South Africa Travel Guide

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Cape Town

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2684,6236,399

Johannesburg

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1097,2290,160

Durban

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424,851,89

Pretoria

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401,724,93

Kruger National Park

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667,1775,33

Sun City

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311,834,8

Port Elizabeth

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94,170,63

Drakensberg

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144,425,0

Bloemfontein

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96,229,30

Oudtshoorn

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108,234,38

Mossel Bay

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79,121,20

Hartbeespoort

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78,166,1

Pietermaritzburg

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30,50,11

Hoedspruit

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25,51,18

Clarens

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31,58,4

Knysna

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170,356,64

Lake Saint Lucia

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68,168,0

Umhlanga Rocks

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19,30,19

Pilanesberg

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62,198,2

Nelspruit

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16,47,25

Plettenberg Bay

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77,177,49

Soweto

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45,135,0

Stellenbosch

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100,267,56

Kimberley

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51,72,10

Simon's Town

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73,188,0

George

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67,136,21

Sodwana Bay National Park

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33,39,0

Franschhoek

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41,96,35

Richards Bay

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10,22,10

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

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94,246,0

Addo Elephant National Park

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101,184,0

Stilbaai

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46,103,0

Hazyview

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11,47,29

Robben Island

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20,97,0

Port Alfred

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20,32,6

Graaff-Reinet

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46,129,2

Pilgrim's Rest

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35,104,4

Potchefstroom

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/South_Africa/Potchefstroom-2217506/TravelGuide-Potchefstroom.html

17,29,0

Hluhluwe

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20,81,26

Graskop

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30,60,0

Swellendam

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29,58,19

Sabie

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37,56,0

Kuruman

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18,29,0

Hermanus

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/South_Africa/Hermanus-2223143/TravelGuide-Hermanus.html

78,135,40

Margate

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/South_Africa/Province_of_KwaZulu_Natal/Margate-2220157/TravelGuide-Margate.html

13,16,2

East London

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/South_Africa/East_London-2224664/TravelGuide-East_London.html

3,8,20

Ceres

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/South_Africa/Province_of_the_Western_Cape/Ceres-2225454/TravelGuide-Ceres.html

14,33,0

Kalahari Gemsbok National Park

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/South_Africa/Province_of_Northern_Cape/Kalahari_Gemsbok_National_Park-2222700/TravelGuide-Kalahari_Gemsbok_National_Park.html

29,70,0

Wuppertal

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/South_Africa/Wuppertal-2214449/TravelGuide-Wuppertal.html

14,19,0

Langebaan

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/South_Africa/Langebaan-2221289/TravelGuide-Langebaan.html

25,51,0

Cape Town

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  • Table Mountain

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is a must visit when you are in Cape Town. Majestic mountains are a landmark of not only Cape Town but the whole of Africa. A cable car takes you up if you cannot spare the 5 hours required for the hike up not to mention the physical fitness required, The ride on the cable car is by no means inexpensive! It costs 100 Rands for children up to...

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  • Cape Grace Hotel

    Cape Town Hotels

    Stayed recently for three nights. It is absolutely wonderful. Rooms are very elegant with incredible...

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  • The Africa Cafe

    Cape Town Restaurants

    In the Africa cafe the food is very fine however a bit expensive. The waiter brings various dishes to the table what you really enjoy. The dishes are from all over Africa with very fine flavours. You will not leave hungry!!!!!!!!!!! The waitresses are dressed in traditional African clothes. The restaurant has many rooms and all have a different...

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Johannesburg

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Durban

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  • Shooting Range fun

    Durban Things to Do

    For a real adrenalin rush, try going to the shooting range for the day! Brent Shooting Range lets you try out a handgun, shotgun and rifle at their indoor range, but only after you have had safety training from one of their certified trainers. The package includes ammunition. I am terrified of guns, but this was actually fun and a real thrill! Also...

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  • Hilton Durban

    Durban Hotels

    If you dont mind asking for new towls, shampoos, soap on a daily basis, this hotel is for you. Claim...

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  • How to visit Dangerous Durbs and...

    Durban Warnings and Dangers

    Unfortunately South Africa's reputation is such that it's necessary to explicitly address the issue of whether it's safe for visitors.If you want an answer in a nutshell, security concerns are real but hugely overstated, and this is an area where media sensationalism has unfortunately coloured public perception in an irresponsible and unrealistic...

