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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 ...

  • Northern Cape

    Hanover

    The small town of Hanover, located in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, rightfully lays claim to being South Africa’s most central place, as it lies half-way between Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as being positioned between Durban and Cape Town, and Upington and Port Elizabeth.

  • Parks

    Karoo National Park

    Karoo National Park, located in a vast unforgiving landscape, is the habitat of a diverse collection of flora and fauna. All life here is well adapted to survival in the harsh Great Karoo conditions. The Karoo National Park, with its sparse vegetative covering, is a game-viewers dream. The national park which at first glance may not seem to offer much to visitors, is in fact filled with ...

  • Regions

    Western Cape

    With the warm Indian Ocean lapping its southern shores and the icy Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Western Cape Province of South Africa offers visitors a world of diversity. The coastline to the west with its small fishing villages and pounding surf has a rugged charm, while to the south lies the picturesque seaside towns of Hermanus and Gansbaai, as well as Cape Agulhas - where the two ...

  • Western Cape

    Cape Winelands

    A journey through the lush Cape Winelands of the Western Cape will soon reveal why South Africa has gained an international reputation for the production of award-winning wines. Surrounded by majestic mountains and stretching from the coast to the Klein Karoo, the Cape Winelands enjoys the perfect climate and growing conditions to support its many wineries. Visitors may have a hard time ...

  • Northern Cape

    Colesberg

    The history of Colesberg in South Africa all started with the perfectly symmetrical, cone-shaped hill that can still be seen just above the town today. It was this hill that served as a landmark for early travelers who were exploring the South African interiors, and it was below this landmark, around a water hole, that the first mission station sprang up here in 1814. Situated just 28 ...