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100 Best Tourist Attractions in South Africa

In collaboration with MotorHappy, an Imperial Group subsidiary, and with New Zealand travel writer Jen Miller of JenReviews.com, here’s Tourism Tattler’s route of 100 worthy places for an ultimate South African road trip journey.

The #UltimateJourneySA campaign and competition aim to create South Africa’s Ultimate Road Trip based on the number of votes a location receives throughout the campaign, which ends in August 2017. Anyone who adds or votes for a location will be in the draw to win a road trip for up to four people, valued at R50 000!

As Jen Miller says: “Breath-taking sunsets, an incredible amount of beautiful and diverse wildlife, unspoiled and rugged scenery! These are just a few words to describe South Africa. If you are craving adventure, diversity, and excitement, then this ultimate list of the top 100 things to see and do in South Africa is for you!”

Looking at the route map below, we start our Ultimate Journey of South Africa’s 9 provinces in the Northern Cape and drive an (almost) circular route through the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Freestate, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West and end in Gauteng.

NB: If the list below does not tally with the map or is incomplete, bear with us – we’re still busy uploading this post!

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NORTHERN CAPE

001. Kimberly Big Hole (Kimberley)

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The Kimberley Big Hole is a very interesting tour if you’re interested in diamonds. The De Beer family has been mining for 120 years and the mine at Kimberley managed to yield 2722 Kilograms of diamonds. You will also be able to see homes and churches built in the 1800’s that have been preserved. There is a lot of history in Kimberly, including a famous diamond called the Kimberley diamond. This diamond was set in the Russian Crown Jewels but was eventually sold to a private buyer. The diamond is a flawless 70-carat champagne coloured diamond.

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002. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Upington)

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Soaring temperatures that rise to 40’c, red sand dunes and stars that fill the night sky, the Kgalagadi desert is a magical African experience. You will be able to see many many animals in their natural habitat. Hear the roar of lions at night or the haunting laugh of a hyena. This is a magical experience not to be missed; night game drives and daytime game drives are offered.

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003. Augrabies Waterfall (Augrabies)

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A noise so loud, you would imagine a thunderstorm is on the way. The 56-meter waterfall is set in an arid and rocky part of South Africa, so it seems out of place in this desolate part of the country. The Augrabies Falls National Park is a beautiful place to visit, with many hikes, and interesting rock formations to see. You can also go on game drives during the day or at night with a guide. Despite dry landscape, you will still be able to see the game.

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004. Orange River Rafting (Vioolsdrif)

Something for the adventurous! River rafting down the Orange River is an exciting and different way to see South Africa. The rapids range from easy to moderate. The tour offers half day to 6-day trips. The 6-day trip will be about 65 to 120km. Each night you will stop on the river bank, camp and enjoy a lovely meal.

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005. Namaqua National Park (Springbok)

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Velvet black skies twinkle with stars at night, while down below the ground is covered with millions of daisies as far as the eye can see. The Namaqua National Park is a fantastic place to visit in South Africa! A place of contrast; with a dry arid type desert, to beautiful oceans and then the most exquisite part, the Namaqua daisies. The daisies bloom early August and September. Book your accommodation now to see this spectacular natural show.

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WESTERN CAPE

006. Riebeek Kasteel (Cape Town)

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Nestled safely in the gorgeous Kasteel Mountains is the little town of Riebeek Kasteel. This beautiful town is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and unforgettable mountains. Riebeek Kasteel has been called the Mediterranean of Africa. This is a magical little town to visit that will leave you in awe. It is also one of the oldest towns in South Africa.

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007. Robben Island (Cape Town)

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Aerial view of Robben Island. Image courtesy of South African History Online.

Robben Island provides a historical and informative tour that reflects the social injustice of Apartheid. It’s located 6.9 km out to sea from the beautiful Bloubergstrand suburb of Cape Town. The island had been used for the imprisonment of criminals. You will be able to go on tours of the foreboding prisons. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island for 18 years and eventually became a true inspiration for all South Africans and people around the world.

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008. Table Mountain (Cape Town)

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This massive and gorgeous mountain with views to die for over Cape Town is a must see in South Africa! You can either take a short 2-hour hike up Table Mountain or enjoy a cable car ride up to the top. The views from the top are magnificent!

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009. V & A Waterfront (Cape Town)

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For an exciting shopping experience, be sure to visit the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Set along the gorgeous Cape Town Harbour, this is a wonderful stop for good food, great shopping, and awesome live music.There are more than 450 stores to enjoy.

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010. The Old Biscuit Mill (Cape Town)

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This adorable warm and quaint little village in Woodstock is for those who love good food, awesome music, and a trendy vibe. The Old Biscuit Mill is filled with artists, photographers, architects and food connoisseurs. The village actually used to be a biscuit mill and is filled with history too.

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011. District 6 Museum (Cape Town)

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District Six was a suburb during the Apartheid years that had as many as 1900 families living there. The families were forcibly removed from their homes so that the area could become a “whites only” neighbourhood. 60 000 people were relocated to the Cape Flats. This was a gross injustice and at the District Six museum, you will be able to learn more about this bleak part in South Africa’s history.

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012. Cape Winelands (Cape Town)

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Sundowner at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Image courtesy of www.spier.co.za

Fancy a glass of luxurious Merlot? Crisp Chenin Blanc or flirty Rose’? The Cape Winelands District stretches across the Witzenberg, Drakenstein, Stellenbosch, Breede Valley, and Langeberg municipalities. There are many vineyards to choose from. All offering wine tasting as well as delicious meals that can be paired with the wines. You can choose to either dine in an authentic wine cellar or outside in the vineyards with exquisite views over the mountains.

