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Franschhoek – Wine Region

Franschhoek wine region The charming traditional French town of Franschhoek (French Corner) in the Western Cape province of South Africa lies in one of the most stunning wine valleys in the world. It is situated only 45 minutes from Cape Town and is within easy distance of the Somerset West, […]

Road to Franschhoek

beach near keimouth

Kei Mouth – Wild Coast

Wild Coast The small village of Kei Mouth is situated just along the Wild Coast of South Africa on the banks of the Kei River where it enters the Indian Ocean not far from East London. This charming little spot together with its nearby neighbor Morgan’s Bay have not yet […]


Mossel Bay – Holiday Resort

Mossel Bay Mossel Bay is a seaport and seaside resort situated between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa on the shores of the Indian Ocean. This warm and welcoming historical town is regarded as the beginning of the Garden Route. A number of explorers and seafarers of the 15th […]

MOssel Bay South Africa - whale

South Africa Tourist Spots – South African Towns – Darling

The small town of Darling is situated 23 km inland along the Western Cape Coast of South Africa. Darling was established in 1853 and named after the Lieutenant Governor of the Cape at that time, Sir Charles Henry Darling when his farm, Langfontein was established. This charming little town is […]


South Africa – South African Cape Province – District 6

District 6 – Cape Town In 1867 the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town was established. This area was home to community of immigrants, laborers and freed slaves which made it a lively and animated part of the city of Cape Town. The area was referred to as District 6 […]

Museum Building District 6

Blaukrans Bridge

South Africa – South African Touring sites – Storms River Village

The small quaint village of Storms River is situated on the edge of the Tsitsikamma National Park and only a short distance to the East of Knysna and north of Plettenberg Bay. This little village offers a wide variety of accommodation for visitors wishing to enjoy the many activities available […]


South Africa – South African Towns – De Aar

The South African Town De Aar is situated in the Northern Cape Province on the rail line between Cape Town and Kimberley which was established in the late 19th century. It is the second most important rail junction in South Africa. The rail lines from the Eastern and Western Cape, […]

photo by Col André Kritzinger

Beach at Port St Johns

Travel South Africa – South African Tourism – Port St Johns

Port St Johns is situated on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. This authentic example of an African village is set on the Umzimvubu River (Xhosa for Hippo) and indisputably the jewel of the Wild Coast. It has become known as a popular part of […]


South African holidays – South Africa Tourist sites – Cape Agulhas

The most southerly point of Africa is Cape Agulhas named by the Portuguese explorers and meaning Needle Cape. Situated in the Overberg Region of the Western Cape Province, it  is  the official meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.  It is widely believed that Cape Point is both the […]

Cape Agulhas lighthouse

South Africa Touring sites – South African Cities – Kimberley

Kimberley is a city situated in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is the capital of the Northern Cape and lies near the convergence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers. Kimberley is the centre of the diamond industry and is known as “Diamond City” and named after the […]


South Africa – South African Great Karoo Area – Prince Albert

The Karoo is situated in the Cape, South Africa. It is an arid semi desert region and is divided into two sub-regions: The little (Klein) Karoo in the south and the Great Karoo in the north. The word Karoo originates from the Khoisan language and means “great thirst”. Approximately 400 […]


Beach at Hout Bay in the Cape Province of South Africa

South Africa Sights – South African Attractions – Hout Bay

Hout Bay is a suburban area of Cape Town in South Africa. It is an inlet on the Atlantic side of the Cape Peninsula.  In the early days of Dutch settlement it was noted for the wealth of natural timber that grew on the neighbouring hills, which was the inspiration […]


South Africa Sites – South African Touring – Cango Caves

About 30 km outside the town of Outdshoorn in the area of the Klein Karoo in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, lie the magnificent Cango Caves – one of the wonders of the world. These limestone caves were discovered in 1780 by J Van Zyl who was a […]

