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  • North West

    Klerksdorp

    Located in the North West Province of South Africa, Klerksdorp started out in 1837 as a Voortrekker settlement on the banks of the Schoonspruit River. The tranquility of this farming community was shattered by the discovery of gold in August 1886, and a town, complete with around 70 taverns and a stock exchange, soon sprang up to accommodate the thousands of gold-diggers who rushed to the ...

  • Northern Cape

    Barkly West

    As with many of the towns in the Northern Cape, Barkly West found its humble beginnings in the diamond industry. In fact, this is where the very first diamond was discovered in South Africa in 1869. Originally established in 1849, Barkly West was a tiny mission village until the diamond rush saw hundreds of prospectors flocking to the town in search of financial freedom. Located ...

  • Cape Town

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    With the majestic Table Mountain as a back drop, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are an awesome sight to behold. Founded in the year 1913, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens cover an area of 528 hectares, displaying the diversity and wonder of the natural forests and flora that are found in South Africa. It focuses mainly on exhibiting indigenous plants, but there are ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Lydenburg

    Located at the base of the Long Tom Pass on the banks of the Sterkspruit River in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, the charming town of Lydenburg is in the heart of some of the regions most beautiful scenery. Explore the hiking trails in the Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve just outside the town, enjoying the typical escarpment flora and fauna along the way. Take a drive along Long ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Badplaas

    Situated in the wide open spaces of the grasslands region of the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, the little town of Badplaas is most likely best known for its hot springs which bubble up from underground at the foot of a range of hills known as Ndlumudlumu, meaning "Place of Much Thunder" in Swazi.

  • Mpumalanga

    Dullstroom

    With stunning scenery, a host of great activities and locals known for their warm hospitality, the quaint little town of Dullstroom in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa is the perfect vacation destination. Located on the Steenkampsberg Plateau at an altitude of 2076 above sea level, Dullstroom’s climate and rainfall conditions support a wide variety of flora, with many species of wild ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Waterval Boven

    As one of the towns along the picturesque Highlands Meander in what is known as the 'Trout Triangle' of the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, Waterval Boven offers visitors a host of activities and attractions, including some of South Africa’s best fly-fishing spots. Waterval Boven,meaning 'above the waterfall' in Dutch, is located on the fringe of an escarpment in the Drakensberg ...

  • Northern Cape

    Sutherland

    Known as South Africa’s "Gateway to the Universe", the little town of Sutherland in the Karoo Hoogland Municipal area of the Northern Cape province is most likely best known for having the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere. Referred to as SALT (Southern African Largest Telescope), it is situated at the Sutherland Observatory around 18 kilometers outside the town. Guided tours of ...

  • Free State

    Ladybrand

    Walking through the charming town of Ladybrand, in the Free State Province, it is hard to believe that war of any kind could have taken place in this picturesque destination near Lesotho. Named after the mother of the then president of the Free State, President Brand, the town was established in 1867, and has remained a breathtaking agricultural region, with the spectacular Maluti Mountains ...