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On the southern most tip of the African continent is a country called South Africa, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. Visit Table Mountain in the mother city, Cape Town. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, Whale Coast Route and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain

Africa is still the number one choice of millions as a safari destination

Africa is still the number one choice of millions as a safari destination

More than 30 million tourists visit Africa every year. They select the continent as a destination for wildlife viewing and to enjoy the sunny skies. Making Africa the world’s number one destination for safaris which range from the exotic to the very simple.

4 Unique, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences

4 Unique, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences

It’s true; Africa offers some of the most thrilling wildlife experiences on the planet. However, along with traditional safari wildlife encounters, there’s a whole host of unbelievable destinations and wildlife encounters you might never have thought about. We have listed 4 unique wildlife experiences bordering one another.

The many colours of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town.

The many colours of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town.

Bo-Kaap (an Afrikaans term meaning “above the Cape”) may be a riot of vibrant colour and one of South Africa’s (and the world’s) ‘Most Instagrammable Places’, but there is much more to this friendly inner-city Cape Town community than just gorgeous good looks.

3 days and 4 of the best places to visit on the Garden Route

3 days and 4 of the best places to visit on the Garden Route

The summer months and right through to autumn, October to May, you can almost be guaranteed to have warm sunny days – but, it is always picturesque and full of surprizes. The natural beauty is overwhelming, the people are friendly, and the activities are exciting!

Let’s go wildflower spotting and with the help of West Coast Tourism, you can know just where to find them.

Let’s go wildflower spotting and with the help of West Coast Tourism, you can know just where to find them.

The natural phenomenon of the flower season along the #Weskus in the Western Cape draws thousands of visitors from around the country and from around the world, between August and September each year, but the wildflowers have been known to bloom early in July and as late as October, depending on weather conditions.

5 tips for your first time in South Africa

5 tips for your first time in South Africa

Head to Cape Town. The beautiful architecture here is complemented by Table Mountain, which towers over the city below.

The humble Spekboom is taking the travel industry by storm

The humble Spekboom is taking the travel industry by storm

The SPEKBOOM project is to bring about awareness and to inform the world about the challenges we face. Travel brings about enormous social change and by leading the conversation with how we reduce our footprint travellers to South Africa will be talking about their responsibility to the planet.

Acacia Trees Prevent Elephant Attacks With Armies of Ants

Acacia Trees Prevent Elephant Attacks With Armies of Ants

Ants in your pants? That's nothing compared with ants up your snout. And that's what elephants in the African savanna must contend with when trying to snag a meal from a certain type of acacia tree.

3 easy ways to keep kids entertained on holiday

3 easy ways to keep kids entertained on holiday

If you're a parent, there are few things better than introducing your children to the world beyond your doorstep. The world is beautiful, exciting and awe-inspiring, and travel simply wouldn't be the same without your little ones to share every moment.

Swingers of the Forest - Mischievous Capuchin Monkeys

Swingers of the Forest - Mischievous Capuchin Monkeys

Monkey Sanctuary’s rich forest community includes a variety of capuchin species. These spunky little fellas, the most intelligent of all monkeys because they’ve starred in innumerable TV shows, movies, and commercials. But there’s more to them than on-screen fame. They poke each other in the eye as a bonding gesture. They throw rocks at their monkey crushes. Read on to find out more about these remarkable critters.

The Bokoni of Mpumalanga

The Bokoni of Mpumalanga

Most of the mountains and hills of Mpumalanga have stone circles on them and extensive road networks joining them to one another. This has long been thought of as just homes of the local peoples and their cattle kraals. They were therefore dismissed as being of any real value or importance archaeologically. 

The story of the mountains that trapped earth’s history in stone

The story of the mountains that trapped earth’s history in stone

The Makhonjwa Mountains are certainly one of South Africa’s most unique and picturesque areas. In these rocks, you can see the first evidence of single-celled life forms and their first geomorphic features. It also shows the evolution of the originally oxygen-free ocean and atmosphere. As well as the origin of the first continental landforms. People in the know, say that the rocks in these mountains can tell us a lot about where we come

Iconic Train will now become a Luxury Hotel in Kruger National Park

Iconic Train will now become a Luxury Hotel in Kruger National Park

Thebe Tourism Group announced their plans at Africa’sTravel Indaba this week. The Kruger Shalati Train that will be housed on a bridge is being hailed as a unique luxury accommodation experience that will open in December 2019. The new initiative pays tribute to the history of Kruger when visitors to park once arrived by train.

Notre Dame Fire- a wound at the very heart of Paris !

Notre Dame Fire- a wound at the very heart of Paris !

The nearly 900-year-old Gothic church, which is a tourist hub in the city and one of the most recognizable sites in Europe, was severely damaged—its spire toppling over and its roof collapsing. It survived eight centuries of plague, war, revolution, and the Nazis. How could it be burning?

Four Wineries that remind you that it is time to start treating Cape Agulhas as a serious wine destination

Four Wineries that remind you that it is time to start treating Cape Agulhas as a serious wine destination

There is something distinctly romantic about tasting wine from vines grown at the southernmost point of the African continent, and not just ordinary wines but extraordinary highly ranked wines competing with the best in the world. The Elim/ Agulhas ward falls in what has traditionally been cattle and wheat country. For those who take the road less travelled they will be richly rewarded.

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Responsible Tourism

South Africa is one of the foremost responsible tourism leaders in the world, with dozens of gorgeous destinations where communities are uplifted and the environment is protected.

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Shopping Mecca

Not only is the V&A waterfront in Cape Town, a top shopping destination in South Africa, This unique shopping centre is also a gateway to major SA tourist attractions

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Pleasant Climate

South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast.

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