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Sun-soaked coasts

SSouth Africa’s sun-soaked coast lies ready, all-year round, to share its secrets, adventures and lazy days with you. With golden beaches and unspoiled nature, it’s more than just the place where the cool Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans meet. It’s 2500km of pure wanderlust.

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Let the waves lift your soul along South Africa’s sun-soaked coast

Sun-soaked coasts

Let the waves lift your soul along South Africa’s sun-soaked coast

South Africa’s sun-soaked coast lies ready, all-year round, to share its secrets, adventures and lazy days with you.

Dip your toes in the Golden Mile of Durban’s Beaches

Sun-soaked coasts

Dip your toes in the Golden Mile of Durban’s Beaches

Durban Beaches - South Africa’s very own seaside paradise

Marvel at the Hole in the Wall

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Marvel at the Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall is an impressive, natural rocky archway found just off the Wild Coast, south of Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape

Meet Durban, South Africa's playground

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Meet Durban, South Africa's playground

Durban is South Africa’s self-styled “playground” where year-round warm weather welcomes everyone to make the most of the area’s natural outdoor lifestyle.

Visit the Boulders Beach penguins

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Visit the Boulders Beach penguins

At the beautiful Boulders Beach, you can get to know our most famous birds, the African penguin.

Get your hook, line and sinker ready for some coastal fishing

Sun-soaked coasts

Get your hook, line and sinker ready for some coastal fishing

Regionally this rugged, mountainous wilderness is known as the Cederberg, and incorporates the West Coast, Clanwilliam and the Cedarberg Mountains.

Knysna Oyster Festival

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Knysna Oyster Festival

The Knysna Oyster Festival is the perfect combination of sport, food and family time

Visit Durban harbour, South Africa’s premier cargo and container port

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Visit Durban harbour, South Africa’s premier cargo and container port

Fourth-largest in the Southern Hemisphere, this 21km-wide port features 58 berths and is serviced by more than 20 terminal operators.

Important work of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board

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Important work of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board

The Sharks Board is also involved in vital shark research, and educates the public about sharks and their behaviour.

Get your board out and surf the world’s best at Jefferys Bay

Sun-soaked coasts

Get your board out and surf the world’s best at Jefferys Bay

Hitch a ride on some of the most spectacular waves the world has ever seen

The ride of your life at The Valley of the Waves

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The ride of your life at The Valley of the Waves

The Valley of the Waves theme park at the Sun City resort offers visitors the chance to surf, swim and ride water chutes in the midst of the African bushveld.

Enjoy Port Elizabeth’s sun-kissed beaches

Sun-soaked coasts

Enjoy Port Elizabeth’s sun-kissed beaches

Port Elizabeth has a number of wonderful beaches including the Blue Flag King’s Beach, Wells Estate Beach and Humewood Beach.

National Geographic Through the Lens with Thomas Peschak

Thomas Peschak is an assignment photographer for National Geographic and the Director of Conservation for the Save our Seas Foundation (SOSF). He is a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has been named as one of the 40 most influential nature photographers in the world.

Originally trained as a marine biologist, he retired from science fieldwork in 2004. He became an environmental photojournalist after realizing that he could have a greater conservation impact with photographs than statistics. Yet he remains rooted in marine science through his roles as Director of Conservation for SOSF and Founding/Associate Director of the Manta Trust. He strives to merge photojournalism and cutting edge science to create powerful media projects that tackle some of the most critical marine conservation issues of our time.

Thomas has written and photographed five books and he is a multiple winner in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. In 2011 and 2013 he received World Press Photo Awards for his work.

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The Drakensberg, south, central and north, is traversed by hiking trails that take in the natural beauty of the mountains and their endemic wildlife. From forest meanders to chain ladders anchored to steep buttresses, there are hikes that will appeal to beginner and expert, along with everyone in between. The Drakensberg Mountains – Ukhahlamba or 'barrier of spears' in isiZulu – extends for more than 200km across South Africa, creating a veritable wonderland of day hikes. Go ahead and put the exquisite Drakensberg on your must do SA list. Incredible image from @bouch_ #MeetSouthAfrica #TravelSouthAfrica #Drakensberg #adventure #Travelgram #Traveller #wonderlustsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica

A Sunday spent at Robberg Reserve is how every Sunday should be spent. Filled with amazing landscapes and endless beauty Robberg will make you think it's straight out of a story book. Come and take sometime and enjoy the ultimate coastal vacation filled with a variety of activities to last you a lifetime. Thanks for the incredible image @sharynhodges #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #Traveller #wonderlustsouthafrica #RobbergReserve #adventure

Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city, ranks among the most beautiful in the world. With its larger-than-life mountain overlooking the City Bowl, harbour, white beaches and Robben Island beyond, this is a tourist's playground. World Heritage Sites, the sprawling Winelands, untouched nature reserves, beautiful botanic gardens and a buzzing waterfront are just the start of your adventure when you visit this special city. All of the above and more are what makes Cape Town the gem it truly is- come and discover this majestic city. Thanks for the stunning image @fivestaralliance #MeetSouthAfrica #TravelSouthAfrica #capetown #Adventure #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #Wonderlustsouthafrica #travelsouthafrica #WesternCape

It's the weekend, is your squad ready? Don’t just go on a safari and see the Big 5 get the whole experience and camp out at Kruger National Park. Maybe you’ve already stayed at one of the Kruger National Park’s many camps, but have you considered sleeping out in one of their overnight hides? The two hides – Sabie, near Phalaborwa Gate, and Shipandani, near Mopani Camp – are very basic but you’ll have a thrilling African bush experience. The Kruger National Park has accommodation suitable for all budgets, from camping to extreme luxury, but now there’s the wonderful opportunity to camp out in one of the park's overnight hides. Thank you @jessicampesino for the awesome snap. #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #safari #KrugerNationalPark #Big5 #CampingSafari

Champagne Sports Resort in the Central Drakensberg is the perfect venue for both business and leisure tourists. The resort is home to an 18-hole championship golf course, roaming herds of blesbok and impala and 5 dams stocked with trout and bass. It offers a variety of sports and cultural activities. This resort set in the tranquil surrounds of the Central Drakensberg, with magnificent views of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, combines high-tech conferencing, luxury accommodation and first-rate leisure activities. BEST TIME TO VISIT The Drakensberg is a year-round destination - although it can be cool in winter, especially when there is snow on the mountains. Great snap from @suthcrank. #MeetSouthAfrica #SouthAfrica #thisissouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #Travelgram #wanderlust #travelsouthafrica #Drakensberg #adventure

The Victoria Street Market in Durban is unique in South Africa. Barrels of Indian spices and incense infuse the air of this flea market and a visit is essential for those who want to experience Durban's relaxed Afro-Oriental atmosphere and pick up some great bargains. The market is a melting pot of vibrancy and you’ll definitely walk out with a souvenir or two. Great image from @mayajama by @saunderscb. #MeetSouthAfrica Follow @mayajama, @saunderscb & @aliceliveing on their epic South African road trip through the hashtag #BakkieStories and explore South Africa with them. #Travelgram #thisissouthafrica #travelsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #SouthAfrica #wonderlust #Durban

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