Check out Wanderlust's top five tips for things to do while visiting the rainbow nation in April
Cape Agulhas National Park, Western Cape
Spring conditions are perfect for a stroll to South Africa’s southernmost tip – keep a tally of indigenous plant species and sea-worn shipwrecks.
Makana Freedom Festival, Grahamstown
The townships of Grahamstown host a celebration of song and dance in late April – as well as scheduled shows, you’ll find lively impromptu gigs in shebeens (local bars).
Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga
Translating literally as ‘above the waterfall’, Waterval Boven is a rock-climbing Mecca. Abseil alongside the Elands River as it drops over a 60m-high cliff, and explore the kloofs (gorges) on a number of bolted routes.
Little Karoo, Western Cape
Winding its way from through the winelands, olive groves and ostrich ranches of the Western Cape, the Four Passes Route is perfect for a meandering autumn road trip.
Table Mountain, Cape Town, Western Cape
Most visitors take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain – few realise that it’s accessible by foot. Depart from Lower Cableway station and follow the Contour Path towards Platteklip Gorge – a one-way hike will take approximately 2.5 hours.