Activities & Attractions
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Kruger National Park
The park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. He first proposed the need to protect the animals of the Lowveld in 1884, but his revolutionary vision took another 12 years to be realised when the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting.
The Table Mountain
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience since October 4, 1929. The company operates in a National Park and World Heritage Site.The mountain’s magnetism has a way of drawing people in, compelling them to reach the summit. But getting to the top was not always the effortless trip it is today.
INDABA HOTEL, SPA & CONFERENCE CENTRE YOUR AFRICAN DESTINATION IN JOHANNESBURG Just north of the fast paced business world of Sandton, lies the 258-bedroom Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre. It’s a compelling blend of business-like efficiency and relaxed country atmosphere within close proximity of the International Airport making the Indaba perfect for groups and leisure travellers. The hotel features 24 multi-purpose conference venues ranging from Executive Boardrooms to large Banquet Venues seating up to 500 people. Indaba boasts 2 world class restaurants; the 300-seater Chief’s Boma Restaurant caters for all tastes with over 120 African-inspired dishes. Well-known for their lavish Breakfast Buffet, the Epsom Terrace Restaurant also boasts an evening Bistro Menu. Take a wander through the 17 hectares of lush bushveld gardens and you’ll find the Mowana Spa – a wellness sanctuary which will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul. Indaba Hotel is sure to meet all your business and leisure requirements.
Situated just off the N3 in the picturesque suburb of Hilton and the Gateway to the KZN midlands lies Mendola. Just 11km from Pietermaritzburg and 19 km from the Pietermaritzburg Airport. This beautiful property is next door to the New Hilton Life Hospital and across the road from Grace College . Hilton Collage and St Anne’s School two of the best private schools in KZN are in close proximity as well as the Village of Hilton Mendola has 6 taste fully decorated Self Catering cottages that each sleep 4 people in two separate bedrooms with queen size beds . The kitchens are equipped with Fridge , Stove , Oven , Microwave , Toaster and Kettle . The open plan lounge has TV with DSTV Channels and Wi Fi Access, all linen is supplied and cottages are serviced daily. Bathrooms have both a bath and separate shower with towels supplied. There is a designated under cover parking bay with ample extra parking with in Mendola. There is a security guard that patrols in the evenings even though the entire property is fenced with guard at the main gate. Rates are competitive and dependant on the season and the amount of nights […]
The Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience for your Johannesburg visit. Prepare to be impressed with the aviation-themed décor, food, drinks, & in-room amenities. Our striking airport view enables you to see take-offs, landings & the impressive international aircraft just outside your window.All bedroom windows, with blackout curtains, are double glazed to drastically reduce take-off & landing noise for your convenience. Savor fresh all-day dining in a quirky aviation-themed atmosphere at The Warehouse, our hotel restaurant, or enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool. Guests of all ages will love our unique Flight Simulator, too! We offer flexible & creative venue options with state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities. Our hotel is the ideal multi-functional venue for those planning events in Johannesburg, with the capacity for up to 300 persons. Our prime location near O.R. Tambo International Airport (& free shuttle service) removes the stress of travel.
MTH Gardens is a multi-functional Venue, allowing for a variety of Special Events and functions. You will find this newly launched wedding venue conveniently situated 60km North of Umhlanga. MTH Gardens – on the KZN North Coast just outside the village of Stanger – also offers a perfect venue for conferences, corporate events, or any other special occasion. The Team at MTH Gardens is committed to taking the stress out of your event, so that you can relax and enjoy your time spent with us.