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013. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (Cape Town)

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Relaxation and gorgeous scenery, The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is 52 800 sq km of indigenous fauna and flora. One of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world, this is a real feast for the eyes. Boasting 9000 different species of plants, you will be able to enjoy and see the beauty of South Africa’s diversity.

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014. Ratanga Junction (Cape Town)

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Exciting rides in the heart of Cape Town! Ratanga Junction is fun, fun, fun! The Cape Cobra ride is a looping roller coaster that throws riders from the height of 32 meters.The speed of this exciting roller coaster is 100 km per hour. There are many more fun things to do in the park, and this is a great place for families to visit.

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015. Clarence Drive (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Opting for a more scenic drive from Cape Town (along the N2 and turn right at the Gordon’s Bay / Kleinmond sign and left at the T-junction in Gordon’s Bay, onto the R44), Clarence Drive is a coastal road carved from rocky sea cliffs, which rivals Cape Town’s Chapman’s Peak Drive between Noordhoek and Hout Bay in terms of scenic beauty (and without any toll fees). Clarence Drive provides magnificent views across False Bay to Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula.

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016. Kogelberg Nature Reserve (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Clarence Drive leads through the Kogelberg Biosphere, the first and only Biosphere in South Africa to be proclaimed by the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO): a testament to the stunning diversity and a large number of its flowering plants, many of which are found nowhere else in the fynbos biome. The reserve boasts more than 1,880 different plant species, of which seventy-seven species occur nowhere else on earth (the next richest is the South American rainforest with just 420 species per 10,000 square kilometres).

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017. Rooi-Els (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Rooi-Els lies between Kogel Bay – a surfer paradise with barrel breaks curling along an expansive stretch of white beach, favoured by topless sunbathers for its sheltered cove and protection from occasional southeaster wind – and Pringle Bay. Rooi-Els is a small seaside village and a favourite spot for family outings on the beach.

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018. Pringle Bay (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Pringle Bay has quaint holiday homes along the shoreline and a few restaurants for light lunches. It’s really quite out of season so the beach can be enjoyed in solitude but does get busy over weekends, and especially during school term holiday periods. If you do stop at the layby near the bridge to take in the view, watch out for baboons!

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019. Hangklip (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Hangklip (‘hanging rock’) is named after the draping rock-face that appears to cling to the mountainside. It appears along Clarence Drive to the right of a sharp bend in the road and forms the entrance to False Bay with its 22-meter lighthouse tower that has kept sailors, seafarers and fisherman safe since 1960.

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020. Betty’s Bay (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Betty’s Bay was once the site of a whaling station and today it is home to one of only two mainland Jackass Penguin Colonies in South Africa (the other is Boulder’s Beach – in Simon’s Town, which forms part of the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area). The Harold Porter National Botanical Garden is well worth a visit and is located within the expansive Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. The nominal entrance fee is worth the privilege of experiencing the garden trails, and guided group tours can be arranged by booking at least two weeks in advance.

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021. Kleinmond (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Kleinmond, at the foot of the Palmietberg, is the next town along Clarence Drive, and the Hangklip-Kleinmond Tourism Bureau is located in the Protea Centre on the left of Main Road – worth a brief stop-over to collect product brochures and view their display of local artefacts and fynbos plant samples. The Kleinmond new harbour area is also worth a visit, where you can buy honey, biltong, dried fynbos flowers, arts & crafts or enjoy fresh oysters and line-fish at any of the several restaurants. Organised annual events along the Hangklip-Kleinmond route include the Totalsports Challenge (a seven discipline sporting event) in January, the Big Blues Music Festival in March, the African X Trail (trail running) in April, the Gravity Adventure Festival in August, the Windgat Festival (enviro family event) in September, and the Hot Heels Africa (downhill skateboarding) event in December.

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022. Botrivier (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Heading from Cape Town along Clarence Drive and past Kleinmond the R44 road leads past the Botrivier Estuary and ends in a T-junction on the R43, where one can either to turn right towards Hermanus and continue along the Whale Coast Route or turn left to explore the Elgin Valley and Overberg countryside along the N2 towards George and the Garden Route.

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023. Fisherhaven (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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The seaside resort of Fisherhaven has a lagoon, yacht club, public slipway and playground, and a herd of wild horses that have adapted to a diet of slightly saline water and plants. It is interesting to note that during World War II, the Royal Air Force Squadron 262 established a diversion base at the lagoon and Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boats operated from here.

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024. Onrus (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Onrus means ‘restless’ in Afrikaans, referring to the pounding of the surf on the rocky coast. It is a predominantly residential area close to the coastline, as is Sandbaai (Sand Bay), which neighbours Onrusrivier and shares a popular swimming beach.

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025. Sandbaai (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Visiting Sandbaai along the Whale Coast Route would not be complete without spending a night at Mountain View Manor Guest House. The owners, Charlise Elske (an executive chef) and Geoff Elske (a tourism specialist) are a fountain of knowledge on the Overberg Tourism region – and excellent hosts too!

