South Africa is located on the southern tip of the African continent occupying 4% of Africa’s landmass and
covering an area roughly two times the size of Texas.
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SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM
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Inspiring new ways
OUR SIX KEY EXPERIENCES • ILLUSTRATED MAP • FAST FACTS
As a world-class adventure destination, South Africa will take you by
surprise…and then delight you over and over again until you find yourself
falling in love with its unique spirit.
No matter how extreme, South Africa has adventure activities for
everyone, sure to get that adrenaline pumping.
• Take a hot air balloon safari in the North West Province.
• Kayak the Orange River near to the Augrabies Falls in the Northern Cape.
• Zip line through the treetops in Tsitsikamma in the Eastern Cape.
• Leap from the world’s highest commercial bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge,
• Crash through the rapids of the Ash River as you experience some of South
Africa’s best white-water rafting in the Free State.
• Take to the skies with a flight in a microlight over the sugarcane fields and
along the coast of Ballito in KwaZulu-Natal.
• Start your day on horseback by exploring the exquisite beaches of
Noordhoek, just outside Cape Town in the Western Cape.
Journey to the soul of South Africa, engaging your senses from the start –
hear the distant roar of a lion, be fortunate enough to spot
a rare leopard in a tree, or feel the ground vibrate as a herd of giant
elephants cross right in front of you.
• See the Big Five on a driving safari in Kruger National
• Visit the elephants at Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape.
• Observe the penguins on Boulders Beach just outside Cape Town, Western
• Search for rare wild dogs among the rich biodiversity of the Madikwe Game
Reserve in the North West Province.
• Enjoy one of the opulent game lodges in the Sabi Sands area
• Release your stress with a massage in the bush at one of the lodges of the
Makalali Conservancy in Limpopo.
South Africa’s buzzing cities burst with colour and life at every turn. These
are vibrant spaces, where the unexpected becomes the reality. With a full
contrast of experiences, you’ll find buzzing eateries and bars, vibrant arts
and culture as well as fabulous shopping and market places.
• Gallery hop through Joburg’s Arts on Main for the latest in African art and
handmade crafts and finish off with a rooftop cocktail in Maboneng.
• Shop until you drop at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, before catching the
latest show at the Market Theatre in Newtown.
• Immerse yourself in Joburg’s vibrant nightlife in Braamfontein with a selection
of live music, jazz and electronic music venues.
• After a day of sightseeing, visit the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and choose
from a wide variety of restaurants for a delicious meal.
• Wander through Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, one of the most
beautiful botanical gardens in the world, situated on the eastern slopes of Table
• Choose from a wide assortment of artisanal bars and restaurants on Bree Street,
an area that is fast becoming Cape Town’s trendiest strip.
• Join the locals on the beaches of Durban’s Golden Mile and enjoy a rickshaw
ride along the beachfront.
• Enjoy Durban’s Indian influence with a choice of curries, biryanis, thalis and the
locally inspired bunny chow (a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry).
• Join the cultural festivities at Umhlanga’s Wonder Market, and enjoy local food,
crafts and hidden treasures.
As a country rich in both ancient and contemporary history, South Africa’s
culture can be experienced everywhere from tribal villages to vibrant
cities. No matter where you go, the warm hospitality of the people will
leave you feeling welcome and eager to return.
• Discover mankind’s fascinating ancient history at the Cradle of Humankind
World Heritage Site – home to the oldest human fossils ever found, outside
Johannesburg in Gauteng.
• Experience history at the former homes of Nobel laureates Nelson Mandela
and Desmond Tutu in Soweto, Johannesburg.
• See what real life is like on a typical South African farm in the Free State.
• Catch a ferry from Cape Town to Robben Island and walk the halls of South
• Visit the former home of Mahatma Gandhi just outside of Durban.
• Pay your respects to the King of the Zulus at the monument of Shaka Zulu in
• Experience the spirit of Ubuntu as you explore the Ndebele, Xhosa, Pedi,
Basotho and Zulu traditions at the Lesedi Cultural Village in Gauteng.
See where breathtaking nature stretches out in every direction. Visit
the awe-inspiring plains of the lonely Karoo, the Limpopo bushveld, the
Tsitsikamma Forest, or some of the most beautiful winelands nestled in the
• Drive the scenic Garden Route, stretching from Cape Town
to Port Elizabeth.
• Explore the 240-million-year-old Sudwala Caves and the stunning Blyde River
Canyon in Mpumalanga.
• Admire the Richtersveld Cultural & Botanical Landscape in the Northern
Cape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Sip local wines among the vineyards as you watch the sun set over the Cape
mountain range in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.
• Explore the Namaqualand flower route, where each spring the Northern Cape
blooms with an endless sea of wildflowers.
With an expansive coastline and an abundance of beaches, marine life,
coastal walks and ocean views, South Africa’s coastline will not stop
amazing you. There is plenty to be experienced and witnessed along this
rich and diverse coastline.
• Experience five ecosystems in one day at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in
• Visit one, or a few, of South Africa’s 41 Blue Flag beaches, awarded for their
high standards of water quality, environmental management, and safety and
• Shark-cage dive amongst Great Whites in Gansbaai, Western Cape.
• Experience the Sardine Run, when millions of sardines swim up the KwaZulu-
Natal coast, creating a feeding frenzy like no other.
• Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town and be surrounded by the
unique underwater fauna and flora of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
• Try world-class surfing in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
• Watch Southern Right and Humpback whales as they migrate along the Cape
• Travel overland between Pretoria and Cape Town aboard either the luxurious
Blue Train or Rovos Rail.