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  • Western Cape

    Beaufort West

    Beaufort West is a town that is blanketed in history, heritage and pride. Established in 1818 by the legendary Lord Charles Somerset, Beaufort West became a historical landmark when it was declared the first municipality in South Africa in the year 1837. It has also been the home of many of South Africa’s well known figures, such as Professor Chris Barnard, who carved his own name into ...

  • Gauteng

    Edenvale

    Located about midway between the O.R. Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, Edenvale is a mix of residential, business and industrial areas, with a well-established infrastructure as part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and centrally situated with easy access to major freeways.

  • Limpopo

    Makhado

    There has been some controversy regarding the name of the town of Makhado, formerly known as Louis Trichardt, but whatever you choose to call it there is no denying that this delightful town in the Limpopo Province of South Africa has plenty to offer visitors. Lying at the foot of the Soutpansberg Mountain Range and surrounded by fertile farming area, Makhado with its tree-lined avenues and ...

  • Attractions

    Museums

    When exploring another country, another city or even your own home-town, one easy way of getting loads of information, gathered in one place and presented in a logical, informative, and often entertaining manner, is to visit the local museum. Visitors to South Africa, or South Africans exploring their own country, would be hard-pressed to find even the smallest town that does not have some ...

  • Zululand

    Eshowe

    The main feature of the market town of Eshowe is also its crowning glory. This surrounding Dhlinza Forest will captivate your imagination and your heart with the greatest of ease. Said to be named after the soft swishing sound of the wind blowing through these forests, Eshowe is the oldest European settlement in Zululand and it is also the capital of Zululand. Thus, if you are travelling in ...

  • Zululand

    Ntendeka

    Spectacular sights await eager Zululand visitors at South Africa's smallest wilderness area, Ntendeka. Considered by many to possess the most outstanding beauty of all the wilderness areas, Ntendeka of Zululand is certainly diverse in both flora and fauna. One thing is for certain, those who explore the Ntendeka Wilderness will want to return for an unforgettable natural adventure.

  • Ulundi

    Emakhosini Ophathe

    The Ophathe Game Reserve was established in they year 1991 along the White Mfolozi River. Situated under 10 km from the town of Ulundi, the park takes in the stunning eMakhosini valley. Now known as the eMakhosini Ophathe Heritage Park, the area creates a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy the area's rich natural, historical and cultural heritage. Locals and international visitors ...

  • King Williams Town

    Fort Murray

    Like most regions in South Africa, the history of King Williams Town is shrouded in clashes and wars over land. In 1846, the Seventh Frontier War, also referred to as the Seventh Xhosa War or War of the Axe, erupted near the Amathole Mountains. Except for museum artifacts and documents, not much else in King Williams Town today suggests that fierce battles were ever waged here. However, on ...

  • Pretoria

    Voortrekker Monument

    On 16 December 1949, the Voortrekker Monument was inaugurated, a design by Gerard Moerdijk. This impressive architectural structure was built in honor of the Voortrekkers, who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854. This was to be known as the “Great Trek”. The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria was merely an idea envisioned by President Paul Kruger in ...

  • Cape Town Art Galleries

    Stellenbosch Art Gallery

    The Stellenbosch Art Gallery is situated at 34 Ryneveld Street, in Stellenbosch. A street that has been drenched in history, from the start of this town’s existence. Located near the Stellenbosch University, this gallery is at the heart of local activity.