As September is Heritage Month, we’ve compiled a list of the best nature activities and attractions around South Africa.

Admire the cityscapes from one of Cape Town’s many hiking routes or explore the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Sani Pass. Here are a few of our top reasons to see South Africa.


The Best Nature Experiences and Outdoor Activities in South Africa

Here are just a collection of the best nature experiences and outdoor activities that South Africa has to offer.

Discover the Sabie Waterfalls route of Mpumalanga

Experience one of South Africa’s best kept secrets and explore this cluster of waterfalls with its magnificent cliffs and amazing views. The Sabie Waterfalls route has a group of eight secret waterfalls that will leave you amazed by their beauty.

Just 60 km west of the Kruger National Park, this waterfall route in the province of Mpumalanga has more waterfalls than anywhere else in South Africa. Explore a secret trail and discover the falls surrounded by superb flora and fauna that will leave you breathless with its beauty.


Hike or cycle along one of Cape Town’s beautiful mountain trails

Home to some of the best mountain ranges, Capetonians are spoilt with a selection of hiking trails and routes. Don a pair of hiking boots and explore the mountain range’s famed trails with a knowledgeable guide in the Table Mountain Hiking Adventure.

Alternately, if hiking is not your forte, but cycling is, book a Table Mountain Cycling Adventure and enjoy a guided cycle down the ‘Double Descent’ route.

Whether hiking or cycling is your prefered way to explore the Cape, contact us to book!


Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Breede River

Flowing through the Skurweberge, Mitchell’s Pass and arriving at the Indian Ocean at Witsand, the Breede (wide) River makes its way north from a west to east direction from Cape Town.

Admire the spectacular views of the nearby mountain ranges from the banks of the river, sip on some of the country’s finest wines, and enjoy activities such as swimming, river rafting, canoeing and more. Travelling by car from Johannesburg via the N2 highway will take approximately 12 hours.


View Bourke’s Luck potholes of the Blyde River Canyon

The unusual water features of the Blyde River Canyon are the result of decades of swirling eddies where the Treur River meets the Blyde River. The turbulence has caused extensive water erosion, causing these unique rock sculptures.

A wonderful day trip excursion, take the 700-metre walk to explore one of South Africa’s most unique natural formations. Located in Mpumalanga, the Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on Earth and features fascinating, lush subtropical greenery.


Witness the beauty of the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Sani Pass

Travel with a 4×4 over one of South Africa’s most exquisite roads, the Sani Pass, into the Kingdom of Lesotho. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the winding roads, capturing exquisite images from plenty of viewpoints.

During the Sani Pass and Lesotho Experience Tour, enjoy lunch at the highest pub in Africa, as well as a stop at a local Sotho village. Contact us to book a Sani Pass and Lesotho Experience Tour!


Visit the Valley of Desolation in the Camdeboo National Park

Located in the Eastern Cape, The Valley of Desolation is a series of vertical cliffs and columns that stand 120 metres above the valley floor. These natural columns took approximately 100-million years to form and tower over the Camdeboo National Park in the Karoo. The Karoo of South Africa is one of the great natural wonders of the world with its breathtaking beauty and unique landscapes.

Visit the cliff-face columns within the Camdeboo National Park and gain insight into their formation as well as the surrounding areas. Travelling by car from Johannesburg via the N1 highway will take approximately eight hours.


These are just a collection of the best nature experiences and outdoor activities that South Africa has to offer. To book any of the experiences mentioned above, contact African Travel Canvas and we’ll compile a bespoke travel itinerary for you.

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