Hartbeespoort and surrounds
45 mins from the business centre of Johannesburg lies this oasis which has interesting markets and animal sanctuaries, as well as a good bit of adventure on offer.
Surrounded by rolling hills and on the banks of the enormous Hartbeespoort dam, this small town is a good stopover for a night or two. Water sports galore are great entertainment and there’s a huge craft market that will delight curio shop-aholics. The De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary is close to town, it’s a good opportunity to come face to face with one of these beautiful beasts.
Places to Stay
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Do the Garden Route and get high on adrenaline.
Get in on the surf action.
(Muizenberg and Kalk Bay,Cape Town)
An action packed trip from Cape Town to Vic Falls, ending in Jo'burg.
Southern Cross lodge is a very central Swaziland backpackers with a huge garden, a swimming pool and great mountain views.
A discount card to backpackers in South Africa that offers great value.
(Ais Ais,Cape Town)
Villa Wiese backpackers is a short walk from the centre of town, cinemas and the beach, this historic building has been converted into a practical and friendly backpackers.
Experience life with a Xhosa tribe in this rural village in the Amatola Mountains.
“Please come and experience what life is like for my brothers and sisters in the township and I will describe to you what has changed in recent years since democracy.”
(Scarborough and Kommetjie,Cape Town)
Spend 2 - 3 exhilarating hours suspended over the rainforest
Easy access to the North West and to the Plilanesberg National Park.
(Hartbeespoort and surrounds,North West Province)