Tag: mountains

  • Parks

    Marakele National Park

    Marakele National Park, located in the magnificent Waterberg Mountains of the Limpopo Province some 250 km from Johannesburg, is noted for its varied landscape, rare vegetation and grand animal life. Marakele is a Tswana name meaning 'place of sanctuary', an apt description of the National Park. Situated on a habitat transitional zone, Marakele National Park boasts diverse wildlife and great ...

  • Parks

    Pilanesberg National Park

    The Pilanesberg Mountains are an absolutely breathtaking natural phenomenon. Created by a volcanic eruption which took place some 1300 million years ago, the Pilanesberg Mountains are one of the largest alkaline volcanic complexes in the world. Not only is this striking mountain range filled with rare rock types and structures, but it also the location of Pilanesberg National Park.

  • Western Cape


    Located to the east of the bustling city of Cape Town, beyond the majestic Hottentots-Holland Mountains, the Overberg region has long been considered to be the breadbasket of the Cape, and when traveling through wheat fields stretching as far as the eye can see, it soon becomes clear why this is so. But there is much more to the Overberg than its flourishing farming community, and visitors ...

  • Cape Town

    Table Mountain

    Over the years, the image of Table Mountain has become one of South Africa's most famous landmarks. This picturesque sandstone plateau rises up to a height of 1085 meters above sea level. The top is approximately 3 km wide and the surrounding mountain side is home to an immense diversity of fauna and flora. The unique shape of the mountain with its flat top makes it very distinguishable ...

  • Eastern Cape


    Perched on the very edge of the dramatic Amatola Mountain, surrounded by indigenous forests and pine plantations, the little town of Hogsback is the stuff fairytales are made of. In winter Hogsback is often blanketed with snow, and that's when its time to kick back and cozy up in front of a roaring log fire or to take a brisk walk in the clear bracing air. Hogsback is an ...