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Get lost in nature…

  1. Go hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains…Sara Essop

2. Or cool off on the river banks…

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3. Relax in a tree-hide…

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4. Visit our beautiful gardens – like Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens…

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5. Or take a road-trip – be prepared for views like this…

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6. Then there’s Table Mountain – one of the world’s Seven Wonders of Nature…

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 Visit our beaches…

7. The colourful beach houses in Muizenberg…

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8. The Umhlanga Whale Bone Pier…

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9. Clifton 4th…

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10. Check out the penguins at Boulders Beach…

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Explore our beautiful country…

11. The colourful houses of the Bo-Kaap…

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12. The Big Hole of Kimberley – one of the biggest man-made holes in the world…

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13. Durban Beachfront – the warmest place to be…

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14. Cape Town – view from Table Mountain…

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15. Johannesburg from the Top of Africa – the 50th floor of Carlton Centre…

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Did I mention that our sunsets are spectacular?

16. An African Bush Sunset…

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And our wildlife is magnificent…

17. Meet the Lion King…

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18. Herd of elephants in Kruger National Park…

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19. Some mother love …

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What about some memorable experiences? Like…

20. Ziplining through 2,400 million year old mountains…

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21. Hot air ballooning at sunrise…

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22. Go bungee jumping between the Orlando Towers – the world’s first bungee jump between two cooling towers …

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23. What about a five-star experience aboard one of the world’s most luxurious trains -The Rovos Rail…

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24. If you fancy a round of golf, try The Links – one of the best golf courses in the world…

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25. Or play the legendary 19th hole at Legend Golf and Safari Resort – only accessible by helicopter. On the mountain in the distance …

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Need a place to stay? How about…

26. The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa – one of The Leading Hotels of the World…

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27. Or Hotel Verde, one of the greenest hotels in the world?

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28. Or how about some bush luxury at the Royal African Suite at Zwahili Private Game Lodge…

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29. Or the Cathedral Peak Hotel where you can swim with a view like this….

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Last, but not least, follow in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps…

30. This is Mandela House in Vilakazi Street, Soweto – the only street in the world to have had two Nobel Prize winners as its residents.

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This article first appeared on Sara Essop’s blog, and is republished here with kind permission.

Sara EssopSARA ESSOP is a freelance travel writer and blogger, based in Johannesburg. She blogs about travel, events and experiences over at www.inafricaandbeyond.com. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. She is currently giving away a hot air balloon experience for two worth over R5,000 on her blog, enter here.