Albertinia is a small village in the Western Cape province at the foot of the Langeberg mountain range about 50 km west of Mossel Bay. The place owes its name..
Alexandria is a small farming village in the Eastern Cape located on the beautiful route from Port Elizabeth to Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred. Once founded by the Dutch and named..
Ballito is a 30-minute drive north of Durban on the so-called Dolphin Coast in Kwazulu Natal province. Bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen off the coast of Ballito. The dolphins love..
Barrydale (Western Cape Province) originated at the beginning of the 18th century when farmers searched for fertile land to grow crops. The land around the current Barrydale was found to..
Bathurst is located in the Cacadu district of the Eastern Cape province between Grahamstown and Port Alfred. It has the appearance of an old English village and the ‘Pig and..
Bela-Bela is a place in the province of Limpopo and lies between Pretoria and Polokwane, it falls under the Waterberg District. Bela-Bela means freely translated ‘boiling boiling’ and refers to..
Betty’s Bay is located in the Overberg area of the Western Cape province of South Africa. Beautifully stretched out on the Atlantic Ocean close to the Palmiet River and at..
Bloemfontein is the capital of the province of Vrystaat (Freestate) and is located in the middle of South Africa. You may have seen the Freestate Stadium in this city during..
Blouberg beach is located about 15 kilometers north of the center of Cape Town and is the place to take the most beautiful photos of Table Mountain. It is located..
Botrivier is located in the Overberg region in the Western Cape province. A place on the N2 on the mountain slopes of the Houwhoek Mountains. It is surrounded by vineyards..
Bredasdorp is a sleepy farming town situated between sheep farms, grain and rapeseed fields in the Overberg region of the Western Cape province. It lies on the slopes of the..
The Breede River is located in the Western Cape province and as the name suggests it is a broad river and the name is derived from Dutch. The origin of..
Brits is a city in the North West province about 55 kilometers west of Pretoria. It is an area known for its platinum mines and where citrus fruits, vegetables and..
Driving along route 62, it cannot be missed. Here you will find on the western side of the small Karoo in the Western Cape province of Calitzdorp. Perhaps better known..
Calvinia is located in the Karoo of the Northern Cape province, originated in the mid-18th century as Hantam and in 1851 named after John Calvin (French theologian) by the then..
Camps Bay is a neighborhood of Cape Town and the “Place to Be” if you like beach, going out, great food and strolling. While the rock stars and models of..
The village of L’agulhas is a small fishing village in the Western Cape province and known in particular from the Cape Agulhas: the southernmost point of the continent of Africa…
The versatility of the city makes Cape Town a perfect destination! Think of a vibrant nightlife, the wine countries, delicious food, shopping and beautiful white beaches with blue water. In..
Ceres named after the Roman goddess of fertility and agriculture, is located in the Western Cape province some 170 kilometers above Cape Town. It is located in the ‘Warm Bokkeveld’..
This small village on the coast of the Indian Ocean is about 40 kilometers north-east of East London in the Eastern Cape province. Cintsa belongs to the so-called Wild Coast..
Citrusdal is located in the Olifants River Valley in the Western Cape province, between the “Kouebokkeveld” and the Cederberg Mountains. An area where it is all about beautiful native nature,..
Clanwilliam is a village in the Western Cape province, located in the beautiful Olifants River Valley, some 230 km north of Cape Town. On the west side of the village..
Clarens is the ‘most beautiful little village’ in the Eastern Free State, if we may believe the villagers. Admittedly, it is beautifully situated at the foot of the Maluti Mountains,..
About 200 km north-east of East London you will find the small village of Coffee Bay, in Afrikaans Coffee Bay, on the so-called Wild Coast of Transkei. The place name..
Constantia in the Western Cape, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cape Town and famous for its wines. It is located south of the city center, in the middle..
Located in the Karoo, in the valley of the Great Fish river in the Eastern Cape province, you will find the village of Cradock around the Dutch Reformed Church. This..
The charming village of Cullinan has still retained much of its historic character as a mining village and even today the diamond mine is still in full use. The first..
Dullstroom in the province of Mpumalanga is South Africa’s fly fishing place par excellence. Dullstroom is located high, 2100 meters above sea level and therefore the highest village in South..
Dundee is located in one of the valleys of the Biggarsberg mountain range and was founded in 1882 after raw materials (coal) were discovered in the area. The place is..
Durban is named after the governor of the Cape in 1824; Benjamin D’Urban. Due to the development in the sugar cane industry, the city grew into an important port. Today..
East London is located in the Eastern Cape province and is located on the Sunshine Coast between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River. Once started with the name Port..
Empangeni is a town in the Kwazulu Natal province and originated when a group of Norwegians stored their mission post on the eMpangeni river in 1851. Later, the Norwegian missionaries..