JNC Helicopters is perfectly situated on the beautiful South African coastline at the Virginia Airport, Durban. Due to our versatility and high safety standard we are able to offer an extensive range of options for our passengers. From stunning scenic tours along the coast to inland mountain top picnics to treat that special someone. For business and corporate needs, arrive in style or travel to those hard to reach sites such as in the Transkei to improve your company’s effectiveness. We can accomplish all. If you are looking to not only enjoy the flight but to be the pilot as well, your search ends here with us. JNC Helicopters is a well established and licensed Aviation Training Organisation. Take advantage of our professional facilities and experienced instructors who are dedicated to helping you accomplish your dream. Our team is able to take you from the very beginning right through to qualifying as a commercial pilot to start your aviation career. Also on offer additional ratings that can be studied to help further your career and allow you to pursue different types of flying. The JNC team takes pride in being able to offer all our clients a personal and professional […]
Experience the wonder of the African Bushveld here in Mpumalanga with a visit to the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. Located along the Sabie River, our rustic and elegant lodge provides all the comforts of home, yet is just 100 meters from the Paul Kruger Gate of Kruger National Park – offering unparalleled access to the area’s legendary natural beauty. Step under the indigenous portico and be transported to a different world – one reminiscent of a tree house, with elevated walkways nestled among native bird habitats. Relax in your air-conditioned room which features marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and modern technology. Our two hotel restaurants, Lapa and Kudyela, offer delectable dining in an convivial atmosphere. Be sure to spend time at our year-round outdoor pool or squeeze in a workout at the fitness center. And with the incredible wildlife of Kruger National Park at your doorstep, you have plenty to explore during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you here to Mpumalanga at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate!
Welcome to Millgate Cottage, located in the scenic Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands! Come and enjoy the good life in this lovely setting. Millgate Cottage is set amid beautiful countryside, on the R103, between Nottingham Road and Howick, on the Midlands Meander. It is conveniently located for private schools in the area, only 5 km from Michaelhouse, and is within easy reach of Midmar Dam and many Drakensberg resorts. It is also within easy driving distance of Mooi River (25 minutes) to the North and Howick (20 minutes) and Pietermaritzburg (35 minutes) to the South. On site attractions include: Gorgeous three star self-catering accommodation at reasonable prices. Set in tranquil surroundings, guests can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. The Crafty Mole Pub , offering a selection of drinks , specialising in locally brewed craft beers, which can be enjoyed indoors or in our garden. Pool table and DSTV (Sports Channels) available. Mole Hill Clothing is known for its outstanding quality. Mole Hill sells formal and casual shirts for men and women which can be made to order. Wherever possible top quality South African fabric is used. The Glass Studio, including shop, features an array of sandblasted and kiln-formed […]
The Experience The Karkloof Canopy Tour begins with a detailed safety briefing followed by a ‘Kitting up’ session where full body harness, pulleys and climbing equipment are put on and checked for safety. A short scenic 4×4 drive to the top of the Karkloof valley and it is time to monkey around! From the start on the launch platform a new world unfolds as one gently glides on a steel cable to the first platform. All groups are escorted through the forest canopy by a lead guide and a safety guide to ensure your safety as you slide from tree to tree. The platforms are built high up in the forest canopy and all offer different views of the surrounding forest, a magnificent 20m waterfall, clear sparkling forest stream and across the expansive Karkloof valley far below. Spend a couple of minutes relaxing on the platforms while your guides enthusiastically explain the ecology of the forest – pointing out different trees and the magnificent giant ferns way below. The bird life is incredible. This includes the opportunity of spotting Emerald Cuckoos, Knysna Loeries, a wide variety of raptors and if you are lucky, the elusive Narina Trogon or endangered Cape Parrots. The forest is […]
Some 220 000 years ago a blazing stony meteorite the size of half a football field slammed into the earth’s crust. The impact formed a huge crater, 1.4 km in diameter and 200 m deep. This crater is one of the best-preserved meteorite impact craters in the world. The name Tswaing means Place of Salt in Setswane, and refers to a saline lake that covers the crater floor. From 1912 to 1950 an industry producing soda ash and salt was based at the crater. Major attractions, besides the crater, are an extensive wetland system, the large variety of plant species of the Sourish-Mixed Bushveld, and 240 species of birds. From the start, the Tswaing project has invited community participation in its planning and development. Local communities have already benefited from the Museum project through job creation, skills training, environmental education, income-generating projects and tourism.
