24 March 2017
Find your dream destination in South Africa
Take a short left in Mzansi
South Africa is boasting of rich diverse culture and our nine provinces uniquely offer you a dream destination to create wonderful memories.
Travel is one of the most popular tick-off items on everyone's bucket list and most people save throughout the year for that dream vacation. Normally when the word “travel” is mentioned the mind races to overseas or the world.
That isn’t bad at all but we encourage and challenge everyone to explore domestically before going to discover the world. Wouldn’t it be great to know South Africa like the back of your hand and be promoting and contributing to our fast growing tourism industry?
So when you thinking of travelling, before going to explore international destinations, we encourage you to take a short left in Mzansi.
All our provinces have a variety of cultures, sights and destinations that would definitely expose you to different standards of living the Mzansi way. Get out of your comfort zone, test your physical and mental capabilities but above all simply relax and recuperate.
Learning is said to be one of the reasons why people travel, once in a while individuals crave to learn something totally unfamiliar and in addition to learn a new skill. Travelling gives you the opportunity to recognize new perspectives to different aspects of life, how other people live and engage. For those who are passionate about cooking it’s a chance to learn new and exciting cuisine.
When you are away from home you become open to build new relationships, escape and conquer a fresh destinations, we have all of that right here at home.
So to narrow down your destination search, we have put together a list of a few of the best dream destinations province by province so you know exactly where to go;
KwaZulu-Natal - Nowhere else in the world will you find such a unique fusion of raw natural beauty, modern sophistication, cultural diversity and pulsating energy – all in the most breath taking natural setting.
• Moses Mabhida Stadium, Shaka Marine World, Durban Beach front- The Golden Mile, Valley of a thousand Hills, the Drakensburg Mountains, Howick Falls. Just to name a few destinations KZN has to offer, this province is better known as the kingdom of the Zulu.
The Eastern Cape- Cultural melting pot and birthplace of iconic world leader, Nelson Mandela, the rich heritage and diversity of the Eastern Cape with its people, sights and sounds interwoven into the tapestry of what makes this region so unique. Become encapsulated in the history of a proud region and its people.
• Addo elephant National Park, Bathurst, Jeffrey’s Bay,
The Free State- The Free State with its rolling hills, wide golden plains, impressive sandstone mountains and almost 340 days of sunshine per year, is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast.
The two main cities in the province are Bloemfontein, also called the City of Roses is a modern city and is seat of the South African Supreme Court, it is also the is the economic and cultural centre of the province.
• Golden gate highland ,Clarens, Gariep Dam, Basotho Cultural Village
Gauteng- also known as the Place of Gold, is the economic powerhouse of the Southern African region and home to Africa's greatest cities.
From the vibrant metropolis of Soweto, through dynamic Johannesburg City of Gold to the tree-lined diplomacy of Pretoria, Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all four corners of the world.
• the Gold Reef City, Apartheid Museum, and Newtown Cultural Precinct, Monte Casino, The Nelson Mandela Square
Limpopo- An eco-tourist destination where mountain ranges rise suddenly and dramatically out of bush veld plains. On the slopes of these mountains you will find indigenous forests, placid streams and beautiful waterfalls.
Much of the land is unspoilt providing sanctuary to large numbers of game. Game reserves are found in 2 different regions within Limpopo
• The Cave of Hearths, Vaalwater, Modjadjii Nature Reserve, Lake Lufundzi and Thathe Vondo Forest.
Mpumalanga- which translates to "land of the rising sun" in the local SiSwati language, offers you from exhilarating wildlife, to secluded mountain retreats, wild water sports and some of South Africa's most diverse and vibrant African cultures.
Mpumalanga is not a highly developed province with large cities and towns - instead, brings you closer to nature.
• Mist of Gold, Panorama Route, Highlands Meander, Wild Frontier, Lowveld Legogote
The Northern Cape- noted for its San rock art, diamond diggings, 4X4 safaris . It is a vast stretch of semi-desert land. It is a large, dry region of fluctuating temperatures and varying topographies. As the most arid part of South Africa it offers the visitor an experience that is not elsewhere available.
• The Big Hole, Augrabies Falls, Namaqualand Flower Route,
North West- A peaceful province with a year round, sunny climate, exciting wildlife destinations free of Malaria and, various cultural and historical attractions, small towns.
• Pilanesberg National Park, Madikwe Game Reserve, Sun City, The Palace of the Lost City.
The Western Cape- A province of diversities. It offers the visitor a unique cultural, natural heritage and a rural easy-going atmosphere - which is coupled with a first world infrastructure. Table Mountain and Cape Town are two of the world's most famous landmarks and sought after destinations, The Western Cape is a family friendly destination with.
• Cape Point Nature Reserve, V&A Water Front, Table Mountain, Roben Island, !Khwa Ttu and white sandy beaches.
So whether you are travelling to challenge yourself, learn, expand your perspective or simply just to relax, getting away to the next province or simply taking an unplanned road trip, travelling is one of the best ways to learn about yourself.
Exploring another place will give you a fresh appreciation for your hometown, country and real life. Once you’re back, you’ll feel lucky to live where you do. You’ll see that there really is no place like home.