South Africa - The Provinces, Regions, Major Cities and Towns of South Africa

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South Africa's Provinces / Regions

Nature has worked a special magic on the South African landscape. Although culture and history are an integral part of the South African experience, it is nature which is the true jewel in the crown. Wind, sun and rain have sculpted vistas of unsurpassed beauty in which some of the earth's most diverse plant population thrive. With some of the biggest and most diverse game reserves in the world and kilometres of countryside and coastline where visitors can enjoy the sun, South Africa stands apart as an African masterpiece ...

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South Africa's 9 Provinces

The Western Cape

Where to Stay: Western Cape Accommodation / Cape Town Accommodation

From the Cedarberg Mountains to the Agulhas coast to the Cape Winelands, the Western Cape is a province of extraordinary diversity. Famous for Table Mountain, beaches, V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, the Winelands, Cape Point ... Western Cape

Eastern Cape

Where to Stay: Eastern Cape Accommodation / Port Elizabeth Accommodation

Scenic diversity is one of the most striking characteristics of the Eastern Cape. Famous for the Addo Elephant Park, Shamwari Game Reserve, beaches and watersports, National Arts Festival, Nelson Mandela Museum... eastern cape

KwaZulu Natal

Where to Stay: KwaZulu Natal Accommodation / Durban Accommodation

Known as the "Kingdom of the Zulu", KwaZulu Natal is "a world in one province", the best game reserves and pristine beaches, the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and miles of subtropical coastline. Famous for beaches... kwazulu natal


Where to Stay: Gauteng Accommodation / Johannesburg Accommodation

The commercial and industrial powerhouse of South Africa, Gauteng is famous for the Cradle of Humankind, Soweto, the Apartheid Museum, Union Buildings, Cullinan Diamond Mine, the magnificent Magaliesberg ... gauteng


Where to Stay: Mpumalanga Accommodation / Nelspruit Accommodation

People are drawn to Mpumalanga by scenery, the fauna and flora and her history. This is also big game country, the setting for sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and birds. Famous for Kruger National Park, fly fishing, Blyde River Canyon and ... mpumalanga


Where to Stay: Limpopo Accommodation / Polokwane Accommodation

Picture yourself relaxing of the deck of a luxury game lodge, watching the sunset over the baobabs, while feasting on locally grown tropical delights, such as avocados, litchis and mangoes. If your goal, when traveling in... limpopo

North West Province

Where to Stay: North West Province Accommodation / Rustenburg Accommodation

The North West Province is close to the urban sprawl of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Unlike those bustling cities, much of the Northwest Province is devoted to agriculture and of to mining but opportunities and destinations for... north west province

Free State

Where to Stay: Free State Accommodation / Bloemfontein Accommodation

The Free State province borders on Lesotho and there are many Basotho in the province with the Basotho Cultural Village straddling the border between the Free State and the kingdom of Lesotho. The village is a worthwhile stop on... free state

Northern Cape

Where to Stay: Northern Cape Accommodation / Kimberley Accommodation

The Orange River flows along the border between this province and Namibia on its path to the sea and in this region, the dry, dusty appearance of much of the surrounding landscape is transformed into an oasis of green... northern cape

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Popular Tourist Routes

The Garden Route

Where to Stay: Garden Route Accommodation / Knysna Accommodation

The Garden Route is a strip of land like no other in the world in terms of beauty, natural attractions and unique flora and fauna - hence its name. A paradise for eco-lovers, bird watchers and one of the most beautiful parts of ... more information

Cape Wine Routes

Where to Stay: Cape Winelands Accommodation

When one reflects on the splendours of the Cape - lush green valleys, rugged mountains, azure seas and sky - then the Cape’s winelands are usually top of the list. Visitors pour into the Western Cape to experience our viticulture... more information

The Panorama Route

Where to Stay: Panorama Route Accommodation

The magnificent Panorama Route in Mpumalanga is best known for its cultural heritage and its dramatic landscapes. Major highlights include Blyde River Canyon, the exquisite waterfalls in Graskop and Sabie, the Echo Caves... more information

The Midlands Meander

Where to Stay: Natal Midlands Accommodation

The enchantment of the Midlands has long inspired many to creativity and as a result, local artists, potters and weavers combined to create an arts and crafts route in 1985, which was to become the highly successful and popular... more information

The Drakensberg

Where to Stay: Drakensberg Accommodation

Within the Drakensberg of KwaZulu Natal lies the 243 000 hectare mountain region that is also a world heritage site, known as Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Not only does it boast some of the most incredible scenic beauty, but it also has over... more information

Battlefields Route

Where to Stay: Battlefields Accommodation

KwaZulu Natal hinterland has witnessed some of the most significant battles to be fought in South Africa. These historical sites form part of the Battlefields Route, a trip through 14 historical towns whose surrounding areas... more information

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South Africa Highlights

South Africa's Attractions

South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. South Africa is a heady mix of third and first world cultures - along with the best and least crowded beaches ... South Africa Attractions

South Africa World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites recognise and protect areas of outstanding natural, historical and cultural value. Given South Africa's diverse culture and history and her spectacular natural resources and wildlife, it is not surprising that she boasts 8 World Heritage Sites ... South Africa World Heritage Sites

Whale Watching in South Africa

The annual migration of the Humpback, Brydes and Southern right whale in particular, between June and November, that allows us to boast exceptional land-based, and boat-based, whale watching in South Africa. And thus to welcome thousands of visitors to our ... whale watching in south africa

Game and Nature Reserves

South Africa boasts a huge collection of wildlife regions and game parks - both public and private - encompassing every possible landscape from deserts to forests, mountains to coast, teeming with wildlife species - including Africa’s Big 5: Leopard, Lion, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhinoceros ... South Africa Game Reserves

South Africa National Botanical Gardens

South Africa has eight National Botanical Gardens which are managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. The focus of the National Botanical Gardens is growing and conserving South Africa’s indigenous plants, conserving over 1,350 hectares of nature ... South Africa National Botanical Gardens

South Africa Languages & Culture

South Africans have been referred to as the 'rainbow nation', a title which epitomises the country's cultural diversity. The population of South Africa is one of the most complex and diverse in the world. Of the 45 million South Africans, nearly 31 million are Black, 5 million White, 3 million... South Africa Languages & Culture

With 20+ National Parks (including two of the world's most famous wildlife reserves, the Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) and countless private game reserves, your trip to South Africa would be incomplete without experiencing a South African wildlife safari.
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