Category: Things To Do

Umgeni Steam Railway from Kloof to Inchanga

June 1, 2015

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Umgeni steam engine "Wesley."

You don’t have to be a railway geek to understand the appeal of a steam train. Even if the thrill of a romantic bygone era of train travel doesn’t get to you, that singular whistle certainly will. When you visit Durban in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, then, you won’t want to miss a trip on the Umgeni Steam Railway.

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Walking Safaris in Kruger National Park

May 4, 2015

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Walking safari in South Africa

No trip to South Africa is complete without a safari, and one of the best places to go on safari is in the legendary Kruger National Park. There’s more than one way to see the wildlife in the park, however – did you know you can go on a walking safari at Kruger?

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Day Trip to the Cradle of Humankind from Johannesburg

April 20, 2015

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Maropeng Visitor Center at the Cradle of Humankind

There are eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa, but none has a more compelling title than the “Cradle of Humankind” near Johannesburg.

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Township Tours in Cape Town

April 13, 2015

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Overlooking a township in Cape Town

The history of townships in South Africa is a troubled one, growing as they did during apartheid as slums for non-whites. Today, the townships still exist, many large enough to be their own cities, and one of the ways visitors can start to understand their historic context is with a township tour.

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Day Trip to Stellenbosch from Cape Town

April 6, 2015

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Scenic Stellenbosch and some of its vineyards

The town of Stellenbosch is a popular day trip from Cape Town for its historic significance to the region – and, primarily, for the world-class wines that are grown there.

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The Best Beaches in Durban

February 23, 2015

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Durban's beaches along the Golden Mile

Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, is the biggest city on the Indian Ocean and one of the busiest ports in all of Africa. The name “Durban” means “bay” or “lagoon.” In other words, this is a city closely tied to water – so it’s not surprising that it’s a popular beach destination.

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