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Pretoria

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  • Voortrekker Monument

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Voortrekker Monument was build to commemorate the Voortrekker Pioneers and their Journey from the Cape colony into the Interior of the Country which is now called South Africa between 1835 and 1854. The Monument highlight mostly the events leading to the Battle of Blood river were scores of Zulu warriors were killed. There is a small museum inside...

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  • Sheraton Pretoria Hotel

    Pretoria Hotels

    Stayed twice, two weeks apart for 2 nights and one night respectively. Rooms are very nice, roomy...

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  • Union Buildings

    Pretoria Things to Do

    The Union Buildings forms the Official seat of South African Government and houses the Presidency as well as Department of Foreign Affairs.It was build between 1909 and 1913,Originally build to house the entire Public service for the Union of South Africa,It was then the largest building in the country. Many tourists visit this place...

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Kruger National Park

Sun City

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  • THE HALL OF TREASURES

    Sun City Things to Do

    Inside of Sun City is a fabled Hall of Treasures. Inside is untold wealth and an endless supply of money. Unfortunately it is the Casino that gets all this money. Statistically you will lose every game on offer. The main Gambling Hall is full of slot machines, video poker and other games designed to make the Casino richer. Las Vegas it’s not....

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  • The Palace of the Lost City

    Sun City Hotels

    Unfortunately I have never stayed in this hotel, but then again Sol Kerzner prefers the main hotel...

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  • Take tea at The Palace

    Sun City Things to Do

    Over the recent break two friends and I headed off to Sun City for the day. Past experience has taught us that The Palace at the Lost City staff do a pretty good job of keeping non-resident day tripping riff raff from bothering their five star residents. The only way of getting into the hotel to see it from the inside is to book for high tea or for...

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Port Elizabeth

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Drakensberg

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  • Bushman Rock Art Centre

    Drakensberg Things to Do

    KwaZulu-Natal's new Kamberg Rock Art Centre, now open to the public, will help visitors understand and interpret the more than 40 000 San Bushman images to be found in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.It is here that the "Rosetta Stone" of San art first provided archaeologists with the key to interpreting the symbolism of the paintings as spiritual...

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  • Drakensberg Traverse

    Drakensberg Things to Do

    If you want peace and quiet, real peace and quiet then the The Drakensberg Traverse is the most awesome trek you could imagine. We took 14 days leave from life and walked from The Sentinel in the Northern Drakensberg to Sani Pass in the South. A little over 200km of the most pristine Mountain Wilderness in the world. Much of the trek was through...

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  • Hiking up the mountains

    Drakensberg Things to Do

    The cliffs above the Drifters Drakensberg Lodge are home to a colony of Cape Vultures, the foothills home to Eland and many other animal and bird species as well as lush indigenous forests with hidden caves and Bushmen paintings. Enjoy a lovely (but long!) hike up the mountains and enjoy dramatic waterfalls, deep valleys, and high peaks. You can...

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Bloemfontein

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  • An interesting use of power station...

    Bloemfontein Things to Do

    Disused power stations are seldom pretty things, but some South Africans are beginning to view their lack of aesthetic appeal as a bit of a challenge.These cooling towers are located on the southern fringe of Bloem's CBD, en route for the Anglo Boer War museum. The weekend that we visited, the ANC was holding its centenary birthday celebrations in...

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  • Southern Sun Bloemfontein

    Bloemfontein Hotels

    Nelson Mandela & Melville, Brandwag (formerly Holiday Inn), Bloemfontein, 9324, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Be touched by the statue of the...

    Bloemfontein Things to Do

    This utterly wonderful piece of sculpture is located next to the car park of the Anglo Boer War museum, and depicts a Boer commando bidding farewell to his wife and child.Everything about this statue is gorgeous: from the sense of urgency conveyed by the soldier and his spirited horse to the serenely stoic expression of the wife sending her husband...

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Oudtshoorn

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  • Ostrich Farm

    Oudtshoorn Things to Do

    Visit an Ostrich farm and also take a ride if it is ok with you. We went to a farm but decided not to ride the ostriches. Honestly speaking I did not like this visit to the farm much. Except for the fact that we got to know about what really happens.

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  • Queens Hotel

    Oudtshoorn Hotels

    I stayed there for one night earlier this month. When i went for a drink at their restaurant i saw...