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026. Rotary Way (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Driving along the R43 towards Hermanus (note the speed restriction signs), a signposted turn-off leads to Rotary Way and the top of the Overberg mountain range, giving the viewer an elevated panoramic photo opportunity of this pristine area. The first lookout point is at the radio relay station with views across Zwelihle, Sandbaai, Onrus and out towards Vermont. On a clear day, one can see as far as Cape Hangklip and Pringle Bay. This is also a popular spot for model aeroplane pilots due to the thermal winds which come off the mountain. The second view point is at the end of the tarred road and offers panoramic views over Hermanus Village and Golf course, as well as views over the Klein Rivier Valley, with Stanford, the Klein Rivier Lagoon, De Kelders, Birkenhead and Danger Point Lighthouse in the distance across Walker Bay towards Gansbaai. In season, the flowering Protea blooms on both sides of Rotary Way are an amazing sight to behold!

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027. Old Harbour Museum (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Before driving into Hermanus, the Old Harbour Museum is well worth a visit. The museum comprises two sections: the Historical Old Fishing Harbour and the Fisherman’s Village that displays boats, the old sea wall, brine tanks and ‘bokkom’ (salted fish) stands. The indoor museum houses a photographic exhibition of Old Hermanus, which dates back as far as the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th.

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028. Hermanus (Cape Whale Coast Route)

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Hermanus was originally called Hermanuspietersfontein, but the name was shortened as it was too long for the postal service. It’s the commercial hub of the Overstrand Region and is famous for southern right whale watching during winter and spring (June to September) – hence the Overstrand’s marketing slogan: ’The Whale Coast’. In excess of 100 whales can be in the area with their young as they come to Walker Bay to calve and mate. Many behaviours such as breaching, sailing, lobtailing, or spyhopping can be witnessed. Hermanus has what is believed to be the world’s only Whale Crier, whose job is to blow his kelp horn thus announcing where whales have been spotted. His calls can also be heard during tours, as the group visit several of the more well-known areas for whale watching and are told the related history of Hermanus. Besides its reputation as a whale watching destination, Hermanus is also one of the few municipalities that taken accessible tourism seriously by providing demarcated areas with ‘Disabled Friendly’ logo signage. Bathrooms for disabled visitors can be found at the Market Square and Municipal Library, whilst recreational facilities where the disabled can be accommodated are at the Village Craft Market, Fernkloof Nature Reserve, certain parts of the Cliff Paths, Voëlklip Beach, the Public Library, the Cliff Top Development and Grotto Beach. Popular attractions in Hermanus include the 1800 hectare Fernkloof Nature Reserve, the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley – a 6.7 kilometre Wine Route along the R320 to Caledon, Gearing’s Point and the Cliff paths, which offer one of the best locations for whale spotting and watching, and the Blue Flag Grotto Beach, which stretches for almost 18 kilometres, fronting the Klein River lagoon and Walker Bay Nature Reserve, and has two beach-friendly wheelchairs in place for those with physical disabilities to access the sea. Hermanus is also home to SANSA Space Science, formerly known as the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory. SANSA Space Science is the warning centre for Africa, one of thirteen regional warning centres around the world, which monitor extreme space weather and solar magnetic activity.

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029. Stanford (Cape Whale Coast Route)

The village of Stanford lies inland, about a 20-minute drive from Hermanus. This quaint historic village is ideal for day-trippers looking for antique stores, restaurants, vineyards, coffee shops or a picnic in the country. Stanford is fast becoming a food destination with chefs serving an array of fresh and locally produced food with a leaning towards the slow food movement. Foods range from family fare, gourmet delights, country comfort cuisine, pub grub to fine dining.

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Baviaanskloof (Willowmore)

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Baviaanskloof means The Valley of Baboons in the Dutch language. This beautiful area is known for exquisite mountains, fresh fast running streams and a variety of fauna and flora, as well as wildlife. There is also a vast amount of history in the area that points to our first human ancestors.

Swartberg Pass (Prince Albert)

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If you are planning to drive through South Africa, be sure not to miss the Swartberg Pass. There are many historical spots along the way which one can stop at and enjoy. The road is gravel, therefore it is best to drive slow and enjoy the scenery; or if you like, let someone else do the driving, while you ride your bike.

Whale Watching (Hermanus)

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Get up close and personal with these magnificent mammals. Explore the Cape Whale Coast Route where you will be able to see Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales during the winter months in South Africa. South African winters are during June-August and the winters are generally not too cold; be sure to pack an umbrella or raincoat, as winter months at the coast are rainy. If you would like to have close encounters with dolphins then the summer months are perfect. This is really an exciting adventure, with exquisite scenery!

Shark Cage Diving (Gansbaai)

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Great white and ragged tooth sharks abound off the coast of Gansbaai. Image courtesy of White Shark Projects.

Diving into the deep dark depths of the ocean can be terrifying but facing 100s of razor sharp teeth could be almost unbearable! Shark cage diving off the Western Cape coast is not for the faint of heart! But this is truly an incredible experience! Come up close and personal with these amazing creatures and see them like you have never seen them before! The Great White Shark engages in a number of behavioral and social activities, ranging from courtship to complex social behavior. White sharks are generally very curious animals, they display intelligence and they even socialize if the situation demands it. The tour is about 3-4 hours and you will have great new insights about this remarkable animal. Even though shark cave diving can seem a scary experience, you will in safe hands. This is not an opportunity to be missed.

Cango Caves (Oudtshoorn)

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Located in an exquisite backdrop, this remarkable cave system is only 29 km from the beautiful and quaint town of Oudtshoorn. You will be amazed by the millions of year old stalactites and stalagmites that decorate the cave. The Cango Cave tour is about 2 hours long and the guides are very experienced and knowledgeable. You have 2 options; You could either enjoy the easy laid back tour of the caves or, for the more adventurous, the adventure tour of the caves. The adventure tour will take you into tiny dark tunnels, and intricate cave systems. Note that the adventure tour is not for pregnant women or people who suffer from claustrophobia. But if you would love to see something humbling and spectacular this tour is a must! Concerts have even been held in the caves before because of the acoustics. A real treat! While in Oudtshoorn, visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch, Redberry Farm, De Zeekoe Farm Stay and their unique activity Meerkat Adventures.

