Top Destinations in South Africa

We live in such a beautiful country and it is difficult not to fall in love with all the different parts of it.

Here are our top 10 destinations as per our guests

#10 – Knysna

Houseboat Myrtle

As you drive into the the stunning town of Knysna it will become clear as to why it is often called the Jewel of the Garden Route. Situated along the Indian Ocean; home to a pristine estuary, and surrounded by hectares of lush indigenous forest; the gorgeous town offers visitors a chance to get to truly explore and experience the beauty of the Cape

#9 – Clarens

Ridge Rd Country House

The tiny Free State town of Clarens is one of South Africa’s finest destinations as it boasts a myriad of wonderful activities to enjoy for any taste or preference. The immense beauty that Clarens finds itself ensconced in is alone worth the visit: the town is situated at the foothills of the majestic Maluti Mountains and is blessed with resplendent natural magnificence that is especially accentuated during the months of autumn when everything is bathed and drenched in different shades of gold

#8 – Parys

Riparian Retreat

Parys is a small town with a surprising amount of things to do. Located in the Free State Province, Parys is a popular destination for the romantic, the artistic, the weary and the lover of nature. It’s also in the centre of the world’s largest crater, so large you won’t even know it!

#7 – Umhlanga

Umhlanga Beach House

Umhlanga Rocks is a fashionable upmarket seaside resort on the east coast of Kwazulu Natal, 16 kilometers north of Durban. Umhlanga and Umdloti form the Sugar Coast together. Umhlanga is in a spectacular location, the Umgeni river flows from the Drakensberg Mountains through the Valley of the Thousand Hills to the sea. Rolling green hills rise up on the ridge behind Umhlanga Rocks, which overlooks the Indian ocean.

#6 – Magaliesburg

The small river hamlet of Magaliesburg is a retreat to where Gauteng’s high-flying capitalists escape. Less than an hour’s drive west of Johannesburg, Magaliesburg lies in a green valley situated in the north-western region of the Gauteng Province.

The town has retained much of its character and old school charm, attracting vacationers, adventure seekers and nature lovers.

#5 – Hartbeespoort Dam

Watershed Guest House

Hartbeespoort Dam is an enormous Dam in the North Western Province of South Africa, built in a beautiful valley on the Crocodile River, between the mystical Magaliesberg and Witwatersberg mountains, 70 kms from Johannesburg and 35kms from Pretoria.

The dam was opened in 1923. People from Johannesburg built charming thatched weekend cottages on the slopes in the 1930’s, to enjoy the country quiet with lovely scenic views over the dam.

#4 – Ballito

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Ballito is a small serene resort town on South Africa’s warm sub-tropical east coast, about 42 kilometers north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

Ballito has a beautiful natural bay, facing the Indian Ocean, with wonderful sea views and exquisite immaculate beaches, and is encircled by sloping green hills rising behind. The lovely setting led to the development of a holiday village on the seafront amidst luxuriant tropical vegetation

#3 – Warmbaths (Bela-Bela)

Long cherished for their healing properties, the Geo-thermal Springs at Bela Bela attract visitors from all over the world. Here, the 3 Rs apply – rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.

With close on 300 days of year round sun, and average annual temperatures of 19° peaking at 35° in mid-summer, Warmbaths lures sun worshippers and nature lovers. In spring, the jacaranda and syringa trees bloom, bringing masses of colour to the town.

#2 – Margate

Villa Colinas

Margate is a favourite seaside resort town on South Africa’s wild South Coast.

The South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is the southeastern shore of Africa, a somewhat remote and beautiful coastline along the warm turquoise Indian Ocean

#1 – Cape Town

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Gorgeous mountain ranges, stunning beaches, and a cultural melting pot of a city; there is no doubt why Cape Town is number one on many a visitors list when coming to South Africa. From the moment of arrival to departure Cape Town will enthrall you with it’s rich heritage, diverse vegetation and a laid-back, yet vibrant flow that many can’t get enough of.

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