Discover why South Africa is the adventure capital of the world; why its natural beauty will leave you awestruck; why its rich cultures and wildlife will fascinate you; and why your roots are in Africa ...
For many centuries only a handful of enterprising people could say they had climbed Table Mountain – until a cableway put the summit within everyone’s reach in 1929.
The Garden Route meanders along South Africa’s southern coast, from Mossel Bay to Storms River, encompassing some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in the country.
The park is nearly 20 000km2 in size, and its sheer diversity and numbers of wildlife are astonishing. The Big Five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino) are all here in abundance, plus thousands of other animals, birds, reptiles, insects and amphibians.
South Africa boasts a number of highly modern yet quintessentially African cities, where skyscrapers, boutiques and five-star hotels co-exist harmoniously with vibrant African markets.
World Heritage Sites
The Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site first named by UNESCO in 1999, is about 50km north-west of Johannesburg in Gauteng province.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park is situated on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal province, about 250km north of Durban. It was South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, inscribed in 1999 for its beauty, ecological processes and diversity of species.
Transfrontier Conservation Areas
The largest elephant population on privately owned land in Africa; Stone Age and Iron Age archaeological sites; evidence of an ancient African civilization; the remains of a dinosaur that became extinct 65-million years ago; spectacular scenery; San rock art paintings; exciting predator trails; 30m-high trees; and raging rivers – welcome to t [...]