Cape Agulhas (L’ Agulhas)

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Nothing can be more liberating than having the ocean lap against your bare feet, feeling the salty sea spray kiss your cheeks and realising that you are at the most southern tip of Africa. Cape Agulhas is absolutely breathtaking. With ultra blue oceans, rocky beaches and stunning little towns, this is a perfect tourist stop. The Atlantic and the Indian Oceans meet here. This is the perfect spot for you to just relax, think and read a good book.

Pezula Golf Course (Knysna)

Pezula is a championship golf course with spectacular views of the sea. It is one of the most scenic golf courses in the world, with a marvelous 18 hole course. The course was designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream of America. There is also a 5 star spa in Pezula, so the wives can enjoy being pampered, while the men enjoy one of the most magnificent courses ever.

Knysna Oyster Festival (Knysna)

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Fresh oysters and wine. Image courtesy Knysna Oyster Festival.

Despite the devastating bush fires that engulfed the seaside town of Knysna and its surrounding tourist attractions in June 2017, it’s business as usual in Knysna. Now Knysna needs your support so that they can start to rebuild this iconic town. Knysna is open for business and the beauty of the region remains and the Knysna Oyster Festival promises to be abuzz with fun, food, and drink for the full 10 days of July. For more information visit www.oysterfestival.co.za

Bloukraans Bungee (Tsitsikamma)

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Are you an adrenaline junkie? Do you love the feeling of freefalling, having the wind rush past you as if you were flying? Then this is for you. The Bloukraans Bungee is the highest bungee bridge in the whole world! The bridge is 216 meters high! That is definitely something that will get your blood pumping!

The Otter Trail (Garden Route, Knysna)

This beautiful hike is 5 days long and 43km. You hike through some of the most breathtaking scenery in South Africa. With raging rivers, lush forests, thunderous waterfalls and beautiful views of the ocean, this hike is a once in a lifetime experience. You will stop at lovely camps for the night that are well appointed. This is really an amazing experience not to be missed.

Tsitsikamma (Garden Route)

Forests, mountains and the ocean. Tsitsikamma is a magical part of South Africa that will leave you in complete awe. There is so much to do in this breathtaking area; From hikes to ocean dune safaris and even mountain biking. The meaning of Tsitsikamma is “Place of sparkling water.” in the Khoi language. This is an exquisite part of South Africa, that those with an adventurous spirit will
love.

Canopy Tours (Knysna)

This is a fun and exciting way to explore the Knysna rain forests. High above the ground in ancient and massive. Yellow Woods trees that are 700 years old! The trees are 30 meters high,so this is something excitingly different to do in South Africa. You will be able to looks down at the luscious forest floor and admire the beauty of the Knysna forests. Who knows? You might even see the legendary Knysna Elephant that has been rumored to roam the forests.

Grahamstown Arts Festival (Grahams Town)

Are you an art lover? Do you enjoy the weird, wonderful and the talented? If that is the case then the
Grahamstown National Arts Festival is not to be missed! This art festival emcompaases every aspect of the arts. From art, to theater to dancing and music. The festival runs during the winter months of South Africa from the 29th of June to the 9th of July. So if you are looking for something for sophisticated and less adventurous this art festival is for you.

Garden Route (Plettenberg, Knysna)

Have you been craving adventure? Perhaps a long road trip to sort out your thoughts and quiet down your restless soul? The Garden Route is the answer. This exquisite drive stretches between Southern Cape and the Western Cape. The landscape is beautifully diverse and scenic. You will be able to stop along the way and enjoy all the little towns and breathtaking scenery. This gorgeous scenery includes: Forests, mountains, the ocean and so much more.

Birds Of Eden (Plettenberg Bay)

Birds of Eden is a beautiful getaway for the whole family. It is the largest free flight aviary in the whole world. You will be walking among many species of birds, all beautiful and unique, in a forest. Birds of Eden is home to some 3500 birds. It is a safe place for birds to be rehabilitated.

Radical Raptors (Plettenberg Bay)

Radical Raptors is a rehabilitation center for birds of prey. This is an excellent and educational tour for the whole family. There are bird flight demonstrations, where you will be able to have owls, hawks and the like rest on your hand. Radical Raptors aims at public awareness of these magnificent creatures. The demonstration and interaction is 45min long.

East Heads Cafe (Knysna)

Spectacular views, delicious food and friendly service. This is one of the most exquisite places to eat in South Africa with gorgeous views of the Knysna Heads, the lagoon and the sea. A definite must in my books. Make sure to have one of their refreshing cocktails and yummy fish and chips.

The Cango Wildlife Ranch (Oudtshoorn)

The slogan for The Cango Wildlife Ranch is “Comserve, Care, Connect”. That is so true of what they do at the wildlife ranch. The Cango wildlife ranch is home to over 90 species and the tour comprises of very educational and fun lectures. The conservation’s message is to preserve our animals and the environment. You can even swim with crocodiles (while you are safe inside cage) This is a fun family tour with lots of animal interaction; from holding cheetah cubs, to tiger cubs, even feeding many different types of parrots.

