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We can't say enough about South Africa—the country simply has it all. Beautiful beaches, vibrant cities (including Cape Town, a city surrounded by sea and mountain), wildlife parks, deserts, colourful cultures and a human history dating back millions of years. The only problem you might have is choosing what to fit into your itinerary, but we have a few recommendations.

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Image: The Kingston Treehouse treehouses at Lion Sands Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa. (© Solent News/Rex Features) Kruger National Park, National Parks, Kingston, Resorts, Luxury Tree Houses, Safari, Sand Game, Honeymoon Inspiration, Honeymoon Ideas

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The incredible Kruger National Park is undoubtedly southern Africa’s most famous game reserve, well known for its outstanding variety of wildlife. It’s not just the national park that attracts attention either; the enormous private reserves around Kruger – the Sabi Sand and Timbavati to name a couple – are some of the most wildlife-rich areas in the world, packed to the rafters with prowling predators. Learn more and sign up to our Newsletter!

The Mhondoro Game Lodge in malaria free, 'Big Five' Welgevonden Game Reserve of South Africa's Limpopo Province. The drive from Johannesburg to the lodge takes about 3 and a half hours while direct access to the reserve's airstrip by private charter plane Game Lodge, Best Bathroom Designs, Bathroom Ideas, Private Games, Wellness Spa, Game Reserve, Luxury Accommodation, Rustic Outdoor, Coastal Homes

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We can't say enough about South Africa – the country simply has it all. Exquisite beaches and vibrant cities (including Cape Town, a strong contender for the most beautiful city on the planet), wildlife parks and reserves, arid deserts, colourful cultures and a human history dating back millions of years. Learn more and sign up to our Newsletter!

Whether you’re looking for the best waves, a secluded tanning spot, or a scenic boardwalk, our list of best beaches in South Africa has them all. Blue Flag, Wildlife Park, Winter Months, Whales, Sands, Lodges, Beautiful Beaches, Dolphins, South Africa

Top 10 best beaches in South Africa you need to visit

People say this blue-flag beach is the Garden Route’s finest. You can walk for kilometres along sands that seem to stretch forever, and chances are, you’ll spot some dolphins while doing so. The beach is also known for shore-based whale spotting, particularly in the winter months when the southern right whales visit Plettenberg Bay. A must-stop on your Garden Route road trip, and number 1 on our best beaches in South Africa list.

Whether you’re looking for the best waves, a secluded tanning spot, or a scenic boardwalk, our list of best beaches in South Africa has them all. Club Mykonos, Provinces Of South Africa, Secluded Beach, Wildlife Park, Turquoise Water, Old West, Adventure Is Out There, Beautiful Beaches, West Coast

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Langebaan’s sugar-white sand, flat turquoise water, and cross shore winds that make it the ultimate playground for water-lovers, kite suffers in particular. Capetonians also prefer the rather mild temperatures of the water on the West Coast (compared to the Atlantic in the Mother City).

Whether you’re looking for the best waves, a secluded tanning spot, or a scenic boardwalk, our list of best beaches in South Africa has them all. Gap Yah, Lighthouse Keeper, Cape Town South Africa, Wildlife Park, Story Inspiration, Countries Of The World, Tour Guide, Beautiful Beaches, Travel Ideas

Top 10 best beaches in South Africa you need to visit

There are some things that make a beach truly special, like a good story or an old lighthouse. Kommetjie has both and therefore deserves a spot on best beaches in South Africa. If you’re interested in hearing why South Africa is one of the only countries in the world still with Lighthouse Keepers on staff, then join one of the guided tours. And the view down the white sands of Kommetjie Beach from the top of South Africa’s tallest cast iron lighthouse is, needless to say, sensational.

Whether you’re looking for the best waves, a secluded tanning spot, or a scenic boardwalk, our list of best beaches in South Africa has them all. Romantic Destinations, Amazing Destinations, Holiday Destinations, Camping Spots, Go Camping, Most Beautiful Beaches, Beautiful World, Wildlife Park, Beach Holiday

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Our very own Mother City has some unforgettable beach spots, but no trip to Cape Town is complete without visiting Camps Bay. The 12 Apostles tower above the glitzy beach-burb to the left, and Signal Hill and Lion Head watch over the powdery-white sand to the right – a perfect sundowner scenario if ever we saw one! So, grab a drink in one of the bars on the Strip, or sit on the rocks next to the tidal pool and learn why Capetonians can’t stop shouting about their extraordinary sunsets.

What to pack for South Africa? We’ve come up with a packing list that covers all the essentials for Cape Town, the Garden Route or your Kruger safari. Kruger National Park, National Parks, Safari, Visit South Africa, Couple Beach, Game Reserve, What To Pack, Beautiful Beaches, Places To See

What to pack for South Africa - More than just a safari

What to pack for South Africa? We’ve come up with a packing list that covers all the essentials for Cape Town, the Garden Route or your Kruger safari.

