Exploring South Africa’s Garden Route

The Garden Route - the name given to the 800km-long stretch of forested, coastal area between Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth - is one of the brightest stars in South Africa's tourism crown.

Going underground for water

Scientists have for the first time produced the most detailed maps yet which show that Africa has vast reserves of groundwater hidden under the surface in aquifers.
SA’s drinking water is top class

Vredefort Dome to be protected

Vredefort Dome to be protected

South Africa's Vredefort Dome, a Unesco World Heritage site, has jumped another hurdle and is nearer to being formally protected under local law after an agreement was signed between the government and landowners in the area.

Maps of South Africa

South Africa and its provinces, regions, cities and suburbs. Tourist accommodation and recreation venues. Get the big picture - then zoom in close and get the details - with a range of excellent mapping websites.
Eco-tourism in South Africa's winelands

Eco-tourism in South Africa’s winelands

Eco-tourism in South Africa's winelands is thriving, with visitors to the Western Cape increasingly as interested in exploring the wealth of eco-tourism activities on offer as they are in sampling the region's famous wines.
Cape Point

Cape Point: Where South Africa’s two oceans meet

Tourists flock to Cape Point every year to witness the beautiful scenery and the point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Residents of Cape Agulhas, however, argue that visitors wanting to see the confluence of the two oceans will have to travel a little further east and south ...
Vredefort Dome - the world's biggest meteor crater

Weird science of Vredefort Dome

"It's like being in the Bermuda Triangle," says Rodger Hart of the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Science. Graham P Collins of Scientific American magazine examines the strange magnetic anomolies of the Vredefort Dome, the oldest and largest clearly visible meteorite impact site in the world.

Mystery of the “Taung Child” solved

The world's oldest murder mystery has been solved: Professor Lee Berger of Wits University's palaeoanthropology unit has revealed that the 2-million-year-old Taung child was killed by an eagle, not a big cat.
Vredefort warns of future impacts

Vredefort warns of future impacts

Meteorite Impact!, co-authored by Uwe Reimold and Roger Gibson, explains how South Africa's massive Vredefort crater is teaching scientists worldwide about the danger of similar events in the future.
Drakensberg: barrier of spears

Drakensberg: barrier of spears

The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park has outstanding natural beauty, Africa's highest mountain range south of Kilimanjaro, a fascinating and ancient geology, some of the rarest animals in the world - and the largest series of rock art in Africa.

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