It’s the largest and hottest province in South Africa, taking up a full third of the country’s land area. The Northern Cape is also wild and empty, mostly desert and semi-desert, offering visitors weird lunar landscapes, exotic plants and animals, and the Richtersveld World Heritage site.
The diversity in South Africa’s Gauteng province belies its small size. Known for its work-hard mentality, it also offers a wealth of things to do and see for fun. Local and international travellers will be more than spoilt for choice.
The Lindfield Victorian House Museum is a time capsule of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, in the heart of leafy Johannesburg. It has received a second accolade from the travel website, TripAdvisor, to the delight of museum owner Katharine Love.
A dramatic video of Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger's close encounter with a bull elephant in South Africa's Pilanesberg game reserve is quickly going viral. "I couldn't have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie," Schwarzenegger said. "I'm absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals."
Across the globe, people can now explore the beauty of South Africa virtually through Google Maps. From the views from atop Table Mountain to animals grazing in the Kruger National Park, South Africa's natural wonders are on display for all the world to appreciate.
Cyclists training for the prestigious Cape Town Cycle Tour were joined by a speeding ostrich. Oleksiy Mishchenko captured the precious footage on his head cam. The clip has gone viral globally and has received over a million views on YouTube already.