Ostrich Riding (Oudtshoorn)

Riding an Ostrich is a hilarious and unforgettable experience! The Cango Ostrich farm is a beautiful place to visit just a few kilometers away from Oudtshoorn. There are guided tours every 20 min.You will be able to see, touch and even ride these funny looking birds!

The Big Tree (Knysna)

This ancient Yellow Wood will leave you in utter awe. The Big Tree of knysna is estimated to be about 800 years old. It is 36 meters high and 9 meters in diameter.The forests of Knysna and Plettenberg bay area quiet and cool retreat from the scorching African sun. This ancient tree is definitely worth a visit. The hikes to the tree are quick between 4 and 5 km.

Simola (Knysna)

Simola Golf Course is set in between parts of the forests of Knysna as well as the mountains. This is an exquisite place to play golf. Peaceful scenery will unwind your weary muscles, as you enjoy an excellent game of golf. There is also a hotel and spa on the premises.

Noetzie Castle (Knysna)

This secluded and flawless beach is really a special part of South Africa. White sand, rough, wild seas and a river that runs into the Indian Ocean. The word “Noetzie” means “black water” in the Khoisan language. The river that flows into the sea is a dark orange-black color, from all the minerals. There are no actual historical castles but there are homes that a person can rent that look like castles.

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Addo Elephant Park (Port Elizabeth)

The Addo Elephant Park is home to more than 600 elephants, if you love elephants come and visit this beautifully diverse national park. Besides elephant you will be able to see hyena, the endangered black rhino and even the big seven; which is: Lions, buffalo, leopard, rhino, elephant, southern right whales and the great white shark (if you take a marine tour)

Monkey Land (Plettenberg Bay)

Monkey Land is a sanctuary for all primates that have been hurt, harmed or abandoned. In the Monkeyland Sanctuaries monkeys can roam around free. The tours offered are amazing, as you walk free among these amazing primates. You will encounter Howler monkeys, Swamp Lemurs, capuchins and many more. The tour is about an hour long and you will also cross the highest suspension bridge in the Southern Hemisphere.

Surfing in Jeffreys Bay.

Perfect swells, cool water and a funky town, J-Bay is the perfect spot for surfers. Many competitions are held here. Strong winds that come down from the mountains, create perfect tubes.. Jeffreys bay is the perfect place for
surfers, skateboarders and anyone who enjoys extreme sport. There are also many shops in the town that sell name brand surf wear.

Bathurst (Port Alfred)

Bathurst is a spooky little town 12km just outside of Port Alfred. It is known for the 1820s British Settlers who were sent there as a buffer between the Xhosa people and the Cape Colony. The town has a lot of interesting little places to see, from nature reserves to a lady who can speak to faeries. There is also coffee shops and a small art gallery. It has been said that on a full moon all the weird and creepy people come out to drink at the Pig and Whistle Pub. You can also visit the giant pineapple which is on a pineapple farm.

The Owl House (Graaf Reniet)

The Owl House is a very interesting museum in the Eastern Cape. The owner Helen Martins was an artist who transformed her home into a work of art. Her home and garden contains hundreds of sculptures of camels, owls and people. The house is also covered with coloured glass, mirrors and wire that add to the strange home. The owl house is open from 9:00 am to 16:45pm from Monday to Friday. If you’re an artist and enjoy the weird and wonderful, then come see The Owl House.

Tiffindell Ski Resort (Rhodes)

Snow in Africa? Really?! You might say. How is that even possible? Well that’s the beautiful thing about South Africa; The diversity! Tiffindell Ski resort has been voted as one of the best ski runs in the world. Set high up in the Drakensberg mountains this beautiful resort is a must see. They have state of the art ski equipment and also snowmaking equipment (just incase mother nature throws a curveball) so that you can enjoy snow throughout the whole of winter. There are also many activities to enjoy at Tiffindell’s in summer.

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The Blue Train (Pretoria/ Cape Town)

A breathtaking and luxurious way to see the South African countryside. The Blue Train is a luxurious 5 star hotel that will whisk you away through the gorgeous and diverse South African countryside.You will travel from Pretoria to Cape Town; This is a 27 hour trip but there will be some stops along the way in beautiful little towns of Southern Africa.

Cullinan Diamond Mine (Cullinen)

The world’s largest rough diamond was found here at the Cullinan Diamond mine which was, 3106ct; It weighed 621 grams. The mine offers tours of a working mine, and the town of Cullinan is a real treat. The town offers quaint little shops, restaurants and flea markets. The tours of the mine takes about 2 hours. There is also The Cullinan Diamond Shop to visit, if you are interested in buying diamonds.

The Johannesburg Observatory (Johannesburg)

For those interested in science and astronomy, the Observatory in Johannesburgis a very educational and interesting tour for families. There are different exhibits to see that stimulates a love for science and astrophysics. There are also night tours that allow people to get involved in exciting astronomy activities.

Union Buildings (Pretoria)

The Union Buildings are an important heritage site in South Africa. It is the seat of parliament in South Africa. This beautiful sandstone building is set in beautiful gardens with terraces. There is also a massive statue of Nelson Mandela just outside. The building is 285 meters long and was designed by Sir Herbert Baker in the early 1900’s. There is a lot of history surrounding this monumental building. Unfortunately you won’t be allowed in the building but you will be able to explore the outside. A particularly beautiful time to visit is in October when all the purple Jacaranda flowers are in bloom.

Natural History Museum (Pretoria)

This beautiful old museum had been around since 1892. The museum has educational exhibits of South African natural history, including the hominid Mrs Ples and other follis, skins and skeletons.

