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  • Cape Town

    Cape Point

    Cape Point, located in the southern section of Table Mountain National Park, is one of Cape Town’s major attractions. Standing at Cape Point and looking out at the waves crashing on the rugged rocks below, one can imagine the courage of explorers who passed this way centuries ago. The shipwrecks at Cape Point bear testimony to the fact that many did not reach their destination.

  • Attractions

    Parks

    For many people, a trip to Africa means only one thing – safari. The chance to get up close and personal with a variety of wild animals is an unbeatable experience. South Africa certainly offers a lot in this regard, since not only does the country have a large number of both public and private game reserves and national parks, but the majority of the country is a malaria-free zone. South ...

  • Parks

    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    Amongst the red and yellow-brown sands of the Kalahari, lies the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was proclaimed a conservation area in 1931, and together with the Kalahari Gemsbok Park and the neighboring Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, this park covers an area of 3.6 million hectares. This is one of the largest conservation areas of its ...

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    Golden Gate National Park

    As the breathtaking Brandwag rock silently watches over the main rest camp, the sun playfully cascades and reflects shades of gold on the sandstone cliffs. This is how the Golden Gate Highlands National Park was named. The Golden Gate National Park is true highland habitat, and provides 11,600 hectares of unique, protected living environment to it’s many inhabitants. The ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    Augrabies Falls National Park

    For one of the most spectacular natural sights in South Africa you simply have to visit the Augrabies Falls National Park. Centered on the awe-inspiring 56 meter Augrabies Waterfall and the 18 kilometers of the Orange River Gorge, this national park should simply not be missed. When the Orange River is in full flood, the thundering waters of the Augrabies Waterfall are a powerful sight. The ...

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    Bontebok National Park

    The symbolic face of nature conservation, the bontebok is a proud and pretty animal. With a strong white blaze running down the centre of it’s face combined with shades of light and dark brown, these intriguing creatures have found their way onto a list of outstanding conservation achievements by their amazing rebound from near extinction to sustainable numbers. The Bontebok National Park ...