits. There's also a self-guided walking tour brochure for sale (R25) or if you prefer to cycle, grab a map of the local routes and rent a bike (R200 per...

Tourist Information in Philippolis

Tourism Office & Gift Shop

This helpful office has loads of information and maps regarding Philippolis, and is the place to book history tours (R75), which can be given in English or Afrikaans. The place doubles as a souvenir shop, with...

Tourist Information in Durban

Durban Tourism

A useful information service on Durban and surrounds. It can help with general accommodation and arrange tours of Durban and beyond. There are also branches at the beachfront and uShaka Marine World.

Tourist Information in Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism has an excellent supply of information and maps. There are also branches at the Boardwalk, a good stop for information about the whole province, and the airport.

Tourist Information in Pietermaritzburg

Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism

There are dozens of brochures and maps to be collected here and the staff is friendly and helpful. There have been longstanding plans to move into a nearby building, but at the time of writing the office was...

Travel Agency in Nelspruit (Mbombela)

Dana Agency

This long-standing agent can help with air tickets, accommodation and car rental, as well as shuttles run by Lowveld Link, City Bug and others to Jo'burg, Mozambique and beyond.

Tourist Information in Harrismith

N3 Help Centre

The very helpful N3 Help Centre is in the Bergview complex (a cluster of restaurants and retail near the entrance to the N3). It's overflowing with brochures and printed material on the wider region. Staff are...

Tourist Information in Pilgrim’s Rest

Visitor Information Centre

This helpful centre is where you buy a combination ticket (adult/child R20/10) for five of the town's seven museums. It also has an accommodation list.

Tourist Information in Durban

Durban Tourism (Beachfront)

Right on the beachfront, this office has helpful staff and offers a range of interesting three-hour walking tours of the oriental and historical regions of the city (minimum two people), as well as township...

Tourist Information in Ballito

Sangweni Tourism Centre

Houses the Dolphin Coast Publicity Association, which lists accommodation and activities in the area. There's also a small craft store representing local artisans on-site. It’s located near the BP station, where...

Tourist Information in Monk’s Cowl & Champagne Valley

Park Office

The park office is 3km beyond the Champagne Castle Hotel, which is at the end of the R600 running southwest from Winterton. The office takes bookings for camping (from R390) and overnight hiking. There's a...

Tourist Information in Rustenburg

Tourist Information Centre

Rustenburg’s helpful, well-stocked tourist information centre is located in the municipal offices that sprawl between Nelson Mandela Dr and Fatima Bhayat St just west of the Rte 24 turn-off. It provides sundry...

Tourist Information in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch Tourism

The staff are extremely helpful. Pick up the excellent brochure Historical Stellenbosch on Foot (R10), with a walking-tour map and information on many of the historic buildings (also available in French and German).

Tourist Information in Clanwilliam

Information Centre

Opposite the old jail, dating from 1808, which doubles as the town’s museum. Ask about the historical walkabout (R50), a one-hour guided tour of South Africa's seventh-oldest town.