Johannesburg is the fast-paced, economic heart of the Gauteng province. Its vibrancy is matched only by its cultural diversity, which can be explored at sites around the city.
Gauteng has deep historical roots, from its early days as a gold rush region to its current, more glamorous status as the country’s commercial powerhouse. Check out one of the famous Spa's, make a daytrip to the city of Ekurhuleni or explore the tourism region of Dinokeng.
Cape Town is South Africa’s most visited city in the Western Cape. In the region around the city you can find some of the finest vineyards in the world. Here you can also find the Otter Trail, South Africa’s best-known and loved hiking trail, located in the Tsitsikamma forest of the Garden Route National Park.
(The Cape of Good Hope at Cape Town)
Dive with Great White sharks or check out the nautical town of Mossel Bay.
The Sunshine Coast is a coastal tourism route stretching from Tsitsikamma to East London in the Eastern Cape. Bursting with adventure and coastal charm, it comprises rivers, lakes and lagoons, sub-tropical forests, one of the world’s top surfing spots and countless quaint seaside hamlets. When here, also check out the Wild Coast for unspoiled wilderness and the Alfred Nzo and Ukhahlamba regions for beautiful mountain scenery and eco-tourism activities.
The province of the Free State has a rich and interesting history, from its earliest inhabitants to the arrival of European settlers and the clashes that followed. It blends traditional African cultures with European settler influences, which can be seen in everything from its cultural villages to its town architecture.
The Free State province is also home to a number of impressive rock features, from dramatic sandstone cliffs and caves to two billion-year-old hills.
The Battlefields region of KwaZulu-Natal brings to life the historical yet bloody Zulu-Anglo-Boer wars that played out here over a dramatic 70-year period. KwaZulu-Natal’s coastal heart is undoubtedly eThekwini-Durban. Its attractions include beautiful beaches, a vibrant nightlife and an interesting historical heritage.
(The Drakenberg Mountains, the highest in South-Africa)
Also check out the Hibiscus Coast for more beautiful beaches and nature reserves or get a warm, traditional Zulu welcome at the Mangwanani Sibaya Private African Day Spa. Main parts of the Drakensberg Mountains are to be found in Kwazulu Natal.
Limpopo is something of a melting pot of cultures with a number of traditional groups calling this province home, making for a rich cultural tourism experience. Africa has many game parks, but the Kruger National Park in Limpopo is one of the most spectacular ones with a huge diversity of wildlife.
In the Wolkberg Wilderness Mountain Reserve you can explore a world of cool rivers, dense forests, dramatic peaks and wide-open grasslands.
The Mpumalanga province is home to the world’s most famous game reserve, its third-deepest canyon, ancient caves, and a fascinating gold-rush history. It is also home to some of the world’s most colourful birds and some of South Africa’s finest food.
The Diamond Coast along South Africa’s Northern Cape coastline holds magical allure due to its natural beauty and shipwrecks, which can be explored on hiking and driving tours. Walk with the Kalahari Bushmen of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari Desert, spot your first lion or explore the Orange River.
The attractions of the North West province's Bophirima region include ideal game viewing conditions and superb heritage sites dating back to prehistoric times. Here you can find both a World Heritage Site, a National Heritage Site and selection of food that will have you begging for a second helping.