Monte Casino (Johannesburg)

An awesome casino, that has been made to resemble a tuscan town, Monte Casino is a loved spot for tourists and South Africans. There are many gourmet restaurants, a beautiful theater as well as movies. This is a one stop entertainment hub.

The Neighbourgoods Market (Johannesburg)

It’s all about the vibe! The neighbourgoods market is known for artisan foods, unique stalls and funky music. A place for people to meet, experience and share ideas. The market is in Johannesburg city center and is open every Saturday.

Wits Art Museum (Johannesburg)

Are you an art connoisseur? Do you enjoy admiring and analyzing wonderful art pieces? Then come to South Africa and be sure not to miss the Wits Art Museum. The museum offers a wide variety of African contemporary, classical and historical art.

Gold Reef City (Johannesburg)

Fun, excitement and a thrilling experience! Gold Reef City is one of the top family attractions in South Africa. There are a wide range of rides for everyone of all ages to enjoy. There are also various hotels, casinos, and restaurants. Gold Reef City is made to look like an old mining town, so it is a very unique experience.

Menlyn Mall (Pretoria)

Menlyn Mall has now been dubbed the largest mall in Africa. With fantastic designer stores,international food brands, including starbucks and Krispy Kreme; This is a must see in Pretoria. There is a fantastic movie theater and entertainment center for kids.

Voortrekker Monument (Pretoria)

The Voortrekker Monument is a very unique monument that was built in 1949 to commemorate the Pioneers who moved from The Cape to the Northern parts of South Africa. They braved wild animals, tribal people and the unforgiving South African landscape. The monument also has world’s longest historical freeze. It’s a beautiful part of South African history that is a site to see.

Rovos Rail (Pretoria)

Take a journey back in time and enjoy seeing South Africa on the exquisite and enchanting Rovos Rail. This train has been beautifully restored in the victorian fashion and is a luxury five star hotel that stops at various destinations throughout South Africa and Even Namibia and Tanzania. The journey to Cape Town starts in Pretoria and is a 1600km journey through a vast and rich variety of scenery.

Maropeng Exhibition (Johannesburg)

This interesting museum is dedicated to the
evolution of mankind throughout the ages. This is a self guided tour, with an exciting underground boat ride, that takes you through the stages of humankind and the earth.You will be able to see fossils and ancient tools that were used by our first ancestors.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris (Johannesburg)

Imagine flying high above the ground in a hot air balloon; with beautiful scenery down below (you might even see some wild animals.) Hot air balloons are a very romantic and exhilarating thing to do in South Africa.

Cradle of Humankind (Johannesburg)

The Cradle of Humankind is a very interesting tour. History enthusiasts will really enjoy this tour. The sites covers 47 000 Hectares of caves. This site is a world heritage site and is famous for the discovery of a 2,3 million year old fossil, nicknamed Mrs Ples. There is also a museum which you can visit with a restaurant.

Soweto (Johannesburg)

Soweto is a huge township just outside of Johannesburg. Soweto is well known for the people who fought for their freedom during the unjust Apartheid years. Nelson Mandela is a famous Sowetan. There are tours of Soweto, Mandela House Museum and at the end of the tours you will be able to enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbeque).

Lesedi Cultural Village ( Johannesburg)

Enjoy the warmth of African culture at the Lesedi Cultural Village. You will be greeted with warmth and an amazing experience of how traditional Zulu, Xhosa and Pedi people live.This is a traditional homestead, so you will be able to have an authentic and welcoming experience. You can stay with a traditional African family to enjoy the full experience.

Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg)

The Apartheid Museum is an excellent place to visit with many exhibitions. If you would like to understand what Apartheid was like in South Africa then a visit to the museum will be an eye opening experience. The museum is open from Monday-Sunday 9:00am -17:00pm

Red Barn (Centurion)

If cycling is your thing, The Big Red barn, has an amazing track for mountain bikers. You will ride through a 200 hectare forest of massive eucalyptus trees.; there are many technical aspects to the track as well. The Red barn also has a zip line for the kids and an awesome restaurant for the moms to relax at. Enjoy the flea market on saturdays too.

Sandton City (Johannesburg)

This huge and trendy mall is a definite must see in Joberg. Offering more than 300 stores, Sandton city has it all! All the top name brand stores are there, as well as trendy restaurants and jewellery stores. Shop to your heart’s content among the posh and cosmopolitan people of Sandton.

Tswaing Soutpan Meteor Crater (Pretoria)

More than 200 000 years old this .massive meteor crater is 1 km in diameter and 100 meters high. There is a museum just opposite the crater, where you can learn more about it and the speed at which it hit the earth. Today, it tools like a salt lake.

Constitution Hill (Johannesburg)

A former prison, this building is now a museum that testifies to South Africa’s history. Many famous South Africans were held prisoner here, including Nelson Mandela and others. There are interesting tours held throughout the day; Learn about South Africa’s turbulent history and hear the whispers from the past.

Pretoria Zoo (Pretoria)

Come and experience a wide variety of animals up close. The Pretoria Zoo is the biggest Zoo in the country, with an aquarium and a replie park. Voted one of the best Zoos in the world, the Pretoria Zoo has some 9500 animals. You can hire a golf cart, take the zoo train or enjoy a cable cart ride. This is a fun family trip.

Sterkfontein Caves (Krugersdorp)

The Sterkfontein Caves are world famous for its ancient fossil finds. The one fossil which they found was more than 3 million years old. This is a world heritage site and is definitely worth a visit. The tours go deep into the caves, where you will also see an underground lake and beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations.

