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5. TANKWA KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Northern Cape Size 1 436 sq.km Established 1986

The Tankwa Karoo National Park is a Scientific National Park that lies about 70 km due west of Sutherland near the border of the Nortehrn Cape and the Western Cape. With areas … Read More

6. GARDEN ROUTE NATIONAL PARK

Eastern Cape & Western Cape Size 1 210 sq.km Established 2009

The Garden Route National Park is a national park in the Garden Route region of South Africa. It was established on 6 March 2009 by amalgamating the existing Tsitsikamma … Read More

7. AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Northern Cape Size 820sq.km Established 1966

The Augrabies Falls National Park stretches along the Orange River, the country’s longest river, to the Augrabies Falls, about 120 km west of Upington. The area is very arid. There are many deposits of … Read More

8. KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Western Cape Size 767,9 sq.km Established 1979

The Karoo National Park is a sanctuary for herds of springbok, gemsbok (or Oryx), Cape Mountain Zebra, buffalo, red hartebeest, black rhinoceros, eland, kudu, klipspringer, bat-eared foxes, black-backed jackal, ostriches, and, since fairly … Read More

9. NAMAQUA NATIONAL PARK

Northern Cape Size 700 sq.km Established 1999

Situated approximately 495 km north of Cape Town and 22 km northwest of Kamiestroon, The Namaqualand National Park is part of Namaqualand, which is an area covering 55,000 km2 located within the semi-desert, … Read More

9. LISBON FALLS

Mpumalanga

[92 metres]

Perch yourself on God’s Window on a clear day and gaze at that beautiful wilderness, and your eye is bound to catch a series of magnificent waterfalls. The Berlin Falls, the Lone Creek Falls and the Mac-Mac Falls all … Read More

8. HOWICK FALLS

KwaZulu-Natal

[95 metres]

Through the Midlands Meander as you follow Umgeni River in its tireless flow to the Indian Ocean, there is a gorge where tributaries of the main river create a turbulent vortex of water. The river suddenly drops … Read More

7. KARKLOOF FALLS

KwaZulu-Natal

[98 metres]

The Karkloof Forest is a large Mistbelt Forest, 22 kilometres north of Howick, containing Yellowwoods and Stinkwood. Rising in the range and dropping down through thickly wooded forests creating many small waterfalls is the Karkloof River. The … Read More

6. BAWA FALLS

Eastern Cape

[103 metres]

The waters of the world-famous Bawa Falls tumble down the Qolora River in a horsetail formation. Unlike, say a plunge, a horsetail formation maintains good contact with bedrock as the water descends. Bawa Falls are the … Read More

5. LEHRS FALLS

KwaZulu-Natal

[107 metres]

There are more than one ways to access this waterfall. The Oribi Gorge is a 330 metre high abyss sliced by the Umzimkulu River. Just 20 kilometres inland from Port Shepstone, the scenically stunning area has become … Read More

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