Activities in South Africa

Visit the Free State

Golden Gate
Golden Gate Credits: Free State Tourism

The Free State is a land of vast open spaces, spectacular weather, quaint villages, magnificent mountain ranges, and guarantees that a unique and very different holiday awaits you.

Formerly known as the Orange Free State, this province has a long and chequered history including famous skirmishes during the Anglo Boer War. A stay in the Free State will be well worth your while


Visit Kwa-Zulu Natal

The Amphitheatre
The Amphitheatre Credits: Halls Country House

A land full of history, a multi cultural diversity of people, stunning countryside, superlative beaches and some of the best game reserves in Africa makes Kwa Zulu Natal a must see on any visit to South Africa.

Which ever way you go there is always something new and exciting in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The series of National Provincial and Private game reserves are well stocked and extremely well run.


Visit the Northern Cape

The Big Hole
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The Northern Cape is a large, sparsely populated province that includes the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park which comprises the Kalahari Gemsbok Park in South Africa and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana.

It also includes the diamond mining regions around Kimberley in the interior and Alexander Bay on the west coast of South Africa. The Namaqualand region (in the west) is famous for its magnificent flowers in late winter and early spring.

Visit Mpumalanga

Blyde River
Blyde River Credits: HHSA
Previously known as Eastern Transvaal, the name means east or literally "the place where the sun rises". Mpumalanga lies in eastern South Africa, north of Kwazulu-Natal and bordering Swaziland and Mozambique

The Drakensburg Mountain Escarpment divides Mpumalanga into a westerly half consisting mainly of the high-altitude and cooler Highveld and a subtropical eastern half at low altitude known as the Lowveld or Bushveld.


Visit Limpopo

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Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa.

Limpopo is the land of myths, legends, beautiful scenery and inspiring landscapes, as well as the majestic Baobab tree. 

They call it the Great North. On the surface, it is a broad, boundless area, a landscape tanning itself in the heat of the African sun. However, let this not deter you because a look beyond reveals a land of immense beauty that brings interest and entertainment in generous amounts.


Visit Plettenberg Bay - Western Cape

Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay Credits: Room With A View

Surrounded by the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains Plettenberg Bay has become one of South Africa’s premier holiday destinations. Plettenberg Bay is served by its own airport and has really wonderful beaches, and many other attractions


Historical Route – This route takes the traveller to many varying historical sites, including but not limited to the Old Whaling Station, St Andrew’s Chapel, the Old Timber Shed and the Forest Hall.


Visit Paarl - Western Cape

Afrikaans Taal Monument
Afrikaans Taal Monument Credits: HHSA

With it's breathtaking scenery and  historic past Paarl is a must see destination when visiting the Western Cape. Paarl also boasts a number of wine and fruit farms, architectural heritage, nature trails, mountain bike routes and much more, making it one of the most charming towns in the Western Cape.


  • Ballooning – Want a bird’s eye view of the valley? Why not take a ride in a hot air balloon ride for an exclusive view of the vineyards.


Visit Oudtshoorn and ride an Ostrich

Outside Oudtshoorn
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Oudtshoorn is the focal point of the Klein Karoo Region and is synonymous with ostriches, the Cango Caves and the annual KKNK festival. Besides ostriches this wealth of land also produces vegetables, fruit and wine and the famous Karoo lamb.

Being the tourist destination that it is Oudtshoorn caters for the tourist in every way, with the Cango Caves and the various Ostrich Show Farms it make this venue on of the top 10 tourist destination in South Africa. Read more...

Visit Mossel Bay

Fishing Boat Mossel Bay
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Mossel Bay is halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and this little seaside town has many attractions to explore. There are many outdoor activities, and It is known for its outstanding cuisine, including marlin, sole, mussels and oysters. Mossel Bay also has a fully operational harbour.
Cruises – Experience Mossel Bay from the view point on the sea, watch dolphins and just relax out on the open water.

Shark Cage Diving – Experience the intensity of the Great White shark with the safety of being in an impenetrable cage. Read more...

Visit Knysna Jewel of the Garden Route

Knysna Steam train
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In the heart of the Garden Route this popular tourist attraction has sea, mountain, lakes and forests – what more could you desire. Experience the mystery of the forests atop a horse or relax at the beach. There are many things to do to keep you occupied and loving it all the way.

Brackenhill Waterfall – Surrounded by forest, this waterfall flowing from the Noetzie River is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Buffalo Valley Game Farm – On the way to Buffalo Bay, this farm is not to be missed.


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