Situated on the eastern coast of south africa is the beautiful province of kwazulu-natal, which offers an amazing mix of cultural, historical, and natural attractions with majestic mountain ranges and world heritage sites. durban is one of the main cities in south africa and it is a coastal city with blue flag beaches and entertainment and activities of all varieties. you can also explore the fascinating traditional culture at a zulu cultural village.
kwazulu-natal has an incredible cultural heritage that is well known throughout the world. we suggest taking a tour around the province to find out more about these cultural beauties. kwazulu-natal also has amazing things to explore and for something different, try a tour on a segway.
the best time to visit this here is throughout the year. the inland water levels in kwazulu-natal are at their highest during the summer months (november to april), but as the indian ocean stays warm throughout the year, and there is little or no rain in winter, even the colder months have mild temperatures. fortunately, the water stays warm throughout the year. pay kwazulu-natal a visit and create memories that you’ll never forget. thanks for this amazing picture, @ladylee263!
Mpumalanga is the province of the rising sun,and it borders swaziland and mozambique. the province is decorated beautifully with flora and fauna coupled with views of the majestic mountain peaks and game reserves bursting with wildlife. the amazing scenery is not the only thing to look forward to when in mpumalanga, as it beckons to people that love adventure. the province may not have a coast, but you will find many water activities to take part in, in the sabie or blyde or olifants rivers.
mpumalanga is a short and beautiful drive from johannesburg, gauteng however if you prefer to take a flight, there are daily flights from johannesburg, durban and cape town to the kruger mpumalanga international airport.
a summer visit is always recommended, although mpumalanga is extremely hot, so be sure to take sunscreen and protective wear for hot days. hiking and adventure activities can be very strenuous, so we suggest a winter visit when the temperature is low and suitable for hiking. august to october, are well-known for game viewing.
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In the northern cape is the northern cape’s provincial capital city of kimberley. in this beautiful and quiet city you will find the well-known big hole - a fantastic and informative piece of south african history. you can take a guided tour around this area to find out more about this hand-dug wonder.
kimberley is also known as the diamond city. in kimberley you will come across plenty jewellery stores and a mine museum, which brings to life the way the city was during the frantic days of the diamond rush. once you’ve seen the big hole, you can also tour the magersfontein battlefield and the wildebeest kuil rock art centre. spend several days in kimberley and explore every corner at your own leisure.
you can fly directly to kimberley from all the major cities in south africa, and for more of a sight-seeing adventure, take a five-hour drive from johannesburg.
The western cape is one of south africa’s most beautiful provinces and when you’re there, put the de hoop nature reserve on your to-do list. it is a unesco world heritage site.
if you’re into hiking, you should try one of the inland de hoop trails, boasting beautiful surroundings as it is home to more than 1 500 plant species in the area and if it’s your lucky day, you might also bump into bontebok, eland, cape mountain zebra, baboons, red hartebeest and ostrich.
catch a glimpse of the beautiful dunes and beaches overlooking the de hoop marine protected area and you might even spot some whales.
you’ll be able to get there by taking a three-hour drive from cape town along the majestic garden route. the best time to visit is between august to november when whale-watching is a top activity.
The eastern cape is fondly known as the adventure province; here you will come across all types of adventure whilst making your way through the uncapped beauty that mother nature has to offer.
when you make your way around the eastern cape, particularly the addo national elephant park, you most certainly will catch a glimpse of a large and majestic elephant, however if the sound of the big 7 excites you, you are definitely exploring the right province. apart from the lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant, you will find great white sharks and southern right whales too. the great white shark and whales make up the additional 2 to make up the big 7.
addo has great accommodation options ranging from luxurious, to rustic, to camping sites. it caters for whatever your budget allows, so make sure to make a booking.
no matter where you’re coming from, the eastern cape has two international airports at port elizabeth and east london so you can choose the most convenient one for you. both these airports also offer car hire, so book a car and start your adventure.
There are 9 provinces in south africa and one of them is the scenic north west province. this province is not only home to some of the country’s most breathtaking tourist attractions but also home to the taung heritage site. this site is where a 2 million-year-old fossilised skull was found. a perfect piece of history and world heritage site. the province is also filled with rich minerals and therefore is popularly known as the platinum province. the beautiful weather and rich soil makes it the perfect place to grow crops making it a top spot for agricultural activities.
situated in the north west province is the wonderful and hidden world of sun city. home to an adventurous water park, world-class accommodation, business conference centre and filled with many exciting activities for adults and children to take part in.
the province is definitely worth visiting and exploring for a day or even more as not too far away from sun city is the pilansberg national park, where you’ll never run out of sightseeing and big 5 animal spotting opportunities.
only a short drive from johannesburg, gauteng, we suggest you take some time out from the bustling city life and venture into the peaceful north west province, for an experience you will never forget.
Stellenbosch is situated in the western cape, a short drive away from the amazing cape town.
the luxurious delaire graff estate is situated in stellenbosch and offers contemporary asian cuisine.
some of the beauty of this venue lies in the fact that visitors get to enjoy dining alfresco or indoors.
the picturesque and beautiful views make the dinning experience that much more special. if you would love to find out about the available wines, make sure to ask for a tasting as you are surrounded by vineyards.
if wine is not your flavour, make sure to stop by the incredible art collection, featuring some of the country's best artists. if spending the night in stellenbosch is what you had planned, you can pick one of the 10 private lodges at the delaire graff estate.
the lodges come with top service. when in the western cape, stop by stellenbosch for an all-round experience. this is a great image, @katyfly. #travel#experiencesouthafrica#explore#southafrica#travelbug#ocean#capetown#stellenbosch#westerncape#meetsouthafrica
In the beautiful province of the northern cape lies the augrabies falls, which the khoi refer to as “the place of noise”. the augrabies falls are 120km to the west of upington and they form part of the augrabies falls national park. when there is a lot of rain and the orange river is overflowing, you will experience the full might of the water as it thunders down the 56m-high falls. attractions in the area include the spitskop nature reserve, vaalbos national park, and the witsand nature reserve. to make the most of this trip, visitors are advised to bring a hat, walking shoes, sun block, camera, binoculars, and wildlife reference books, and if you opt to hike, remember to carry enough water!
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Situated in the province of kwazulu-natal, is the coastal city of durban. the city boasts beautiful beach fronts and many wonderful and scenic views. with plenty of culture and history, kwazulu-natal is the perfect breakaway visit for local south africans and international tourists alike.
this past week, africa’s largest travel trade show was hosted at the durban icc, that is situated in the heart of the city.
the icc has also won many amazing awards, such as africa's leading conference centre in the world travel awards. it has been ranked among the top 20 convention centres in the world by the international association of conference centres. this unique and bold structure has hosted the united nations convention on climate change.
when in durban, make sure to pack a swimsuit as the humid weather allows you to take a dip in the warm ocean almost all year round. we suggest also wearing sunblock. you can book township tours, visit ushaka marine and the natal sharks board.