The area around Estcourt (Afrikaans: Eskort) in Kwazulu Natal province has a turbulent history. It forms the southernmost point of the so-called ‘Battlefield Route’ that extends further north to Ladysmith..
Fish Hoek is a coastal town on False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula and the mouth of the Silvermine river. A place that has not lost..
Franschhoek is a village located in the South African province of Western Cape, about 75 kilometers away from Cape Town and is one of the oldest places in South Africa…
Located in the Western Cape on the Atlantic Ocean and overlooking Walkers Bay is the fishing village of Gansbaai. Nice and remote from the hustle and bustle of the city,..
George is located in the Western Cape province on the Garden Route about 430 kilometers from Cape Town. This cozy place is beautifully enclosed between the Indian Ocean and the..
Gonubie located just above East London in the Eastern Cape province is a small picturesque coastal village. It is a place to relax and to leave the bustle of city..
Gordon’s Bay is a harbor town with a beautiful beach on False Bay, adjacent to the wine countries and a 45 minute drive from Cape Town. A great place to..
Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest village in South Africa, is located in the heart of the Karoo surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park. It is here where the vastness and silence..
Grahamstown is located in the Eastern Cape province and has a turbulent past. You will find more forts in this place and surroundings than anywhere else in South Africa. The..
The village of Graskop is particularly known to tourists as a good base for exploring the surrounding natural beauty and a stop on the way to Kruger Park. The so-called..
Greyton is located in the sleepy area of the Overberg between Cape Town and Caledon and is a picturesque village. At the foot of the Sonderend mountains, surrounded by old..
Groblersdal is a farming village in Limpopo just across the border with the province of Mpumalanga, 60 kilometers from the huge Loskop Dam. With a length of 27 kilometers, this..
Harrismith is located in the east of the province of Free states and is halfway the N3 highway that connects Johannesburg and Durban. The N5 from Bloemfontein ends in Harrismith..
Hartbeespoort Dam is usually called Harties for short among South Africans. Hartbeespoort Dam is about half an hour’s drive west of Pretoria and is a popular weekend destination for residents..
Hazyview is a small farming village on the Sabie River in the province of Mpumalanga and known for its banana industry and the perfect location for tourists visiting the Panorama..
Hermanus is a very cozy fisherman’s coastal town located on Walkers Bay in the Western Cape province. Hermanus is the best known place when it comes to whale watching and..
Hluhluwe is a small village in the north of the Kwazulu Natal province near the Indian Ocean on the Hluhluwe River. Hluhluwe is known for the nearby Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve..
Hoedspruit is located in the Limpopo province and lies on the border with the Kruger National Park. It is centrally located in the lowveld and that area is better known..
Hogsback is located in the Eastern Cape province between Queenstown, Grahamstown and East-London. It is beautifully situated in the Amathole Mountains, making it a beautiful vacation destination. The three ‘mountains..
Hout Bay is located about 20 kilometers south of Cape Town, hidden in the safety and natural beauty of the bay between Chapman’s Peak and Mount Sentinel. It is a..
Howick is located in the Kwazulu Natal province about 90 kilometers away from Durban. This place is easily accessible from the N3 highway that runs from Johannesburg to the port..
Jeffrey’s Bay is located on the Garden Route in the Eastern Cape province about 70 kilometers west of Port Elizabeth. It has views of St. Francis Bay with the warm..
Johannesburg was founded when gold was found and has grown from a dusty mining town to the commercial and industrial heart of South Africa. Johannesburg is a city with many..
Kalk Bay or Kalkbaai is a fishing village on the coast of False Bay in the Western Cape province. Beautifully situated between the ocean and the limestone mountains, the name..
Kenton-on-Sea is a small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape. It is beautifully situated between the Bushman’s River and the Kariega River. An environment where numerous..
Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape province and has been a historically and economically important place for South Africa. In 1866, Erasmus Jacobs found a glittering stone on..
Klawer is a farmers’ settlement in the West Coast district of the Western Cape province, some 280 kilometers north of Cape Town. Located in the valley between Clanwilliam and Vredendal..
Kleinbaai is located on the so-called Danger Point Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean, 3 kilometers away from Gansbaai. Both places are known for diving to sharks as the great white..
Kleinmond is located on the beautiful coastal road of the Garden Route between Gordon’s Bay and Hermanus in the Western Cape. Coming from Gordon’s Bay, the Kogel Mountains almost end..
Knysna, located on the beautiful Garden Route is a tourist place in the Western Cape Province. The Knysna River flows into the lagoon here and was the perfect place to..
Kokstad is a town in Kwazulu Natal province, founded in 1863 and named after the then-leader of the Griquas: Adam Kok III. The Griquas, or Greek wax in Afrikaans, is..