Cango caves

Boulders Beach Cape South Africa

Touring South Africa – South African Towns – Simon’s Town

Simon’s Town, also often referred to as Simonstown, is situated in the Western Cape Province of South Africa at Simon’s Bay which is an inlet on False Bay.  The name Simon’s Town is derived from Governor Simon Van der Stel. The harbour itself was used because of its protection against […]


South Africa – South African Wineland Region – Paarl

The town of Paarl in the winelands region of the Western Cape Province in South Africa lies on the Berg River and was established in 1657 by Abraham Gabbema.  It takes its name from the very large and smooth granite rocks crowning the ridge overlooking the town, which are thought […]

Paarl South Africa

South Africa – South African Scenic Towns – Tulbagh

The picturesque and historical town of Tulbagh in the Western Cape Province of South Africa is situated in one of the most stunningly scenic and fertile valleys in the country. Tulbagh is one of the most northerly towns in the magnificent Breede River Valley, which stretches from the Karoo in […]


Visit South Africa – South African Garden Route Towns – George

The town of George in the Western Cape Province in South Africa is known as “The Gateway to the Garden Route”.  George is the sixth oldest town in South Africa. It is located in the Cape Wildflower Floral area situated below the splendid Outeniqua mountain range, set slightly inland but […]

Outeniqua Train in George, South Africa

Touring South Africa – South African Towns – Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet is a town situated in the heart of the Great Karoo in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It was founded in 1786 and named after the Governor of the Cape, Cornelis Jacob van de Graaff and his wife Reinet . It is the fourth oldest town in […]


Tour South Africa – South African Places To Visit – Wellington

The town of Wellington lies about 45 minutes from Cape Town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.  Situated at the foot of the Groenberg Mountains and built along the banks of the Kromme River Wellington is a historic and charming town with its picturesque valley setting and has […]


Places in South Africa – South African Cities and Towns – King Williams Town

King Williams Town is situated along the Banks of the Buffalo River at the foot of the Amathole Mountains in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Named after Britain’s King William IV, it was founded in 1826 and is part of the modern day municipality of Buffalo City. In […]


South African Vacation – South Africa Cape Guide – East London

In the Eastern Cape Province, on the South East coast of South Africa lies the city of East London. In the early 1800’s there were many battles between the settlers and the Xhosa population and East London was used as a supply base for the military headquarters in the area. […]

marina in East London

South African Vacation – South Africa Cape Guide – The Frontier Route

The Frontier Route in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is possibly an area that has the richest and varied history in the country.  There are lovely little towns with varied attractions and accommodation etc. all within easy reach of Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth and East London while touring South […]


South African Vacation – Touring South Africa – Grahamstown

In the heart of South Africa’s Frontier Country tourist route of the Eastern Cape Province, lies the historic town of Grahamstown.  At the mention of Grahamstown, for most South Africans two things spring to mind,  the first being Rhodes University and the second is the National Arts Festival. In 1812, […]


Plettenberg Bay , Beacon Isle Hotel South Africa

South Africa Vacation – South African Tourist Sites – Plettenberg Bay

Located in the Western Cape Province on the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay is a very popular vacation site for tourists from around the world as well as South Africans. Mild winters and hot summers make it an ideal vacation spot. There are so many choices of activities available from active […]


South Africa Cape Guide – South African Vacation – Swellendam

Swellendam and the surrounding areas, go whale watching, pick berries, hike and so much more


South Africa Travel – South African Vacation – Jeffreys Bay

One of the most appealing holiday resorts in South Africa is Jeffreys Bay located in The Eastern Cape Province not far West of Port Elizabeth. Situated on the coast with the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, it is an excellent vacation spot. Jeffreys Bay is surrounded by rivers and […]


South Africa Travel – South African Tourist sites – Namaqualand

Namaqualand is an area in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, situated about 500 km from Cape Town. Located between the Wild Coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the Orange River which divides the area into two parts – Little Namaqualand in South Africa, and in […]

Wild flowers in Namaqualand, South Africa

Cape Town Waterfront

South African holidays – South Africa Tourism – Cape Town

Find out where to go in Cape Town to really experience the city during the day and in the evening while you are on vacation in South Africa


