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  • 1 Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    ZA - Hluhluwe

    Hluhluwe and Imfolozi parks, now united, cover 96 000ha of bush, savannah and forest, with the Hluhluwe River flowing through the north, the White River in the south, and the Black Mfolozi River in the heart of the historical Zulu territory. This imm..

  • 2 Tembe Elephant Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    ZA - Jhozini

    Tembe is the only place in Zululand where elephants native to the region live in their natural environment. This 30 000ha reserve was created in 1983 on the border with Mozambique to take in animals hunted down by poachers and endangered by civil war..

  • 3 Ndumo Game Reserve Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    ZA - JhozinI

    With its nearly 430 different species of birds, Ndumo is the country's richest ornithological sanctuary. The wet plains and marshy areas in the reserve, compared by some to the Okavango delta, supply abundant food for black egrets, pygmy geese, white..

  • 4 Maropeng Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    R400 ZA - Magaliesburg

    Maropeng is the cultural heart of this region, known as the Cradle of Humankind. You are plunged underground as you enter this gigantic artificial tumulus. Maropeng uses state-of-the-art museographic technology to take you on a journey into the past:..

  • 5 Bourke's Luck Potholes Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    R532 ZA - Graskop

    Bourke's Luck Potholes, deep cylindrical cavities carved out by sand and pebbles carried on the current, are a striking and colourful geological curiosity. The cliffs, rising from the turquoise waters, change from orange to yellow and grey. These gia..

  • 6 Three Rondavels Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    R532 ZA - Graskop

    The three rocky massifs in Blyde River Canyon known as the Three Rondavels look like traditional Zulu huts. This is one of the best places to view the vast canyon and lake(Blydepoort Dam).

  • 7 Kruger National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    ZA - Nelspruit

    Kruger National Park, the largest, oldest and probably the most famous animal park in South Africa, has nearly 150 species of mammals, over 500 of birds and more than 100 of reptiles, including of course the Big Five but also zebras, giraffes and cro..

  • 8 Private Reserves around Kruger National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    ZA - Skukuza

    If you're in the market for a luxurious trip and all the corresponding perks, choose one of the ten private reserves bordering Kruger National Park on the west for your safari. They have the same vegetation, the same animals, sometimes even the same ..

  • 9 Johan Meintjes Trophy Room Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    ZA - Leeuport

    A fine collection of stuffed birds and mammals. Over 1 000 specimens (400 species) are crowded into the Johan Meintjes Trophy Room.

  • 10 Waterberg Biosphere Reserve Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    ZA - Thabazimbi

    You can explore the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve's 410 000ha on foot, horseback, mountain bike or on an elephant. Listed as a Unesco site in 2001, it stretches around the Waterberg range in Limpopo province. Red-rock mountains and forests form magnifi..

  • 11 Machete Bushmen Paintings Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    ZA - Evangelina

    The famous bushmen paintings in Machete are accessible to clients at the Kaoxa Bush Camp private reserve or through tours organised by Mapungubwe National Park authorities.

  • 12 Mkhaya Game Reserve Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    ZA - Manzini

    This private reserve is renowned for having one of the largest populations of black rhino in southern Africa, as well as white rhino, elephant, antelope, giraffe and buffalo, inhabiting thorny savannah traversed by a river. Accommodation and service ..

  • 13 Big Hole Complex Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    West Circular Rd ZA - Kimberley

    Laid out around the famous "Big Hole", the largest hand-dug excavation ever created by man, this open-air village-museum covers 17ha of the historic Kimberley mine site. Mining ceased here in 1914, by which time 2 722kg, or 14 million carat..

  • 14 William Humphreys Art Gallery Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Cullinan Crescent. Civic Centre ZA - Kimberley

    The gallery houses one of South Africa's leading art collections. Works by the best contemporary South African artists and native art by Bushmen are displayed alongside French and Flemish works. Masterpieces include Table Mountain by Bowler, Highveld..

  • 15 Duggan-Cronin Gallery Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Egerton Rd ZA - Kimberley

    On the other side of the park surrounding the McGregor Museum, this gallery displays the ethnographic work of Alfred Martin Duggan-Cronin, and Irishman who worked for De Beers in the 1920s. On a 120 000km journey across the southern part of the conti..

  • 16 Magersfontein Anglo-Boer War Museum Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ZA - Kimberley

    More than 20 000 troops (of whom 1 200 became casualties) were involved in the Battle of Magersfontein, part of a wider action in which the Boers tried unsuccessfully to take Kimberley from the British. The museum tells the story of the events of the..

  • 17 Bloemfontein Historic Centre Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    President Brand Street ZA - Bloemfontein

    Bloemfontein's historic centre has numerous buildings recalling its days as the capital of the Orange Free State. On St George Street, the Old Presidency was home to several presidents, the First Raadsaal was the seat of the first state assembly and,..

  • 18 National Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    36 Aliwal Street 36 ZA - Bloemfontein

    The museum traces South Africa's natural history since the dawn of time. Its remarkable collection includes numerous pieces of major scientific interest, notably in its palaeontology section. Don't miss the Euskelosaurus skeleton and early Homo Sapie..

  • 19 National Afrikaans Literature Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    President Brand Street ZA - Bloemfontein

    It's clear from this museum that Afrikaans is not a language easily summed up in a few words. "Cooked up in the Bush", this language was born in the heterogeneous communities of the Cape as a Dutch Creole variant. It became a key aspect of ..

  • 20 Old Presidency - Oliewenhuis Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    16 Harry Smith Street 16 ZA - Bloemfontein

    Bushman culture and the work of South African artists are on display in this Cape Dutch-style building. Originally the British's governor's residence and later the presidential palace, today it houses the Oliewenhuis Art Museum. Don't leave without e..

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