The paradise of the Garden Route stretches from Heidelberg in the west to Tsitsikamma forest in the east. It is a necklace of cliffs, bays, beaches and towns strung along a beautiful coastline. Inland, the lush coastal vegetation gives way to the arid beauty of Klein Karoo, home to South African Ostrich industry and the famous Cango caves. Route 62 from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town through the mountains, vineyards and fruit farms of the Breede River Valley and Klein Karoo, is an attractive alternative to Garden Route.

  • Knysna Lagoon
    It is at the heart of the Garden Route, guarded by Sandstone 'Heads' and surrounded by mountains, forests, lakes and the ocean.
  • Plettenberg Bay
    There are beaches and exclusive holiday resorts with the best swimming in South Africa.
  • The Cango Caves
    It is an illuminated wonderland of subterranean beauty! With three kilometers of passageways and chambers, it is one of the country's top tourist destinations.
  • Ostrich farm
    Oudtshoorn is home to the ostrich industry and an Ostrich farm worth a visit.
  • The Tsitsikamma Forest National Reserve
    It is home to Africa's oldest marine reserve and the Otter Trail. This heavily wooded area offers many scenic hiking trails

Winelands & Stellenbosch

South African Winelands & Stellenbosch is amongst the best, when it comes to wine! No visit to the Cape would be complete without a trip to the Winelands. Towering mountains, stately oaks, fertile vineyards and whitewashed Cape Dutch architectures is the distinctive feature of the beautiful Winelands region. Route 62 linking the Winelands, Breede River Valley and Klein Karoo, is reputed to be the world's longest wine route.

  • Stellenbosch
    Is the second oldest and the best-preserved towns in South Africa, known as the 'Eikestad' - town of oaks.
  • Paarl
    It is known as the 'Pearl' of the cape and lies at the heart of the extensive wine route.
  • Franschhoek
    It is a beautiful valley studded with fruit farms, wine estates and some excellent restaurants.
  • Montagu
    It is little picturesque village in the Langeberg valley, renowned for its muscadel grapes, fruit farms and hot mineral springs.
  • Hex River Valley
    It is the largest of the Cape's three fruit and wine producing valleys, stunningly beautiful in the autumn.

Cape Town & the Peninsula

The Mother City of South Africa, as it is commonly known by common consent, is one of the world's most beautiful cities. Set against the magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain that dominates the skyline, it is South Africa's most visited city, blessed with a spectacular coastline and a Mediterranean-type climate. The "Tavern of the Seas" has a variety of attractions to fascinate every visitor. Set between two oceans, the city is an amalgam of European, Eastern (Malay) and African cultures, whose influence may be seen in the architecture, lifestyle, music, food and wine, customs and way of life of Capetonians.

  • Table Mountain
    You can enjoy the stunning views of the city, its seaboard and nearby Lion's Head, from a deck that hangs over the mountain edge, via a cableway. A walk up the mountain from Kirstenbosch or Constantia can be enjoyed if you have time, with an eye on the weather, always.
  • V&A Waterfront
    This working-harbor, shopping and entertainment complex is South Africa's top tourist attraction. Two oceans Aquarium here with more than 300 species, including sharks, turtles, penguins and seals is a must visit.
  • Atlantic Seaboard
    A drive to Cape Point via Clifton Llanddudno, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak (if open) and Kommetjie for breathtaking sea views is an unforgettable experience. On return visit Simon's Town (famed for Jackass Penguins), Fish Hoek and Constantia Vineyards to complete a circuit of the spectacular Peninsula.
  • The National Botanical Gardens
    At the Kirstenbosch, is one of the world's finest offering over 5000 plant species in its gardens and hothouses.
  • Robben Island
    A trip to the island, formerly the prison of 'Madiba' - Nelson Mandela and other black dissidents is a somber, sobering but an unforgettable experience.
  • Groot Constantia
    It is the oldest and most beautiful wine estates, where winemaking in South Africa began.
  • The Company Gardens
    Houses the Parliament, the Tuynhuis, office of South Africa's President and other splendid Cape Dutch buildings on the way.
  • The Castle of Good Hope
    It is a five-pointed fortress, still a military headquarters but also housing a museum, gallery and restaurant. It is the oldest continuously occupied building in South Africa.

Mpumalanga & Kruger National Park

Mpumalanga means 'place of the rising sun". This part of South Africa is crammed with God-made miracles. It is worth visiting because you enjoy huge rewards for almost no effort. Most visitors to Mpumalanga spend a day or more in the Kruger National Park, one of the world's biggest and finest game reserves. Nelspruit, the provincial capital, is an important stop en route to the park and the many private game reserves on its fringes.

  • The southern Kruger Park
    It covers one-fifth of the park. The Area between Satara and the Crocodile Bridge is the most scenic and best for game viewing. Three of five biggest camps, including Skukuza, are found here.
  • The Panorama Route
    It is a 70 km circular drive taking in some wonderful views including the Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrim's Rest, the Pinnacle, God's Window, Berlin Falls, Lisbon falls and Burke's Luck Potholes.
  • The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
    27000 ha of grass and bushveld, running for 57 km along the Drakensberg escarpment and offering magnificent views of the third largest green canyon in the world, and among the most beautiful.
  • Pilgrims Rest
    This is a beautifully restored, gold mining village, now a national monument.
  • Wakkerstroom
    Surrounded by wetlands, this place is a haven for bird lovers and wild flower enthusiasts.

Johannesburg - The City of Gold

Once a dusty mining town, Johannesburg is now the country's largest city and the commercial, financial and transport hub of the sub-continent. It is a big, brash, in your face city - a kaleidoscope of African sights, smells, colors, cultures and habitats - with plenty to see and do around the city, including game drives less than an hour's drive away.

  • Gold Reef City
    Spend half a day or more here, and tour a gold mine. Watch a gold bar being poured and relive the gold-rush in early Johannesburg.
  • Soweto
    Take a tour of South Africa's most famous township, and Nelson Mandela's old home, Freedom Square and other famous struggle points.
  • Museum Africa
    In the Newtown Cultural Precinct you can go for a reminder of Johannesburg dramatic history.
  • Sandton City
    The largest shopping, office and hotel complex in the Southern hemisphere.
  • Randburg Waterfront
    A place to have fun & home for 'shoppertainment'.
  • Cradle of Humankind
    A world heritage site at Sterkfontein, where our ancestors walked 3 million years ago.
  • Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve
    You can safari, and see four of the big five cats.
  • Krugersdorp Game Reserve
    To see four of the big five.

Sun-City & Pilanesberg

The Lost City….where Las Vegas meets Disneyland in the heart of the Bushveld. This international gambling resort has four hotels and endless variety of entertainment from golfing, swimming and surfing, to hot air ballooning and parasailing, bird & game watching to cinema and cabaret going.

The Pilanesburg National Park
The Pilanesberg National Park is one of South Africa's foremost conservation showpieces. It is completely enclosed by a most unusual geological formation, a complete circle of volcanic hills, and is the third largest reserve in South Africa. The Park is just an hour and a half's drive from Johannesburg & the most accessible "Big 5" game reserves. The reserve has 6000 animals representing 19 species, and there is also an incredible array of bird life in the reserve.

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