Spectacular South Africa with Collette
Collected by Nina Dietzel, AFAR Ambassador
8287 Khumalo Rd, Orlando West, Johannesburg, 1804, South Africa
Well-designed and full of fascinating information, the Hector Pieterson Museum details the charged events surrounding June 16, 1976, when high school students staged a peaceful march against the use of Afrikaans as the main language in black...
Chris Hani Rd, Klipspruit 318-Iq, Johannesburg, 1809, South Africa
At the Soweto Towers, adrenaline junkies can indulge in a wide variety of extreme activities, from bungee jumping and paintball to SCAD free falls, base jumping, rock climbing, and more. For the sane among us, there’s also an elevator to the...
33990 Masemola St, Dobsonville, Soweto, 1863, South Africa
Meet Alina, one of Soweto's most vibrant and unstoppable entrepreneurs. She started out as a tourist guide years ago and realized that there was no authentic way to share the Township's food with the travelers she met. So what did she do? She...
Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
Opened in 2001, the Apartheid Museum powerfully—and extensively—documents the rise and fall of racial segregation in South Africa. Constructed on a 16-acre plot of land, the museum features a unique design—as you head through the...
86 Naledi Dr, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa
On our way from Joburg to Kruger National Park we stopped in a small fishing village, called Dullstroom, for lunch. Pickles & Things offers a solid burger and a selection of fresh, delicious home made bread sandwiches. I had a scrumptious smoked...
Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
From Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, you can rent a car and take a beautiful drive along the Panorama Route, a tourism trail that runs north to Hoedspruit. The route passes several natural wonders, including the aptly name God’s...
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Moremela, Mpumalanga, South Africa
A good stop on the Panoramic Route (Joburg to Kruger Park) is Bourke's Luck Potholes, where striking rock formations tower over emerald green waters. A walkway with spanning bridges offers a birds eye view of the giant potholes below, that have...
A three-day safari in Kruger National Park is a must for anyone visiting South Africa. Entering the gates is like Jurassic Park and you feel transported back in time to the creation of Earth where the wild animals, especially the elephants, are...
Bloukrans River Bridge, Tsitsikamma, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
But that doesn't mean that you won't want to hop off this insane height (216 metres (709 ft) above the Bloukrans River!). For my part, I happily watched from across the canyon. I am a chicken, what can I say... For the more brave amongst us,...
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