The of July marks World Ranger Day, a time to celebrate the personal courage and, all too often, commemorate the sacrifice made by wildlife rangers. Wildlife Park, Kruger National Park, Black Mamba, Mans World, Lets Celebrate, Nature Reserve, Beautiful Beaches, Elephants, Conservation

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The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit is the first majority female anti-poaching unit in South Africa. It was founded in 2013 by Transfrontier Africa NPC, to protect the Olifants West Region of Balule Nature Reserve. Within the first year of operation, the Black Mambas were invited to expand into other regions and now protect all boundaries of the 52,000 hectare Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

Pakamisa Lodge, down-to-earth luxury and seclusion in stunning Zululand wilderness KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Clay Pigeon Shooting, Hills And Valleys, Spanish Architecture, Private Games, Kwazulu Natal, Wildlife Park, Big 5, Game Reserve, Delicious Meals

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Pakamisa Lodge is a family-owned and operated small guest lodge tucked away in a private game reserve in the northern reaches of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Perched on a high plateau on Pakamisa Mountain, it is aptly named – the Zulu meaning is “to lift up”. The absence of malaria and large predators makes this the perfect choice for families. Accommodation is a splendid mix of Spanish architecture and colonial African safari style in a magical natural setting, offering a relaxing bush getaway where…

Tsala Treetops Lodge is set amidst the treetops in a dense indigenous forest, Tsala Treetop Lodge is the perfect destination if you enjoy combining your wilderness experience with a bit of Garden Route pizzazz. Land Of The Brave, Knysna, Wildlife Park, Tree Tops, Lodges, Beautiful Beaches, Wilderness, Places Ive Been, South Africa

Tsala Treetops Lodge, South Africa | Timbuktu Travel

Set amidst the treetops in a dense indigenous forest, Tsala Treetop Lodge is the perfect destination if you enjoy combining your wilderness experience with a bit of Garden Route pizzazz. Within the lodge, the atmosphere is hushed, tempting you to spend hours on the elevated decks listening to birdsong and gazing through your binoculars to identify the singers. The undeniable star of the show is the rare Knysna loerie, or Knysna turaco, which may visit your suite if your magic is working. If…

A pair of award-winning lodges in the heart of malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, imbued with the spirit of their colourful and innovative creators, Jaci and Jan Safari Wedding, Bush Wedding, Private Games, Wildlife Park, Paradise On Earth, Game Reserve, African Safari, Lodges, Beautiful Beaches

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Jaci's Safari Lodge is a luxury safari getaway in the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa's top private game reserves. Jaci’s trademark style is fun, flamboyant and fabulous and the main areas are decked out in striking African textiles, bright colours and pretty cushions. In the rooms, you’ll find thatch roofs and open walls (they do roll up at night!), allowing one to be immersed in nature and making for an up-close-and-personal bush experience. This is also one of the…

Kwandwe Fish River Lodge is one of four lodges situated within the 22 000-hectare Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa. Set on a bushy gorge overlooking the Great Fish River, the lodge has sweeping views of the river and the hills beyond it. If you are looking for a safari holiday with stylish accommodation then Kwandwe Fish River Lodge is top of the chart. Timbuktu Travel. Beautiful Homes, Beautiful Places, Chic Beach House, Thatched House, Game Lodge, River Lodge, Weekend House, Hotels And Resorts, Lodges

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, South Africa | Timbuktu Travel

This is one of four lodges situated within the 22 000-hectare Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Set on a bushy gorge overlooking the Great Fish River, the lodge has sweeping views of the river and the hills beyond it. It's a visually appealing retreat built in traditional safari style with thatched roofs, solid walls and foldaway glass doors that open on to expansive viewing decks. Explore the wilderness on a game drive or take a walking safari or a shorter bush walk to look for birds and other…

Experience the Garden Route National Park's restless breakers, rocky coastline and indigenous forest, its magical world of marine life. There is a reason why everyone has heard to the Garden Route, South Africa. Morocco Travel, Africa Travel, Places To Travel, Places To See, Travel Stuff, Top Destinations, Romantic Destinations, Adventure Is Out There, Vacation Spots

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What to do in Africa: December - Garden Route. A journey up the magical Garden Route from Cape Town couldn't be done at a better time. It’s warm and clear in December, with almost zero chance of rain along this spectacular coastline. Timbuktu Travel

What to do in Africa: July -Paragliding in Cape Town. This is not to be missed on a trip to Cape Town. What better way to see the stunning shape of South Africa’s mother city than from the air. Activities In Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism, Audley Travel, Visit South Africa, Safari Holidays, Camping Games, Adventure Activities, Paragliding, Top Destinations

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What to do in Africa: July -Paragliding in Cape Town. This is not to be missed on a trip to Cape Town. What better way to see the stunning shape of South Africa’s mother city than from the air. Timbuktu Travel

What to do in Africa: February - Summer in Cape Town. Cape Town is at its finest in February, with beautiful, warm summer days, cloudless skies and a list of activities to blow your mind. Romantic Destinations, Top Destinations, List Of Activities, Wildlife Park, Rest Of The World, Africa Travel, Countries Of The World, Cape Town, Beautiful Beaches

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What to do in Africa: February - Summer in Cape Town. Cape Town is at its finest in February, with beautiful, warm summer days, cloudless skies and a list of activities to blow your mind. Timbuktu Travel

Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa - A splash of diamonds in the Cape winelands, South Africa. Visit South Africa, Cape Town South Africa, Wine Safari, Safari Holidays, Africa Travel, Lodges, Where To Go, Beautiful Beaches, Outdoor Spaces

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What to do in Africa: January - Wine tasting in the Western Cape. If it’s a bit of culture with a twist of sophistication is what you’re after, look no further than the Western Cape’s Winelands in March, famed for the exceptionally high standard of wine and culinary excellence. Timbuktu Travel