South Africa Travel
South Africa’s hidden gems
March 7, 2016

There is so much diversity in South Africa’s travel offerings. Yet most people have barely scratched the surface – visiting only the most popular destinations.



So when travel booking site Cheapflights asked me to share a couple of my hidden gems of South African travel, I was pretty stoked.  Honestly it was so hard to choose – I’ve travelled extensively in Mzansi, and there are so many amazing places.

Two of my favourite destinations are The Wild Coast and The Karoo. They are both are off-the-beaten-track and hold a special place in my heart. Their stunning landscapes, rich culture and warm people make my heart sing. These are places that I return to, again and again.

Here’s what I told Cheapflights about my hidden gems of Mzansi:-

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What are your hidden gems in South Africa?

My travel blogger colleagues also had some great recommendations on SA’s hidden gems – from iconic nature reserves and mountain retreats to sleepy little towns. I loved that the recommendations included the Northern Cape, Swellendam and Bulungula. I’ve actually been a lot of the places recommended in the article, but there are a few that I have yet to visit.



The whale-watching hotspot of De Hoop Nature Reserve – recommended by blogger Anje Rautenbach –  has been on my list for a while (check out the epic video above!) As has Leshiba Wilderness, in Limpopo’s Soutpansberg region, famed for it’s sustainable tourism practices and it’s celebration of Venda culture.


For more hidden gems, check out  the full post on the Cheapflights blog :  “South Africa’s Hidden Gems discovered by travel bloggers“.


What are your South African travel hidden gems ?  Share them with me on Facebook or in the comments below.




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Meruschka Govender

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