Kommetjie is located on the western side of the Cape Peninsula. From Cape Town you drive through the beautiful Chapman’s Peak and the town of Noordhoek in a southerly direction..
Krugersdorp is located in the Gauteng province a short distance from the capital Johannesburg. Krugersdorp is also called Mogale City, after the Chief Mogale-Wa-Mogale who is now seen as one..
The town of Ladismith is located at the foot of the Klein Swartberg mountain range in the Klein Karoo. This village in the Western Cape province is 320 kilometers from..
Ladysmith is a town in Kwazulu Natal province and lies on the N3, the highway from Johannesburg (365 km north of Ladysmith) to Durban (230 km to the south-east). In..
Lambert’s Bay is the ‘place to be’ on the West Coast. Located about a 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town you will find this Diamond on the coast and the..
The town of Langebaan is located on the east side of the Langebaan Lagoon in the Western Cape Province. A town founded in 1922. It has beautiful views over the..
Louis Trichardt, nowadays also known as Makhado, is located in the Limpopo province at the foot of the Soutpansbergen. A place in the Laagvlakte with a subtropical climate where lychees,..
Lydenburg (or nowadays called Mashishing) is located in the province of Mpumalanga about a three-hour drive from Pretoria and many people visit this place on their way to or from..
Matjiesfontein located in the Kleine Karoo, the land of thirst, is a place where you can go back in time. It is a Victorian village which was totally restored in..
McGregor located in the Breede River Valley in the Western Cape is a place where you can switch back into a lower gear. You can reach McGregor via a well-paved..
Middelburg is surrounded by mountains and located in the heart of the Grote Karoo, Middelburg is unique but at the same time also a typical Karoo village where the inhabitants..
The town of Middelburg in the province of Mpumalanga was founded in 1864 when the Voortrekkers landed on the banks of the Klein Olifants River, they called this new village:..
Montagu is a village with a soul and the gateway to the Karoo. It is located in the Western Cape at the start of the very famous Route 62. A..
Previously, Mooirivier, in Kwazulu Natal province, was known as “Lawrenceville” after the Irish farmer who first settled here. The name that the Voortrekkers gave the area simply referred to the..
Located in the Western Cape province, Mossel Bay is the starting point of the Garden Route. It lies in the middle between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on the Indian..
Muizenberg is a coastal town on the Cape Peninsula, located in the curve of False Bay in the Western Cape. Muizenberg became an attractive place when it became easily accessible..
Nelspruit is the capital of Mpumalanga and lies on the Crocodile River. The place is named after the Nel family who settled here because of the fertile valleys. After them,..
The charming and artistic village of Nieu-Bethesda is located in the valley of the Sneeuberg mountains, in the vast plain of the Karoo in the Eastern Cape province. It is..
Nieuwoudtville located in the Northern Cape province is a beautiful historic town in the great Karoo. Characteristic are the sandstone buildings of which the Neo-Gothic sandstone church is the center…
Noordhoek is located on the west side of the Cape Peninsula in the Western Cape province. A quiet coastal town just below Cape Town with a rural feel. Beautifully situated..
Ohrigstad is a small town in the Mpumalanga province north of Lydenburg. The official name is Andries Ohrig City named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Hendrik Potgieter and the Dutch..
Oudtshoorn is located between the mountains of Outeniqua and Swartberg in the Kleine Karoo on the well-known Route 62. A village located in the fertile valley on the Grobbelaars river..
Oyster Bay, or in the African ‘Oyster Bay’, is a small coastal village about 14 kilometers west of St. Francis Bay between Knysna and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape..
About 40 minutes from Cape Town you will find Paarl, a jewel of a village at the foot of the mountains and granite rocks. Paarl is the 3rd oldest town..
Paternoster, located on the spectacular West Coast in the Western Cape province, is a popular holiday destination for many South Africans. It is around a 90-minute drive from Cape Town..
Located in the northeastern part of South Africa, in the province of Limpopo, you will find Phalaborwa (also known as Ba-Palaborwa). It is part of the Mopane district and is..
At the south-eastern tip of the province of Mpumalanga, against the border with Swaziland, you will find Piet Retief in the beautiful green Assegaai Valley. This place is named after..
This capital, and second largest city of the Kwazulu Natal province in South Africa, was founded in 1838. Located in a rural setting amidst forested hills in the Natal Midlands,..
It all started in 1873 when gold was found near Sabie and a camp was set up called MacMac. Alec Patterson, one of the MacMac diggers, then moved on and..
Plettenberg Bay is a small chic resort on the Indian Ocean. Located in the Eastern Cape province on the beautiful Garden Route. Plettenberg Bay is a place with a wonderful..
