South Africa is the destination with everything from big game, desert stars and stunning beaches to vibrant cities, extreme sports and mountain splendour. It even has one of the best wine producing regions on earth and a short snow-skiing season!
It is also your gateway to other Southern African destinations. South Africa borders on Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique, and allows easy access to all of them.
The Rainbow Nation is coming of age in the Millennium. South Africa is a unique blend of modern and traditional cultures, with a fascinating history and an exciting future. It provides all the convenience of a developed infrastructure with the opportunity to experience untouched wilderness.
The 9 provinces each have their own special character. The lucky traveler is able to visit them all, others have to make some difficult choices.
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Home to the world’s tiniest floral kingdom, the Western Cape boasts the largest number of species within the smallest indigenous vegetation region on earth. The city of Cape Town is woven around the foothills of Table Mountain, a magnificent outcrop which has been declared a nature reserve as well as a national monument.
The Cape's original...
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This province is a rich agricultural area, with some unusual destinations to offer the visitor. Sun City and The Lost City form a massive casino and resort complex, complete with two world famous golf courses, a lake for water-sports, and an artificial beach. The Palace of the Lost City offers 5-star accommodation with Afri-Gothic style architecture...
The Eastern Cape is home to the Xhosa nation, and features 800 kilometers of pristine coastline, a rich cultural and historical tradition, and malaria-free game reserves where one can view members of the “big five” – elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard and buffalo.
The cities of Port Elizabeth and East London are renowned for their...
This area witnessed some of the most dramatic events in the country’s history and is now home to a melting-pot of nations: Afrikaner, San, Xhosa and South Sotho.
In the Eastern part lies the breathtaking Golden Gate National Park, where time-worn cliff-faces conceal treasures of Bushman rock art.
In the Qua Qua mountains, the Cape and...
Gauteng is not only the commercial center of the country. It has a lot more to offer, and many visitors miss out on the wealth of attractions by viewing it only in transit from the airport in Johannesburg.
Johannesburg is a vibrant city, packed with nightclubs, shopping malls and places of historical interest. Here you can learn more...
“Mpumalanga” means “the place of the rising sun” and is the most easterly province of South Africa. Once the scene of an early gold-rush, the region is now more famous for its riches of wildlife and scenery. The Kruger National Park is not the only attraction to this area - there is some excellent trout fishing to be found...
The Zulu nation originated in this region, spreading its influence under the leadership of warrior-king Shaka. They were later joined by European and Indian settlers, making the region the rich cultural mix that it is today.
Kwa-Zulu Natal enjoys a warm climate and lush, sub-tropical vegetation. Gorgeous, unspoilt sections of coastline stretch both...
Limpopo Province reaches from the Northern Drakensburg mountain ranges, up to the border with Zimbabwe, and is a feast of natural beauty.
It is a mountainous region, and provides a myriad of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, especially those devoted to fishing, birding and hiking.
To the east lie the private game reserves and lodges, bordering...
The Northern Cape is the largest and most sparsely populated region in South Africa. This area incorporates the arid Karoo scrubland, the semi-desert of the southern Kalahari, and the mighty Orange River, making it a must for lovers of wide-open spaces.
The province has some of the most unique and delicate eco-systems in the world. Visit the , Kalahari...