Little Eden St Lucia Self Catering Accommodation is a 4 STAR, AA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Quality Assured Establishment who offers Up Market and Tastefully Decorated Self Catering Apartments, nestled onto the verge of the first South Africa World Heritage Site – iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly known as St Lucia Wetland Park) with real Hospitality, friendly and helpful staff ensuring your privacy and comfort, an ideal location that is situated in a quiet street with easy access and walking distance to the Beach, Restaurants, Supermarkets and the rest of town which makes Little Eden St Lucia your best choice for Exclusive Accommodation! An amazing sight of Mother and Baby Hippos drinking from our pool during the Starry Night Skies, or a Spectacular Panoramic View of the Indian Ocean, Mapelane Dunes, the Umfolozi River Mouth and part of the Famous Lake St Lucia during a Sunny Day awaits you! Enjoy a sundowner next to the Sparkling Pool- and Lapa with built-in braai Area or simply experience the true tranquillity of the quiet and Serene Garden together with an Abundance of Bird Life in and around our garden! Whether you are spending a night or a week, we always strive to ensure that our […]
The Blood River Heritage site, near Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal, is probably one of the most unique battlefields in South-Africa. On 16 December 1838, 464 Voortrekkers and their servants under command of Andries Pretorius defeated King Dingane’s approximately 10 000 impi under command of Ndlela kaSompisi. What can you see? One of the most unique battlefields in South Africa A museum exhibit depicting the history of Blood River Unique bronze wagon laager and granite wagon monument Exhibit about Zulu culture across the river at the Ncome museum DVD show in the information centre about the battle of Blood River, 16 December 1838 The Voortrekker Monument has been managing the site since 2002. Visitors can look forward to an interesting visit to the various monuments on the site and the museum and gift shop. The three star lodge with 4 en-suite bedrooms as well as the Trekker restaurant offers rest and food for body and soul.
Situated in the quiet terrains of Orkney, a town 190 km South West of Johannesburg, and 310 km North East of Kimberly along the N12 Treasure Route, Tarragon Guest House is a 3 star guest house equipped with exclusive facilities which ensures all our guests feel at home upon entering our doors. Tarragon is an up-market guest house, providing the ideal accommodation in the Northwest, for business executives, families and other travelling individuals. This charming guest house provides a friendly and warm atmosphere and we pride ourselves on top-quality services and luxurious facilities. With our dedicated and qualified staff members, the Tarragon team will ensure that your stay in the guest house remains an unforgettable one.
Airports Company South Africa was formed in 1993 as a public company under the Airports Act (No. 44 of 1993) and, although majority owned by the South African Government, is legally and financially autonomous and operates under commercial law. Over the years, the company has transformed a fragmented, infrastructural parastatal into a focused, customer driven, efficient and commercially successful business, whose airports have become critical success factors to Brand South Africa. The company currently manages a network of nine airports in South Africa, including the three main international gateways of O.R. Tambo International, Cape Town International and King Shaka International Airports. In 2013, the nine airports facilitated nearly 39.5 million passengers. Airports Company South Africa has two distinct revenue streams, which have generated similar income for the past few years. One source is defined as aeronautical income and is derived from regulated charges or tariffs. These consist of aircraft landing and parking charges, and passenger service charges. The non-aeronautical income is generated from commercial undertakings and flows from retail operations, car parking, car rental concessions, advertising, property leases and hotel operations. Another component of non-aeronautical revenue is generated by international operations. Airports Company South Africa formed part of a consortium […]