Pongola is located in the north of Kwazulu Natal province, on the southern tip of Swaziland, and is called uPhongolo by the Zulu’s. Pongola is surrounded by sugar and fruit..
Port Alfred is a place with the charm and charisma of an English fishing village. It is located in the Eastern Cape where the Kowie River meets the Indian Ocean,..
Port Elizabeth is ideally located on the Algoa Bay and is a good place for a long beach walk or water sport activities. At the larger beaches such as King’s..
Port Shepstone is a place of reasonable size on the south coast of the Kwazulu Natal province some 120 kilometers south of Durban. The place was founded in 1867 when..
Port St. Johns is called the capital of the Wild Coast, where the Umzimvubu River flows into the Indian Ocean. Sandstone rocks flaunt on either side of the river mouth…
Porterville is located in the Western Cape province at the foot of the Olifants River Mountains. It is approximately 155 kilometers to the northeast from Cape Town. Porterville is a..
Potgietersrus, or Mokopane as the village is nowadays also called, is located in the Limpopo province. Because Potgietersrus is about a two-hour drive from Gauteng, it is a good stopping..
Pretoria was long considered the bastion of Apartheid, but since the arrival of Nelson Mandela the city has become the standard bearer of shared power and forbearance. Large buildings in..
A village in the Karoo was established in 1762 as Albertsburg and in 1845 the name was changed to Prince Albert, after Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg. The village is like..
Pringle Bay in the Western Cape province is located some 85 kilometers from Cape Town. It is a small coastal town in a Biosphere Reserve located on the Whale Route…
Riebeek Kasteel is one of the oldest villages in South Africa, located in the heart of the Riebeeck Valley in the beautiful Western Cape province. With Cape Town about 80..
Robertson: “A small place with a big heart”, where you are warmly welcomed throughout the year and where one wine festival is followed by another. Here the peacefully dormant village..
Located in the Western Cape province of South Africa you will find the beautiful coastal route (the R44), the village of Rooi-Els. A place where people try to be one..
Rorke’s Drift is a town in the Kwazulu Natal province about 46 kilometers south-east of Dundee. The name of the place comes from the word “drift” that refers to a..
Sabie is a wooded village in the province of Mpumalanga on the banks of the Sabie River. The Sabie River was a rather dangerous river in the old days and..
Sea Point is one of Cape Town’s suburbs and covers a thin strip of land between Lion’s Head / Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean just a few kilometers west..
Sedgefield is an art village on the famous Garden Route situated between George and Knysna in the province of Western Cape. The name Sedgefield comes from the place of the..
Simon’s Town is a naval place with beautiful Victorian houses located on the False Bay of the Cape Peninsula. At 40 kilometers from Cape Town easily accessible by car or..
Somerset West is located at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains in the Western Cape. The wonderful Mediterranean climate and the relatively short distance to Cape Town (45 km), the..
Soweto is a district within the city of Johannesburg in the province of Gauteng. The word is actually a combination of the words South Western Townships, a residential area for..
Springbok is the largest place in the Northern Cape province and located in the heart of Namaqualand. It is the place for diamonds, copper and wild flowers and is enclosed..
St. Francis Bay is a small coastal town located in the Eastern Cape and with man-made canals and waterways also called “Little Venice”. St. Francis Bay is located next to..
St. Lucia is located on the warm Indian Ocean and the unique St Lucia estuary in the KwaZulu Natal province. The village is a kind of resort located at the..
The village of Stanford is located in the Western Cape province, about 150 km from Cape Town. You will find it when you drive from Hermanus, known for the whales,..
Stellenbosch, the second oldest city in South Africa, is hidden in a beautiful valley in the province of Western Cape. The city is named after Simon van der Stel, a..
Storms River is a small town at the mouth of the river with the same name. Storms River is located in the Tsitsikamma National Park which is part of the..
Sun City is the Las Vegas of South Africa where entertainment and nature come together in a special way. The resort is located 187 kilometers from Johannesburg on the edge..
Swellendam located in the Western Cape is a nice town with a rich history and the third oldest city in the country, after Cape Town and Stellenbosch, founded in 1745…
Touwsrivier is a beautiful small railway town in the Western Cape province, situated on the river with the same name, about 160 kilometers from Cape Town. It is located in..
Tulbagh is beautifully situated in the ‘Deserted Valley’ of the Western Cape province an hour’s drive from Cape Town. A valley where the Khoi and the Bushmen stayed for thousands..
Tzaneen is the second largest city in the province of Limpopo in the north-east of South Africa. Tzaneen has a population of around 30,000 people. The area is characterized by..
Umhlanga is located on the east coast of South Africa in the Kwazulu Natal province, just north of the port city of Durban (16 km). It is a pleasant seaside..