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  • North West

    Mafikeng

    As the capital city of the North West Province of South Africa, Mafikeng is not only politically significant, but is a treasure trove of South African history, as well as having abundant wildlife, rich culture and scenic terrain. The town was originally named Mahikeng (place among rocks) by Barolong chiefs in 1852 – a reference to the volcanic rocks which provided shelter for the earliest ...

  • Port Elizabeth

    Seaview Lion Park

    Since 1975 the Seaview Game & Lion Park has been offering a close-up game viewing experience to members of the public. Located around 25 kilometers west of the city center of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, this wildlife haven is home to giraffe, zebra, jackals, monkeys and various antelope which are permitted to roam free, while a series of camps and enclosures ...

  • North West

    Pilanesberg

    Created by a volcanic eruption millions of years ago, the Pilanesberg Mountains rise up in sheer beauty. This geological wonder is renowned for its fascinating rock types as well as its abundant wildlife. The diversity of mountain, forested ravines, bushveld, grassland and slightly wooded zones, adds to the magnificence of the panorama surrounding travelers.

  • Eastern Cape

    Fort Beaufort

    The first community that inhabited the land on which Fort Beaufort is located, was the small missionary settlement of Reverend Joseph Williams, established in 1816. Officially, the town was only established in 1937, a few years the military began constructing guards’ quarters and a military hospital. Today the town has developed into a picturesque holiday destination for locals and tourists, ...

  • Limpopo

    Tzaneen

    Located in the Mopani district of the Limpopo Province of South Africa, the picturesque town of Tzaneen is a sub-tropical paradise, boasting a kaleidoscope of indigenous and exotic plants. The town is surrounded by flourishing farmlands producing macadamia nuts, avocados, paw-paws, citrus fruit, mangoes, litchis, bananas, coffee, tea, cotton and a wide variety of vegetables, with the nearby ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Wakkerstroom

    In the southern region of the Mpumalanga Province, nestled between endless rolling hills and green farmland, is the town of Wakkerstroom. When exploring the history of the town, it is evident that the town was once bustling with activity, but over the years bigger cities began to flourish almost forcing the town, which was established in 1859, into obscurity. But lately, tourists and locals ...

  • Limpopo

    Bela Bela

    Approximately a hundred kilometers from Johannesburg, is a majestic town that lies nestled in the Limpopo Province. It is where most people in South Africa would rather live, due to its beautiful surroundings and great natural features; it is the town of Bela-Bela. With ample wildlife, sporting activities and of course the hot springs, Bela-Bela has become a popular vacation destination for ...

  • Northern Cape

    Kathu

    Located in the Kalahari region of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the picturesque little town of Kathu owes its existence to one of the largest open-cast iron ore mining operations in the world. Referred to as ‘the town under the trees’, Kathu is connected by road, rail and air to its closest main center, Kimberley.

  • Limpopo

    Thabazimbi

    Located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, the town of Thabazimbi lies at the foot of the Ysterberg mountains, surrounded by rugged bushveld terrain which supports large numbers of a wide variety of wildlife. With the busy city of Pretoria a mere 190 kilometers southeast of Thabazimbi, it is a popular weekend getaway for work-weary city dwellers and there are plenty of game farms, bush ...

  • Attractions

    South Africa is often referred to as a 'world in one country' and its abundance of natural, historical and cultural attractions certainly supports this description. Museums contain a wealth of information and often reveal the very essence of the country you are visiting – and South Africa has plenty of fascinating museums to visit. The Apartheid Museum and the South African National Museum ...