Sammy Marks arrived in South Africa with a case of silver knives as his only valuable possession, and became one of the first entrepreneurs, playing a significant role in mining, industrial and agricultural development in the country. – 98 % of the household contents in Sammy Marks Museum originally belonged to the Marks family. – Sammy Marks got an Italian artist to paint the walls of his mansion ‘to look like satin’. The paintings in the billiard room were done on silk and pasted on the ceiling. Zwartkoppies Hall is the Victorian mansion where businessman and entrepreneur Sammy Marks and his family lived from 1885 to 1909, after which it became a weekend retreat. After his death his widow and children inhabited it until the death of the last one in 1978. No members of the family then wished to live at Zwartkoppies permanently – by now an ageing, deteriorating structure. A suitable tenant had to be found. It was offered as old age home, school, army, hotel – without success. In 1980 the National Cultural History and Open-air Museum asked the Marks trust whether it could purchase 40 hectares of Zwartkoppies as a site for an open-air museum. Neill […]
White River Country Club is set amongst picturesque plantations on the banks of the White River. In addition to an 18 hole Championship parkland golf course the club boasts tennis, squash, cricket and hockey facilities, with an outstanding swimming pool adjacent to the clubhouse. Conference facilities are available for up to 150 delegates with full catering facilities. White River Country Club is a SAGU/70 – WGSA/70 course. PROUD MEMBER OF
The festive feel at Carnival City Casino is mirrored in large circus tents, roller-coaster models, clown murals, jesters and more. Carnival City Casino is one of the most popular casinos in Johannesburg. In addition to 1 750 slot machines, croupiers tend 60 high-tech tables in both smoking and non-smoking areas. Guests of Carnival City will also be pleased to know that there are several ATMs on site and Gold, Platinum and Diamond Sun MVG members can park underground with the option of valet parking
Lions River Country Cottages Nestled in the Lions River Valley of the beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, lie our lovely, fully-equipped self-catering cottages, promising luxury, comfort and the peace of the countryside. Each of the cottages offer privacy, and are equipped with fire-places and ensuite bathrooms. All cottages are connected to DSTV and have Wi-Fi, and have covered patios with Weber braais. We are ideally situated close to the host of Midlands Meander restaurants, crafts and shops, golf courses and schools. Visit us for an affordable, quiet and peaceful stay in the Midlands.
We are here to give you the most amazing X-perience of your life! Given the popularity, you do need to book to guarantee a jump! Please use our online booking facility at www.faceadrenalin.com or call us now on 042-2811458 or 071-1096872 That pretty much sums up why we are doing what we do. How we do that is by keeping everyone safe, treating everyone with respect and helping people have fun! We do all this with a long bungy cord attached to Africa’s largest bridge! The view from Africa’s highest bridge captures all the majesty and tranquility of the Bloukrans River valley. But there is nothing tranquil about throwing yourself more than 200 metres down towards the river below. Recognised as the ‘highest bungee from a bridge’ in the world, Bloukrans Bungy uses pendulum bungee technology to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible. Jumpers are secured in a full-body harness combined with an ankle connection.
THURLOW HOUSE is located within a 4½ – hours drive from Johannesburg only 1¼ – hours drive from Durban and 20 minutes from Pietermaritzburg. The perfect idyllic getaway and one which you can share with your friends staying over in one of our rooms. Our bedrooms are of the very highest standard, all have en-suite bathrooms. Each room is individually furnished with carefully selected furniture and decorated with artwork by local artists. A very compelling reason to make a weekend of your wedding! THURLOW HOUSE Is situated on banks of the Midmar Dam, in the mystical Natal Midlands, providing the perfect setting for your wedding. We strive to provide a level of service that will leave you and your friends with truly romantic and happy, long lasting memories. Our beautifully decorated venue is perfect for both day and night functions. Allow our friendly and well trained staff to indulge you and your guests with our superb service. This Simply Stunning Venue enjoys a reputation that offers you… Superb cuisine Tranquil surroundings Warm hospitality Beautiful upmarket accommodation Impeccable service and attention to detail An elegant reception room And above all – affordability Weddings Parties Bed & Breakfast Catering THURLOW HOUSE MIDMAR DAM handles all […]
