South Africa Tourist Attractions – South African Places Of Interest – Sudwala Caves

Sudwala Caves About 37 km north-west of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga South Africa, in the Mankelekele Mountains are the Sudwala Caves.  These Caves are believed to have been formed 3,000 million years ago, making them amongst the oldest system of caves in the world.  They are 30 km long but accessibility […]

Caves in SOuth Africa Sudwala

South African Birds

South Africa -South African Travel – Messina

The town of Musina , or often called Messina, is situated in the Northern Transvaal (Limpopo province) on the border of Zimbabwe and is the most northerly South African town. The Beitbridge Border Post into Zimbabwe and to northern Africa is located along the great North Road which is the […]

Touring South Africa – South African Cultural Sites – Lesedi Cultural Village

Situated within easy reach of both Johannesburg and Pretoria  is the Lesedi Cultural Village where visitors will be welcomed with African warmth by music and song and enjoy finding out about the traditional cultures of  the Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Ndebele tribes of South Africa. In 1993 Lesedi, the […]

Touring South Africa – South African Provinces – Gauteng

Gauteng is the smallest of the nine provinces of South Africa and was formed from part of the original Transvaal province. In April 1994 after the first all race elections took place and the province was divided up, after this division, the area that is now Gauteng was originally called […]

South Africa Tourism – South African Historic sites – The Voortrekker Monument

The Voortrekker Monument was built to honor the Voortrekkers who started to leave behind British Rule in the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854 and with enormous courage and resolve travelled in a number of large groups inland facing many dangers and hardships along the way, in an effort to […]

Voortrekker Monument - Symbolic tomb of the Retief delegation who were murdered by Dinganes army

South African Travel – Visit South Africa – Capricorn Region

The geographical Line of Latitude that lies approximately 23 degrees south of the Equator is called the Tropic of Capricorn. This line runs through Southern Africa, Australia and South America.  In South Africa the Tropic of Capricorn runs through the northern part of Limpopo Province (formerly Northern Transvaal) and gives […]

Touring South Africa – South African Towns – Tzaneen

The charming little town of Tzaneen is situated in the foothills of the Wolkberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province (formerly the Northern Transvaal) of South Africa. Tzaneen is the second largest town in the Mopani district of Limpopo and is seen as the capital of the Letaba region. The climate […]

South African Travel – Places To Visit In South Africa – Louis Trichardt

Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province (Northern Transvaal) South Africa is a quaint and interesting typical Boer Town lying at the foot of the Soutpansberg Mountain range. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the name change of Louis Trichardt to be called Makhado and for a short period […]

South African Holiday – Touring South Africa – White River

Along the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal) South Africa, lies the enchanting little town of White River. The town itself was started after the Anglo-Boer War when settlers established a farming community that has remained practically the same to this day.  Tropical fruit, vegetables, flowers are some of the […]

South African vacation – South Africa travel – Blyde River Canyon – Mpumalanga

The Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal) South Africa takes up part of the magnificent Panorama Route. The Canyon itself was formed when the Blyde River (River of Joy) cut through the quartzite and dolomite eastern rim of the Drakensberg Mountain range. The Blyde River Canyon is the only […]

Bourkes Luck Potholes in South Africa

South African Vacation – South Africa Travel – Barberton

The picturesque and quaint town of Barberton is situated in the De Kaap valley basin of Mpumalanga province (Eastern Transvaal). Barberton is one of the seven flagship regions for tourism in the country. It is free of malaria and is encircled by the beautiful Makhonjwa Mountains which is on the […]

South Africa Tourism – Travelling around South Africa – Nelspruit

The city of Nelspruit lies 330 km east of Johannesburg and is situated only 50 km from the Kruger National Park.  Nelspruit is the capital of Mpumalanga (previously Eastern Transvaal) and is one of the Host cities for the World Cup Soccer 2010. Matches will be played at the Mbombela […]

Vereeniging South Africa

South Africa Travel – South African places of interest – Vereeniging

Vereeniging in Gauteng lies on the Vaal River, 60 km south of Johannesburg. Founded in 1892 it was named after the original founders “South African and Orange Free State Coal and Mineral mining Association” It began as a colliery centre, sponsored by Samuel Marks and the town soon gained importance […]

South Africa Travel – South African Tourist sites – Polokwane

The City of Pietersburg (Polokwane) in the Northern Transvaal was founded in 1868 by the Voortrekkers and named in honour of their General Petrus Jacobus (Pieter) Joubert. In 2005 the government renamed it by the North Sotho name Polokwane   meaning “Place of Safety”. Polokwane is today the capital of the […]

Gold Rhino Mapungubwe South Africa

South African Sights – South Africa Travel – The Lost City of Gold Mapungubwe

The Lost City of Gold existed in what is now the Limpopo Province (formerly Transvaal). Archeological digs have shown that this advanced and sophisticated civilization was in existence around 900 AD until, due to climate change, about 400 years later the inhabitants started to drift Northwards and eventually formed the […]

Tour South Africa – South African Game Parks – Pilanesberg

One of the many Game Parks to be found in South Africa is Pilanesberg National Park which is situated in the Northwest Province (formerly Northern Transvaal) of South Africa and close to the Sun City Resort. This park is malaria free which makes it a very popular tourist site. A […]

pilanesberg national park

Tour South Africa – South African vacation – Warmbaths

The most northern province of South Africa is Limpopo named after the Limpopo River and this province borders Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana. This area used to be part of the Transvaal province. When touring in this area travel along the Great North Road from Pretoria and follow the route taken […]

Tour South Africa- South African Resorts – Rustenburg

Rustenburg lies in the Northwest province a part of what was previously the Transvaal.  It is only a short drive of about 90 minutes from the Gauteng cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The climate is warmer than that of Gauteng and boasts some very fine holiday resorts so it is […]

Magaliesberg Mountain South Africa

Tourism in South Africa – Hartebeespoort Dam -Johannesburg region

Tourists in South Africa, while staying in Johannesburg or Pretoria who are looking for a day trip that is not too far should spend a day at Hartebeespoort Dam which is within easy reach of both cities. Hartebeespoort Dam lies in a valley surrounded by the Magaliesberg mountain range in […]

South Africa Travel – Tourism in South Africa – The Cradle of Humankind

There are 7 Unesco World Heritage sites in South Africa, all of them of wide interest, but one of the most exciting and interesting of all is the area called “The Cradle of Humankind” which encompasses a number of archaeological sites and about a dozen dolomite Limestone caves,the best known […]

Entrance to the Maropeng Visitors Center