South Africans are some of the most upbeat, welcoming and humorous folk that you will encounter.
Each of the nine provinces offers stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife and cultural cuisine.

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Western Cape

Home of the ‘Mother City’ and Table Mountain, the Western Cape is unmatched in natural beauty. It is a gastronomic melting pot, offering enough culinary and liquid delights to satisfy any taste!

Highlights include: Cape Agulhas | Cape Town CBD | Penguins | Quaint fishing villages | Robben Island | Table Mountain | The Garden Route | The Winelands | Whale watching | White, sandy beaches

Climate: Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers (November - March) and cool, wet winters (May - July).

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Gauteng

Gauteng is the smallest province of South Africa, and the heart of its economy. It is a vibrant mix of cultures and colours with first and third world traditions

Highlights include: Big business district | Excellent nightlife | Gold Reef City | Johannesburg (‘Jozi’) CBD | Shopping | Soweto | The Cradle of Humankind | Union Buildings | World class golf courses

Climate: Hot, wet summers (December - February) and crisp, clear winters (June -August). Beautiful summer thundershowers are often harsh, but brief and followed by warm sunshine.

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KwaZulu Natal

Holidaymakers adore the beaches of KZN for the white sand and warm Indian Ocean. The various geographical regions offer visitors a world of diversity in one province.

Highlights include: Battlefields & Isandlwana |Beautiful beaches | Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park | iSimangaliso Wetland Park | Midlands Meander | Phinda Private Game Reserve | Sani Pass | uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park | uShaka Marine World

Climate: Long, hot, humid, wet summers (September - April) and very mild winters, seldom dropping below 17⁰C.

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Mpumalanga

This is big game country! Dozens of sanctuaries are home to a huge variety of animals and birds. Eager fly fishermen flock to streams that were once panned for gold.

Highlights include: Big 5 | Blyde River Canyon | Charming mining towns | Exceptional bird life | God's Window | Highlands Meander | Kruger National Park | Scenic hiking trails | The Panorama Route

Climate: The Highveld (Western region) has extreme seasonal temperature differences. The Lowveld (Eastern region incl. Kruger National Park) has a tropical climate, with warm temperatures and high summer rainfall.

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Limpopo

This is the northernmost province, lying within the great curve of the Limpopo River. To the east lies the magnificent Kruger National Park, teeming with wildlife.

Highlights include: Ancient forests | Big 5 | Echo Caves | Entabeni Game Reserve | Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre | Hot mineral springs | Kruger National Park | Ruins and relics | Untamed Africa

Climate: Hot summer months (October - March) where short thunderstorms in the evenings are common. Winters are sunny with chilly mornings and evenings.

Eastern Cape

Seaside escapes, forest trails, Karoo adventures and Big 5 safaris... The Eastern Cape offers it all!

Highlights include: Addo Elephant National Park | Birds of Eden | Bloukrans Bridge | Garden Route National Park | Otter Trail | Port Elizabeth ‘The Friendly City’ | Storms River Mouth | Tsitsikamma National Park | Water sports (in, on & under the sea)

Climate: Eastern Cape climate is varied, but generally the winter months fall between April and August. Inland, semi-arid conditions characterise regions such as the Karoo. Temperatures get cooler as you approach the coast.

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North West

The ‘Platinum Province’ is best known for the wealth of minerals underground and the Pilanesberg National Park, a Big 5 reserve picturesquely set within the crater of an extinct volcano.

Highlights include: Big 5 | Golf courses| Hartbeespoort Dam | Lesedi Cultural Village | Madikwe Game Reserve | Magaliesberg Mountain range | Pilanesberg Game Reserve | Sun City | Untamed bushveld | Valley of Waves

Climate: Almost year-round sunshine, with brief but refreshing thundershowers cooling the summer afternoons (August-March). Winter (May-July) is dry and sunny, with chilly nights.

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Northern Cape

Home to the nomadic San (Bushmen) of the Kalahari, the Northern Cape is a wonderful contrast of vast, blazing landscapes and carpets of bright wild flowers. 

Highlights include: Battlefields | Brilliant starry nights | Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Kimberley 'The Diamond Capital of the World' | Namaqualand wild flowers | Orange River (water based activities) | SALT 'Africa’s Giant Eye on the Universe' | Spectacular Augrabies Falls | The Kalahari | The Great Karoo

Climate: Winter days are warm, but the nights can fall below 0⁰C. Summer days can reach 40⁰C! Spring (July-October) is the perfect time to visit to see the explosive displays of wild flowers.

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Free State

The Free State lies in the middle of South Africa between the Vaal River in the north and the Orange River in the South. This is a year-round destination due to its nearly 340 days of sunshine and numerous outdoor activities.

Highlights include: Excellent fishing | Gariep Dam Nature Reserve (water activities) | Golden Gate National Park | Highlands Treasure Route | Maluti Mountains | Rock art and fossil rich | The Thabo Mofutsanyana Region | Vaal River (Lined with Willow trees)

Climate: This high-lying inland area offers a lot of sunshine with summer rainfall and frosty winters.