Wet ‘n Wild Slides 1. Mamba (Tunnel Tube Ride): With the Mamba ? Tunnel ride you?re in for a thrilling experience. On entering the jaws of the dark cavern, you?re taken on a roller ? coaster ride around 4.5 m radius curves at a gut ?wrenching +- 4m / second (+- 13 second). The thrill of this ride will keep you coming back for more. Not for the faint hearted. 2. Squid (Midi Supertube): This ride has a 3m radius on the curves, giving the rider accelerated movement through the bends, ending with an exciting exit into the safe, round pool. The dual loading system and dual application as a tube and / or body rides is another advantage of this ride. Sometimes referred to as the ?washing machine.? Enjoyed by all age groups. 3. Cuda (Supertube) The RR2000 Supertube Ride is one of the most popular rides among the serious riders. The 2m diameter allows this ride to be used as a tube and / or body ride. The triple play action of the overround flume design, high water volume and 2 m diameter flume gives riders incredible freedom of movement. 4. Zoom Zoom (Multi Lane Racer) This ride […]
Make yourself at home in a paradise nestled in tropical, lush gardens right on THE Golden sandy beaches like an island in the Indian Ocean. The gentle murmur of the Indian Ocean is a constant lullaby. Here, close to the city of Durban in South Africa’s “forgotten paradise”, lies a true gem. Days at Sea – a luxury hotel with just 6 suites, is a hideaway in the true sense of the word, a refuge for lovers of nature, first-class cuisine and fine wine. The European background of artist and photographer Dr. Guido Schoeldgen and his wife Annette, a fashion designer, is evident throughout. Clear-cut lines, refreshing pictures and sculptures with accompanying texts characterise the beachfront hotel. Each suite is a world on its own, a masterpiece of design in exquisite shades of aqua blue. The spacious pool set over the ocean is illuminated at night. Above it are the restaurant and lounge with projected images and music ranging from Pavarotti to Café Del Mar. The chef makes suggestions, the guests decide and then enjoy – fusion cuisine, a combination of Italy and France with a dash of Asia, “con-fusion cuisine” as Guido jokingly calls it. The five-star boutique hotel […]
The National Cultural History Museum explores South Africa’s cultural diversity in various permanent and temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions include rock paintings and engravings of the San people; thousand year old Iron Age figurines from Schroda in the Limpopo Province (described as “the best known artifacts indicating ritual behaviour in the Early Iron Age”); the Art Gallery presents an overview of South African culture through time, using cultural objects, crafts, sculpture and paintings and an exhibition on Marabastad is a true example of a cosmopolitan and fully integrated rainbow nation before apartheid. Visit our new shop.
Umkulu Safari and Canoe Trails have established excellent working relationships with small adventure and tour operators in Africa. We have collaborated with local operators to offer the best adventures available. We have endeavored to uphold our reputation to offer value for money adventures in Africa. We believe that our adventures should not be synonymous with unreliability, but rather be focusing on sustainability and responsibility. We have added a level of comfort without losing the sense of adventures on all our trails. Our river & safari crew strives to respect, admire and honor the routes of nature. We would like you to join us on a lifestyle of adventure. and not just be a tourist on a river or safari trail, but rather a fellow adventure traveler. Hennie is still leading river and safari trails in Southern Africa. All our guides are trained in house and then certified by the local associations. APA: African Paddling Association and FGASA: Field Guide Association of Southern Africa.
Stormsriver Adventures is a professional adventure and activity company based in Stormsriver Village in the heart of the Tsitsikamma Forest. Your experience starts at our adventure centre where one can choose between the worlds renowned Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey and Guided Hikes. Team building options also available. Our company supports the local community, by supporting us you will help sustain our numerous community projects which include a school feeding scheme, animal welfare program, and HIV Aids awareness. We only employ local guides and focus on skills development.
Serendipity Luxury Guest House The general location and site specifics of Serendipity was carefully and meticulously selected to satisfy the owners’ ecological and environmental dreams. Serendipity is within the confines of the Garden Route National Park. The Outeniqua Mountain has spectacular poorts and passes. Cape Fynbos, the Afromontane Forests and Southern Cape Wetlands with its UNESCO proclaimed water bird sanctuary, will offer unforgettable views and life-long memories. Read more Serendipity Restaurant Serendipity Fine Dining Restaurant is situated on the banks of the Wilderness Lagoon in the Western Cape Garden Route. You are invited to come and to enjoy an unforgettable, uniquely South African inspired, gourmet experience. Click here to see our current menu Restaurant is open for dinner Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays, Good Friday, Xmas and New Year’s day. Read more