Kenton on Sea, Eastern Cape
Kenton on Sea is a popular holiday destination on the Sunshine Coast. Interesting rock formations scatter the shoreline and what’s more, the warm Mozambique current flows down the coastline, ensuring comfortable swimming temperatures.
The Panorama Route, Mpumalanga
Every viewpoint along The Panorama Route offers breathtaking views, including that of the Blyde River Canyon which is known as the world’s largest “green canyon”. The famous route is also home to many waterfalls and is a birders’ paradise.
Bloukrans, Western Cape
Bloukrans is Africa’s highest bridge and visitors travel from all over the globe to bungee jump off it. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or not, the view of the Bloukrans River valley is spectacular.
Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape
Named after the Khoi word ‘Aukoerebis’, or place of great noise, the powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterised by the 18-kilometre abyss of the Orange River Gorge.
Sani Pass, KwaZulu-Natal
Sani Pass is located in the West of KwaZulu-Natal, on the road between Underberg and Mokhotlong, Lesotho. The route starts at 1544 metres and climbs another 1332 vertical metres to an altitude of 2876 metres, ensuring amazing panoramic views.
Suspension bridge, Tsitsikamma National Park
The park includes a marine reserve, deep gorges and local vegetation and is great for hiking. Follow the Mouth Trail leading to the working suspension bridge over Storms River mouth.
The Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
This area of Cape Town was previously known as the Malay Quarter and is a former township. The Bo-Kaap is characterised by colourful houses, many mosques and traditional cafés, and is best explored on foot.
Pretoria, Gauteng, when the jacaranda trees are in bloom
During spring, jacarandas line the streets of Pretoria, covering the city in a purple blanket. Beautiful from viewpoints, such as the Union Buildings or Fort Klapperkop, but they’re just as striking up close.
The Owl House, Nieu Bethesda
Helen Martins created the magical Owl House and Camel Yard in the 1950s, completely transforming her modest house and garden by using glass and cement. Now run as a museum, the Owl House is a must-visit.
Nan Hua Temple, Bronkhortspruit
Nan Hua Temple is the largest Buddhist temple and seminary in Africa and is situated just outside of Pretoria. Spend the day wandering the grounds and taking in the Buddhist culture.
Muizenberg, Cape Town
Muizenberg is a beachside suburb of Cape Town and these iconic Victorian beach huts pose perfectly for tourist photos.
Tankwa Karoo National Park
About 70 kilometres due west of Sutherland, this scientific national park is situated in one of the most arid regions of the country. Needless to say, the vast landscape is awe-inspiring.
Table Mountain National Park
Hiking Table Mountain is a popular activity for tourists and locals alike and many are often surprised when reaching one of the five dams spread across its table top.
Boulders Beach, Cape Town
Boulders Beach, near Simon’s Town, is an ideal swimming spot, thanks to the large granite boulders protecting it from the wind. African penguins also call this spot home, so expect to see them waddling between beach-goers.
Tulbagh, Western Cape winelands
Waterfall bushcamp in the Western Cape winelands is the epitome of ‘glamping’. The luxury tents are comfortable and the camp overlooks a lavender meadow. Then there’s the night sky – a spectacular show of stars perfect for photography enthusiasts.
Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State
This park is famous for its beauty. The golden eroded sandstone cliffs and outcrops are impressive and some display San rock paintings. Hiking is a popular option when visiting, or simply drive around and stop at view points.
Kirstenbosch botanical gardens
Kirstenbosch is considered one of the most significant botanical gardens in the world. Take a picnic basket or walk the famous canopy treetop route.