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.

 

Mpumalanga province

Mpumalanga province, South Africa

Mpumalanga - "the place where the sun rises" - is a province with spectacular scenic beauty and an abundance of wildlife, lying in the northeast of South Africa.
Northern Cape

Northern Cape province, South Africa

The vast and arid Northern Cape is by far the largest province, slightly bigger than Germany and taking up nearly a third of South Africa's land area. Yet it has the country's smallest population, around 1-million people, and an extremely roomy population density of three people per square kilometre.

North West province, South Africa

North West lies in the north of South Africa on the Botswana border, fringed by the Kalahari desert in the west, Gauteng province to the east, and the Free State to the south. It is known as the Platinum Province for the wealth of the metal it has underground.

Western Cape province, South Africa

The Western Cape is one of South Africa's most beautiful provinces, a region of majestic mountains, colourful patchworks of farmland set in lovely valleys, long beaches and, further inland, the wide-open landscape of the semidesert Karoo.

South Africa’s wildlife wonders

There's more to South African wildlife than the celebrated "Big Five". From big to small, meat eater to ant eater, primate to reptile ... our animals (and birds) are wild, varied and abundant.
Vredefort Dome

Vredefort Dome – the world’s biggest meteor crater

Two billion years ago a meteor bigger than Table Mountain hit the earth near what is today Johannesburg. The impact caused an explosion equivalent to a trillion tons of dynamite, turning 70 cubic kilometres of rock to dust - and possibly altering the earth's climate to make multicellular life possible. This is the Vredefort Dome.
Indaba Durban women

Indaba wants more women in management

Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa aims to get 30% female representation in management in the tourism sector over the next five years. WiT 30in5 was...
Namaqualand flowers

South Africa’s plant life

South Africa's large areas of semi-desert scrub and grassland might suggest a certain poverty of plant life. Aside from the fact that a tract of pristine grassland can hold up to 60 grass species, nothing could be further from the truth.
Rodrigue Katembo, Virunga National Park, Goldman Environmental Prize,

Global conservation award for DRC park ranger and environmentalist

Rodrigue Katembo, a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work as a...

Infographic: Wind and sun power in South Africa

Significant amounts of sunshine and good, prevalent wind conditions have given South Africa the perfect opportunity to diversify its energy generation plan, moving away...

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