Tourism

Tourism

South Africa's tourism industry is well established, with an exciting sector of emerging entrepreneurs. The country is strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife, and is a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.

 

paragliding south africa

Paragliding in South Africa

If you're into paragliding or hang gliding, South Africa has a real treat in store for you. From the amazing thermals of the hot Northern Cape to the fantastic ridge soar and scenic flying of the coastal provinces ... the sky is the limit!
Queen Mathebula is South Africa's 2017 boerewors champion.

Meet South Africa’s Queen of Boerewors

Limpopo butchery manager Queen Mathebula is the winner of the 2017 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors competition, the annual heritage event dedicated to finding the...
South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu explores the country's heritage through food in her new cookery book

Cookbook celebrates South Africa’s culinary heritage

South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu is taking local cuisine to the world with the release of her new cookbook, Through the Eyes of an...
South African cuisine

South African cuisine

South Africa offers culinary challenges from crocodile sirloins to fried caterpillars to sheep heads, but also a familiar global menu - anything from hamburgers to sushi to pad thai to spaghetti bolognaise. Check out the menu.

Soweto, heartbeat of the nation

Infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid and alive with the energy of the city of gold, Soweto is a must-see for tourists in search of more than sun, sea and the big five.

The Cradle of Humankind

A handful of the world's great cities trace their heritage to early human settlements thousands of years back. Johannesburg's earliest residents were in the neighbourhood 3-million years ago.

Discover South Africa’s untamed and beautiful Wild Coast

The Wild Coast is one of South Africa's most remote stretches of shoreline. Stretching from East London in the Eastern Cape all the way north to Port Edward and the southern border of KwaZulu-Natal, the region is home to some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the world.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park: South Africa’s coastal jewel

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the jewels of South Africa's coastline, with a unique mosaic of ecosystems - swamps, lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands - supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.

Mountain biking in South Africa

MTB heaven! South Africa is a treasure trove of exciting routes, discovered and waiting to be uncovered, with weather allowing for cycling at any time of the year, all day and just about every day.
Small towns in South Africa

Discover small-town South Africa

South Africa is known for its gold and diamonds, but if you want to discover its real gems, head for the small towns and villages that lie just off the beaten the track - the country's heartland.

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