South Africa's Ul­ti­mate Jour­ney: 100 Wor­thy Places

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Mo­torHappy, an Im­pe­rial Group sub­sidiary, and with New Zealand travel writer Jen Miller of JenRe­views.com, here’s Tourism Tat­tler’s route of 100 wor­thy places for an ul­ti­mate jour­ney. The #Ul­ti­mate Jour­ney SA cam­paign and com­pe­ti­tion

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001 The Big Hole

The Kim­ber­ley Big Hole is an in­ter­est­ing tour if you're in­ter­ested in di­a­monds. The De Beer fam­ily has been min­ing for 120 years and the mine at Kim­ber­ley man­aged to yield 2722 Kilo­grams of di­a­monds. You will also be able to see homes and churches built in the 1800's that have been pre­served. There is a lot of his­tory in Kim­berly, in­clud­ing the flaw­less 70 carat cham­pagne coloured Kim­ber­ley di­a­mond, which was set in the Rus­sian Crown Jew­els but even­tu­ally sold to a pri­vate buyer.

002 Kgala­gadi Trans­fron­tier Park

Soar­ing tem­per­a­tures that rise to 40'c, red sand dunes and stars that fill the night sky, the Kgala­gadi desert is a mag­i­cal African ex­pe­ri­ence. You will be able to see many many an­i­mals in their nat­u­ral habi­tat. Hear the roar of lions at night or the haunt­ing laugh of a hyena. This is a mag­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence not to be missed.

003 Au­gra­bies Wa­ter­fall

This 56-me­ter wa­ter­fall is set in an arid and rocky part of South Africa, so it seems out of place in this des­o­late part of the coun­try. The Au­gra­bies Falls Na­tional Park is a beau­ti­ful place to visit, with many hikes, and in­ter­est­ing rock for­ma­tions to see.

004 Or­ange River Raft­ing

Some­thing for the ad­ven­tur­ous! River raft­ing down the Or­ange River is an ex­cit­ing and dif­fer­ent way to see South Africa. The rapids range from easy to mod­er­ate. The tour of­fers half day to 6-day trips. The 6-day trip will be about 65 to 120km. Each night you will stop on the river bank, camp and en­joy a lovely meal.

005 Na­maqua Na­tional Park

Vel­vet black skies twin­kle with stars at night, while down be­low the ground is cov­ered with mil­lions of daisies as far as the eye can see. The Na­maqua Na­tional Park is a place of con­trast; with a dry arid type desert, to beau­ti­ful oceans and then the most exquisite part, the Na­maqua daisies.

006 Riebeek Kas­teel

Nes­tled in the Kas­teel Moun­tains is the lit­tle town of Riebeek Kas­teel sur­rounded by vine­yards, olive groves, and un­for­get­table moun­tains. Riebeek Kas­teel has been called the Mediter­ranean of Africa. This is a mag­i­cal lit­tle town is one of the old­est in South Africa.

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