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Posted on Monday, 26th Jan 2015

With so many vistas to explore throughout Southern Africa we thought we'd share six with you. We can't call them our top six, but they are certainly must-see landmarks!

God’s Window, Mpumalanga
Standing with the expansive Lowveld spread out before you, your everyday worries will be diminished as the grandiose landscape evokes a feeling of insignificance in comparison to the force majeure of nature. God’s Window is part of the Panorama Route and has three different viewing sites, the uppermost of which has boulders to sit on and contemplate life.


Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Mpumalanga
Years of water erosion have flowed endlessly to form the crater-like rock formation that is Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This natural water feature is a marker for the starting point of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the largest green canyons in the world. There is a small visitor kiosk, toilets and a winding pathway that leads down to the waterfalls that provide a soothing soundtrack to your expedition.


The Big Hole, Northern Cape
The Big Hole, formerly Kimberley Diamond Mine, is famous for being the largest hole excavated by hand, in the world. You can go on an underground mining tour, stroll through the Old Town to see Kimberley as it used to be or visit the Big Hole and Diamond Mining Museum to catch up on your mining trivia (almost three tons of diamonds were mined during the diamond rush in the 1870’s!).


Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
The Kruger National Park is one of the world's most renowned conservation parks and covers almost two million hectares of South African Lowveld. Home to an impressive array of plant life and wildlife, including the famous Big Five, you can view game from the comfort of your own car or go on a guided tour in an open safari vehicle.


Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is a more intimate safari experience at a modest 96 000 hectares. The smaller grounds mean a higher density of animals and increases your game viewing chances. The park boasts a plethora of small and large game species living amongst the lush green vegetation.


Dumazulu Traditional Village, KwaZulu-Natal
If you are looking to experience a different cultural way of life, look no further than Dumazulu Traditional Village. While meandering along the guided walk through the Zulu village you will get to see the men crafting spears and shields and the women making baskets and clay pots. You can even have a Zulu beer or visit the sangoma (traditional healer) for a consultation.


These unique experiences will have traversing a large part of the northern parts of South Africa, parts that many visitor don't get to see if they're only going to Cape Town or the Durban Beachfront.

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