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  • Port Elizabeth

    Donkin

    Port Elizabeth’s Donkin Reserve is better known for it’s historical interest than its wildlife. In fact, the only wildlife you’ll find here are birds. Situated near the beach in the midst of a historical and commercial hub interspersed by inner city suburbia, the Donkin Reserve is essentially a small open public space which was proclaimed by the founder of the city, Sir Rufane Donkin. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Barberton

    Situated in the beautiful De Kaap Valley, Barberton is renowned for its scenic surroundings and rich gold mining history. Brightening the already remarkable landscape is the famous crimson hue of the Barberton Daisy. There is little doubt that tourists will find themselves enthralled by the splendor of this historic city.

  • Kwazulu Natal

    Pietermaritzburg

    Pietermaritzburg, situated in the beautiful Umzinduzi Valley surrounded by green hills is one of the country's most picturesque and historical cities. The original village was established as a Voortrekker Settlement in 1838 and has since developed into the capital city of Kwazulu Natal, with a 20th century lifestyle, but retaining an old world dignity and Victorian ambience.

  • Gauteng

    Heidelberg

    In 1862, HJ Uekermann started up a small trading post on a farm by the name of Langlaagte. With its magnificently beautiful surroundings and the opportunity to create a community and life many had dreamt of, it wasn’t long before hundreds of people moved to Heidelberg and began to build a town that stands as a monument to these efforts today.

  • Free State

    Bloemfontein

    Bloemfontein is the capital city of the Free State Province, as well as being the judicial capital of South Africa. Often referred to as the 'City of Roses', Bloemfontein effortlessly blends old with new, holding onto its historic treasures while embracing all the conveniences of modern life. Strategically placed in the middle of the province, Bloemfontein is often the stop-over point for ...