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  • Cango Caves

    Oudtshoorn Things to Do

    Very near Oudtshoorn are the Cango Caves. Ecologically significant and impressively beautiful the Cango Caves are a highlight of the Klein Karoo region. The caves offer an exciting tour. Their caverns began forming 20 million years ago when acidic ground water chemically eroded the 100 million year old limestone rocks. There are two tours to be...

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Mossel Bay

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  • Don't go to Jukani!!

    Mossel Bay Things to Do

    This is a much hyped big cat sanctuary/animal park. The animals/cats are kept in captivity!! We drove a long way to see this place and were thoroughly disappointed. It is a very badly kept place with very few caged animals. Total rip off!

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  • Protea Hotel Mossel Bay

    Mossel Bay Hotels

    We stayed here for one night and had a self catering unit with a bedroom in the lower floor, a hall...

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  • Fantastic Chinese food

    Mossel Bay Restaurants

    This restaurant is bang opposite to the Information center in Mossel Bay. It serves delicious Chinese food. The service is great, the people friendly and ready to talk if you want to. They also do customised orders to the extent possible. Vegetable noodles and Fried rice. We were too happy with the food here. I enjoyed their Jasmin tea too!

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Hartbeespoort

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  • Full day adventure

    Hartbeespoort Things to Do

    Only 45 min's from Jhb and you arrive in tranquillity. The Harties cableway was my first stop and all I can say is WOW... totally refurbished and World Class is all I will say. From the top of the mountain you can plan your day as you can see into 3 provinces. The dam and the mountains offer a special view and fantastic photographic opportunities....

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  • Cocomo Guesthouse and Conference Centre...

    Hartbeespoort Hotels

    My boyfriend and I love to take short breaks to Harties since it is so close to the city. We have...

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  • No excuse for scurvy!

    Hartbeespoort Shopping

    (work in progress)The area just north of the Magaliesberg range is renowned for its fruit cultivation, so it's little surprise that the roads around Hartbeespoort Dam are lined with fruit sellers.This photo was taken in July, when citrus fruits, avocadoes and macadamia nuts were in season. The boxes of naartjies (a local variation on a satsuma...

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Pietermaritzburg

  • LAUNDRY!!

    Pietermaritzburg What to Pack

    You know what a pain in the neck laundry is when you are on holiday - who has time for it??Well, if you are staying in Pmburg there is a really great place to take your dirty washing... it's called the Orange Ring and you pay by weight - something like R15 per kilo for same day service. You just drop your smelly stuff off and pay and when it's...

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  • Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant

    Pietermaritzburg Hotels

    R103 Nottingham Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3280, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Yummilicious

    Pietermaritzburg Restaurants

    Delicious food in a garden setting, tucked away at the top of Town Bush Road. We HAVE to go here every time we visit. They are all Fantastic!

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Hoedspruit

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  • Spot the maribou storks that stand...

    Hoedspruit Things to Do

    (work in progress)Although maribou storks are fascinating in terms of their ecological niche, they are the sort of animals that you strongly suspect that only a mother could love!Firstly, they are Africa's largest stork, and in stark contrast to the willowy profile of their more elegant cousins, they have a decidedly muscular build and...

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  • Kurhula Wildlife Lodge

    Hoedspruit Hotels

    Parsons Nature Reserve 155KT, Plotnumber 25, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Night drives give you a very different...

    Hoedspruit Things to Do

    (work in progress)Where to start? Well, for fear of eulogising from the outset, in my opinion, night drives are the single most exciting and atmospheric experience that you can have in the bush! At night, the bush comes alive, as many species are nocturnal, and you get to see a different range of animals to the buck (antelope) species that you...

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Clarens

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  • Good food, reasonable prices, homely...

    Clarens Restaurants

    Good food, reasonably priced. We had steaks, well cooked, and lemon meringue pie. It was a chilly autumn evening, and there was a welcoming fire in the grate. Rump steak. It was as good as rump steak can be.

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  • Protea Hotel Clarens

    Clarens Hotels

    Cnr Main & Van der Merwe Streets, PO Box 220, Clarens, 9707, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Friends

    Clarens Nightlife

    One of the best places to go, we were toldIts a bar with dancing area and they also do great food and also have many tv's so its got everything you needSeating area outside too for summer nights and a pool roomfood is great, huge portions, 100rand for a steak and veg, chips and couple of beers!open til latelocated on the corner of the main square

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    Aug 2, 2013 at 5:33 AM

    The first restaurant that broke the apartheid ,the 'Gramadoelas' has closed. After 46 years of serving traditional South African foods.

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