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  • West Coast

    Fossil Park

    The West Coast Fossil Park, located 120 kilometers north of Cape Town on the R27 roadway, offers fascinating insight into what life was like millions of years ago in this ruggedly beautiful region of South Africa. Visitors to the West Coast Fossil Park can enjoy a guided tour including the viewing of ongoing excavations of fossils that are more than five million years old.

  • Kuruman

    Wonderwerk Cave

    For a truly unique cave visit, try the Wonderwerk Cave in Kuruman. These stunning caves are roughly 139 meters deep and incredibly big. The entrance to the cave alone is so big that a wagon and an entire team of oxen can not only enter but turn around in it too. The term ‘wonderwerk’ is Afrikaans for ‘miracle’ – a truly apt description of this stunning natural phenomenon. The caves are ...

  • Heritage Sites

    Mapungubwe

    Located in the Limpopo Province where the borders of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe meet and the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers converge, is the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, an area which archaeological evidence shows was inhabited between 1220 AD and 1290 AD. The sandstone flat-topped hill, standing about 30 meters high, offers a magnificent view of the surrounding ...

  • Heritage Sites

    Robben Island

    Located roughly seven kilometers off the coast of Cape Town, Robben Island is readily associated with its most famous former prisoner, Nelson Rohihlahla Mandela - a man who went on to become South Africa’s first black president in the country’s first democratic election in 1994, marking the end of the country’s infamous apartheid era. Robben Island no longer serves as a prison, but has been ...

  • Heritage Sites

    Cape Floral

    You don’t have to be a botanist to enjoy the pleasure of a pretty flower. These amazing little delights of nature are generally quite simple in design yet they may be put together in such a way that one may marvel at their complexity. If you have ever been captivated by the beauty of a bunch of flowers, then you would certainly enjoy a trip to the Cape Floral Region. One of South Africa’s ...

  • Heritage Sites

    Freedom Park

    Just outside of Pretoria, on Salvokop, is a truly unique monument to the evolution of South Africa, and to humanity. It is not a symbol of pain and suffering, but a reminder of the past and a celebration of the present, and the future. Freedom Park is an attraction in South Africa that highlights the significant events in the country’s history, and the moments that shaped and paved the road ...

  • Game Reserves

    Mkuze Game Reserve

    Mkuze Game Reserve, in the north of Zululand, makes up a portion of the well-known Greater St Lucia Wetland Park World Heritage Site. Declared a protected region in 1912, Mkuze encompasses some 40,000 hectares of diverse natural beauty and panoramic splendor. Offering an amazing wildlife experience in the KwaZulu-Natal province, Mkuze Game Reserve is a romantic getaway for couples, an ...

  • Attractions

    Heritage Sites

    Rich in culture, wildlife and natural beauty, South Africa has many places of interest worth visiting, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Robben Island, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, the Cradle of Humankind and the Vredefort Dome, which have all met the UNESCO World Heritage Site's criteria of making a significant contribution to either the ...