National Geographic has named South Africa's Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden as one of the world's best picnic spots.
South Africa's coastline sparkles! Twenty-seven South African beaches have been awarded international Blue Flag status for 2010/11 for excelling in safety, cleanliness, provision of amenities and maintenance of environmental standards.
South Africa offers 3 000 kilometres of coastline along with breathtaking mountains – often side by side. The country's diverse terrain, together with an ideal climate for outdoor activities, make it a rich hunting ground for adrenaline seekers. South Africa offers world-class climbing, surfing, diving, hiking, horseback safaris, mountain biking, river rafting - and just about any other extreme activity you can name, all supported by dedicated operators.