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  • Northern Cape

    McCarthy’s Rest

    For visitors in South Africa looking for a unique and different experience, McCarthy’s Rest is a truly rare destination in the Northern Cape. It does not offer the lights and excitement of most cities in the country, but rather the peace, tranquility and unmatched beauty of the Kalahari Desert. Most travelers to McCarthy’s Rest are nature enthusiasts, who arrive in the town, to take ...

  • Western Cape

    Montagu

    Breathtaking vineyards, spectacular rock formations, bubbling hot mineral springs and picturesque orchards are just a few features that earned Montagu the Engen Town of the Year 2002 Award. This charming piece of Western Cape heaven is located a mere two hours outside of Cape Town, and is popular with tourists as it offers exciting attractions and activities to explore this idyllic ...

  • Western Cape

    Somerset West

    Located around 50 kilometers east of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, the town of Somerset West forms part of the scenic Helderberg Basin, offering visitors the convenience of being close to both the sea and the magnificent Helderberg Mountains. The town lies on the border of the renowned Cape Winelands and offers easy access to the many wine routes of this area.

  • Western Cape

    Paarl

    The quaint town of Paarl is located just outside the city of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province. Paarl is a town that combines historical magnificence, a unique landscape and exciting attractions to provide visitors with an unforgettable holiday. Beautifully restored buildings line the streets, with historical sites such as the Afrikaans Language Monument and the Off The Wall ...

  • Gauteng

    Magaliesberg

    Stretching from the north of Pretoria in the Gauteng Province into the North West Province, Magaliesberg is an area of great beauty and diversity, with a human history dating back at least two million years and a geological history going back even further. With Magaliesberg being within a couple of hours drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, this picturesque region is a popular retreat ...

  • Eastern Cape

    Port St Johns

    Breathtaking stretches of clean beaches, landscapes blanketed in rich vegetation, a fascinating history and a variety of activities are just some of the reasons why Port St John’s has come to be known as the Jewel of the Wild Coast. This Eastern Cape destination has a diverse culture and locals are known to be laid back and pleasant. Port St John’s opens up a world of beauty, nature, ...

  • Limpopo

    Musina

    The town of Musina, in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, is the country’s northernmost town and the closest to the Limpopo River border of neighboring Zimbabwe. The town owes its existence to the region’s abundant mineral wealth, which includes iron ore, graphite, coal, magnetite, diamonds, asbestos and, most notably, copper.

  • Mpumalanga

    Piet Retief

    Surrounded by thriving plantations of bluegum, pine and wattle trees, the picturesque town of Piet Retief in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa was founded in 1883 and named in honor of the prominent Voortrekker leader, Piet Mauritz Retief. While Voortrekkers were the founders of the original village, settlers from other countries, including Germany and Scotland soon came to appreciate ...

  • Northern Cape

    Calvinia

    Located at the foot of the Hantam Mountains in the Groot Karoo region of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, the friendly town of Calvinia has much to offer travelers who enjoy exploring off the beaten track treasures. Travel the scenic 4x4 routes of Calvinia, some of which take visitors to areas where historic Anglo-Boer conflicts took place, with other routes winding along the ...

  • Northern Cape

    Augrabies

    Taking its name from the thundering Augrabies Falls, the little town of Augrabies in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa is seen by many as being synonymous with the popular Augrabies Falls National Park, when in fact it is a town in its own right. Augrabies lies in a picturesque setting, bordering the park and on the banks of the Orange River, southwest of Upington. Tourism and the ...