South Africa Travel – South African Tourist sites – False Bay

The False Bay area of the Cape lies on the south side of the Cape Peninsula about 20 km from Table Bay and comprises many lovely and popular holiday resorts due to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean as opposed to the cooler water of the Atlantic Ocean at […]

View of Muizenberg at night

Oudtshoorn ostrich Farm

South African Vacation – Touring South Africa – Oudtshoorn

The Klein Karoo (Little Karoo) is a semi-desert area on the edge of the Garden route, set between the Outeniqua and Swartberg mountain ranges.  Here in this oasis-like setting you will find Oudtshoorn, the tourist capital of the Klein Karoo and the South African Ostrich capital. Oudtshoorn was founded in […]


South Africa Cape Province – South African Vacation – Port Elizabeth

On the southeast coast of South Africa in the Cape Province, about 800 km from Cape Town, lies the second oldest city in South Africa – Port Elizabeth. Known as the commercial capital of the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth is the home of the automotive industry of South Africa, having […]

Bayworld Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Cape Province Garden Route

South African Tourism – The Cape South Africa – Overberg Region

The region of the Overberg in the Cape Province of South Africa is known mainly for agriculture, but also encompasses areas of magnificent scenery, beautiful coastline and interesting places. The area lies over the Hottentots-Holland Mountains between the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Garden Route and includes Cape Agulhas which […]


Visit South Africa – South African Tourist Sites – Hermanus

About 2 hours drive from Cape Town in South Africa lies the beautiful seaside resort town on Walker Bay of Hermanus. The town was established in 1855 as a fishing village and since 1904 has been a popular resort. Today it has become one of South Africa’s foremost tourist destinations, […]

Hermanus South Africa

Knysna South Africa

South Africa Tourism – South African Towns – Knysna

Knysna in the Western Cape Province of South Africa lies along the coast of the Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It is a beautiful town situated on a picturesque lagoon, entered through a narrow portal of rock known as “the heads”. It  is a lovely place to […]


South Africa Travel – South African Winelands – Stellenbosch

The town of Stellenbosch is situated about 50 km from Cape Town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.  Stellenbosch is undeniably one of the most beautiful towns in South Africa with a varied style of architecture set in oak lined streets where you will find  old Cape Dutch […]

wine estate in Stellenbosch South Africa

Indigenous forest

Tour South Africa – South African Travel – Tsitsikamma Forest National Park

Tsitsikamma Forest National Park is found in the top section of the Eastern Cape Province Garden route in South Africa. This national park boundary also extends for around 5 km out to sea defending the magnificence of the myriad wonderland of  marine life found in this stretch of coast enabling […]


South Africa Tourism – South African Sightseeing – The Cape Provinces

Outline of the Cape Provinces with places to tour throughout the area, sites to see and things to do in this magnificent region of South Africa

Eastern Cape Province South Africa

Robben Island, Cape South Africa

South African Historical sites – Touring South Africa – Robben Island

Robben Island 12 km off the coast of Cape Town South Africa lies Robben Island which is best known as the prison that housed Nelson Mandela as well as the leader and founder of the Pan African Congress and many other political prisoners who opposed the Apartheid regime. Some of […]


South African Wine – Tour the wine routes of South Africa

Information on South Africa’s Wine industry concentrating on the many Cape Wine Routes and other attractions in the region

Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

Tsitsikama

South African Vacation – South Africa Cape Guide – travel along the garden route

Travelling along the Garden Route in the Cape. A description of different areas along the Garden Route with activities to do along the way.


South African holidays – South Africa what to see – Cape Town Waterfront

Considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is a mix of the old and the new. South Africa’s most popular tourist destination has preserved the old buildings that show the history of the area while at the same time, has built modern high-rise […]

Waterfront Cape Town entertainers

Boulders Beach

South Africa Travel – South African vacations – Some of the best Cape Scenic Routes

Some wonderful sights to see and places to visit while touring the Cape Region of South Africa