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  • Eastern Cape

    Cradock

    The Eastern Cape is a treasure chest of fascinating towns and historical attractions. One of its quaint and interesting towns is located on the banks of the Great Fish River and was established in 1813, namely Cradock. Due to it having fertile ground and a constant water supply, the town was founded by farmers and the agricultural industry of cattle, wool and mohair still exists today. Over ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Bethal

    The land on which Bethal was established in 1880 belonged to two farmers. A name for the newly established town was derived from the names of the wives of the farmers, namely Elizabeth and Alida. It is a town that was developed on the back of agriculture and when driving through the surrounding farmlands of this quaint Mpumalanga town, cattle dot the horizon and bright yellow blankets of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Free State

    Welkom

    In 1946, the Free State Province was rocked by the news that gold had been found on a farm, approximately a hundred and sixty kilometers from Bloemfontein. It did not take long for the mining industry to sprout roots here, and not long after, in 1947, the city of Welkom was established. Over the years the city has grown dramatically and remains a vital producer of uranium, mineral ore and gold.

  • Free State

    Smithfield

    To find a truly unique, isolated and tranquil destination in the Free State Province, visitors need not look further than Smithfield. Here, amongst the breathtaking mountains and picturesque landscapes, Smithfield is beginning to develop into a growing tourism interest, as historic buildings undergo restoration and an increasing number of visitors discover the beauty of the area, and decide ...

  • Free State

    Bethlehem

    Nestled in the heart of the Maluti Mountains, in the Free State Province of South Africa, lies the picturesque town of Bethlehem. It has always been known for its fertile lands where wheat grows in abundance, and due to its successful economic structure, the town has developed into a bustling administration center and popular destination for tourists, due to its unique attractions.

  • Attractions

    South Africa is often referred to as a 'world in one country' and its abundance of natural, historical and cultural attractions certainly supports this description. Museums contain a wealth of information and often reveal the very essence of the country you are visiting – and South Africa has plenty of fascinating museums to visit. The Apartheid Museum and the South African National Museum ...

  • Activities

    Tours

    Arriving in a country as vast and diverse as South Africa is somewhat overwhelming to international visitors. Most do not know where to start, as there is so much to explore and so many adventures to be had. From discovering the beauty of the South African wildlife and landscapes, to experiencing a variety of cultures; South Africa is truly a land of opportunity. Tour operators in South ...

  • Museums

    Apartheid Museum

    Located in Johannesburg, the Apartheid Museum is one of the most important attractions to visit for a insight into South Africa's history. The Apartheid Museum is an extremely powerful exhibit, and is visited often by local residents and international tourist. Once inside the Apartheid Museum, the atmosphere overwhelms you. Racing back to the 70’s and 80’s, you can almost taste the teargas, ...

  • Museums

    The Three Lichtenburg Museums

    Located on route to Mmabatho, west of Johannesburg, lies the small town of Lichtenburg. This town was first established in 1873. Indeed, with its sunny days, natural water resources and open spaces, Commandant HA Greeff, founder of Lichtenburg, was charmed by this little oasis amidst the arid land. Lichtenburg’s history mostly centers on the life of General De La Rey, who was Assistant ...