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."