Golden Gate (Clarens)

Golden Gate Park gets its name from the colour of the grass and mountains, it all seems to have a beautiful golden colour to it. Be swept away by
massive mountains, beautiful hikes, horse rides and caves. There are many hikes to choose from in Golden Gate; some ranging from easy to quite difficult. Sometimes in winter it even snows, so this is a beautiful place to visit.

NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Hartbeespoort Flea Market (Hartbeespoort)

Set outside with many, many stalls the Hartebeespoort Flea market is the perfect place to get gifts for family back home. The flea market offers a large variety of African arts and Crafts, food stalls and entertainment. This is the best stop over for souvenirs from South Africa.

Ukhuthula (Brits)

Have you ever dreamed of holding a lion cub or feeding one with a bottle?If you have, then Ukuthula is a must to go see. Ukuthula is only 80km from O.R Tambo airport. This is a 5 star lodge with excellent food, service and memorable experiences. You can hear the lions roar right up close, touch cheetahs and even walk with the lions. Game rides are also offered. Ukuthula also breeds with white lions. This is a very rare and beautiful thing to see and if you really love Ukutula you can volunteer to help out for a few months. They have a wonderful volunteers programme.

Pilanesberg (Brits)

The Pilanesberg National Park is right next to Sun City. It is home to the Big 5 and set in an exquisite setting.There are also hides that you can sit in to view the wildlife. Enjoy seeing hippo, crocodile, leopard and giraffe. There are also various restaurants that you can dine in with views of watering holes. There are also lovely campsites.

Sun City (Rustenburg)

Sun City is a world class resort; offering many hotels, attractions, golf courses and casino. The movie “Blended” with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore was shot at Suncity. Sun City hosts two amazing championship golf courses where the world’s best play. The sun city resort is also a wonderful place for families;The Valley of Waves offer a variety of water slides and a wave pool. This one stop destination has it all.

KWAZULU-NATAL

Oyster Box Luxury Hotel ( Durban)

Stay in this gorgeously luxurious hotel that rests majestically on the hill overlooking the Indian Ocean. The rooms boast absolute luxury with breathtaking views of the ocean. There are wonderful fine dining restaurants to choose from and even dolphin watching from the terrace.

Amphitheater (Drakensberg)

The phenomenal amphitheater is the most photographed spot in the drakensberg. Exquisite scenery and beautiful hikes await in this jewel of africa. There are various hikes to enjoy. The
Tugela Gorge hike is 22km and it takes about 8 hours to complete. You will also be able to see the magnificent Tugela falls that is 980m high. This is a spectacular part of South Africa which is perfect for nature lovers.

Butterfly Valley Farm (Ramsgate)

Beautiful colours all around, fluttering fleeting butterflies. The Butterfly Valleyfarm breeds all South African Butterflies. There is a dome where you will be able to walk around, and these graceful creatures will fly around you. During the tour you will also learn how to conserve butterflies in your area.

uShaka Marine World (Durban)

Excitement, fun, and lots to do, uShaka Marine world is a top class place to enjoy marine diversity, shows as well as so much more. You can meet a dolphin, swim with sharks and even meet a seal. There is also a fun and massive water theme park which has the highest water slide in the Southern Hemisphere. Party hard in the DJ pool, where you can dance and go wild whilst being entertained by local Djs. The fun never stops at uShaka.

Drakensberg Mountains (Durban)

In English, Drakensberg is translated as the Dragon Mountains and you will see why when you come upon these gorgeous mountains.This is a massive and mythical mountain range, which captures your attention. The Drakensbergoffers many beautiful and unforgettable hikes.In winter it can even snow on the peaks. Its elevation is 3,482 meters and it is 1000 km in length. This truly is magnificent to see. If you are looking for fresh air, peace and quiet, then this is for you.

Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village (Durban)

For a truly african experience, a visit to the Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village is something to be treasured. You can choose from a half day tour to a full 2 day tour, where you will be able to see how the Zulu people live. At the cultural village you will experience traditional Zulu dancing, bear making, beadwork and so much more. If you decide to stay for the 2 day tour you will be staying a traditional Zulu beehive hut with all the modern luxuries of today, including DSTV.

Comrades Marathon (Durban)

Are you athletic and looking for an incredible challenge that has people from all over the world coming to compete? If your answer is YES! Then the Comrades marathon is for you. The race is 88 km long and the route is from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. There is an allowance of only 20 000 runners, so book your spot quickly if you would like to compete this year. The date for 2017 is the 4th of June.

Cathedral Peak Drakensberg (Bergville)

Fresh crisp air, mountains so colossal that you feel humbled, beautiful hikes and fancy hotels. Cathedral Peak is one of my favourite and most peaceful places in South Africa. It is a 3004 meter high mountain, which is quite a fantastic site to see. One of the most beautiful hotels to stay in is the Cathedral Peak Hotel. You will have exquisite views of the mountains, spa treatments, pools and luxurious rooms to stay in.

Rugged Glen (Mount Aux Sources)

This breathtaking nature reserve is a must see! It isn’t a massive nature reserve, but it boasts
exquisite hiking trails and fishing spots. This beautifully quiet, peaceful and majestic part of South Africa is also interesting in a historical sense. There are traces of ancient human history in the area which shows man’s presence from millions of years ago.

