Inland travel destinations you’ll love!
If you’re looking to take the road less travelled this holiday season, here are some inland travel destinations you’ll love.
South Africans and visitors from all over the world have descended on every coastal holiday spot we can imagine. If you feel you’d rather skip the crowded coast, we’ve got a few inland travel destinations you and your family will love. Here are some of South Africa’s that are just waiting to be explored.
INLAND TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS, KWAZULU-NATAL
Whether you’re looking to trek exciting hiking trails, experience one of the world’s highest waterfalls at Tugela Falls or try your hand at trout fishing or horseback riding; The Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal has thrills to cater for every adventure enthusiast. The peace and quiet of the mountains will be a welcome escape from the coastal scene while offering adventure to keep you and the family entertained.
PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Found just 2 hours outside of Johannesburg, the Pilanesberg National Park in the North West boasts uninterrupted natural beauty. Close, face to face encounters with the Big Five as well as stunning hot air balloon safaris make for an exquisite and authentic safari experience. Staying at a lodge within the park puts visitors in the centre of it all, allowing them to soak up the sights and sounds of this unique wildlife retreat.
CLARENS, FREE STATE
If you’re looking for the perfect balance between art and adventure, Clarens is where you’ll find your happy place. With the option to get lost in the gorgeous art galleries or shop for rare finds in the various craft shops, the ‘Jewel of the Free State’ has something to tackle your fancy. Whether your adventure begins at Golden Gate Highlands National Park or the Clarens Village Conservancy, you’re in for a scenic adventure to remember.
HARTBEESPOORT DAM, NORTH-WEST
If you want all the benefits of fun coastal activities without having to bother with the hustle and bustle, Hartbeespoort Dam is the water lovers’ paradise you’re looking for. Cradled by the Magaliesberg Mountains, the dam allows visitors to enjoy boat cruises along the serene and tranquil reservoir. Wildlife lovers are welcome to enjoy a wholesome encounter with the gentle giants of the Elephant Sanctuary while the Harties Cableway allows you to take it in as it offers panoramic views of the breathtaking landscape.
OUDTSHOORN, WESTERN CAPE
Prepare to be completely enchanted by this charming town’s unique adventure. Dubbed ‘the ostrich capital’, Oudtshoorn is decked out with fun family activities for the family to enjoy this holiday season. Visit local ostrich farms and get to experience these fascinating birds up close. If you’re feeling curious, the Cango Caves offer an exciting adventure or perhaps a scenic drive through the Swartberg Pass is more your speed.
PICK YOUR POISON
Whatever you decide to do, South Africa offers a wide range of travel adventures to tickle your fancy. From relaxing retreats, thrilling adventures and even charming cultural experiences; South Africa is filled with roads less travelled that are a treasure chest waiting to be explored.