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South Africa’s 10 World Heritage Sites – and why they’re worth a visit
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South Africa’s 10 World Heritage Sites – and why they’re worth a visit

Edited and new information added on 6 August 2018... South Africa now has 10 World Heritage Sites - sites of ‘outstanding universal value to humanity’, each of them protected for the future of our children thanks to a collective international community (UNE...
A Guide to the Major Lakes of South Africa – including Some You Won’t Know
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A Guide to the Major Lakes of South Africa – including Some You Won’t Know

When one thinks of South Africa one imagines the vast plains of the bushveld, the vines of the Cape Winelands, wave-washed towns and Table Mountain. Some visitors come for the country’s deserts. Major lakes of South Africa rarely spring to mind. But South A...
Everything You Need to Know to See the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Properly
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Everything You Need to Know to See the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Properly

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a vast reserve on the extreme north end of South Africa’s east coast, known also as the Elephant Coast. It protects over 220 km of pristine coastline with a range of wild and magnificent beaches to enjoy (minus the crowds and beach...
Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa
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Unique Experiences You Can Have Only in South Africa

South Africa is extraordinary. When one thinks unique experiences, South Africa - with its unusual blend of diverse cultures, varied landscapes, wildlife, vibrant cities and historical towns - tops the list for its distinct character. We think you’ll agree...
15 Tourist Attractions That Are Worth The Money (And 3 That Are ‘Meh’)
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15 Tourist Attractions That Are Worth The Money (And 3 That Are ‘Meh’)

It's only fair that your money should work hard for you on holiday. Let's be honest: there is nothing worse than standing in a queue, to hand over your cash, only to find that the attraction is over-hyped and underwhelming. To save you money, we've put toge...
6 Marine Protected Areas in South Africa
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6 Marine Protected Areas in South Africa

South Africa protects just under 25 areas of its 3 000 km coastline. Known as marine protected areas (MPA), they safeguard threatened marine species and important habitats. What they are, in essence, is a space in the ocean that strictly regulates human act...
7 Wilderness Areas In South Africa You Probably Don’t Know About
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7 Wilderness Areas In South Africa You Probably Don’t Know About

Wilderness areas are the most intact, undisturbed, truly wild spaces left on the planet... They are unaffected by any development and many, if not all of them, practice the highest level of conservation – legally protected and untouched by man. There are no r...
South Africa’s 8 Most Beautiful Vleis and Marshes
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South Africa’s 8 Most Beautiful Vleis and Marshes

Over half of South Africa's marshes and vleis have disappeared. Most of them reclaimed for industry and the construction of airports, harbours, and sewage treatment plants. In KwaZulu Natal alone 58% of the wetlands of the Mfolozi River catchment have vanished...
36 Things You Must See and Do When in South Africa
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36 Things You Must See and Do When in South Africa

South Africa is vast. It is also jam-packed with things to do and see, and places to visit. Once you open the guide books you're lost in a maze of options – anything from our eight World Heritage Sites to Mandela-infused icons and Table Mountain. We've n...
Top 5 wildlife parks in South Africa (other than Kruger)
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Top 5 wildlife parks in South Africa (other than Kruger)

South Africa has 700 publically owned reserves. The list includes 19 national parks. Over and above that are at least another 200 private reserves. Making a choice as to which ones to visit can be rather difficult. As a consequence most visitors simply head...
Top Nature Reserves of the Elephant Coast
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Top Nature Reserves of the Elephant Coast

The Elephant Coast is a wild, unspoilt part of the magnificent KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa. It stretches up, almost meeting the Mozambique border, and is lush and fertile. It is acclaimed for the dune elephants, a herd of African Elephants that have...
Getting Out and About in St Lucia
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Getting Out and About in St Lucia

St Lucia, in KwaZulu Natal, is an exquisite destination that is abundant in spectacular plant and animal life, making for a very rich tourist experience. The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park has been dubbed a World Heritage Site, and is a wonderland for nature l...
7 Most Memorable Hikes in South Africa
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7 Most Memorable Hikes in South Africa

This is a difficult list to assemble, particularly in a country so filled with incredible hiking opportunities and trails that one is hard pressed to narrow it down to seven. Nevertheless, we have endeavoured to put together a list of those hikes in South Afri...
Discovering KwaZulu Natal
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Discovering KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal is home to a multitude of attractions, with something to suit every taste, budget and relaxation requirement. Visit the Drakensberg mountains, where hiking, game viewing, bird watching, pony trails and the chance to see ancient rock paintings ...