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  • Western Cape

    Ceres

    The town of Ceres, which is located near Worcester, in the Western Cape is known as one of the richest agricultural centers in South Africa. Endless orchards and farm land surround the town, decorated in the color and fragrances of apricots, apples, peaches, cherries and pears. Embraced by picturesque mountains that bring beauty to this peaceful region, Ceres is not just beautiful, but it ...

  • Gauteng

    Magaliesberg

    Stretching from the north of Pretoria in the Gauteng Province into the North West Province, Magaliesberg is an area of great beauty and diversity, with a human history dating back at least two million years and a geological history going back even further. With Magaliesberg being within a couple of hours drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, this picturesque region is a popular retreat ...

  • Limpopo

    Vaalwater

    The Mokolo River in South Africa’s Limpopo Province is home to a quaint little town with the name of Vaalwater. Mostly used as a destination to pass through on the way to the neighboring country of Botswana or to the Waterberg Massif, Vaalwater has become more than just a stopover that has banks, fuel and a post office; it has developed into a tourist destination. As visitors began to ...

  • Limpopo

    Hoedspruit

    The picturesque little bushveld town of Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province of South Africa was established by pioneer settlers, receiving its name (literally translated as “hat creek”) when one of those intrepid early adventurers tossed his hat into the river (now known as the Sandspruit River) and declared that he had traveled far enough, this is where he would stay. Certainly, many ...

  • Eastern Cape

    Stormsriver

    Storms River is located on the Garden Route of South Africa and is easily one of the most breathtaking destinations in the country. Flowing into Tsitsikamma, the two regions are often viewed as one and share many of the same attractions. With dense, green, mysterious forests and thrilling activities, Storms River is a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. For a ...

  • Northern Cape

    Springbok

    Located on the N7 linking the Northern Cape to Namibia, the lovely town of Springbok lies nestled in a valley of the Klein Koperberge, in the heart of Namaqualand – an area renowned for its natural beauty. The Klein Koperberge, meaning “Small Copper Mountains” were named after the primary reason the settlement was initially established - to mine the rich copper reserves in the area.

  • North West

    Potchefstroom

    As home to a university, college of education, agricultural research center, technical college and several schools, Potchefstroom in the North West province of South Africa is often referred to as the ‘City of Expertise’. However, Potchefstroom also has a well established tourism industry with much to offer in the way of attractions and leisure time activities, and being located a mere 120 ...

  • North West

    Hartebeespoort

    Nestled between the Hartebeespoort Dam and the scenic Magaliesberg Mountains, lies the charming little town of Hartebeespoort. Located in the North West Province of South Africa, Hartebeespoort is within a pleasant hour’s drive of both Johannesburg and Pretoria, and with its many activities and attractions, it is a very popular day-trip for city dwellers.

  • Hiking

    Hiking Trails

    South Africa is a land of diverse landscapes, varied climates and abundant flora and fauna. With so many natural wonders to be seen and vast wild terrain to explore, South Africa is certainly a hikers dream. Whether you are just starting out or have been an avid hiker for many years, South Africa offers an abundance of opportunities to suit all types. What better way could there be to become ...

  • Hiking Trails

    Otter Trail

    The Otter Trail has the distinction of being South Africa’s first organized hiking trail, and although it is quite difficult in places, it has never lost its appeal. The Otter Trail winds along the coast from Storms River mouth to the Groot River estuary which is in Nature’s Valley. Its popularity has much to do with the unbeatable coastal scenery, indigenous forest and short daily ...