South Africa Travel Guide

National Geographic’s latest travel stories about South Africa

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Latest Stories
Explore Epic South Africa
Explore Epic South Africa
The Ultimate Road Trip: Garden Route
The Ultimate Road Trip: Garden Route
8 unmissable urban experiences in South Africa
8 unmissable urban experiences in South Africa
These Badass Women Are Taking on Poachers—and Winning
These Badass Women Are Taking on Poachers—and Winning
Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Cape Town, South Africa
Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Cape Town, South Africa
Gallery: Durban, South Africa
Gallery: Durban, South Africa
Explore South Africa
Surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, South Africa contains some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. National Geographic Channel has filmed nine remarkable short films in which some of the finest National Geographic Photographers laud the beauty of this singular nation.
Experience What South Africa Has to Offer
The Ultimate Road Trip: Durban to Drakensberg
The Ultimate Road Trip: Durban to Drakensberg
The Ultimate Road Trip: Johannesburg to Kruger
The Ultimate Road Trip: Johannesburg to Kruger
The Ultimate Road Trip: Helderberg Wine Route
The Ultimate Road Trip: Helderberg Wine Route
South Africa’s best extreme adventure events
South Africa’s best extreme adventure events
South Africa’s greatest adventures
South Africa’s greatest adventures
Tour the Cities
48 Hours in Durban
48 Hours in Durban
48 Hours in Johannesburg
48 Hours in Johannesburg
48 Hours in Cape Town
48 Hours in Cape Town
Explore Johannesburg With Jodi Cobb
Explore Johannesburg With Jodi Cobb
Explore Cape Town With Heather Perry
Explore Cape Town With Heather Perry
Trek the Many Landscapes
Jimmy Chin
Jimmy Chin
Explore the Drakensberg Mountains With Stephen Alvarez
Explore the Drakensberg Mountains With Stephen Alvarez
Explore South Africa's Coast With Thomas Peschak
Explore South Africa's Coast With Thomas Peschak
Amazing Wildlife
Epic Wildlife Encounters
Epic Wildlife Encounters
Explore Madikwe With Joel Sartore
Explore Madikwe With Joel Sartore
These Badass Women Are Taking on Poachers—and Winning
These Badass Women Are Taking on Poachers—and Winning
Immerse Yourself in the Culture
Explore Mandela's Journey With Pablo Corral Vega
Explore Mandela's Journey With Pablo Corral Vega
Explore KwaZulu-Natal With Lola Akinmade-Åkerström
Explore KwaZulu-Natal With Lola Akinmade-Åkerström
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