Howick Falls (Howick)

This magnificent and tall waterfall is a must see. The waterfall is 95 meters high and is in an exquisite setting.There are many legends that surround this mystical waterfall. One legend is that a giant serpent lives in the bottom pool of the waterfall and only a witch doctor can safely approach the waterfall. So, visit the spectacular Howick falls, you might even catch a glimpse of the inkanyamba (giant serpent).

Anysberg Nature Reserve (Ladysmith)

No cell reception, peace, quiet and solitude. The Anysberg Nature reserve is the perfect getaway if you need a place to runaway to, from all the hustle and bustle of city life. Anysberg Nature reserve is in a semi arid desert, with gorgeous mountains, gorges and three rivers that feed this arid area. You will be able to see a lot of wildlife too.

Turtle Tours (Saint Lucia)

All you can hear are the waves crashing on the shore. The sky is awash with twinkling stars that shine like a million diamonds and just up ahead in front of you is a Giant Leatherback Turtle! Turtle Tours Offer amazing tours at night where you can see these spectacular creatures make their way to the ocean. There have even been Leopard sightings at times. The Leatherback Turtle is the largest turtle on earth. The best time to go from November the 1st till the end of February.

Scuba Diving Sodwana Bay (Sodwana)

Sodwana Bay is a very quiet slow paced little town that’s part of a nature reserve. The beaches are unspoilt and there is an immense amount of bio diversity. The scuba diving will indeed prove very fulfilling. You will be able to see all rich amount of sea life in the oceans, from parrot fish, to shark to turtle. This is a real laid back beach holiday. The weather is insanely hot in summer so remember to pack in all the summer essentials. Sodwana Bay is one of the top 10 scuba diving spots in the world. Be sure to see it!

MPUMALANGA

The Kruger National Park (Hazyview)

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Kruger National Park guided game drive. Image courtesy of www.freewalker.co.za

The Kruger National Park is definitely number one on my list of the best things to do in South Africa. Boasting an immense amount of wildlife, you will be able to see all of the big 5; Lions, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, nd Rhino. You can enjoy amazing safaris in the park, and will be able to see all these majestic wild animals in their natural habitat. You will be able to enjoy half day or full day game drives with an experienced guide.

Gods Window (Graskop)

Imagine being so high up that you would be able to see above the clouds. Gods windows is a beautiful vantage point in the Mpumalanga province. This is a 700 meter drop straight down. From the top of Gods window you will be able to see the Kruger Park and it has also been said that on a clear day you can even see the Mozambican shore line. But besides the spectacular scenery, this spot is also known for the many different species of bird life.

Blyde River Canyon (Graskop)

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Blyde River Canyon! The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world. This is the perfect place to hike and enjoy unforgettable views.

Pilgrims Rest (Pilgrims Rest)

The tiny town of Pilgrim’s Rest has been declared a National monument because of the early gold rush in the area. This is a stunning little town nestled in the mountains. It’s the perfect place to go horse riding. Beautiful mountains and forests decorate this ancient town. There are museums to see, hikes to do, gold panning and of course horse riding.

Sabi Sabi Game Lodge (Sabi)

Luxury accommodation, beautiful sunsets and amazing safaris await you at the world renowned Sabi Sabi Game lodge. Sabi Sabi is home to the big 5; which are Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant and Leopard;but there is also a large variety of other animals including Cheetah, Wild Dog and Hyena. This Luxurious game lodge is deep in the heart of the African Wilderness, so if you’re looking to be pampered with an exhilarating African experience, then Sabi is for you.

Fly Fishing in Dullstroom (Dullstroom)

Beautiful rivers, greenhills, a quaint arty town and awesome pancakes; Dullstroom is a stunning quaint little town. Dullstroom is known for its amazing fly fishing spots as well as horse riding through the countryside. It is a very romantic little town, and a perfect spot for honeymoons.

FREESTATE

Anglo Boer War Museum (Bloemfontein)

If you are interested in understanding South Africa and the history which moulded it, then a visit to the Anglo Boer Museum should be on your list of things to do in South Africa. The exhibit is excellent as it helps you to understand how the war unfolded.

Golden Gate Highlands National Park (Clarens)

Clarens is a gorgeous little town to visit just outside of the Golden Gate National Park in the foothills known for vibrant rock colors, rare bearded vultures, and bald ibis. With adorable little shops, art galleries and quaint restaurants, Clarens is a perfect stop over. Not only is Clarens a pretty little town but it also boasts exquisite views of the mountains.

And there you have it! The top 100 things to do in this magnificent country – Enjoy your own Ultimate Journey!

51. Highlands Resort (Clarens)

High above the clouds in the edge of the mountain, rests a romantic and quiet resort. The highlands resort is an excellent spot for meditation, relaxation and hot chocolate. These log cabins are situated high up in the Golden Gate mountains. Its an exquisite place to visit in either winter or summer. In winter you might be able to see snow and in summer there are beautiful various hikes to do as well as self driven game drives. This spot is for those seeking solace and peace.

LIMPOPO

57. Kwena Crocodile Farm (Bela Bela)

This crocodile sanctuary is a scary but fun experience for the whole family. You will be able to see these ancient dinosaur looking creatures up close.
Kwena is also home to the biggest captured Nile crocodile in the world and home to 7000 other crocs. They also have feeding sessions where you will be able to see these massive creatures jump for chickens and eat them.

65. Waterberg (Vaalwater)

The Waterberg Game Reserve is wonderful game park to visit that’s close to Johannesburg and also malaria free. The park boasts many different short day hikes, horse rides, game drives and there’s also a goats cheese farm close by.

And there you have it! The top 100 things to do in this magnificent country!

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